KR-17 is a 32-bit, story-driven, side-scrolling action puzzle-platformer which follows the story of a military robot on a mission to subdue a rogue agent operating out of an installation on the planet Valiant. It will be the first in a multi-genre series of games centered around the story of Terrius, KR-17's home.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (78 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2014
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"Look deeper than KR-17’s retro aesthetics and unearth a delightful platformer packed with unique flavour."
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April 10

New Emoticons!

Our friend KR-17 is not like other mindless drones, he can Emote! So what better way to celebrate his uniqueness than by unleashing a new set of emoticons for you to collect along with some new backgrounds?

So ːkr17ː fans, let's blast open some ːboomcrateː's with some ːkrgrenadeːs & ːkrmineːs and have some fun!

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January 25


The critically acclaimed action platformer that harkens back to the days of classic gaming has just launched the MAC version!

Now Mac gamers everywhere can experience the first chapter of the Terrian Saga! We could go on and on about how much we love the game, but let's let a few of the reviews say it for us:

"Terrian Saga KR-17 is really a game that offers a great retro experience without feeling like it is just using the style as a shortcut or because it is in vogue. It provides some great nostalgia if you grew up with these types of games, but has enough substance that modern players won't find it to be too simple."
- 9/10 GameRamble

"Its addictive gameplay and blast from the past look and sound is pure awesomeness"
- "Stellar" ReviewFix

"If you are on a quest to play some of the best indie games out there that provide the best challenges, music, and gameplay I’m happy to say that you may by experiencing a golden age right of retro gaming right now. Just this past month has given us three of the highest quality indies ever released Knights with shovels, Mexican wrestlers with spiritual powers, and the amazing title I just had the pleasure of reviewing KR-17."
- 9.3/10 ModVive

"Terrian Saga: KR-17 is simply a must play for anyone looking for a new platformer, or anyone looking to recapture the days of old. Fast paced fun, catchy music, thrilling and mostly challenging boss battles"
- 9/10 Hooked Gamers

Also available on Win PC and Linux systems!

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“A must play for anyone looking for a new platformer.”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“I would certainly recommend this game. Its retro aesthetic and soundtrack will certainly entertain most.”
7.5/10 – We See In Pixels

“...look beneath the sugary-sweet retro veneer of Terrian Saga KR-17 and you'll observe the beating, savage heart of a brilliantly old-school platformer that'll provide hours of nostalgia-tinged entertainment...”
8.5/10 – Strategy Informer


About This Game

In Terrian Saga: KR-17 players take control of a misfit military drone as it gains sentience and grows a conscious after being activated for war. Players will use an assortment of upgradable weapons including a laser, grenades, and flame thrower along with their trusted friend and sidekick, an also sentient guided missile named J1M. Players must fight their way through hordes of varying enemy robots while exploring intricate levels to uncover their mysterious past and discover the true enemy.

Within the galaxy on the Carina arm live twin solar systems riddled with conflict: the Terrius system and his brother, the Cyrinus system. These two empires travel so closely together they share multiple planets within their gravitational complex. However, the Cyrians have become embroiled in an interplanetary conflict with the Glortac People’s Resistance. Terrius has begun building military installations in order to better help combat the threat of the GPR. One of these bases, built on the planet Valiant, has been sabotaged. A terrorist has released thousands of killer robots on the Valiant base, destroying all personnel. The Terrius military has determined that this terrorist may have contacts with the GPR. Due to the risk of one of their most powerful military installations and armory falling into the hands of the GPR, Terrius has sent a strike force of 100 advanced KR drones to destroy these evil robots and restore order to the base- all before Valiant makes it’s swing into the Cyrinus system.


  • Adventure across 65 boards spread over 9 themed zones
  • Test your mettle against 8 deadly bosses
  • Fire and guide J1M to take out hard to reach enemies, blast open new passages and explore
  • Receive important updates and explore the relationship between KR-17 and J1M with in-level dialogue
  • Collect Gears, find hidden jetpacks, and race the clock to climb the Steam leaderboards
  • Experience varied level design: play through non-linear levels that encourage exploration, along with high intensity action platforming sequences
  • Earn Steam Achievements that unlock alterations to your character

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / 7
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or XInput compatible controller recommended.
    • OS: 10.6.3, 10.9
    • Processor: 2.5ghz processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card, 258 MB video memory
    • Hard Drive: 3000 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and Newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz or equivalent 
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2nd Generation Intel Core HD Graphics (2000/3000), 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 48 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
This is a pretty straightforward platformer with nothing really innovative going on. Controls are tight and responsive, but the dash is too easy to trigger when trying to make precise corrections, and the game sort of forces you into that kind of situation from time to time. In some places distinguishing between background and foreground tiles is impossible and you end up face-planting into a wall, which is frustrating.

Overall the game isn't really shaky, but it's still far from solid. I feel like someone decided to make a platformer, then at the 80% mark they said, "Ah, that's good enough."

It's not bad or anything, there's just nothing to recommend it when there's plenty of more polished platformers competing against it. If you're really hard up for a platformer then you may like it, otherwise you're probably better off looking for something else.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I love this platfrom game! This one takes me back to my NES days.Not alot to it. Its just your stadard platfrom game but its done pretty well to have that old school feel to it.The controls are good once you have them configed to a controller.

<start of rant>If you dont know how to use either Logitech Profiler that came with your controller or how to use JoytoKey or any other program that lets you bind keyboard keys to your controller, then don't even bother ;) Hate when people give bad reviews when they dont know how to use there stuff(Remember you are on a PC not a Console)....Learn how to use and you can make ANY game work with a controller ;) <end of rant>

So if you love old school NES,Genesis platform games give this one a shot!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
9/10. Retro, smart and simple. This game has a great difficutly, so if u want to take some hours doing something, playing this game will be a great idea.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Fun little game, reminds me a lot of a few Genesis and DOS platformers mashed up. Very addicting!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Terrian Saga: KR-17 is a fun retro puzzle platformer with a lot of content and a great recreation of what made classic games in the genre so much fun. The controls may need a bit of tightening and the boss fights are frustrating, but overall, it's still pretty good.

You should buy it. :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
An old style platformer that manages to capture the retro nostalgia feel at the same time as bringing something new to the table. The music is catchy, the gameplay is solid, and the art compliments the rest of the game. The developers even implemented some pretty useful tools and weapons the player can use at his or her disposal such as a guided misile, grenades, jetpacks, and a classic laser gun. This is one of the best experiences I've had gaming in ages.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
This is so complex and so perfectly entricate, yet it's simplicity is soul-suckingly fun. GOTY 2014, even though I didn't legally own it until 2015. Buy it while it's a dollar, great deal.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
I like this game a lot. It has some flaws, but they're not that big of a deal. At least to me. Music and sound fx have that retro vibe. Also this game was made with Gamemaker Studio which is nice
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Though I just started this one takes me back as though I'm playing some hybrid cross between bionic commando and mega man - but on wheels. Can't wait to continue blasting my way through this one. Very appreciative of all the save points throughout the level, kinda disappointed leaving the game means starting over at the beginning of the level though ... Took a while to get used to the keyboard controls ... haven't tried it on an xBox 360 controller yet ... interested in hearing how people enjoy this great platformer with that (standard) controller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This game is awesome. How many games have you seen where you play as sentient miltary drone fighting waves of intergalactic terrorists?

-The controls are great and feel like an retro game.
-The story is good and easy to follow
-The spritework is beautiful, and the characters are well-designed.

Sure, it sometimes makes you want to smash your keyboard into your monitor when you have one health on an extremly hard segment, but that gives it the retro feel, like playing Ninja Gaiden. (and raging at that too.)

Overall, a good game to have in your library for its genuine retro feel.
Also, Robot Dinosaurs
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Very good game, allows you to relax after a heavy shooters!
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
Hah! This is a fun retro style platform game. I started having SEGA Genesis and Super Nintendo flashbacks! :O

This game rocks! It's fun! You scoot and dash around as a little robot, shoot and blast your way through enemies (you even get a user guided homing missile) and even fly around with a jetback.

One level I found the jetpack and just start flying non-stop up in the air... going and going... and I found coins! (or whatever they are) xD. Now I'm exploring everything. :D And the controls are awesome with the 360 controller.
The 16 Bit style characters, backgrounds and details look great and the 16-Bit chiptune music is awesome. It's not repetitive and mixes up really well.

If you like playing old school retro style shoot-em up platform games like back in the days of Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16, then you should get this game.
For the price it costs, it is more than worth it. :D
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
KR-17 is pretty obviously a retro-style platformer that harkens back to the good old days of the SNES. It plays very similarly to the 2D Duke Nukem Games or Megaman, but with some different twists. Really, if you like games from this genre, at $4- you can't really go wrong here. It won't knock your socks off, but it'll be a pretty good nostalgia trip.

* Gameplay is pretty generic, jumping shooting are standard faire.
* You have 4 extra attacks, plus a guided missile, largely for enemy destruction, but sometimes for puzzle solving. They're largely unecessary, but can be useful in certain cases. The guided rocket is a bit OP if you can manage to control it properly.
* The soundtrack is pretty solid, and while the songs can get repetitive, you won't be around a level long enough for it to get annoying.
* Most levels are pretty simple: the only goal is to reach the exit. Unfortunately, most levels require you to flip a bunch of switches, and it's pretty easy to miss one or two. Doesn't take much time to go back and find them, but its still a bit annoying.
* The controls are weird. Especially with the jetpack (you have to hold up on the right stick, and move horizontally with the left stick, otherwise you'll stop flying and probably die). Once you get used to that, it's pretty smooth.
* The enemies feel more like traps/obstacles than proper opponents, which isn't bad, but it does make them feel a little slapped down on the levels.

Also, here are our thoughts in video form!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
A fun hard-as-balls indie game that is not a Minecraft or a randomly procedurally generated rogue like MOBA thing.
Please make more games like this so I can scream at my computer
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Played through the first boss and a little bit more after. The game is somewhat charming, has a decent soundtrack, ok controls, and a few different attack types, plus a controlled companion rocket to blast enemies. While playing the game i was thinking it was going to be priced at 10 or 15 dollars, and so i thought it might be not worth it, but seeing as it's 5 dollars (and less with launch sale) I'm going to go ahead and say get it. It has a lot of levels to play through and objects to finish through them. But here's why i was think it wasn't worth it, for me atleast.
One is that the some of the boss fights (like the first one) is a sort of a race fight where you run from imminent death, dodging attacks and not falling, that's fine but the level wasn't a good design, so i found myself frustratingly dying because of it, and there isn't any check points durring these fights so you would restart it from the begging.
Another problem is one of the levels where you have to stand on a moving platform moving to the end of that level, you have to keep adjusting your movement on that platform so you won't fall (left and right arrow keys) and sometimes jump, now that's fine, but when the controls aren't as responsive as you need it to be, you will find yourselft not preforming these tasks the way you would expect, also when you double-hit left or right arrow keys fast you would dash in the direction you pressed them, and since you press them fast to keep your balance on the moving platform, you would accidentally dash away from the platform and die, and also there is not check point for those kinds of levels too.
So the gist of it is, some levels are badly designed, and controls aren't as tight as you want them to be. But make your choice, i was going to not recommend it but seeing as it's 5 dollars, i say get it why not, just remember that some levels will frustrate you.
I just hope the devs make a more tested, with more tight controls, and see things more clearly before they release their next platforming game if they ever make another one.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
recap the old days! this is game is hard even on easy, but you keep going for more, hard to put down.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
i remeber the day of playing games like this at arcades and over friends houses spending way to much money or time.
controls are simple and basic and make me wish i had decent game pad just for this.
the story is simple and light-hearted with sracasm and humor to start.
dont bug me about graphics kids this one is what a REAL game is ,was, and will be .
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
Don't be fooled by the screenshots: This game is a nice 16-bit attempt but, unfortunately, it's incredibly amateur.

The game has way too much going on in the graphics front. Colors are mishmashed and thrown together (why are background objects as bright as foreground ones), the environments have WAY too much clutter, sometimes it's hard to tell what is a platform or ground from the background, and at too many times there is foreground foliage that blocks too much of your view (If this is unintentional it's an amateur mistake, if it's intentional it is neither fun nor challenging). The cutscenes look awful as well.

The controls are sometimes awkward and ANY area involving pushing moveable crates onto water is a headache. Why doesn't the robot simply move along with the crate? Why do I need to manually move him along with it? Again, this isn't fun and it's a terribly cheap challenge. There is a level in stage two where you need to do this for an extended amount of time without any checkpoints and it is unbelieveably frustrating (I have actually quit the game since this area and do not intend to come back).

Apparently no one tested the levels for collision either as far too many levels with the jetpack allow to move behind walls or enviromental objects you're not supposed to, some of which trap you or kill you or all around mislead you.

It doesn't help that certain enemies come in different sizes and are not easily destroyed by your guns. This is most noticeable in the spider boss level where you simply cannot shoot the green enemies blocking your path because they're at an awkward height. This would have been easily fixed simply by not having the grenade attack hurt you ala Metroid. And while you have multiple weapons at your disposal almost none of them are very useful outside of the grenade.

And speaking of the spider boss, why is the boss level in the MIDDLE of the world? Why did the world just end a couple levels later when I went down a random sewer pipe? The pacing is just bizarre.

I wanted to like the game, and I realize it's probably a first attempt at making a game, but this is just too unfinished and poorly thought out for me to enjoy. This could have easily used more time in the kitchen, first attempt or not.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
I'll admit I bought this game because I'm a fool for retro-ish commercials and it was only $1.69. I love the videos on the game's store page. It's like I'm back in the early 90s again. But I can't give a very in-depth review since I haven't played long but thought I'd give a small criticism since it's still fresh in my mind. One issue with this game and some retro-ish games is that the distinciton between passive/background elements and active/foreground elements isn't always very distinguished so sometimes when playing, as a new player, I don't always know what blocks or objects I can interact with and what I can't. But other than that, unless I edit this review later, I recommend this game if you're looking for a simple, fun, retro-style game and have a few bucks to spare.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
It is flawed, but the devs are responsive and continue improving the game so hopefully the shortcomings can be fixed.
What needs more work is controller support (Logitech F310 doesnt work) and at times it is hard to tell background objects from foreground objects.

I've been playing the Linux version in beta, and it just got an official release.
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