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KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed-in. Escape more than 100 claustrophobic levels spread across 4 zones, survive 3 challenging boss chases, conquer one frantic race to freedom!
Release Date: Dec 21, 2012
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KRUNCH in the Humble Weekly, Trading Cards and Bug Fixes!

April 17th, 2014

KRUNCH is part of this week's Humble Weekly
Thanks to our pals over at Devolver Digital, KRUNCH is part of the "Oh Man, You Should Totally Check That Game Out!" Humble Weekly Bundle!

Pay what you want. Support charity. Totally get seven sweet games:
Humble Bundle

Trading Cards are now available for KRUNCH!
We teamed up once again with the supremely talented Two Bit Art and she delivered 6 awesome renditions of our Krons to grace the cards. Go grab yours and please spread the word.

Build 111: Bug Fixes + Improvements
  • All Kreb Collection Achievements unlock properly now.
  • Leaderboard are now accessible from the Title Screen.
  • Level Select Leaderboards are now tracked in milliseconds:
    • All Level Select Leaderboards have been flushed
    • NO WORRIES: your best times will be uploaded the next time you play that level :)
  • A weird bug that would prevent the game from launching on OSX is now fixed.
  • Pressing K now self-destructs properly.
  • A few behind the scenes bugs have been squashed.

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Upgrading to Digital Collector's Edition - Take 2

March 26th, 2014

Having explored + tested our options with Valve, we have concluded that due to technical difficulties, we are unable to offer a direct upgrade path to the Digital Collector's Edtion of KRUNCH right on Steam.

If you are interested in upgrading your copy (regardless of where you purchased KRUNCH), please contact us directly at upgrade@legrudgerugged.com and we'll be happy to sell you a key outside of Steam.

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Reviews

“KRUNCH: death is but the next great adventure!”
8/10 – Destructoid

“If you're looking for a new game to make you throw your controller to the ground in frustration, á la Super Meat Boy and classic Mega Man games, be sure to keep an eye out for KRUNCH.”
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Digital Collector's Edition - Special Features

Soundtrack by Disasterpeace + DirkRugged and Digital Comic Book illustrated by Two Bit Art

About the Game

KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed-in where you play as one of six Krons (mechanical orb-like entities) trapped in a seemingly abandoned fortress. Escape more than 100 claustrophobic levels spread across 4 zones, survive 3 challenging boss chases, conquer one frantic race to freedom! KRUNCH demands concentration, delivers fast gameplay and will test fans of games such as Mega Man, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV.

IN A NUTSHELL: Frantic gameplay, deviously challenging levels, spot-on difficulty curve, exhilarating boss chases, now with SELF-DESTRUCT!

  • SUPERB SOUNDTRACK – Electronic, chiptune, metal masterpiece delivered by Disasterpeace, the incomparable composer behind Fez’s critically-acclaimed soundtrack and DirkRugged, Bruce Dickinson’s biggest fan.
  • NATIVE CONTROLLER SUPPORT – Experience KRUNCH as it was always meant to be experienced: through the finely-crafted precision of your Xbox 360 Controller.
  • SELF-DESTRUCT – Couldn't pull-off that impossible maneuver on the first try? Don't have the patience to wait for the walls to pulverize you? This is for you.
  • CLOUD SAVE – Romp through KRUNCH no matter where you are, synchronize your saved games on all your Steam-enabled systems.
  • LEADERBOARDS – Race to the top of the global leaderboards or challenge your friends for supremacy. Who will collect the most Krebs? Who will conquer KRUNCH the quickest?
  • ACHIEVEMENTS – Conquer over 50 challenging achievements ranging from Quests of Speed to Tests of Patience to almost-impossible Feats of Skill.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with Hardware 3d Acceleration
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 7000 Series or Above
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with Hardware 3d Acceleration
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 7000 Series or Above
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On Board
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 72 people (74%) found this review helpful
745 products in account
3 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
I originally recommended this game, but after the achievements not working, and then seeing the disgusting way the dev was treating their fans in the community discussion boards, I've decided I want nothing to do with this game or company.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/280500/discussions/0/558750985883896525/#p2

Note that link will not work because the devs deleted the entire thread and banned me from the forums in the process, just for saying they were being rude. Thanks for proving me right.
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
493 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
Honestly, Its not a hardcore game, it does not live up to the name of super meat boy, its a fun game to a point, but the floaty controls, without the precision i expect from a intense game, I want to be able to blame myself for dying, not bouncing off a wall or making that one pixel game in a time limit when I just float by it and bounce off the wall dying, fun game, but overall not what I expected
Posted: April 20th, 2014
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36 of 58 people (62%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
1 review
6.0 hrs on record
This is one of the best Indie games I have ever played, it's very hard so don't expect something easy, it reminds me the most of the old NES games where you probably had to lose 1,000 times before you figured out what you were doing wrong, but for that reason I love it, and then just beating the game isn't enough, which can be done in under an hour (my current run definitely agrees with this) but then you have the leaderboard to keep you hooked, every death loses points, every second, loses points and every kreb gains points, it's possible to get some pretty insane scores and to this day I never feel as if I've done my all time best run. this game takes skill, brains, and a lot of determination, but trust me if you're up for the challenge this is well worth your money
Posted: March 18th, 2014
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
442 products in account
59 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Controls like balls and character bumps off of everything constantly. Not to mention that the hitbox is nowhere near accurate. Stupid gimmick to artificially lengthen gameplay ruins the pacing of the game. Great soundtrack and is aesthetically pleasing to look at despite the horrible controls.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
543 products in account
50 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
horrible, frustrating, repetitive, irritating, and overall just a painful exercise in tedium.

did you love all those oldschool platform games on your console with the boss fights and then the scene where you had to run to escape the exploding level as fast as you could dodging falling walls and crushing traps before your character died?

how about an entire game where all you do is rush through the level racing against time as walls close in and gears and spikes get in your way?

yeah.. it's like someone decided to make a whole game out of 1 single aspect of platform games.

avoid if you have any interest in storylines or interesting gameplay mechanics.
Posted: April 19th, 2014
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