Listen to some sweet Crashlands tunes while you read about the game:
Fight and tame alien beasts, craft resources into menacing weaponry, befriend the outlandish locals, and go toe-to-chin with a world-domineering maniac. Now with 2-player couch co-op!
Crashlands is an adventure-crafting RPG driven by an epic story arc. From the moment gameplay begins you'll be thrust PELVIS-FIRST into an insane tale complete with a cast of personality-bloated characters. And what good would those characters be if they could do things for themselves? The Crashlands cast is totally helpless, thus providing you with endless questing opportunities.
Make tools and stations to break down the resources of the planet, discover new recipes in the process, and then BUILD ALL THE THINGS as you explore the world. Craftables get ever more elaborate and ridiculous: harvest using bombs, put your pet on a Laser Leash, and become the master of TIME AND SPACE.
And you know what crafting means: INVENTORY MANAGEMENT! OH YEAH! Spend countless hours organizing countless chests each filled with countless and mostly-useless items. OH WAIT NO THAT SUCKS, so you don't have to do any of that in Crashlands. There is NO inventory management: you’ll always have the things you want right when you want them.
Sure, you can create armor and weaponry. That's just standard RPG stuff. But you can also ENHANCE your bad-assery with a host of gadgets that shoot fire, pull lightning from the aether, poison the crap out of everything, make you fly, and even MODIFY THE VERY FLOW OF SPACETIME.
Every creature in Crashlands has a unique attack combo you'll need to learn so that you can defeat it in battle. Do the ol’ Crashlands DANCE OF DEATH to win battles and get those hard-won creature-parts for your crafting. Bossfights add even more spice to your near-death experiences.
Not only can you harvest crafting components from creatures, you can also find creature eggs. Take that egg back to your base, give it some time to incubate, and hatch your very own baby death machine. Use your new pet as arm candy, a sidekick in battle, and even as a crafting station!
Crashlands consists of three infinitely-large, procedurally-generated biomes: the Savannah, Bawg, and Tundra. Each has its own cast of creatures, resources, and sentient beings for you to dominate. Okay, we lied about it being infinite. But seriously, Crashlands is really, really big. It would take years to fully explore.
You’ll obviously want an epic base to hold your massive collection of tamed beasts, crafting stations, and decorative pillows. AW YEAH, BASEBUILDING, where you slowly plod around, repeatedly open-and-close and dig through your enormous inventory, and ever-so-painstakingly assemble your masterpiece. OH WAIT. Base-building in Crashlands doesn’t suck. It's more like finger painting. Just pop open Build Mode, enjoy the soothing muzak, and INSTANTLY build your living quarters!
So, Crashlands is a crafting game with no inventory, a delightful build mode, an epic story, tameable pets, and a glorious combat system. IS THAT NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU!? What if we throw in 2-player couch co-op, cross-platform cloudsaves, and fishing? DONE.
Crashlands has been in development for about two years. It started as a cathartic escape for the three brothers behind Butterscotch Shenanigans after Sam, the artist, got diagnosed with cancer in November 2013. A month before we launched the game, Sam was finally told that he is in remission (and still is today), so it's been an emotional journey!