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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Overwhelmingly Positive (171 reviews) - 98% of the 171 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (941 reviews) - 98% of the 941 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays! Small CrossCode Update



Happy Holidays, everyball!

This is the second time, we reached the end of the year since CrossCode entered Early Access.
And again, we have a small CrossCode Update for you!

Guess who's back?


This guy!

He's there to offer the same quest from last year in case you didn't solve that one yet. ALSO: he might have an additional present for you!

Make sure to meet him in Bergen Village!

We wish everyone a pleasant time over the holidays and all the best for next year!

PS: CrossCode Early Access is currently 15% off on Steam!

...

Snowman Lea!

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December 13, 2016

CrossCode 0.8.5 More Dungeon and Exploring!



With the holidays almost at our doors, it's time to get comfy and play some CrossCode. And what's better to go along with this than a new update? Even though this is not a "new number"-Release this update packs a lot of content so let's check them all out, shall we?


Final part of Gaia's Garden unlocked



South-East of Gaia's Garden lies a small Shad settlement which is now accessible for exploring. However, you might find yourself to be an unwanted guest. What could have happened here? Note: This region will get more Story through optional quest in later updates.

So'Najiz Temple aka The Wave Temple



West of the Rite of Passage inside Gaia's Garden you can now enter the So'Najiz Temple which will not only give you access to the Shock Element but also the final key to open all those golden chests! Oh did we mention this is an underwater temple? Really the best place for an avatar to be, don't you think so too?



Shock Element



The final element is finally here. While Wave was an element designed to help you with healing buffs or pushing away foes, this one is all about quick attacks and fast movements.

Basin Keep Extension



Both the west and east maps of Basin Keep are now accessible. While the west area is home to many high-society residents, the east one is a problematic region for the city in many ways. Both of these maps are already quite far ahead and we wanted people to see them but they will get more NPCs and quests too. You might already find some chests you can't access right now. Look out for a special quest in the eastern part in later updates!

Other Stuff

Like always we made a lot of smaller adjustments or additions. Here's a quick list of most new things:
  • All chests that required keys now have special graphics making them stick out more. The same is true for chests that contain keys found inside dungeons.
  • We reworked positional sounds! No more distant splash sounds. We also added a bunch of environmental sounds like waterfalls for instance.
  • Find new Quests in Ba'kii Kum!
  • The trade menu now always shows the stats for a piece of equipment on the left side at all times.
  • Extended German Translation!
  • New Background Music for So'Najiz AND Zir'Vitar Temple!

Contest: Beat the Boss of So'Najiz Temple!

And another contest for you!

Show us how you beat the boss of So'Najiz Temple!

Just create a public video (Youtube, Twitch, doesn’t matter) and send us a link to contest@radicalfishgames.com.
You can add your live reaction or leave it out, whatever you prefer!

And just so you know who the boss is... it's in this room:



Among all people who send us the video, we’ll draw the following prize:
You get your personal NPC guest role in Basin Keep or the Shad Village in Gaia's Garden! You can be an Avatar, a regular citizen or maybe something else? We’ll work together to figure out the details!
Deadline: Sunday, December 18, 23:59 PDT

Aaand... that's all!
Have fun with the new release!

Time to switch to Bug Fighting Mode then. Tell us if you find any!

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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

“CrossCode Will Renew Your Faith in Indie Video Games”
HardcoreGamer

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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