The unusual, trendy Cryptmaster has launched on Steam, a text-driven graphical dungeon crawler with a hanging black-and-white aesthetic. The pitch?  The whole lot in Cryptmaster is managed by saying something you would like. Typing in a phrase is what offers you powers, solves puzzles, and strikes your game ahead.

Nyx the ocean witch, for instance, can deal additional injury utilizing the letters in your enemy’s identify—so an enemy named Babbler would take numerous injury with an invocation based mostly on the letter B. That is not an actual instance from Cryptmaster however could as effectively be.

PC Gamer’s Mollie Taylor vastly loved her time with the Cryptmaster demo throughout Steam Subsequent Fest this previous February. She discovered, for instance, making individuals eat issues to be very efficacious—amongst much less mature pursuits.

“I am freshly lifeless and being bugged by a necromancer, however I can not assist however repeatedly stand among the many skulls and particles and say the identical factor again and again. Sexy. Sexy. Sexy. Sexy. In a game where I am required to sort my means by a scraggly noir dungeon, I am abruptly adopting the comedic intelligence of a teenage boy. With out considering, my fingers skate throughout my keyboard to pen an actual banger: Poop. The necromancer emerges, cloaking my whole display screen and proceeds to monologue about my alternative of language. Simply the response my foolish little goblin mind needed,” she stated.

There’s loads of enjoyable to find in right here. There are bizarre blobs of goo, tuxedo-wearing undead butlers, a unusually flirty toad. This isn’t an exhaustive checklist, merely a consultant one. The entire thing is presided over by the eponymous Cryptmaster, a necromancer who has a hell of quite a bit to say and is making you crawl this dungeon.

Yow will discover Cryptmaster on Steam  where it is $25, 10% off till Might 23. There is a demo, so plunge right in for that.