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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Very Positive (349 reviews) - 91% of the 349 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 20, 2017

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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:

And for a more indepth piece, a Gamasutra article that just came out today:

- Lee & Jesse

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June 25

Cryptark Update 1.1 - Coop and 4K fixes, artifacts

Thank you to everyone who picked up Cryptark!

This update fixes some issues with higher resolution (invisible walls / misaligned yes/no dialog), COOP playing, and a error that caused some rogue mode artifacts to not show up.

  • Fixed rogue mode artifacts that required other artifacts not showing up (3 of them). Thanks Stovich for the error report
  • Fixed invisble wall issue with higher resolutions. Higher resolutions are now slightly zoomed out also
  • Fixed dont trip alarms and dont destroy alarm system bonus conflict
  • Added new resolution option (1280x800)
  • Fixed game exiting so quick in Steam Big Picture mode it would reselect Play for some players

Coop fixes: (Thanks to skinneejoe for these error reports)
  • Cloak now happens on both players
  • REPSI now heals if either player picks up key
  • Fixed Rooks shield not working on second player after second player teleported
  • Fixed Intruders teleport beacon only working for player 1

- Lee & Jesse
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“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.”

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

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.

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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