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Sequel to the game Strike: In the Crystal Crypt which was made for Mark Brown's GMTK Gamejam in 2017, Strike II: Return to the Crypt is a fast-paced rogue-lite beat-em-up/shooter.

Unlock new characters and items, collect power-ups and equipment, and attempt to gather gather wishes by defeating the infamous Last King in the depths of the Crypt! But beware, for if your health drops to zero, a greater foe will appear to take your life!

The game was made entirely by Benjamin Maksym (aka Linker) over the course of around two years. The project was developed within Game Maker Studio. Keyboard and mouse controls are recommended, but controller is also supported (though there's no button-remapping for controllers, and it's liable to be buggy, so bear that in mind!)

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Strike 2 Installer.zip 34 MB

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Hey, the game seems pretty neat.  But I kinda wish full screen worked.  For some reason when try and alt-enter into fullscreen it just exits out again if the game isn't in a menu.  

I also had to unplug my controller to get the game working at all.  When the controller was plugged in I couldn't use the mouse and keyboard to select items in the menu and the controller itself wouldn't allow me to dodge so I couldn't get past the tutorial.  

I'd like to spend more time with the game, but I'm having difficulties because I keep clicking outside the window. 

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Huh. Not sure why fullscreen isn't working, but I'll definitely look into it! As for the controller issues, all I can really do at this point is apologize; the in-game support isn't great, I know, and I'm not experienced enough with doing controller support to make it much better, but I'll also give it a look-see and see what I can do.

EDIT: So, I've pushed a new update to the game. Hopefully fullscreen will work now, and navigating the menu/dashing with controller will be easier! My apologies for any inconvenience, and I hope you continue to enjoy Strike II!