Outwit gravity, race the clock, explore new worlds. Crashed lander is a gravity-based arcade game inspired by classics like Lunar Lander and Space Taxi. You'll pilot your craft from pad to pad trying to beat your best time – then flirt with that fine line between speed and control.
User reviews:
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Positive (35 reviews) - 82% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 17, 2014

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August 5

v3.0beta3 - Now with 100% more Option menu!

Howdy Crashers. Another update to the 3.0beta. This feature was a long time coming - an actual options menu. All the game options plus a batch of new settings for graphics quality: shadows, anti-aliasing, vsync, fov, texture resolution. VR users can also adjust render scale or try the new Tunnel Vision and CamCage comfort options.

Still a little work to do on the menus, but so far so good. Opt in to the v3 beta by right-clicking on Crashed Lander in your Steam library, choose Properties, click on Betas tab, then choose v3beta from the drop-down menu.

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August 4

oops - Crashed Lander v3.0beta graphics settings

I just realised that I made a mistake in the default graphics settings for the v3 beta. If this is the first version of the game you've played, then you are most likely seeing the game with very low resolution textures and no shadows. I accidently set the default graphics quality level to Minimum.

I'll be uploading a new build soon that will fix that issue - along with a spiffy new options menu!

To change your graphics settings in the current version it is easiest to turn off your HMD and launch in monitor mode. Right after launching the game, hold down CTRL key to bring up a settings menu.

Sorry 'bout that. I hope I didn't scare off any new players because of the lo-fi first impressions.

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Reviews

“a core game flight mechanic that will keep you entertained for hours”
Virtual Reality Reviewer

“it's set in a wonderfully bizarre alien world that's absolutely worth exploring”
IndieGames

“Crashed lander is really great! Play it with the autopilot off though”
Bennett Foddy

About This Game

Outwit gravity, race the clock, explore new worlds.

Crashed lander is a gravity-based arcade game inspired by classics like Lunar Lander and Space Taxi. You've built a janky craft out of propane tanks and spare parts. Pilot it from pad to pad trying to beat your best time – then flirt with that fine line between speed and control.

If you’re brave enough to try Hard Mode you’ll be flopping around like a QWOPy, low gravity turtle. With a little practice you’ll be zippin' around doin' barrel rolls. You’ll see sites from the cutting edge of fractal mathematics – bizarre, organic shapes, arcane archaeological digs, and all manner of WTFderful alien vistas. Each level is a detailed hand-crafted environment that encourages the player to explore - and goof around! You can also pilot your lander in virtual reality with your Oculus Rift.

  • 25 levels to conquer and explore in pad Hopper mode
  • 20 levels in Ring Runner mode - fly through custom courses
  • Full VR support - works on Rift, Vive, and monitors!
  • Full (xbox 360) controller support
  • Hidden collectibles on every level
  • Earn stars and track your progress through all 45 levels
  • An hour of spacey, glitch-hop music - mp3's included!
  • Windows, OSX, and Linux!

Version 3.0beta is available now with more levels, improved VR support, new menus, and a first person camera mode. VR players will need to opt-in to this beta. Right-click on Crashed Lander in your library, choose Properties, click the Betas tab, then choose v3beta from the drop-down menu.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GhZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: May run on lower-end machines at lower graphics settings.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 560ti or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: To run in VR mode at 75 fps, this should be considered minimum requirements.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GhZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or equivalent
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: May run on lower-end machines at lower graphics settings. Try the free demo if you're not sure.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 560ti or equivalent
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: To run in VR mode at 75 fps, this should be considered minimum requirements.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GhZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD4000 or equivalent
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Linux version is experimental, please try the free demo before purchasing to see if it works on your setup.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 560ti or equivalent
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: To run in VR mode at 75 fps, this should be considered minimum requirements.
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Overall:
Positive (35 reviews)
Recently Posted
DJ Walrino
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
It says that it works with the HTC Vive even though it doesnt it wont even start when I have steamvr running.

Refund

EDIT:
I contacted the dev on steam and helped me very quick to fix my problem
The game is really cool in vr! would recommend!
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tietken1980
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 5
I started the game regularly via desktop icon and when it started, the option for rift showed up and I set it on, restarted as side by side on my monitor and not via my rift.
I tried to start it via Steam VR with the option play on oculus rift and steam started it as a side by side on steam virtual desktop. I've never been more annoyed in my life. Checked my games in Steam VR and it doesn't show up as a VR game. Maybe it's for DK1 and not CV1.
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Sexy Boat Captain
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 26
This is a really good game. Works on the Vive too, you just have to subscribe to the beta after installing (Otherwise it opens in theater mode)

I've bought a few $5 and less games and they basically are someones unfinished project, this is not, it's a full game that is really fun to play.

The Vive usage is flawless (I know the creator doesn't have a headset, but you wouldn't know it)

Controls are great and you feel really connected to the game. It's much better than a $5 game, don't know why he's selling it that cheap.

For some reason on the hard mode, my Xbox controller does not work, it doesn't do anything.

What would be cool would be a leaderboard so we could compete for the best times.
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Link
7.4 hrs
Posted: June 26
I disliked the game quite a bit, since it was part of a genre that I'm not interested in. However I was able to get this game for almost nothing so I figured why not.

I found it to be boring, easy, poor art/music, and forgetable the next day. Also very lazy cards/emoticons.

However the pros to this game are the controls work pretty well, the physics as well and there seems to be a ton of levels that presumably get harder and harder.

I'm only really reccomending this on sale for people who might like the genre or want to give it a try. I do feel bad for the creater of the game for what a massive failure it was.
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Ron ︻气デ═一
0.8 hrs
Posted: April 10
LOTS of fun, menu system kinda sucks - but game is good. Hoping for VIVE support.
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-CHA- Vick McBread™
15.4 hrs
Posted: January 19
Love this game. Imma play it a lot. I already got like, 15 hours into the game.

I just want:
•more levels & hidden collectables.
•higher quality/reasonably more difficult places/objects to manuver around
•better looking worlds (altho the graphics aren't terrible, and I'm glad it has it's own style.)

I feel like this game needs to borrow a bit from games like:
•I am Bread
•Games with memorable, engaging atmosphere and settings in the sci-fi genre

PROS:
^•^ Get this game for the thrill of crashing a rock with thrusters into things ... Or for the difficulty and satisfaction of piloting the most delicate dounut-box ship onto pads like a Mother@#$%ing boss.
^•^ You feel like casually floating onto small pads is easy and boring? There's a stop watch taped to your @$$ that will make you RUSH like HELL to beat the impossible times, while balencing between speed and control. Only true pilots can achive 3 stars on all 25 levels. There's also a Hard Flight Mode that changes the controls to make them impossible AND 45% more realistic. (a little too difficult maybe?)

CONS:
v.v The game is a little ugly, and it's obviously not for everyone. Opinions WILL vary, and I've seen people call this game hidious, and I can see where they're coming from. Not much to this game... BESIDES THE PROS!
v.v I sorta like it, and dislike the fact that you can go to ANY level you want.
(Resist the temptation of going to the last few levels. This game gets good.)
v.v You only get 3 stars for beating the best time? Why not 5? C'mon, make 2 stars the-easy-way & 5 stars 2 challenges drilled together.

Now YOU rate this game.
1 sterg = 0/10 dirt medel
2 stars = noob's bronze medal
3 stars = Silver Do-it-better Medal
4 stars = Gold Honor
5 STAR = Universal Recognition
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BralamPT
3.8 hrs
Posted: November 6, 2015
I find this game very tricky in terms os steering, but also nice and simple, liked it and bought it with a very good discount so I like it!!
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DRD
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 16, 2015
Not something I would have bought but a friend gave me a copy. It is a pretty simple game, works well with xbox controller and keeps your fastest time amongst other things. The only fault it has is that there is no online leaderboard so you can check your time against your friends. Slightly addicting good time waster.
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PEET
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 19, 2015
Good ideas. Mediocre physics gameplay. Terrible presentation.

The basic premise is solid. Using your Lunar lander, land on platforms in sequence as quickly as possible while trying to avoid collision damage which will make you explode. There are a lot of good ideas in the levels which vary from landing on moving platforms to flying through consecutive rigs, to finding hidden areas to navigating very tight spaces. Its enough to keep it realatively interesting. The downside is the camera which runs into issues in tigh spaces and the sheer pointless scale of the levels. In some levels the game has you traveling very long distances for no aparent reason.

Where the game really falls off is the presentation. While the basic craft is quite functional, its visually uninteresting and has no clear front, back or sides. The majority of the levels are built from ambiguous shapes and poorly built random models that make no cohesive sense. The lack of clearly reccognizable scale elements makes it difficult to tell where you are, where you have been and how far things are at times.

If you are a big fan of physics puzzles and lunar lander style games, its worth picking up on sale. For anyone else, I would avoid this game.
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thei8507
2.2 hrs
Posted: June 30, 2015
NICE, it works so good and is addictive. Very beautiful with the DK2!!!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
Nice game, there are about 50 different level which include jumping from platform to platform or flying through rings.

If you have a dk2, you can consider buying this game, although 5 Euro is no that cheap for a simple game like that, plus it is a little nauseating for me.

Still, props to the developer .
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
For anyone who likes the idea of a 3D Lunar Lander, I can recommend this game. The objective is to pilot your small spacecraft / drone through different environments and land it on all of the landing pads of each level as quickly as possible. The challenge is that you have to deal with gravity, environmental hazards, and landing pads that are sometimes camouflaged or obscured. Similar to the original Atari Lunar Lander, there isn't any combat and you don't ferry any cargo. The environments you pilot your ship through are varied and imaginative, and you can further challenge your flying skills by flying through rings in a type of challenge mode. There is also a ‘hard’ mode that basically makes flying your ship a much more manual and hands-on process, as well as hidden objects to find throughout the game. For the modest asking price, there is a good amount of content. It doesn’t take too long to see everything, but a lot of the fun comes from the challenge of completing levels as quickly and as recklessly as possible. I feel this type of game appeals mainly to a niche audience, and if you fall into that niche this game is worth checking out.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2015
Not something I would have bought but a friend gave me a copy. It is a pretty simple game, works well with xbox controller and keeps your fastest time amongst other things. The only fault it has is that there is no online leaderboard so you can check your time against your friends. Slightly addicting good time waster.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
Fun game. Best play with keyboard and mouse or gamepad. Starts off easy then gets harder. A lot of replayabilty.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
I've been playing this for hours before it went on Steam, but now it has been put there too it hopefully gets more people playing. It's a good casual game which has simple controls (k/m or gamepad) but takes skill to master and control your ship. Also, I like a lot of the in-game music too, and some levels I just enjoy replaying as the immersion is good if you have an Oculus Rift. I recommend this title, especially for the price.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
Good ideas. Mediocre physics gameplay. Terrible presentation.

The basic premise is solid. Using your Lunar lander, land on platforms in sequence as quickly as possible while trying to avoid collision damage which will make you explode. There are a lot of good ideas in the levels which vary from landing on moving platforms to flying through consecutive rigs, to finding hidden areas to navigating very tight spaces. Its enough to keep it realatively interesting. The downside is the camera which runs into issues in tigh spaces and the sheer pointless scale of the levels. In some levels the game has you traveling very long distances for no aparent reason.

Where the game really falls off is the presentation. While the basic craft is quite functional, its visually uninteresting and has no clear front, back or sides. The majority of the levels are built from ambiguous shapes and poorly built random models that make no cohesive sense. The lack of clearly reccognizable scale elements makes it difficult to tell where you are, where you have been and how far things are at times.

If you are a big fan of physics puzzles and lunar lander style games, its worth picking up on sale. For anyone else, I would avoid this game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
Lunar Lander 3D, nuff said!

....but wait there's more!

Whimsical charm, silly atmosphere, and enjoyable piloting!

Even a QWOP-ish hard mode.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2015
Anyone that owns a DK2 should buy this game, there is a definite wow factor and there is a lot of content! Even if you don't have a Rift, this is still a fun game. On normal mode the controls are tight and pulling off a fast level completion feels rewarding. The hard mode is a challenge in a surgeon simulator kind of way that is even more fun to watch people play.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
Fun and challenging take on the classic lunar lander type game. Two game modes, two difficulty levels, and item collectables give it a fair amount of content for the price. And Oculus Rift support, if you have one.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2015
Fun game with some addictive challenges. Good mechanics and controls making your lander feel real. A unique challenge. All levels are accessable from the start so you don't get blocked if you cannot get through a tricky level.
The later levels have some fun with proceedural generatiion and it works pretty well. Would benefit from adding steam achievements - especially if they take into account which control mode you use.
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