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Genre: Action, Arcade
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Dec 12, 2012 @ 9:18pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:40pm

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KRUNCH Greenlit Today
KRUNCH featured on The Humble Store!
Release date: December 21, 2012
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 began as a prototype for Mini Ludum Dare 21: "Greatest Fear". From the very beginning, we were after recreating the rush, the claustrophobic sense of desperation, like the walls are closing in. We worked over the weekend and completed a very basic prototype with 15 levels.

- 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 is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux! It comes in 3 flavours:
- Game Only
- Game + Soundtrack
- Collector's Edition which includes:
-- Large Format Jewel Box
-- KRUNCH Game on DVD
-- KRUNCH Soundtrack on CD
-- KRUNCH Comic Book 32 pages
-- KRUNCH Art Print signed + numbered
-- Poster of all Boss Maps 14" by 9.5"
-- KRUNCH Stickers
-- Wallpapers

Can I play KRUNCH with gamepads, controllers and such devices?
You can play KRUNCH with gamepads, controllers and other USB devices by using a keyboard conversion program.
The following free options are available:
- Enjoy for Mac OS X
- JoyToKey for Windows
- Joy2Key for Linux
PLEASE NOTE: we are looking into built-in support for gamepads

What others are saying about KRUNCH
Originally posted by IndependentGaming:
KRUNCH is such a polished game, it is hard to believe that it’s the first release from Canadian developers LeGrudge & Rugged (Vieko Franetovic & Michael Lohaus). Easy to learn and difficult to master, KRUNCH has the feel of a lost arcade classic. It has been compared to VVVVVV and Super Meat Boy, and it is similar to those games in its difficulty and urgency, but KRUNCH has its own distinct style and identity. - Paul Hack

Originally posted by Destructoid:
Aimed at fans of games such as VVVVVV and Super Meat Boy, LeGrudge & Rugged's Krunch is not for the faint of heart.- Jordan Devore

Originally posted by IndieStatik:
If you're looking for a new game to make you throw your controller to the ground in frustration, á la Super Meat Boy and classic Mega Man games, be sure to keep an eye out for KRUNCH. - Ryan McLaughlin

Originally posted by Destructoid:
KRUNCH: death is but the next great adventure! (8/10) - Patrick Hancock

Originally posted by JayIsGames:
KRUNCH from LeGrudge & Rugged is going to make you growl in frustration. The good kind of frustration. The kind that VVVVVV, Super Meat Boy, and the Kairoshi series bestows upon you. - John Bardinelli

Originally posted by Gamezebo:
Great style. Enjoyable, hectic gameplay. Wonderful soundtrack. - Mike Rose
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:47pm
Who's the most interested!
Feb 19, 2014 @ 7:51pm
Obligatory Steam Keys thread.
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PsychoRazor17 Mar 1, 2014 @ 8:27pm 
I learned about this game on the Infinite Ammo Podcast!
oshho | Twitch 🛐 Feb 21, 2014 @ 8:06am 
VoicesSay†oKill Feb 19, 2014 @ 11:30pm 
THE LIGHT IS GREEN THE LIGHT IS GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:drizzle:

C4nn1b4l Feb 19, 2014 @ 3:27pm 
ヒグマル Feb 19, 2014 @ 3:07pm 
God, fucking finally! Congrats!
I don't understand how it could take so long for this game to be greenlit.
ifwinterends Feb 19, 2014 @ 1:14pm 
Greenlit finally, congratulations! :HangingController:
CrazyCrumbCake Feb 8, 2014 @ 7:40am 
looks awesome
Daeds Feb 2, 2014 @ 12:16pm 
This game is really good, and it bothers me a bit that it has yet to be greenlit. I got it via IndieGameStand early last year, and it was honestly one of my favorite games that I had the chance to play in 2013. The visuals are, in my opinion, awesome in action. The gameplay is very hard, but it's also quite fair, much in the way that SMB is. And the soundtrack alone makes the game worth purchasing. It's a must play for indie and retro fans. This needs to be greenlit. Soon!
TomasB Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:50am 
loki Jan 23, 2014 @ 9:29pm 
love it. its simple to learn and sweet pain to beat and very fun.