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Phantom Brigade is a turn-based mech strategy game from the NecroDancer crew

As much as I appreciate Harebrained Scheme's recent BattleTech game, my robo-tactical heart will forever belong to Square Enix's Front Mission series. If Crypt Of The NecroDancer studio Brace Yourself Games are trying to win that me over with their turn-based mech game Phantom Brigade, I can say that it's working better than flowers. Phantom Brigade has been around for a while. First unveiled in…

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NecroDancer devs go city-building in Industries of Titan

The studio behind groovy dungeon crawler Crypt of the Necrodancer have announced their next game, and it is very much not what I'd expect. Industries of Titan [official site] blasts off to the Saturnian moon to build cities, build factories, build an economy, and maybe build warships to deal with rivals in extremely hostile takeovers. Yup, it's a city-building economy-o-strat-a-war 'em up sort of doodad,…

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Crypt of the NecroDancer expansion boogies out

After almost six months practising its moves in front of the early access mirror, the new 'Amplified' expansion for Crypt of the NecroDancer [official site] is ready to hit the dancefloor. The prequel DLC launched last night, bringing a new story, a new zone, protagonist, enemies, items, songs, and more to the dungeon-crawling rhythm game. More of a good game is good. Here, have a…

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Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Amplified boogies into Early Access

Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the Necrodancer [official site] was one of my games of the year back in 2015. It would probably have made the list for the shopkeeper's song alone but the game itself is ace, beat-based combat. Anyhoodle, the base game now has DLC prequel, Amplified, available in early access as the devs fine tune the experience.

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Feature: Dancing with death

Impressions: Crypt of the Necrodancer

Crypt of the Necrodancer blends roguelikes with rhythm action, neatly makes that wild concept work, and is out on Early Access today. I’ve been dipping my twitching toes in and out of it for the last couple of weeks. I’ve long been aware of my own challenging relationship with rhythm – although I did take a certain pride in people moving away from my frenzied,…

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Roguey Is A Dancer: Crypt Of The Necrodancer

I'm exploring the disco dungeons of Crypt of the Necrodancer right now, though I'm saving words for a little closer to its Early Access release. I'll say just this for now: you're going to see photos of me using a dance mat, and for that you have my eternal pity. Dancemats (official Necrodancer variants of which are now for sale) are not the only way…

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Feature: Dungeon Dungeon Revolution

IGF Factor 2014: Crypt Of The Necrodancer

Er. We didn't entirely plan that well, did we? The IGF Awards have been and gone, but our series of interviews with the finalists in the 2014 version of the world's premier indie competition continue. Moonwalking excitedly up to the plinth this time is Brace Yourself's appealingly mad roguelike/rhythm action mash-up, Crypt of the Necrodancer . Read on for how to play the bally thing,…

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You Dancing? Crypt Of The NecroDancer Pre-Order Trailer

You might think that Crypt Of The NecroDancer is being cute by combining a dance floor with a dungeon. That it's one of those mash-ups that people seem to like nowadays. That they're taking one thing and another thing and making a rhythm-action roguelike with it. You're so wrong it hurts. Turning a dance floor into a dungeon, making the player move through the throng…

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Crypt Of The NecroDancer Combines DDR, Roguelikes

Back in my day, combining chocolate and peanut butter was the height of invention. Anything beyond that, incidentally, was viewed as witchcraft punishable to the fullest extent of the law – which at that point basically meant having your limbs tied to very determined geese as they yanked you in various directions until it hurt a little. Now, though, we live in a lawless “progressive”…

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