KRATER has all the right ingredients to be a hit: crafting, exploration, permadeth, and a style all its own. The adventure RPG from Fatshark is set in futuristic, post-apocalyptic Sweden, with gameplay reminiscent of a cross between Diablo, Baulder’s Gate, and a good ‘ol roguelike. The game was just released on Steam, so head over and check it out.

According to a press release, “KRATER is a lush post-apocalyptic top down RPG and the base pillars are crafting, exploration and consequence. Consequence brings not only the ability for the characters to level up and improve themselves, but also permanent injuries and death.”

The game is wonderfully colorful, which is a nice break from the typically dreary post-apocalyptic landscape (I’m looking at you, Fallout).

“We are very excited about inviting gamers to the world of KRATER, and experience the post-apocalyptic Sweden.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO and Executive Producer, Fatshark, in the press release.

“In KRATER death and injuries actually mean something. We want to bring back the feeling of being scared of dying from old school RPG’s,” Wahlund said.

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