Crawl Gets Diddy Dune Worms

Crawl [official site], I think it’s worth saying, gets the much lauded Gera Prize For Good Characters And Stuff. This is the game that produced the most eerily realistic albeit 2D cartoon rendering of Gabe Newell of all time. And now a nice and hefty update has come its way, bringing with it baddies of a more Dune-Meets-Ancient Greece variety. Or alternatively, Beetlejuice-Meets-Xena, or a different reference you build yourself depending on age and Nerd Pedigree.

The big addition to the game is that minotaurs and burrowing worms, which previously existed in the game as baddies of a lesser degree, now have ultimate forms.

“Greater Spikewurms gore with a bony tongue before tunnelling to safety, and our Horned Beast wields two immense cleavers or grinds flesh under cloven hoof with a powered-up Minotaur-style charge,” says Powerhoof’s Barney Cumming.

You also get a nice load of bug fixes and, what may be my favourite in this list of tweaks, a fix for “Frog Necklace turning you into a frog way too often.” (BEEN THERE, GURL.)

A full run down of all the new additions and fixes can be found here.


  1. geldonyetich says:

    I take it this has nothing to do with the roguelike game of the same name. I have a hard time saying which one deserves the name because the roguelike has a lot more depth to it.

    • Catweasel says:

      It sure makes for an initially misleading title, since I am much more familiar with the roguelike.

      • LTK says:

        To be fair, this game is called Crawl and the roguelikes you might know as Crawl have full names of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, or if you go further back, Linley’s Dungeon Crawl.

    • vahnn says:

      This game looks like more fun.

    • Bugamn says:

      It’s always so confusing, isn’t? I always open thinking it is the roguelike and then I see this game. Now, this game does look interesting, but I never get news on old roguelikes here.