• Register

Crimson Keep is a first person, action RPG. Descend into an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Locate the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it. The great power you find within could be your only hope of escape.


  • Randomized Content
    • Dungeon layouts
    • Enemies
    • Weapons, equipment, potions, scrolls
    • Traps, shrines
  • Engaging Combat
    • Weapons with different speeds, damage arcs, ranges.
    • Many abilities to choose from, useful for different combat situations.
    • Enemies that require special strategies such as hitting them in their weak point.
  • Paced Perfectly
    • Condense the enjoyment of an MMO's 1-60 grind into about an hour.
    • Frequently earn levels, new abilities, and new equipment, that empower the player.
  • Re-playability
    • Each run should take a player 50 to 90 minutes to complete.
    • With every victory new floors, enemies, classes, and bosses will be unlocked.
  • Hardcore Roguelike Elements
    • Permadeath
    • Cursed items
    • Hunger
    • Deities

Every drop of XP, every piece of loot, and every bit of damage you take could determine whether you survive, or succumb to The Keep's dark power.

You will die... Alot?

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Crimson Keep is coming out on PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch (Download) on November 29th!!

Steel yourselves, brave adventurers. The time to enter the Crimson Keep draws near! Explore, scavenge, and fight for survival. Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk below?

Yes, the wait is almost over...

Crimson Keep News 8-26-2018: Line of Sight Agro

Crimson Keep News 8-26-2018: Line of Sight Agro


Ian shows off changes to the enemy aggro system and talks about the status of the project.

Crimson Keep News 12-5-2017: Adding and Refining Content

Crimson Keep News 12-5-2017: Adding and Refining Content


This week Ian shows some random improvements to the game and UI.

Achievements and Unlockables

Achievements and Unlockables

News 4 comments

Ian talks about the inspiration for the achievements and unlockables in Crimson Keep, and how he plans to make them better than the achievements in many...

Features and Inspirations pt. 1

Features and Inspirations pt. 1


Ian goes back to the inspirations of Crimson Keep and talks about how they've influenced each feature of the game. (part 1)

Comments  (0 - 10 of 81)

and this is the thing: the game looks cool and 6 euros are few, I'm going to buy it :)

ps seriously a VR version would be crazy

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes

Wow, this game has really improved in any way possible!
I hope this game becomes a sccess, it has potential!

PS: An VR mode could benefit the game a lot (I don't know if you have talked about this before)
PS.2: What about adding "head bobbing"?, imo it makes First Person Games more inmersive.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
IanAtherton Creator

Thanks RaCuGa!!
VR would be cool, and we get a lot of questions about it because of the floating hands, but it's not something we're working on at the moment. If the game is successful when it comes out it's something we would consider though!

We do have some slight head bobbing in game, maybe it's difficult to notice?

Reply Good karma+2 votes

Very nice work, i use to enjoy this game in the ps. :-)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
IanAtherton Creator

Thanks moduser!

Reply Good karma+2 votes

Looks awesome, wanna play this! The artstyle hits the nail and gameplay seems fluid! I'll keep my eye on it :)

Was a little confused to see the flying hands though. Its not VR is/was it?!?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
IanAtherton Creator

Thanks Bastian! It's a stylistic choice that we'll probably change eventually?

Reply Good karma+1 vote

is this game going to be free found this one i was looking for new stuff cant wait to see how good this becomes keep up the awesome work guys

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
IanAtherton Creator

Hey Jake, it won't be free, but shouldn't be too expensive ;)

Reply Good karma+2 votes

I come here again and again to check up on progress, and I always find that the game is still being developed further and further. I love the way it looks like it will turn out and hope it becomes a success.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
IanAtherton Creator

Thanks for the kind words pie! Comments like this make it that much more rewarding!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Profile
Crimson Keep
Windows, XONE, PS4, Switch
Team Crimson
Merge Games
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Community Rating



0 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single Player

Latest tweets from @crimsonkeep, @neckbeardninjas

CRIMSON KEEP IS OUT!!!! Tinylink.net Tinylink.net Shout out to @Aradune and @GraybeardGamesT.co

Nov 29 2018 by crimsonkeep

Steel yourselves, brave adventurers. The time to enter the Crimson Keep draws near! Preorder on @NintendoAmerica Sw… T.co

Nov 26 2018 by crimsonkeep


Sep 12 2018 by crimsonkeep

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist Youtu.be Crimson Keep News 8-26-2018: Line of Sight Agro

Aug 26 2018 by crimsonkeep

Monster line of sight Dev Log! Youtu.be

Aug 26 2018 by crimsonkeep

Another adventurer is claimed by the Crimson Keep. #gamedev #unity3d #screenshotsaturday #indiedev T.co

Aug 17 2018 by crimsonkeep

#Mars is super bright tonight, and I guess an eclipse, cool.

Jul 27 2018 by crimsonkeep

I give up. #3WordsICannotStand

Jul 26 2018 by crimsonkeep

RT @CrimsonKeep: Barrels are full of surprises! #indiedev #gamedev #unity3d T.co

Sep 21 2016 by neckbeardninjas

RT @CrimsonKeep: The Battlecage Skeleton! Is it too spoopy? #gamedev #unity3d #indiedev #screenshotsaturday T.co

Sep 17 2016 by neckbeardninjas

Embed Buttons
Link to Crimson Keep by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Crimson Keep
Last Update
249 members
You may also like
Cubers: Arena
Cubers: Arena Hack 'n' Slash
Project Ghost Knight
Project Ghost Knight Hack 'n' Slash
Nature's Wanderer
Nature's Wanderer Hack 'n' Slash
Runic Rampage
Runic Rampage Hack 'n' Slash
Upside-Down Dimensions
Upside-Down Dimensions Hack 'n' Slash
Looterkings Hack 'n' Slash