Factsheet

Developer:
Powerhoof
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
PC Early Access: 6 August 2014 ----------------- All Platforms Full Release: 11 April 2017

Platforms:
PC, Mac, Linux (Steam)
PC, Mac, Linux (Humble DRM-Free)
PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Website:
crawlgame.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99
GBP£10.99
EUR€14.99

Description

Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! Battle through randomly generated dungeons full of traps and monsters- all controlled by the other players. If a friend kills you they take your place and it's their turn to crawl! It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to face your friends as they control the flailing limbs of the hulking final boss!

History

Crawl started as a game made in a few days for a little local multiplayer gamejam between a few friends. It immediately proved to be a winning formula, and became the first project for Dave and Barney when they quit their "real" jobs to start Powerhoof and make games of their own. In 2014 Crawl was released onto early access, and in the years that followed the duo continued to add a plethora of content and features to the dungeons. Crawl is due for final release on 11th April 2017 on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Features

  • A New Spin on Dungeon Crawling- Every trap and monster controlled by your real life buddies!
  • Supports up to 4 in local-multiplayer.
  • Vicious single player AI, challenges to master, and items to unlock.
  • Turbo Charge Role Playing- Level up and amass a massive variety of weapons, spells and items in each 30 minute game.
  • Evolve over 60 unique monsters from mere vermin into powerful demons and undead warriors.

Videos

Greenlight Trailer YouTube

Entry 14: Spiders YouTube

Entry 21: The Coven YouTube

Entry 23: Skeletons YouTube

Early Access Launch Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (3MB)
02-Blacksmith.png
01-Combat1.png
03-UpgradeMonsters.png
04-Boss1.png
05-Combat2.png
06-Portal.png
07-Challenge.png
08-Boss2.png
09-Combat3.png
10-Combat4.png
12-Traps.png
13-Intro.png

download logo files as .zip (373KB)
logo
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner - Human Human Machine (Best Local Multiplayer) Award" A MAZE Festival, 2015
  • "Honorable Mention - Excellence In Visual Art" Independent Games Festival, 2015
  • "Winner - Game Of The Year" Australian Game Developer Awards, 2014
  • "Winner - Excellence In Art" Australian Game Developer Awards, 2014
  • "Finalist - Excellence In Audio" Australian Game Developer Awards, 2014
  • "Finalist - Excellence In Design" Australian Game Developer Awards, 2014
  • "Finalist - Innovation Award" Australian Game Developer Awards, 2014
  • "3rd Place- Best Overall" Editors Choice - Indie of the year, IndieDB, 2014
  • "Innovation Award" Editors Choice - Indie of the year, IndieDB, 2014
  • "Official Selection - Indiecade Festival Games" Indiecade Festival, 2014


Selected Articles

  • "The concept - a dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters - is as brilliant as it is elegantly simple, and it's got oodles (or blob monsters, as it were) of style to back it up."
    - Nathan Grayson, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Grab three friends and gather round; this is a dungeon crawl you won't forget in a hurry."
    - Pete Davison, US Gamer
  • "Crawl takes its inspiration from the arcade cabinets of old and plays exactly like a distilled, quarterless version of those experiences."
    - Tom Marks, PC Gamer

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Monetization Permission

Powerhoof allows for the contents of Crawl to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Crawl is legally & explicitly allowed by Powerhoof. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.powerhoof.com/press/sheet.php?p=crawl.


Developer blog
Posts from our blog relating to Crawl. Lots of exciting images and animations! powerhoof.com.


About Powerhoof

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Powerhoof is a two man independent games studio, located in Melbourne, Australia. Barney Cumming does the art and animation, and David Lloyd handles programming. Their first project is Crawl - The dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters. Crawl was released on early access in August 2014, and they've been busy since, adding more features and content to the dungeons.

More information
More information on Powerhoof, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Crawl Credits

Barney Cumming
Art, Animation, Design

David Lloyd
Programming, Design

Alex Yoder
Music, freelancer

Contact

Inquiries
[email protected]

Dave
[email protected]

Barney
[email protected]

Twitter
twitter.com/powerhoof

Web
powerhoof.com


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