Based in Canada
July 31 2014
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!
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.
- 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
Crystal Picnic Trailer #3 YouTube
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Crystal Picnic Trailer #1 YouTube
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- "“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
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The Crystal Picnic O.S.T. on Bandcamp. zoecoleman.bandcamp.com/album/egbert-frogberts-crystal-picnic-ost.
A novel based on the game. bardinelli.com/cpa.
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Crystal Picnic Credits
Programming, level design, testing (lead)
Graphics, level design, testing
Music, sound effects