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16-Bit ARPG CrossCode Leaves Early Access

After seven long years in development by Radical Fish Games, Deck13, WhisperGames, DANGEN Entertainment, and Mayflower Entertainment, CrossCode has finally hit version 1.0.

CrossCode is a 2D retro-inspired action-RPG that raised just over €90,000 on Indiegogo back in 2015. It later hit Steam Early Access that same year. The story revolves around Lea, a girl trapped in an MMORPG with no memory of her past. You can watch the game’s launch trailer above.

Just because the game is out that doesn’t mean it’s completely finished, though. The developers note that there are still some extra features on the way, like in-game backer rewards, Steam Achievements and Trading Cards, New Game+, additional side quests, and a few other minor additions.

CrossCode is available for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and GOG. It’s currently 15% off its regular price of $19.99. CrossCode is also coming to consoles at some point, but no date has been confirmed. In a rare treat for the modern games industry, CrossCode actually has a demo.

Here’s a rundown of the 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.

Key Features:

  • 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 up to 100 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)
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