A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!
User reviews: Very Positive (322 reviews) - 92% of the 322 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2014 - Procedurally-generated lootmancing. This is only lootmancing game we have ever played, and it's great."
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September 29

Sea and Sky Expansion is Now Available!

This expansion adds new coins, worlds, classes, items... a whole lot of new EVERYTHING. Coin Crypt's adventure is now bigger and better than ever! Check out the trailer below.


I'd like to give a big, big thanks to all of our supportive players. Working on Coin Crypt is tons of fun, and getting to share this thing with so many people is very exciting, and humbling. We hope you enjoy all the new stuff we've been building.

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September 28

Pre-DLC Update

The Sea and Sky Expansion is going to be available tomorrow! In preparation, this update just updates the base game to the latest version so that it's ready to receive the downloadable content when that goes live. Also gives us a chance to test out our engine updates before the rush.

What's New

  • Expansion content is visible, but (mostly) unplayable until tomorrow (see below).
  • Minibosses now have unique sfx

What's Tweaked
  • A LOT of minor coin tweaks, enemy spawn rates, and coin spawn rates.
  • ...And a lot more I don't remember anymore!

What's Fixed
  • Cleaned up memory management for really huge coin collections, so out of memory errors should not be appearing anymore. Return Penny to your heart's content! :)
  • The teleporter in secret rooms has a bigger hitbox
  • More code to stop getting stuck in walls from teleporting
  • Tried to stop player from randomly getting stuck in walls during collision
  • A lot more I don't remember anymore!

By the way! Daily Challenges have changed a bit because of the expansion. We wanted ALL players to still have the exact same Daily Challenge, so *some* expansion content will be available to *all* players through the Daily Challenge. That means today you can try out the Daily Challenge if you want to preview/demo some of the DLC content.

Get pumped for tomorrow!

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About This Game

A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!


  • Roguelike structure: randomly generated levels and permanent death!
  • 19 unlockable character classes with unique gameplay!
  • One of those classes is a monkey! (!!!!!)
  • Constant, delicious tension: you always need to spend coins to get more coins
  • A grandma that packs a whollop!
  • SECRETS! (duh)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 15 MB available space
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 15 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I got super tired of reading so many complaints of people saying that the game is too hard and confusing, so I wrote a guide for beginners. This should clear up any questions you might have about the game, and if you still don't like it afterwards, then I guess it isn't for you.


Coin Crypt is a procedurally-generated roguelike adventure game. What makes this game unique is its deckbuilding mechanics and deep, strategic gameplay. You play as a lootmancer, one of 20 characters who hunt for treasure in the mysterious "Coin Crypts". The coins found within treasure chests are used for both battling and bartering, but once they're used they're gone forever. With 201 different coins to find and use, the game offers a rich variety of play.

Coin Crypt separates itself from other games in its genre through a combination of strategy and pressure. The combat system runs on an active time battle format rather than a strict turn-based system. Each coin has its own cast time, and if you take too long to decide your play, your opponent will get the better of you. There's always the looming danger of running out of coins, which immediately ends your run. Because of this, you must keep your deck lean and efficient, but also mindful of the coins you spend as they'll disappear once used. To balance this, you can donate unneeded coins to Deities, the Loot Gods, who offer specific coins that suit different styles of play such as stalling, pure offense, defensive, and more.

Other than the wide variety of coins, there's also a good amount of different enemies who challenge you with specific playstyles. Some will steal your coins, poison you, force you to drop your coins, and more. Each floor has an optional miniboss that award you with items that give positive modifiers to your character. Once you've beaten 9 levels, you'll have to fight a random boss to win your run. As with most roguelikes, Coin Crypt has permadeath. Upon ending a run, you can use the money you accumulated to unlock different character classes with different modifiers that can change the way you play. Every class has to be played in their own unique way, and there’s no one method that will work for any class.

This game offers great replayability, a surprising amount of depth, and good fun if you're looking for a more strategic roguelike/RPG. Be warned; it is a difficult game with a moderate learning curve. One of its biggest issues is that new players will have a hard time learning the mechanics. There is no tutorial, and the game can feel very confusing at first. It will take a lot of subsequent playthroughs to slowly understand the strategies and skills needed. Some players may get turned off by the game's almost childish art. Personally, I feel like it suits the game, giving it an almost boardgame-like aesthetic, which suits its gameplay. Some aspects may feel unbalanced, such as quick enemies or unfair coins, and there are still some bugs that have ruined some user's savefiles. Playing the game with a gamepad may feel awkward, but it plays smoothly with keyboard and mouse. Some classes are more difficult to play than others, although that's typical for most roguelikes. However, the developer is still in touch with the community and has steadily been working out the game's kinks. All in all, Coin Crypt is definitely worth the $10.00 purchase.

TL; DR: One of the most underrated roguelikes on Steam. Must-get if you're a fan of collectible card games and roguelikes/RPGs.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Got this game on humble and didn't expect to play it long at all. Was very wrong, will be playing more of this.

-Great method of making procedural generation change deckbuilding
-Fun mechanics, giving you multiple ways to win a fight
-Character implementation makes dying fun and lessens your rage
-Classes feel distinctly different from one another
-Secret rooms are hype

-Deckbuilding happens in game, which is fun, but it sort of takes away pregame strategy some deckbuilding enthusiasts enjoy
-Levels are always different but feel the same, would be better if you always didn't follow the same location path

What would make this game better?
-Local Multiplayer

As a wrap up, good introductory roguelike, good for both veterans and newbies. Very fun for a casual game.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Imagine a card game.
You have to use your cards to do anything.
There are attack cards, defense cards, heal cards, steal cards, and all kinds of trick cards.
If you run out of cards, you lose. The same applies to your enemies.
You get cards from chests and enemies. Enemies only drop the cards they have remaining when beaten, so you're encouraged to defeat them or steal their cards rather than let them run out.
There is no currency. Every card has a monetary value and in order to buy things or donate to gods, you must barter with your cards.
Every character uses cards in different and unique ways.
Everything in this game revolves around cards.
Now imagine instead of cards, it's coins.

That's Coin Crypt.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Coin Crypt is a great, highly polished, and addictive roguelike with the unusual addition of deckbuilding elements that work very well. It's hard to believe that this title was made in Game Maker with it's polished pseudo-3D graphics that are somewhat reminiscent of Paper Mario. Most importantly, the gameplay is very fun with reasonable depth. Runs can be a little too same-y, working in more randomized elements would definitely be to the game's benefit, but it offers fun gameplay and a large cast of playable characters, each of whom adds their own spin to the game's formula. There could be a bit more variety and I'd love to see the developer keep patching in new content, or even releasing DLC, but overall the content that Coin Crypt offers is just so fun and engaging that it remains an easy recommendation.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This is game is simple, yet very very fun. There are tons of coins to try out, bunches of characters to play as, and levels on levels on levels. I haven't reached the end yet, but I've had a lot of fun getting cheesed by the "deal 20" grandmas and the dumb mega ghosts. Except for the equipments you can buy, all the upgrades in the game also come with a downside, which forces you to create a character that specializes in one of a few combat styles. At first I didn't like this, but I've come to enjoy it a lot more. I'm not even that in to roguelikes, but this one is really good.
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