Butterscotch Shenanigans Launches Crafting RPG Crashlands on Mobile

Crashlands sees players collect resources, defeat enemies and craft new objects as they attempt to survive on an alien planet.

Butterscotch Shenanigans has launched Crashlands on iOS and Android. The crafting RPG sees players collect resources, defeat enemies and craft new objects as they attempt to survive on an alien planet.

In Crashlands, players become Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery truck driver whose ship is attacked by an alien named Hewgodooko, and is left to survive in the wilderness. Players begin with a small base, and can explore their surroundings to collect crafting materials like logs, sticks and reeds, as examples, which can be used to craft items for building the base (flooring, walls and doors, as examples), as well as offensive and defensive items for Flux.

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Players will unlock new crafting stations and crafting recipes as they progress, with items including decorative pieces for the base, like tables and chairs, as examples, as well as stronger items for Flux. While some crafting ingredients can be found lying on the ground, others must be gathered by defeating monsters. In total, players can unlock over 500 craftable items as they play, with no inventory limits to prevent users from progressing.

The game has four difficulty settings to suit different players, which impact how difficult monsters are to defeat. Gamers can collect healing items in the world and use these to survive.

As players explore and uncover more of the world’s map (the game offers three procedurally-generated biomes), they’ll unlock teleportation pads, which can be used to quickly move around uncovered areas of the world, or move back to base. In addition, players can find eggs in the world, and incubate and hatch these to receive pets. Users can create items to make their pets stronger.

Crashlands has been in development for almost two years. The project began as an escape for the three brothers behind Butterscotch Shenanigans, when one brother, Sam Coster, was diagnosed with cancer.

SocialTimes asked Sam Coster, who is now in remission, what it’s like finally seeing the game released:

It’s surreal. We’re sitting here, all together in the same room (which is a rarity, since Adam lives in Texas), just enjoying one another’s company and watching the Internet explode with love for this thing. It honestly couldn’t feel better.

Crashlands is available to download for $4.99 on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.