An 8-bit style vertical SHMUP (very loosely) based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
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About This Game

Cranky Chibi Cthulhu is a vertical scrolling SHMUP Inspired by classic Arcade and NES games of the 80s. Loosely based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, you take on the role of a green chibi-horror from deep under the sea. Someone has foolishly disturbed your slumber and you have awakened... CRANKY and ready to kick whomever is responsible for such an act of defiance!

Epic boss encounters and challenging difficulty will await those that take on the role of our cranky, yet lovable protagonist.


• Retro style pixel art.
• An original chiptune music soundtrack.
• 6 Stages of challenging SHMUP Arcade action.
• Dozens of unique enemies to keep your SHMUP thumbs glued to your controller.
• Unique eldritch inspired bosses, each with multi-level forms and distinctive attacks.
• Gameplay inspired by nostalgia but with fair and rewarding gameplay.
• Single player, local co-op and leaderboard to relive your Arcade bragging days.
• Secrets and multiple endings.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 2.0+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 11 64bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video Card: 256mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 2.0+
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
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