The Anacrusis is free to play for a limited time

The Anacrusis is free to play for a limited time

The Anacrusis is free to play for a limited time

Valve writer Chet Faliszek’s Stray Bombay studio co-op shooter The Anacrusis is free to play this weekend.


The Anacrusisa four-player cooperative Early Access FPS clearly inspired by left 4 Dead, is currently in the middle of a free-to-play weekend. It’s getting harder and harder to get attention for indie games. Multiplayer games, particularly early access games on Steam, have turned to free-to-play sessions to combine marketing efforts and testing. The Anacrusis is the latest example, and a co-op player shouldn’t miss it.


Originally launched in January 2022, The anacrusis promised to take about 9-12 months Early Access to expand and test before fully launching. A year later and The anacrusis is still not quite finished, but developer Stray Bombay wants to bring his game to more people. Stray Bombay hasn’t spent the last year sleeping though. 26 different updates for have been released The Anacrusis and is now showing signs of slowing down. It’s not entirely clear how much more of The Anacrusis Stray Bombay wants to work on it before full launch, but the game is closer to full launch than ever.

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That’s why Stray Bombay is so confident about hosting a free Steam weekend right now. The anacrusis will be available to download and play for free until 10:00 am PT Monday morning. The full game as currently available is freely accessible. No part of it is retained. It’s just Stray Bombay wanting more people to see The anacrusis everything is about.

Included in the current version The anacrusis are four episodes of story-driven co-op action, as well as three maps of holdout mode for more challenging gameplay. There’s also an Infinity Pass for meta progression, a “bazillion” weapons to try out, special enemies to fight, and much more to experience. The Anacrusis Based on an “AI Driver” controller for all aspects of the game, it ensures that every playthrough is a unique experience that is challenging, memorable and fun.

This is also described as just the “first season” of The anacrusis, a story revolving around Nessa, Guion, Liu and Lance, who are survivors of an alien attack on a giant spaceship. That means there are more of them The anacrusis to come even after the game has fully started. Stray Bombay clearly has big plans The anacrusis in the future.

Stray Bombay was created in 2019 by Chet Faliszek and Dr. Kimberly Voll founded. Faliszek is known as a key writer for Valve, having worked on portal 2 and the left 4 Dead games. Voll, who has since left Stray Bombay, built The anacrusis‘ AI Driver brings the cooperative shooter to life. Try the game for free on Steam today and see if The anacrusis is as special as the players say.

The anacrusis is available in Early Access on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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