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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What the developers have to say:

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 Q2-Q3 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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March 31

CrossCode now with Voice Acting!




Note: the Voice Acting Feature was a prank for April Fools Day. Read more about it at the end of the post

Today we have a very special release for you! CrossCode version 0.9.1 now adds Voice Acting for most of the main characters. That's right: You can now listen to the voice of Lea, Emilie, Sergey, Apollo and many other characters!

CrossCode is all about its characters and their story. Giving those characters a voice has the potential to further elevate the whole experience - if done right! That's why we took extra care to assemble the most qualified team of professional voice actors.

And so we proudly present:

The Voice Actors of CrossCode



Lea voiced by Florian ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Emilie voiced by Fleur ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Sergey voiced by F10514N ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Schneider voiced by FloriNEIN ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Shizuka voiced by Furorian-chan ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Satoshi voiced by Furorian-kun ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Carla voiced by Flow ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Captain Jet voiced by Floriarrrrrrn ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Apollo voiced by Flowright ‘Teflo’ Justin Justitian


Shady Adversary voiced by Fl*rian ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


Strange Blue Guy voiced by Florilord ‘Teflo’ Valentin Valerius


More Voice Acting for other characters is planned for future releases! Probably.

And that's all for version 0.9.1! Have fun!

Note: For those players who simply don't appreciate high quality voices acting, we added an option to disable it.

UPDATE: Happy April Fools Day!
Yes, the high quality Voice Acting was a prank. While we'd love to have proper voice acting, it's not something we can easily afford to do. So this is about the best you'll get.
With the release of Hotfix Version 0.9.1-1 the Voice Acting has now been removed again - at least by default. If you truly miss those voices, you can enable them again with the Bonus Code "Best-VA". You can use the same code to disable it again. Also note that Voice Acting will always be disabled by default when you restart the application.

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March 13

Krys'kajo Boss Contest Results + Hotfix Releases



About two weeks ago, we released CrossCode version 0.9 and, once again, hold a small contest for everyone to beat the new boss enemy within a week and send us a video of it. And today we announce the winner! Also, a small note on recent hotfix releases

Boss Contest Result

This time we got a total of 46 submissions which is more than we ever had before!

The boss of the Grand Krys'kajo was somewhat special in that it was the first time you had to fight two enemies at the same time. It's also special in that you can decide which of the two bosses to defeat first. While most player went with the obvious approach of getting rid of the whale first, there are some submissions that managed to defeat the ape before the whale!

A List of all submissions:

SquonK
WervynAnixil
MelficeOne
Gustavo Vidal
影子
Airadir
Shacer
Gellot
Stryder467
alex jasper
SpateOfFire1
Adam Takitani
Mythteller
Quang Tran Minh
Frederik Ludvigsen
Ravvbeard
Seily Hygdrasil
Generic Games
Firecrow634
MixelzPixels
Streetclaw
Juson
PotablePotato
JellyBabyBomber
Ghalion666
Sazior
HGScout
Sharkbait201
Lerex Liondream
Blake
CAPSareStacking
YellowKamel
Kdy
Borgmo
Viktor Yuschuk
Cryticoceans
OleschY
EternalFireseal
Exuno
Aeon
ShaddyFromHatena
Murilo Lemes
LNBZero
Grub
andreasxp
ALevel8542FlyingShoe

As before, we've drawn a random number during our last Gamedev Stream to decide the winner.

And the lucky person is...
WervynAnixil

Congratulations!

We'll make sure to contact you about your guest role, which can be anywhere in CrossWorlds!

Recent Hotfixes

We already released a couple of hotfixes for version 0.9.0. Today we released another one (version 0.9.0-4) introducing a couple more fixes and improvements including the following:

  • All the broken tutorials should work correctly again
  • The Bluerays in Grand Krys'kajo should not fall out of bounds anymore... hopefully
  • No more crashes when using Shock Combat Arts on certain targets
  • Physics won't do strange things anymore around stairs for players with more than 60 fps
  • Disabled "GPU Blacklisting" which might improve performance for some players
  • Balanced Wowturbines to make the fight more doable
  • Several menu fixes and improvements

... And with that hotfix we hope to have fixed most of the critical bugs.

Now it's finally time to continue the story! The next release is scheduled for April-May. We'll make sure to keep you updated!

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Reviews

“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.”
Destructoid

“I can’t say enough superlatives about it to be honest.”
Fextralife

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
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