Eye-catching Early Access title Crawl receives its first major update: Demon Lord

Looks like my weekend plans have been made for me

Talented Melbourne-based indie developer Powerhoof has announced that its delightful local (for now?) multiplayer game Crawl is getting a fairly substantial update titled Demon Lord.

Notable changes include, but are not limited to:

  • New monsters to control! A powerful flying demon, a venomous scorpion, a ghost girl slinging a magic flame, and an undead lord able to summon zombies at will!
  • Each deity you worship now gives you a unique buff, and there are 4 more to choose from! Inhabit the blobs you’ve spawned as a ghost.
  • Improved controls for bows and crossbows – Hold down attack button to aim, then release to fire.
  • New traps, new items, and a revamped potion system.

This is just a small sampling of the things Powerhoof has added or fixed in the latest update. If you’d like a detailed list of the changes, take a look at the latest post on the community forums.

Crawl is a multiplayer-centric competitive dungeon crawler done up in a gorgeous retro aesthetic with a killer soundtrack by freelancer Alex Yoder. If you’re curious about how the game’s mechanics work, make sure to check out Jordan’s previous article to find out more. The game is currently in Early Access on Steam and for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Rob Morrow