“I've had this game idea about a hermit crab that wears trash as a shell for like 6 years and nobody would let me do it.” said Nick Kaman, Art Director at Aggro Crab. “They would say things like ‘We don't have the budget’ or ‘You literally just drew a picture of a crab on a paper towel.’ That's when Kowloon Nights came in with a fat stack of cash and bankrolled this dumb game about crabs eating garbage and fighting other crabs during the end of the world. Now Another Crab’s Treasure is real and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I love this game.”
Today’s reveal provided a first look at the gameplay and world of Another Crab’s Treasure. As Kril, players will explore an undersea society that has entered a period of garbage-fueled prosperity, and discover the dark forces of industry and pollution placing it under threat. As a Hermit Crab, Kril often changes his shell to suit his needs, and players will find various pieces of garbage of all shapes and sizes to wear as shells on their epic quest.
“We set out to create a game inspired by the challenge of games like Elden Ring or Sekiro that’s a bit more approachable to people who suck at those games (like us) while still respecting the challenge and threatening atmosphere that makes them so enticing,” explains Caelan Pollock, Narrative Director at Aggro Crab. “We think there’s way more room for innovation in soulslikes than is currently being realized—it doesn’t have to be a grimdark medieval castle every time! Everything from our whimsical graphics to our over-the-top soundtrack to our character-driven storytelling serves to expand the genre in ways we think both longtime fans of souls games and new players will appreciate.”
Another Crab’s Treasure is a soulslike adventure set in a crumbling underwater world plagued by a mysterious curse. As Kril the hermit crab, you’ll need to wear the trash around you as shells to withstand attacks from enemies many times your size. Embark on an epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell, and discover the dark secrets behind the polluted ocean.
- Challenging yet approachable soulslike combat
- A grand undersea world to explore
- Over 50 shells to try on and fend off attackers
- Smite your enemies with powerful Umami Magic
- Way Too Many Crabs
For screenshots and more check out the press kit.
Find the game on Steam: s.team/a/1887840
Find the game on Switch: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/another-crabs-treasure-switch/
About Aggro Crab
Aggro Crab is a game studio based in Seattle, WA founded in 2019. They focus on colorful games that have punchy action and a meaningful message - with a “vibes-first design.”
They’re best known for their first game Going Under, a third-person roguelite about exploring dungeons themed around failed tech startup ideas. They also published Subway Midnight from Bubby Darkstar on PC, because why not?! They’re now hard at work on Game 2, Another Crab’s Treasure.
For more information on Aggro Crab visit: https://aggrocrab.com/. Find them on Twitter and TikTok.