Neato alien shootin’ cooperative FPS The Anacrusis released as early access a few weeks ago, and studio Stray Bombay seems pretty happy to announce that over 200,000 players have killed over a billion aliens. The Anacrusis has been available as Early Access and/or Game Preview on Steam and PC Game Pass since January 13th. The Anacrusis is doing a “really weird” early access, which has cross-platform, cross-storefront play and metaprogression, among other things.
Stray Bombay is the studio developing The Anacrusis. It was founded by Chet Faliszek, who wrote for Valve during the Left 4 Dead days, and Kimberly Voll, who was a designer for Riot Games.
The Anacrusis is an bright and shiny 1970s retrofuture, where everything is all post-mid-century and modernist and also there’s alien blood all over everything because your neat space cruise has been very much interrupted. There’s also a black hole gun thing, which I very much like and which makes lots of aliens go crunch splat.