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The Crackpet Show

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Vixa Games
Release Date: 2022

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'The Crackpet Show' Delayed Until 2022, Comes To Steam Early Access in December - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2021 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT

Team up with up to 4 players and take on the role of gunned up and insanely freaky animals ready to gut up enemies just to gain fame in the World’s Biggest bullet-hell Show!

The Crackpet Show is a high-powered hybrid of the bullet-hell shooter and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.

An apocalyptic event that occurred without warning changing the fate of the planet as we know by annihilating mankind. It turned the surface into a hazardous area poisoning and mutating all creatures that managed to survive the catastrophe. Those creatures became the main habitats of the devastated world and among them are the worst kind - The Crackpets!

The world as we know collapses, governments and civilizations fall, the new age dawns, and entire swaths of people are extinct… Rules, laws, relationships, etiquette, habits - everything about society has been remade and formed novum that no one could predict in their wildest dreams - everyone solely survives on entertainment. Their definition of “fun” is completely different from what it used to mean. The animals created the only way to satisfy their urges of enjoyment.

Their crazy brains invented a TV Show that is broadcasted worldwide! Some of the creatures spiral into madness, some discover the insatiable lust for entertainment others use their craziness to provide it. Silly mutated brains decided to choose a leader and they have decided to choose in their own wicked way. The TV Show where the most insane champions take part is not only to provide an epic blast - it's the only thing that is left in this world.

Champions known as The Crackpets take part in deadly arena matches to satisfy the urges of cruelty, greed, and carnage - basic pandemonium of wickedness which in the new dictionary is the definition of fun. Victory is only secondary here, what matters is to become the ultimate hero of the masses. The number one is chosen by the spectrum of fame, likes, approval, skills, tricks, uncontrollable wickedness, and ability to round up the masses thanks to the non-controlled bloodshed.

Up to four champions can enter the arena and cooperate to survive enemies and bosses like DJ Horse, Hugger, Junk Queen and that’s just the start! Get through each of the seasons in the most roguelike bullet-hell way possible, oh and obviously don't forget about mayhem... Get the full recognition from watching psycho-brains by creating epiccarnage!

So gear up, invite your friends, and get involved in the most creepy, post-apocalyptic, rogue-like bloodbath!

Publisher Ravenage Games and developer Vixa Games announced that The Crackpet Show will enter Steam Early Access on December 16, 2021 and will remain so for 3-6 months.

“The first two seasons (12 episodes) are completed and have been through a QA testing stage. We feel that the first two seasons are very close to release state, all core systems such as sponsors, map generator, weapons, perks, upgrades and fame system are in place and ready to go. We are implementing a different shooting/aiming/dodging style to the bullet-hell genre and we are curious to hear feedback from our community and make sure it is finely balanced.”

“We want to fill the game with more content – new maps, bosses, enemies, weapons, perks, specials and other features. Also, with the help of the community and their feedback, we’ll be making adjustments to the gameplay and continuing to make quality of life improvements to the game.”

Key Features:

  • Performance matters, victory is only secondary - Impress the audience by creating uncontrollable chaos and get more likes and fame with each kill. The more the merrier! In the end, there can be only one winner. 
  • Teamplay! - Gather up to 4 friends, hack & slash together through enemies, and win the hearts of your fans (not literally). Team up, share the loot (when the time comes fight for it), and even revive your partners when dead. There can be only one star but that star will need sidekicks
  • Monotony not in the dictionary - procedurally generated maps, numerous enemies, collection of weapons, items, and perks - more with each passing episode of the show! Choose one of four available starting classes (Assault, Engineer, Medic & Tank) and play with your favorite Crackpet (Bunny, Cowie, Rusty, Sharky). Discover different combinations of weapons, perks, and items that will turn you into the killing machine the crowd wants! If you don’t want to become a red spot on the ground, before advancing on to the harder chapters of the show it is also a good idea to upgrade them so you can get a bit of advantage on start. All you need to create the overwhelming bloodshed is right there waiting for you.
  • Nostalgic inspiration - The gore and graphics are a reflection of the characters' lust for blood and their craziness which brings us to sweet and creepy Happy Tree Friends inspired characters and the crazy show that must go on! The post-apocalyptic hype train will soon take off!
  • Lights, camera, and action! - Pure roguelike hack & slash action until the last episode of the Show! Slice, poison, trap, shot, nuke, dash - no holds barred - epic carnage must be created! Star needs trophies, trophies drop from the bosses. Now go slay everything and become a champion!

The Crackpet Show is coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation and Xbox and PC (Steam) in 2022.

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