A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
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Release Date: May 15, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“An extensive demo of CrossCode was released back in 2015 and we’re currently working full-time to complete the game. For players, Early Access is an opportunity to get access to new content as early as possible and to further support development of CrossCode. For us, it’s also a great source of feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue until the game is completed. Until then, we plan to release updates on a regular basis (usually around every two month). We target a final release for beginning 2017.”

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

“The full game will complete the story of CrossCode with a playtime of about 15-20 hours. The first updates of the Early Access version will continue the story of the former demo, while later updates will focus on gameplay components, introducing new areas, enemies, dungeons and puzzles. In order to deliver the story in the most effective way, we plan to release the final part of the plot - including the major twists and its conclusion - with the final version of the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version comes with most core mechanics completed and polished, including movement, physics, combat, puzzles, menu systems, NPC etc. It also features 60-70% of the planned areas and about 30-40% of the story. Quickly playing through the incomplete story will result of a playtime of around 4-5 hours. If you take your time exploring the environment, grinding for items and solving quest, you can reach a playtime of up to 15-20 hours with the current version already.”

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

“The price for the early access version might be reduced once we get closer to the release.”

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

“The community can give us feedback to any available content of the game, such as enemies, attack skills, puzzles and plot developments. We will use this feedback to create a well balanced and fun experience for as many players as possible. We may also consider suggestions for new enemy types, skills, equipment among other things.”
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October 23

Hi-Lights + Contest Winner

It has been some time, so let's talk about recent progress!
But first: time to conclude the Zir'Vitar Boss Contest!

Zir'Vitar Boss Contest Results

This time we had 34 submissions!

Here is the list:
Adam Takitani
Viktor Yuschuk
Alex ZeMans
Eternal Fireseal
iqbal febri
JellyBaby Bomber
Brett Anderson
Dino Sauce
Stephen Chudley-Knight
Celio Hogane

In last week's gamedev stream we have computed the random number to pick the winner before an audience.

And the winner is:


You won a guest role in Basin Keep to be implemented... sometime soon!

Recent Hi-Lights

Alright, now about recent changes! We're currently working hard on completing the Jungle! This includes the water-themed So'najiz Temple to the West where you will get the Shock element as well as the Grand Krys’kajo - the final dungeon of the Jungle. Additionally, we create the maps for the missing areas of the Jungle and Basin Keep!

We hope to release the completed Jungle with version 0.8.5 around end of November or beginning of December.

Anyway, here some pictures and gif of recent progress!

Interiors for Basin Keep!

Time to enter the So'najiz Temple...

...which is underwater...

... and also full of water.

And that's all for now!

Oh, just on more thing:

Gamedev Stream

Tonight is another gamedev stream!

We will work on some maps, answer your questions and probably do a drawing again!

You can watch it here: http://twitch.tv/radicalfishgames
Time: 20:00 CEST / 11 am PDT

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October 3

CrossCode 0.8.1 squashing some bugs!

As always, every major release comes with a number of bugs. Version 0.8.1 - once again - squashes a good amount of those!

Some things that we fixed and improved:

  • No more crashes when attacking ectovolts with icicles.
  • A few improvements and general balancing of puzzles in Zir'vitar Temple.
  • No more pushing down immobile enemies with Guarding Gale!

This and dozen of other small fixes!

If you find any more issues please write in the forum or send a mail to contact@radicalfishgames.com

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“It is, by far, the best demo I've played for a currently-crowdfunding project.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“CrossCode is a beautiful 16-bit ball-filled adventure.”

“CrossCode Will Renew Your Faith in Indie Video Games”

About This Game

This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.

CrossCode is all about how it plays! That's why there is a free Steam demo! Go give it a try!

Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. And it works pretty well. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.

Check the Reviews to see who loves the game. We're sure you will, too!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 13
This game seriously is under rated. it got realeased 2015 and ive never heard of it! how could i miss such a great game.. Anyway, This game has hours and hours of content, i've only played 1,5hours but the game has just begun... i'm not very good with review and stuff but all i have to say is that you really should try this game out. Its really cheap for the amount of hours and fun too!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
While I was initially thrown off by the video game meta-narrative, the game's exceptional platforming, secrets, combat skills, and puzzles, really put this game over the top for me.

Highly reccomended.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
Who loved old SNES Games like Terranigma will absolutely love that amazing game :)

Hope the developers will finish it soon!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3
I really just
I have no words
This game is the first game I've supported early in a very long time and I have no regrets
Beautiful art, smooth animation, fun combat, a great theme and story... I can't wait for the full release

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4
When I first looked at this I thought it looked pretty cool. Looked similar to a bullet hell RPG or something. I had NO IDEA what was in store for me. I loaded it up, played the prologue and the moment I could freely move I halted and was thinking to myself, "Oh.. This is gonna be huge." Since then I haven't been able to put it down. It's all I think about. This is hands down my favorite game of this decade so far. I can't wait for the full release of the game. Until then I'm doing all the side quests and attempting to get all of the chests. I gotta be prepared for the new updates that are coming out. Buy this game. You won't regret it. 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 28
Probably the best retro style rpg i've ever played. I have absolutely been taken by Crosscode and its fantastic universe and wonderful cast of characters. The story is intriguing and fun to follow, the combat is simple yet complex and unique, the environments and locales are all well built and incredibly fun to explore and hop around in and the soundtrack is fantastic.

10/10 I can't recommend this gem enough everyone should own it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 2
Being an early access title, the full game is not completed. But honestly the story thus far is one of the most interesting and fun stories I've ever played through. I was deeply upset when the main storyline dropped off and I absolutely can not wait for more! The devs are great at getting content out and consistantly updating all players with their progress, which is somewhat hard to find nowadays.

If you enjoy action rpgs, a great story, great music, and beautiful visuals, this one's for you. Really it doesn't matter what kind of game you enjoy, pick this one up. It is more than worth the price even without being finished!

Seriously looking forward to the next update, and a big thank you to the devs for such an awesome expierence already
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 12
You know when you play one of those old school games, and you get to a mini-boss, and you say "Holy @$@#!" when a huge chunk of your life vanishes, or "BULL#@$#!!!" when you dash right off the edge of a cliff, even though it's not bull@#$@ because it's your own fault? You know those old action RPG style games where an hour into the game you look up and are confused because you thought you'd only been playing for ten minutes?

..Yeah. Yeaaaaaaaaah.

This is a fun game. The things that ♥♥♥♥ you off in them you love because the game tries to challenge you. It encourages exploration since certain puzzles and treasures require you to traverse multiple maps and zones to actually get to that fancy looking box you saw around the corner. When a boss beats your ♥♥♥ (and they will, trust me.), it isn't "I was way too underlevel!" or "Wow, these mechanics are lame as hell." It's pure "...Okay, so when he does X I need to do Y.. I'm too slow with Z so I need to try W instead..." and so on so forth. When you win you feel rewarded.

The challenges draw you in, and the story is pretty interesting so far already, and the game's still early access and has plenty a way to go. The music doesn't wear on you, and even having caught up to the current story I still find myself burning hours just trying to find MORE SECRETS and HOW THE HELL TO GET TO THEM. Plus I really like Lea. She's cute for a pixel chick.

Go check out the demo. If you like old school Zelda, or Secret of Mana, or even old school top down Contra, or any of those old school top down action RPGs, you'll love CrossCode.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 8
I absolutely love this game. It might be due to my soft spot for pixel graphics; but with it's great scenery, to the complex puzzles, to the amazing combat, I have to recommend this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 5
100% people recromennded this game latly, 99% all time (10/5/2016)
this game is SERIOUSLY amazing and when i say that i litteraly mean it, think of it as megaman X taken 3D with Zero melee moves able to be used anytime, freerunnning parkour, secret charecter references and everything, this game makes me feel like playing dynasty warriors excepts with more stuff, the fact that this game is now 15% off untill oct.10/2016 meaning people can afford it, i would REALLY recrommend the game to people
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0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 24
I really want to play this game but all im getting is a black screen outside of the mouse. Audio is fine and i can operate the menu in theory just no video... Please Help I Want to Play so Badly!!!
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5.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 24
Great game ! i feel like i'm playing at a modern secret of mana
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47.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 24
Beautiful art style and smooth controls, i love it,

if i had one criticism, i'd say the heat temple did begin to drag on after a while, but it was very fun and just challenging enough not to become rage inducing! :D
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6.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
In this terrible world of 17! fifa games and 85 call of duty games! to have people who still want to produce and create a game just like the classics from the snes sutch as secret of mana/Seiken Densetsu, Terranigma. And have amazing combat and ranged combat with MMO quest tracking action and awsome music makes my old 2D RPG loving heart glow once more!!! love this game like a small puppy child. Thank you developer humans for its develpoment!
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The Heavy Jesus
16.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
TL;DR review: The game is good, and is worth 5 times it's purchase price. Highly recommended.

Crosscode is one of those special games you come across only once in a while. A small, obscure indie game that hides in the nooks and crannies of the internet, hoping to be discovered.

If I were to describe this game with a sentence: Imagine a game that combines classic 2D Legend of Zelda puzzle and exploration mechanics with top-down shooter combat, and MMORPG leveling and skill tree systems.

The game world takes place in an MMORPG called "Crosscode" but is in fact a single player game. The exact place you have in this world as the protagonist (Lea) is a mystery, and an intriguing intro sequence reveals that you may have quite the past to uncover. Suffering from amnesia, the only way to recover your memories is to play and advance through the world of Crosscode, fulfilling two purposes: Completing the game, and discovering the truth about yourself.

This game exploits the best elements of an MMORPG, and eliminates the boring parts they contain. Leveling up, finding hidden items, getting loot, destroying large amounts of enemies in a short amount of time, skill-based combat that requires finesse and precision, these are all fantastic elements in Crosscode. If you master the combat system, you can wipe out enemies vastly superior to you in level, and by investing in a variety of skills, unlocked through a skilltree, you can express yourself with battle instead of words, which you'll come to find quite valuable. *wink wink*

Puzzle mechanics are not only smart and satisfying, making you feel like a smug little Sherlock, but they are just as fast paced as the combat, meaning that you'll never sit still and be bored out of your mind, or spend too much time walking around wondering what the hell is going on.

So please, buy this game. The developers deserve so much more than what they're getting. There's *passion* in this game. Just go. Buy it. Do it, do it now. Oh, and bring your gamepad.
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35.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
Great game. Brings me back to zelda days with more brain teasers.
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36.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
Fix the jump mechanic...or add a manual jump...this autojump is unreliable
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28.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 22
Excelent game
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17.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
This is great guys I love the game mechanics and everything concerning the game suffer. My only probelm was getting stucked 2 or 3 times I got a part of a puzzle closing on me and couldn't move, hopefully I had my bullets (I know they're not called this way but I prefere this) to solve the problem.
Oh and also when entering Bergen Emilie says "la Bergen", absolutely nobody in the entire country of France would ever say that, I don't know if it is a joke though, but just in case let me remind you that we would never put articles like "le, la, un, une" in front of a town's name, exactly like in english you wouldn't do so, to present the city of Bergen she could have said "Voici Bergen" for example instead.

Anyway I must remind that I absolutely adore this game (even though I said very little about what I like), I totally recommend it to mankind

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a firm handshake
11.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 21
pretty buggy but is really good
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