CAN YOU GET TO THE EXIT?
KRUNCH is a quick-reflex game about escaping, survival and the fear of being closed in. KRUNCH draws inspiration from NES era gaming and has an exclusive 2-player mode for the Winnitron 1000: the indie video game cabinet. KRUNCH demands concentration, delivers fast gameplay and will test fans of games such as Mega Man and VVVVVV. KRUNCH is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux!
- 100+ levels over 4 zones.
- Challenging boss chases.
- One frantic race to freedom.
- DRM-free: no copy protection, no ads, no IAP, no upsells, nada.
- Cross-platform: compatible with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
- made by two dudes, a musician and an artist... in coffee shops, kitchens and couches... with the support of family and friends.
- Powered by flixel
- Built with Ogmo Editor
KRUNCH can be played with gamepads and other USB devices by using a keyboard conversion program such as:
- Enjoy for Mac OS X
- JoyToKey for Windows
- Joy2Key for Linux
"KRUNCH has an awful lot to offer gamers who really enjoy punishing themselves." ★★★★☆
Posted by vieko on Apr 29th, 2013
It's difficult to not be immediately intrigued by the dark, foreboding atmosphere of KRUNCH, an indie game by LeGrudge and Rugged that puts a new spin on the familiar twitch platformer genre. In fact, this game of stressful close calls and peril-filled levels isn't a platformer; rather, I'd call it a 'floater'. Birthed from a Ludum Dare prototype, KRUNCH has an awful lot to offer gamers who really enjoy punishing themselves.
The premise of KRUNCH, much as I can glean from the intro and gameplay, is that the player takes the role of a small, floating sphere that has apparently been imprisoned by some nasty looking aliens. Given a small chance to escape, players gain control of the sphere and must skillfully escape the labyrinth in which they are trapped, avoiding spikes, sawblades, frickin' lasers, baddies, and hungry alien bosses. There's not much to the controls – standard directionals and a 'run' button, which I found amusing since a floating sphere doesn't have legs, but I digress. (You'll be “running” an awful lot, but watch your health meter. Did I mention running saps your health meter?)
Read the rest here: Rgcd.co.uk