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Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colorful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Nooskewl
Based in Canada

Release date:
July 31 2014

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux
iOS
Android

Website:
nooskewl.ca/crystal-picnic

Available From:
$2.99 - Steam
$0.99 - App Store
$1.69 - Google Play

Description

Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!

History

Development of Crystal Picnic started in 2010. Some of the developers of Monster RPG 2 worked on a game that was scrapped, but the engine was kept for Crystal Picnic. The game was finished in 2014.

Features

  • Real-time battles
  • Lots of RPG elements
  • A humourous story in a unique setting
  • Tidy pixel graphics
  • A great soundtrack
  • Small download size
  • Playable in English, French, German and Korean

Videos

Crystal Picnic Trailer #3 YouTube

Crystal Picnic Trailer #2 YouTube

Crystal Picnic Trailer #1 YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "“The best kind of retro style games are the ones that are indistinguishable from games launched in cartridge form on the console they’re aping and in that regard Nooskewl’s insanely awesome SNES esque action rpg Crystal Picnic unequivocally succeeds.”"
    - Craig Forshey, Super Game Droid

Monetization Permission

Nooskewl allows for the contents of Crystal Picnic to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Crystal Picnic is legally & explicitly allowed by Nooskewl. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/crystal-picnic/presskit.


Soundtrack
The Crystal Picnic O.S.T. on Bandcamp. zoecoleman.bandcamp.com/album/egbert-frogberts-crystal-picnic-ost.

Novel
A novel based on the game. bardinelli.com/cpa.


About Nooskewl

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A tiny Canadian studio that combines the best of old and new. Get Game!

More information
More information on Nooskewl, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Crystal Picnic Credits

Trent Gamblin
Programming, level design, testing (lead)

Tony Huisman
Graphics, level design, testing

Zoe Coleman
Music, sound effects

John Bardinelli
Story, dialogue

Rémi Verschelde
French Translation

Thomas Faust
German Translation

dollppin
Korean Translation


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks