Crypt of the NecroDancer launch trailer feels the beat

The rhythm-based roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer hits Steam Early Access later this month.


What happens when you're stuck in an endless dungeon, surrounded by monsters, traps, and bottomless pits around every corner? Well, then it's time to dance! That's the idea in the upcoming Crypt of the NecroDancer from indie developer Brace Yourself Games, which is being billed as a rhythm-based roguelike.

Crypt of the NecroDancer puts players inside procedurally-generated dungeons. The only way to move along the top-down 2D area is to follow the beat. Enemies will also move along certain patterns to the song's beat, requiring some rhythm-based combat. Players can utilize the game's soundtrack or use their own MP3s, though certain songs might make this game more difficult than necessary. There's also the option to utilize standard keyboard + mouse controls, controllers, or DDR dance pads.

Crypt of the NecroDancer has already received several accolades, including PAX East, the Independent Games Festival, and IndieCade. Hit the music on Steam Early Access on July 30.

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