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PAX East: ‘CRYPTARK’ – Sci-Fi, strategy and shooting 2D sweetness




This weekend at PAX East I had the chance to try out a pretty cool shooting game that came loaded with some pretty deep strategy elements. Quite a popular booth during the convention, and made by the fine folks over at Alientrap Games, CRYPTARK is a 2D roguelike shooter that challenges players with boarding and neutralizing procedurally generated alien starships to earn income for their Privateering enterprise.

Purchase improved equipment and weapons to tackle more dangerous targets, but be cautious as failure will result in a loss of investment and profit. The decaying alien arks will defend themselves from intruders with a wide arsenal of cyborg monstrosities, robotics, and security systems, all obstacles that must be surpassed to achieve victory, the destruction of the ship’s central System Core.

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CRYPTARK is available on Steam Early Access for the low price of $12.99. A PS4 release is also scheduled. Check out the trailer below for gameplay footage and more details. Check back here at for more coverage on CRYPTARK as it becomes available.

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