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Synopsis
It has been 2 years since Koros and his allies defeated the demon Baetylus, spirit of the crimson meteor, sealing him away. However, their victory came at a great cost, Koros' friend Tayo's life. Now traveling the world seeking a new purpose as his divine focus has been achieved, Koros now works as a mercenary in the barren wastes of Morda Vael, seeking adventure wherever he goes. One day, he decides to set out on his most dangerous mission yet; to the defeat the diabolical "Almighty Lich" who plans to use an undead army to conquer the world. Will Koros succeed on his mission and be able to return to his friends, or will this mission be his last? What sorts of trickery await him within the crypt? Will he fall prey to the Lich's evil scheme? Find out in this short adventure RPG by KrimsonKatt productions!

Features
-Multiple endings based on your actions!
-Non linear dungeon exploration!
-Epic music from multiple famous franchises!
-A deep and complex battle system inspired by Octopath Traveler!
-Two optional secret bosses!
-Short and sweet experience you can finish within a single session!
-A story that finishes up the loose ends of Chronicles: Meteorfall and delivers a satisfying experiance!
-And more!

Characters

Koros

Gender: Genderfluid Male
Age: 21
Race: Dragonkin
Class: Blademaster
Element: Fire
Weapon: Chronoblade
Ultimate Skill: Infinity Blade/Zettaflash
Description: One of the legendary heroes who defeated the demon Baetylus and the evil warlord Ozma 2 years ago. He possesses the Firebrand, the mark of Valfa's
chosen, and has gone on many adventures both before and after his quest to stop
the crimson meteor. He is wise and resourceful, but also a bit hot headed. He
used to be extremely perverted two years ago, but has mostly gotten over that. He also enjoys crossdressing in private and occasionally every once and a while, and he's good at it too. He's also a huge fan of the "bunny bingo gang" idol group, believe it or not.

Chili

Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Race: Unknown
Class: Sorceress
Element: Dark
Weapon: Deathqueen
Ultimate Skill: Bohr Omega
Description: A mysterious woman who was found on the side of the road near the Lich's crypt. Possesses great knowledge about dark magick, or "elder magick" as she calls it, and is very shrewd, if strangely cheerful. Is Koros' closest ally on his quest through the crypt, and may be just as powerful if not more so than Koros himself.

The Lich

Gender: Unknown
Age: At least 3000
Race: Terror
Class: Necromancer
Element: Dark
Weapon: Unknown
Ultimate Skill: Unknown
Description: An immortal, ancient, undead mage who was said to grant people immortality during ancient times on request. Refusing to die, the mage used their largely unfinished immortality spell on themselves, turning them into the undead monstrosity you know them as today. They seek to consume all the world's people, and therefore, their knowledge, under their control in one united hive mind. Koros must stop them!

Fire Scourge

Gender: Male?
Age: Unknown
Race: Terror
Class: Pyromancer
Element: Fire
Weapon: Flame Whips
Ultimate Skill: Firestorm
Description: A massive, overgrown ghost who loves spicy food. Some say he used to be a famous chef when he was alive, others say that he was a serial killer famous for baking people alive, and some say he was both. Either way, he's a very dangerous foe, and now owns his own restaurant for the undead where the main course is YOU!

Ice Scourge

Gender: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Race: Terror
Class: Cyromancer
Element: Water
Weapon: Icy Spike
Ultimate Skill: Icestorm
Description: The smartest and fastest of the Lich's generals who knows more about Chili than he lets on. He repeats over and over that Chili is some sort of "traitor." What could that mean?

Thunder Scourge

Gender: None
Age: Many
Race: Amalgamate
Class: Chaos Warden
Element: Thunder
Weapon: Chaos Swarm
Ultimate Skill: Thunderstorm
Description: A mindless mass of many suffering minds and souls. It only has one instinct: destroy, but regardless of it's non-existent intelligence it is still one of the Lich's most powerful minions and is not to the trifled with. It constantly seeks it's own demise due to the constant pain it feels. Will you be the one to finally end it's suffering?

Anna

Gender: Female
Age: It's a secret!
Race: Human?
Class: Merchant
Element: Light
Weapon: Golden Bow
Ultimate Skill: Gilded Thorn
Description: A suave merchant girl who always seem to be at the right place at the right time, always ready to sell whatever goods she has in stock. She always seems to be in multiple places at once, with her many "sisters" working independently in every town and dungeon entrance. Who exactly is this mysterious woman? Is she is goddess? A multi-dimensional hive mind? A forgotten first dragon? We may never know.

Barbello

Gender: Ascended
Age: Infinite, (Zutara years) 20 (celestial years)
Race: Celestial
Class: Creator
Element: Celestial
Weapon: True Solaris
Ultimate Skill: True Infinity Overdrive
Description: The true creator of Zutara and progenitor of all life in the Zutara Multiverse. She was the one who spawned the seed that would form the World Tree, and her children are the gods Zophia and Elzakalas, one of pure light, the other of pure darkness. She appears often in the background of these various tales to inform of viewer (or player) of various things and important meta information. She also serves as the narrator of the events taking place, but rarely if ever interacts with her creations and if she does she's in disguise, at least to her creations, as they cannot grasp even her mere existence.

???

Description: A mysterious and creepy girl that looks a bit like Koros. Who is this woman? How is she connected to Koros? Does she even exist? Maybe, maybe not...


This original version of this game released in October 2019 as part of the "revive the dead" event. A later re-release using RPG Maker MZ was released in early 2021. This version, the 3.0 release that goes back to the MV engine, will be released in summer 2022.

Latest Blog

A new version has been made available!

Just to let anyone know, a new improved version of this game is currently live on this site. Remastered using RPG Maker MZ, this new version, Crypt Challenge EX, contains improved graphics, sound, and dialogue, a brand-new ending, completely re-done balance, and a brand new battle system. For any people who have already played this game and newcomers alike, come check out the definitive version of Crypt Challenge DX, Crypt Challenge EX!
  • Production
  • KrimsonKatt
  • RPG Maker MV
  • Adventure RPG
  • 10/10/2019 12:50 AM
  • 09/05/2022 10:12 PM
  • 08/31/2022
  • 18232
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I just finished it and... I actually had fun with it! It's not without its flaws though.

Once I started the game, I was having a lot of problems with the first encounters, mostly because enemies can cast very devastating spells, to the point that if I encounter a group of 4 enemies I just have to pray to the RNG gods so they won't cast many spells. I was worried that the rest of the game would be crazy hard just like this, but once I got a second character and a few levels under my belt, things started to get easier and easier. The problems with the difficulty didn't stop there though, I would best describe the difficulty like some kind of rollercoaster, with very easy parts because you can kill enemies in one single hit, and then enemies that don't die that easily and start to counterattack... hard. It doesn't help that you can access three different areas, but some are harder than others (And the easier is the one that's the farthest from the entrance, with the harder being the closest one.)

Speaking of which, there's a very serious bug in the ice section of the dungeon. The fires blocking your path require a certain amount of Frozen Shards, right? The problem is that they require the EXACT amount. That means that if you were grinding and grab more than necessary, the fire won't let you pass. You can't sell the shards either, so you'll be unable to complete that section forever. I had to use cheats to get past this serious flaw.

Aside from that, there's not much else to talk about. The battles are quick and fast, which is a blessing because the game can get a little grindy. The skills are powerful and very spammable (This can be good or bad depending on how you want to balance the game) though I was only using the area of effect attacks for common enemies, and boosted attacks for the bosses. Speaking of which, you really need some kind of tutorial for that boosting mechanic, because I wasn't really sure how it worked and it wasn't until the first boss that I actually made good use of it.

Overall, the game was short and relatively fun. It's far from perfect and the issues can make it hard to recommend, but I enjoyed my playthrough of it.
KrimsonKatt
Just a random catgirl on the internet.
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Thanks for the info @El_WaKa! I'll make sure to add in a tutorial for the boosting, fix the frozen shard glitch, and give the player a few hints on which order to do the areas. The first area can be a bit tricky due to an unknown bug that raises the encounter rate quite a bit, so it's best to save often. The Phantom Ball spell can be devastating as Koros,(the MC) is weak to the dark element, but if you use the apples you get you should be fine unless you get ambushed by a lot of ghosts at once. I think I should leave the 4 ghost encounter to later in the game as well as those other changes. Anyways thanks for the feedback. Version 1.1 should be out either late tonight (Tuesday November 5th) or tomorrow. (Wednesday November 6th) Sorry I couldn't post this sooner. I was on vacation since we were out of school Monday and Tuesday and I didn't have wifi or data until yesterday and RMN doesn't work good on phones so I had to wait until I got home at 6:30 tonight to use my computer. Hope you understand and thanks for the feedback!

Edit: Okay, the update is now live. I (hopefully) fixed a lot of the issues you had with the game. Thanks again for playing my game!
Didnt get far. Took me about 10 tries to get to the top of the first map because the random encounters can kill me very quickly with 400 damage magic attacks, and they always go first. At the top the game froze from a missing file as soon as i talked to the first NPC.
KrimsonKatt
Just a random catgirl on the internet.
2837
Huh, that wasn't supposed to happen. For a couple days, I had the wrong version up as main (0.1) which was bugged. If so, and if that problem was (probably) fixed a couple updates later, you should try the latest version. (1.3) I'll see what I can do if the problem does indeed exist on the latest version and notify you if or when the 1.4 update releases. Thanks for the feedback!
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