The Anacrusis is a four-player, mod-friendly, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of space. Team up with your friends in a L4D-style fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!
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Mostly Positive (406) - 77% of the 406 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 13, 2022

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Why Early Access?

“We've built what we feel is a strong core for The Anacrusis. One year into our Early Access period, we've released more than 30 updates for The Anacrusis. In that time, we've added new weapons, enemies, maps, modes, and top-level features, like Steam Workshop support for campaigns, character skins and accessories, and more. We've incorporated feedback from the community into every aspect of the game, from quality of life feature requests to weapon and combat design and map flow and mode suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We'll be in Early Access until Episodes 4 and 5 and Versus mode are complete. We expect that to happen sometime in 2023.”

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

“The game currently ships with 4 episodes (with Episode 4's beta wrapping up in Spring 2023). We'll have Episodes 4 and 5 complete, as well as add support for a L4D-style Versus mode and do a complete "weapon feel" pass to improve the animation and sound of all of the weapons before we leave Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first three episodes are feature complete, we've added preliminary mod support for Steam players and allow cross-play with players on other platforms. We've rolled out Holdout mode, Intense and Intenser mode for more challenging play, and have dozens of Weekly Challenges in the game already.”

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

“At this time, we do not plan to adjust the price after leaving Early Access.”

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

“We're actively participating with the community on our Discord and have set up structures for the players to offer suggestions and regular feedback on new modes, episodes, and other content we produce.”
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About This Game

The Anacrusis is a four-player, mod-friendly, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of space. Team up with your friends in a L4D-style fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!

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Never Fight the Same Battle Twice

In The Anacrusis, the AI Driver controls every aspect of the game. It spawns every enemy, directs each boss, and places every weapon, gadget, and health kit. No matter your skill level, you'll find the perfect level of challenge. More than that, the AI Driver creates the kinds of video game moments that you can’t wait to tell your friends about.

Fight Aliens Using Fantastical Weapons

Battle the alien menace using an astounding arsenal of classic sci-fi weapons. Buy yourself some time with a stasis grenade, toss a shield grenade to provide instant cover while you pop off a heal, and bring your friends back to life using the Respawner. Or throw caution to the wind and burn friend and foe alike with the laser rifle.

Earn New Perks and Change the Way You Play

Matter compilers spread throughout the game give you access to dozens of perks that will change the way you play. Stack all of your upgrades to power up the last-resort pistol or boost your defense by supercharging your shield pulse. Unlock new perks as you play, and share your unlocks with everyone on your team!

Survive the Alien Infestation!

In the distant future, mighty corporations have carried humanity to the fringes of the galaxy. After expanding unfettered across tens of thousands of systems--all devoid of intelligent life--humanity has grown complacent, until disaster strikes. Work together and survive the alien hordes!

A Fight For Survival Is Just the Beginning

The first season of The Anacrusis tells the story of four unlikely survivors--Nessa, Guion, Liu, and Lance--who are unwilling combatants in the battle to defend humanity from the alien menace. Play more and unlock more of the unfolding mystery of the alien attack.

We Love Mods!

We think co-op games are better with mods, which is why The Anacrusis includes Steam Workshop support for new campaigns, holdout maps, character skins, character accessories, gun charms, and animations, with more to come. Want to create mods for The Anacrusis? Join our Discord for updates and conversation about mod support.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD FX-8350 / Core i5 6600K
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11-compatible GPU
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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