While Dark & Darker might’ve captured the hearts of players late last year, games like Project Crawl are also seeking to try and capitalize on it. The new dungeon crawler from Mithril Studio has no scheduled release date, but players will be able to try the game during an Alpha period that will last from Sep. 27 to Sep. 29.
The first Alpha playtest for Project Crawl is only allowing players who complete a special survey ahead of the download period starting on Sep. 26. Once approved, you’ll be able to download the alpha playtest version of the game, which will only give you access to the title during that period. Project Crawl will only be available on Steam during the Alpha, so players should only apply if they are on PC.
With this being an Alpha test, there are likely to be more in the future as Mithril Games works to polish and further develop its systems based on the results from this. If it follows in the shoes of similar games recently, there could be a range of more available early access periods as Project Crawl gets further along in development.
Mithril Games is working to create a thrilling experience that combines the fun of RPG roles with survival and escape mechanics. Aesthetically it looks similar to other titles, but it will be interesting to see how this title distinguishes itself in the wider extraction genre.