Rhythm roguelike Crypt of the Necrodancer hits Steam Early Access on July 30

Rhythm-based roguelike indie Crypt of the Necrodancer is coming to Steam Early Access on July 30, developer Ryan Clark of Brace Yourself Games told Polygon today.

Crypt of the Necrodancer will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Players can purchase custom Necrodancer-themed dance pads — the same kind used to demo the game at various shows in the past year — to go with the game, as it is playable with traditionally controllers or in a manner similar to Dance Dance Revolution.

In the game, players will explore dungeons in time with the music, taking out enemies with spells and attacks as they journey to recapture the heroine's heart from an evil entity. For more details on how this kind of gameplay works, check out our interview with Clark from PAX East.

Additionally, Brace Yourself Games is hosting a charity contest next week in which more than 70 Twitch and YouTube streamers will be participating. Between July 21-30, the NecroThron will award six different charities from a $11,500 prize pool throughout the week, as well as provide individual prizes for participants with the highest scores. More details on the event can be found at its dedicated page.

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