A tense story of teamwork and betrayal, expressed as a snarky, fast-paced platformer/beat-em-up. Accessible to players of all skill levels, with simple controls and deceptively deep combat mechanics - easy to learn, rewarding to master.
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Jun 9, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are releasing this game as Early Access so that we can get it into the hands of enthusiastic early adopters as soon as feasible. We hope to get a lot of feedback from dedicated players to help refine the game and iron out any uncaught bugs as development continues.

The game's branching format allows us to put out an Early Access package containing the first of 3 playable campaigns, so that early adopters can still enjoy one complete story from start to finish, while we take player reactions into account to refine existing content and make the future content better and more accessible to players of all skill levels.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“2-3 years”

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

“We plan to add the second and third playable character and campaign to the game as they are finished.

Additionally, some smaller post-game content is also planned for release after all story content is finished.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At release, the Early Access version will include all of Nightmare's story, including 2 of the multiple endings. It will also have most of the game's side content, including the Challenge Mode and Arena minigames.”

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

“The game will be offered at a reduced price for the entirety of the Early Access period. The price will be increased once the final major content update is added.”

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

“We invite feedback on bugs and other issues that need fixing, and potential ways the game could be improved. Any thoughts, suggestions, and comments can be left on Steam in the game's discussion page.

Intermittent bug fix and small content updates will be released in response to player feedback throughout development, in addition to the promised alternate story content.

Additionally, shortly after the initial Early Access release, a poll will be run to decide which of the remaining two campaigns will be worked on first.”
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About This Game

When the remote colony of Dunest is in danger of eradication, three heroes answer the call...

There may be enemies behind every corner, and utmost peril at every turn, but together you can overcome any obstacle...

...As long as you can survive each other.

Carnage in Space: Crucible is a fast-paced, endlessly-customizable action platformer/beat-em-up. While you fight your way through a wide variety of combat scenarios and platforming challenges with three unique playable characters, you'll also take in a deep, layered story of mistrust, cooperation, and betrayal from each of their three perspectives.


  • Lightning fast, buttery smooth platforming with responsive controls!
  • Multiple playable heroes with vastly different techniques and special abilities!
  • Tons of unique weapons and upgrades to collect and experiment with!
  • A branching story with multiple endings!
  • Endless* combinations of characters and items to suit any play style!
  • Loads of side content and additional story content!
  • Classic SNES-style pixel art to get your retro gaming fix!
  • Far more than your recommended daily dose of sarcasm**!

*Not actually endless
**Your sarcasm tolerance may vary

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 320 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 320 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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