Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! Battle through dungeons and power up your hero - if a friend kills you they take your place and it’s their turn to crawl. It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to take on the hulking final boss!
User reviews:
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Overwhelmingly Positive (162 reviews) - 98% of the 162 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,805 reviews) - 97% of the 1,805 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've been getting together with friends to play Crawl since the first few days of development. It's a game designed to play again and again, and it's always been a blast showing off new content - watching strategies form, alliances rise and fall, and gaining invaluable feedback. Now we've opened it up to everyone, so you can all watch the game evolve and contribute your thoughts and ideas like our friends have been doing over the last year and a bit.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Thanks to the great support of the community we've been able to continue developing Crawl in early access for a lot longer than we'd hoped! We're getting much closer to finishing up now, and estimate the final version should launch in early 2017. Of course we want to keep adding more to the dungeons after then too!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Crawl will have more monsters, deities, bosses, weapons, items, traps, environments, things to do, and secrets to discover. On top of fleshing out the content even more, we'll be adding achievements, a nicer tutorial and improved hero challenges.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We made a point of launching Crawl on Early Access as a 100% fully functional game we could already be super proud of, and being in early access over the last couple of years has let us experiment with loads of new features and add more content than we thought was possible. So rest assured if you buy during early access now you're getting a complete game, but with the added bonus of more to come!

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

As we near the end of early access we intend to raise the price, so get in early and see how the game evolves!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Since the start of early access we've been hanging out on the steam forums with our fantastic community, grabbing all of the feedback and ideas for new monsters, mechanics and content, and using it's collective experiences to perfect the game's balance. We'd love to hear from you too!
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Recent updates View all (11)

October 27

Update v0.11: Vengeful Spectre



Wreak havoc on the living with oodles of new haunting opportunities for spirits. Farm ectoplasm by rattling chains and bringing paintings to life, or possess stray barrels and furniture to throw at unsuspecting heroes! If you're feeling fishy, we have a turret-spawning fish-like wizard, and a gargantuan fish with a horribly powerful bite to play with.

New Stuff:
  • New Monsters:
    • A gargantuan mutated fish with a mighty chomp and a deceptively agile roll
    • Magic wielding monks hide their fishlike bodies beneath hooded robes, hurling water spells and summoning beastly fish turrets
  • New Object Haunting System:
    • Ghosts can farm ectoplasm by animating props around the dungeon
    • Many props can be levitated and thrown as makeshift traps
  • New Usable Objects:
    • Paintings, mirrors, shackles, bleeding grates and haunted stocks for ghosts to animate
    • Trees can now be drained by heroes to gain Vitality
    • Heroes can find bonfires, to rest and regain health
  • Mimics: Some of our chests can now be inhabited to turn them into vicious monsters
  • Halloween Pumpkins! Don't try to eat them, I'm pretty sure they're full of bats
  • Loads of tweaks and bug fixes Yaaay!



Check out the full list of changes on the community forums!

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August 10

Update v0.10: Giant Rat



Hack and skewer with the vermin soldier's blighted halberd, or spawn a writhing rat army to command with our rodent summoner. New ways to trick your friends await in the murky depths, with devious artifacts and powerful new magics.

Major changes:
  • New Monsters:
    • The vermin soldier wields a vicious halberd
    • The rodent summoner commands a writhing rat army
  • Reworked Store Teleporter system helps new heroes get to the store for upgrades
  • Expanded Magic Weapon system with magic all magic now displayed in weapon art, and new magic types:
    • Cosmic Strikes
    • Explosive Strikes
    • Life Steal Strikes
  • New Artifacts:
    • The Medal of Honour makes your spells recharge faster on a kill streak
    • The Monster Hand makes your monsters' special attacks recharge faster
    • The Hymn of Betrayal robs the leading hero of a random artifact



And as usual there's a whole heap of smaller tweaks and bug fixes this time too, see the full list of changes on the community forums!

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Reviews

“The concept – a dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters – is as brilliant as it is elegantly simple, and it’s got oodles (or blob monsters, as it were) of style to back it up.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Grab three friends and gather round; this is a dungeon crawl you won't forget in a hurry.”
US Gamer

“Crawl takes its inspiration from the arcade cabinets of old and plays exactly like a distilled, quarterless version of those experiences.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! It’s bullet-hell beat-em-up meets old-school RPG, in an arcadey party-game for up to 4 players.


One player is the hero, exploring a randomly generated dungeon full of traps and monsters - all controlled by the other players. If you slay the hero you take their place and it’s your turn to crawl! Then it's a race to gain enough XP and loot to reach the final battle, where it's all on one as the other players collectively control the hulking final boss!



Local Multiplayer Arcade Action for up to 4 Players
  • Play with Controllers, Keyboard or Mouse.
  • Hone your skills against bots, while you wait for your friends to arrive.
  • Single player challenges to master, and heaps of stuff to unlock.

Turbo Charged Dungeon Crawling
  • Level up, increase your stats, amass powerful weapons and magic items, all in the course of one 30 minute game.
  • Evolve your monsters from spiders and rats to powerful demons, dragons and undead warriors.

Every Battle is Unique
  • Explore and inhabit randomly generated dungeons.
  • Loads of unique weapons, spells and artifacts.
  • Dozens of unique monsters to unlock and master.


  • More weapons, spells, and items to collect.
  • More monsters, traps, and bosses to master.
  • More environments to explore and secrets to discover.
  • More polish - Continuing improvements to gameplay, menus, music, sound, and balance.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (sp2) or later
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA since 2006 (GeForce 8), AMD since 2006 (Radeon HD 2000), Intel since 2012 (HD 4000 / IvyBridge)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3005 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu - glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended

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