Cryptark is a 2D sci-fi shooter where you take on the role of a heavily armed privateer seeking to earn government contracts by boarding deadly alien space-hulks. It's up to you to strategize a plan of attack, pick an equipment loadout, and destroy the central core to be victorious.
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Mostly Positive (35) - 74% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (389) - 89% of the 389 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 20, 2017
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September 20

Cryptark 1.2 - Rogue mode saving, fixes

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This update adds rogue mode saving. When in rogue mode, you can 'save & exit' before breaching the enemy ship, 'continue rogue' will then show as a option alongside the campaigns in the 'continue' menu

Other fixes:
- Fixed any reported level generation issues
- Fixed exploits with Weevil (allowing player to teleport out of ship without going into space mode)
- Now shows mouse cursor when in spacemode
- Fixed possible crash after hitting a nuke pod, then reflecting it with a reflection shield

Update will be live on Mac/Linux today, and GOG/Humble within a few days,
thanks,
- Lee
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June 27

The Art behind Cryptark

For those interested in how the art for Cryptark was produced (getting that 2d mixed with 3d look took a lot of work) - we posted an Imgur album explaining the process:
http://imgur.com/gallery/5Yr0U

And for a more indepth piece, a Gamasutra article that just came out today:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/300214/Game_Design_Deep_Dive_Visualizing_Cryptarks_2D_scifi_world.php

thanks!
- Lee & Jesse

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Reviews

“I might well be tempted to use Cryptark as a case study of how to take a simple, hoary old game conceit, like the shmup, and have it transcend into something richly strategic, by ensuring the player has interesting things to consider at every strata of interaction.”
RockPaperShotgun

“I Love When A Steam Early Access Game Gets It Right”
Kotaku

About This Game

Cryptark is a 2D roguelike shooter that challenges players with boarding and neutralizing procedurally generated alien starships to earn income for their Privateering enterprise. Purchase improved equipment and weapons to tackle more dangerous targets, but be cautious as failure will result in a loss of investment and profit. The decaying alien arks will defend themselves from intruders with a wide arsenal of cyborg monstrosities, robotics, and security systems, all obstacles that must be surpassed to achieve victory, the destruction of the ship’s central System Core.

  • Complex, procedurally generated alien space-hulks to board and defeat.
  • Challenging, re-playable campaign that tests your strategy and tactics.
  • Over 70 weapons and items, including frag-cannons, tractor-beams, flamethrowers and nukes.
  • High-score leader boards to rank your skills.
  • Fully lip-synced voice acting brings your fellow shipmates to life.
  • Blood-pumping soundtrack perfect for intense firefights.

Game Wiki: http://cryptark.gamepedia.com/Cryptark_Wiki

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5, Yosemite strongly recommended
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
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