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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May 15

CrossCode 1.1 - The arena opens up!



Hello everyball!

The new update is finally ready and with it you can now enter the arena in Rhombus Square and take on several combat challenges! Also, more quests!
Oh and in case you're wondering about the version number: we decided to call this one version 1.1 instead of 1.0.4, because the arena is a pretty major feature!

Rhombus Square Arena


The arena in Rhombus Square is finally open! In it you can take on several Cups each featuring a list of combat challenges!

  • The Rookie Cup with regular enemies you'll meet in the field all over CrossWorlds
  • The Seeker Cup with dungeon enemies as well as several smaller boss fights
  • The Dungeon Boss Cup with all the boss enemies of the temples!

In all cups, the enemies and bosses are upgrade to level 55-60 to still pose a challenge to your end-game character!
Additionally, the Rookie Cup can also be played with the whole party in Team Mode!


Each cup features a list of rounds that can be fought individually as well as a rush mode where you can take on all the round in one go.



Your performance in each round and rush mode will be evaluated with a score and rewarded with medals. For each medal you will then collect Arena Coins that you can exchange for rewards such as new equipment, but also decorative add-ons like...


Fancy auras!


And... PETS!

Yes. CrossCode now has pets. They will follow you around. You can even pet them. But that's it.

New S-Rank Mode + Quests


For this update we enhanced the Combat Rank system, adding a couple more effects when changing rank as well as a special S-Rank mode + combat theme! Also, enemies will now respawn faster during S-Rank making it easier to keep up a long combat streak.

Note: If you don't like the new effects and music and would like to have things as they used to be, you can disable everything in the options menu under interfaces!

As for quests, you will find more in this update as well! One is in the final Arid Breeze Quest in Ba'kii Kum, the other one you will find in Sapphire Ridge - check the bulletin board!

Additionally, there is a new challenge mode for the Turret Defense mini game, complete with a few new rewards to collect!

And finally, you'll find a couple more NPCs hidden throughout CrossWorlds!

Oh, and this update also comes with a couple new music tracks! Here a little preview:

https://twitter.com/interovgm/status/1128671769857024000

That's it! Have fun with the new version!

... let's hope there are not too many bugs this time.
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April 18

Upcoming 1.0.4 Update + We won that SXSW Award!



Hello everyball!

It has been some time since the last proper post, so let's catch up on what happened recently and talk about the upcoming 1.0.4 update!

Version 1.0.4 + Recent progress

The next major CrossCode update to version 1.0.4 is getting close!

Most content has been finished, however, a lot of texts still needs to be translated which is why we might not be able to make the release in April.
However, it will definitely still happen in the first half of May. Sorry for the delay!

And when it releases, here is what you can expect:

  • The Arena in Rhombus Square has finally opened and comes with 3 different cups: The Rookie Solo & Team Cup and the Dungeon Boss Cup!
  • New equipment and decorative add-on rewards you can get through the arena!
  • 2 new quests complete with new boss fights
  • A new repeatable Turret Defense challenge mode
  • Several small NPCs hidden throughout CrossWorlds here and there

In here a few impression on all those new features!


The lively arena lobby!



The arena cup menu with a list of challenges!



Your battle will be rated depending on your performance with 4 types of medals!



Medals will be rewarded with Arena coins that you can exchange for new equipment and new decorative Add-Ons, such as this Menacing aura!



And finally: more quests! Some of them will take you to very peculiar places!

Next steps

The next major feature we'll focus on, other than of course more quests, is now the New Game+ mode!

We haven't really spoken much about this New Game+ and a lot of things are still rather open. However, something you can expect is a very flexible feature that allows you to configure your next playthrough in different ways. You can choose to keep your level, equipment and brush through the game with ease, or go for a challenge and fight harder versions of the enemies and bosses with or without your end game stats & equipment. That's the idea at least! More details will follow.

The Post Game DLC is still on our list but it's very early in development. That's also why we still can't promise any release date just yet. It will happen, but it's also important to us that we don't rush it so you don't get a half-baked extension.

CrossCode won an Award!

Now here is something we really should have written quite some time ago, but we actually WON THAT SXSW AWARD!


Cross-Code won the Most-Fulfilling Community-Funded Game Award!

This was only possible thanks to the help of all of you voting for the game! Thank you so much!

Also: That photo might suggest otherwise, but that Award was not affiliated with Microsoft or Xbox. But while we're at it we might as well mention that CrossCode for Xbox One has been announced as well for 2019!

Shout out for an upcoming Action-RPG

Kingdom of Night is an 80s Action RPG which is sorta like Diablo meets Earthbound! Check out there trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSmGrMzjiFQ

Their Kickstarter can be found here!

And that's it! Until next time!
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Reviews

“A truly great game you could devote 117 hours to.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A masterpiece...it's amazing that they were able to put such detail into such a vast game.”
9.5 – IGN Japan

“For the price the developers are asking for this game, it’s an absolute steal.”
9.5 – Way Too Many Games

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. 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.

What's included in the full version:

  • Dive into a massive adventure with a playtime of around 30-80 hours
  • Explore a large world with 7 unique areas and hidden secrets all over the place
  • Fight over 120 enemy types including 30+ boss fights
  • Enter 7 expansive dungeons, all with with unique themes and puzzle mechanics
  • Master over 90 combat arts and even more passive skills
  • Solve over 100 quests with a great variety of tasks and unique challenges
  • 60+ music tracks made by a rice ball (yes)

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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