IT IS TIME! For the greatest show on earth and you are the lucky audience member chosen to compete for fame, money, prizes, and your life. Live! Die! CRUSH!
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May 31, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“CRUSH has been in development for over 3 years. Along they way it has garnered a small following of 1100+ from Gamejolt, with the early builds being rated 4/5. I think an Early Access release through Steam will be a great a tool to help this game's potential and be another mile stone toward it's completion.

CRUSH wouldn't be where it's at now without it's players making video reviews and sending me feedback. Steam EA will open more doors to hear opinions and make a better game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3-6 Months.”

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

“The full version of CRUSH is planned to have more arenas, weapons, and enemy types.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has been recently updated with 4 arenas, 3 bosses and a new art style. 2 player is available.”

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

“The price will stay the same at $5. But if sales pick up I would like to develop an expansion pack at $3.”

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

“Salt & Pixel is a small company. I'm open to suggestions and value the opinions of our players. If there is something you don't like or something you want to see. Send a message or create a discussion.”
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June 23

Round 2 Update: Lots of bug squashing

Here's a list of what has been updated. With this update the foundation is set.

- Intro/tutorial stage
- Your character can now roll out of the way
- Weapon spawn system (all weapons available)
- More ammounaughts (Coming Soon)
- Added graphics, FX, and gibs
- The minigun is back
- Better UI
- Fixed a bunch of game breaking bugs.
- Reduced player lives to 12
- Added a 1up Shop
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June 2


You will either be excited or mildly disappointed by this post. Why? Because I spent the last month crunching the hell out of my time to work on CRUSH… and I made some drastic changes.

I felt the game was not going in the direction I had originally planned. I let the game go to my head. As the designer, I was trying to add things I thought players would want. The way I executed making this game was taking too long and complicated the code. I took a 10 second look in the mirror and said to myself, ” We got to roll this back.” Tak a look:

Allow me to break down some of what I did:

- Obviously you’ve notice the change with the arena art. More traditional to the 80’s & 90’s look.
- I temporarily remove the light engine. (I need to update the entire thing)
- Removed about 100mb of data and files.
- Created 4 new arenas with enemies, and 3 bosses
- Removed the item pickup pulse mechanic. It felt too confusing and I went -back to good ol fashioned collide to pick up and use.

At this point the core of the game and round 1 of development is 90% finished. I would like to create 1 more arena + two bosses, but I’m pushing them to round 2 of development, which is polish (cut scenes, artwork, effects, sound, music, etc) and bug fixes. My goal is to update the game today or tomorrow.

So get early access and help me make this game… I need the funding.

Thank you friends.
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About This Game

CRUSH is a classic twin stick shooter game with a heavy focus on arena fighting. Inspired by SMASH TV, visuals and game play were created to capture the authentic retro feel. Play as a contestant (in single player or local co-op) on the greatest show on earth. You will navigate through multiple arenas, acquire new weapons, use powerful items, and win amazing cash and prizes... The only problem is, you have to survive. CRUSH is currently in development and available as early access.

  • Fight your way through hundreds of psychotic enemies who only want one thing... your death.
  • Survive by collecting weapons and power ups.
  • Take on the arena alone or with a friend.
  • The latest in beautiful pixel graphic hardware.
  • Easy to learn, hard to master bullet hell gameplay.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or later 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D compatible 3D graphics card with 32 MB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 2.2 Ghz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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