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 (11) - 72% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (507) - 86% of the 507 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 20, 2017

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November 17, 2017

Announcing the FPS sequel to Cryptark - GUNHEAD


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Announcement tweet:

We love the world of Cryptark, and the design, and wanted to make a sequel that took the game in a completely different direction.

Check out the store page for more info and to wishlist!
- Lee & Jesse
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October 31, 2017

First look at Wytchwood - a new crafting adventure game we are working on

We will have something Cryptark-related we are working on to announce next month!
In the mean time check out the first teaser for a new game we are working on called Wytchwood - from the same artist as Cryptark

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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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