Niche Spotlight – Critadel


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Critadel, a 2D roguelite action-platformer by Pixelian Studio and Nicalis, Inc.

Choose from one of three characters, and fight your way through the mechanical tower of Babel. Face off against the robotic minions of the Order of Noah, as you ascend the tower in search of ancient knowledge that can lead to eternal life. Upgrade your characters with new abilities, gadgets, and weapons as you navigate the tower’s ever-changing corridors.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Critadel is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store and Steam), and Nintendo Switch for $19.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

The Future of Unlimited Action
Run, jump and blast through the convoluted pathways and secret chambers of the giant mechanical tower known as Babel. Along the way, you’ll face legions of futuristic enemies—minions of the “Order of Noah,” an evil faction that has seized control of the tower. At the top: ancient knowledge that can grant eternal life. Who will get there first?

A hardcore action game with GBA-inspired graphics and a pulse-pounding techno soundtrack, Critadel offers a virtually limitless variety of weapon and item configuration options. With upgradeable playable characters and continuously reconfigured branching paths, it’s a game that’s different every time you play it!

• Three different playable characters (fearless fighter Nox, mysterious cultist Ahnushu and combat android Alice), each with their own unique starting weapons/items, upgradeable abilities and unlockable costumes
• 360° aiming cursor allows you to blast enemies in any direction
• Dodge-roll maneuver with limited invincibility for avoiding attacks
• Powerful weapons that can be purchased or found randomly in the tower
• Collectible artifacts that give passive bonuses when equipped
• Two types of in-game currency: crystals (found throughout the tower) and orbs (earned by defeating bosses)
• Two difficulty modes, plus a Boss Rush mode for replaying boss battles

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