Crawl Wiki







Release Date

August 6th, 2014

Current Build

v0.11.00 (Vengeful Spectre)

Crawl is a competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters. Kill the hero to instantly swap places, and it's your turn to crawl! It's a race to gain enough experience and loot to take on the dungeon's boss, cooperatively controlled by the other players!


Crawl started with an event dubbed "The Multijam". A group of game-dev buddies made a bunch of local-multiplayer games and got together at Dave's place to play them all. Barney's entry was the then titled "4P RPG", which he made in a few days using Multimedia Fusion. It immediately proved to be a winning formula, and so Crawl was born! In March 2013 Dave and Barney formed Powerhoof and work on Crawl started in earnest.

In March 2014, Crawl was approved for distribution on Steam via Greenlight.


  • Same-screen multiplayer arcade action for 2-4 players. (Initially local-multiplayer only.)
  • Turbo charged dungeon crawling - Each half-hour game starts as pitiful weaklings struggle against rats and slugs. By the end you're taking down powerful magic-wielding heroes with giant beasts and undead warriors.
  • Every game is unique - Equip your hero with loads of weaponsspells, and artifacts as you explore randomly generated dungeons.
  • Dozens of unique monsters to unlock and master.
  • Play with controllers, keyboard and mouse.
  • Hone your skills against bots while you wait for your friends to arrive!
  • Original 8-bit meets orchestral soundtrack by Alex Yoder.
  • Developed in Unity.
  • On PC, Mac and Linux.
  • A list of more features to come can be seen here: Upcoming Features

Steam Greenlight Trailer[]

Minimum System Requirements[]

  • OS (Windows): Windows XP (sp2) or later
  • OS (Mac): Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • OS (Linux): Ubuntu - glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit 
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent 
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics or equivalent, capable of Shader Model 2.0 
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c 
  • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space 
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended