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Welcome to Crucible

Crucible is a team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make. Each match in Crucible is a fight for survival and control. Not only will you be going toe-to-toe with your fellow competitors, but you’ll have to adapt and overcome all the challenges the planet itself throws your way. You and your teammates will need to work together to take down alien creatures, capture objectives, and pursue your opponents in search of victory.


Whether you prefer to bring an axe to a gunfight, think that the best way to solve problems is by lighting them on fire, or want to keep your options open with multiple weapons, there’s a hunter to suit your playstyle. Crucible's 10 hunters each come with their own unique set of abilities—how you use them is up to you.
* Begin every match on a level playing field. Each hunter has their full array of weapons and abilities at their disposal from the word “go.” * Before each match, you’ll select which upgrades to unlock as you level up. With these upgrades, you can define how your hunter fights. Bring along additional utility and tricks or go all-in on your damage output—it's up to you. * Essence is a strange substance with incredible properties, and it's the object of all the commotion on the planet Crucible. You can get it from opponents and creatures you kill, or by controlling objectives. As you collect Essence, you'll level up.

You'll get access to your pre-selected upgrades with each of your first five levels. After that, more levels mean more power and health. * Use your abilities and your wits to master the environment and battle conditions around you. Learn the lay of the land and use it to your advantage. Capitalize on events, grab all the Essence you can, hunt down the opposition, and claim victory.

## Fight in 3 Game Modes

Heart of the Hives
Hives are lethal drone-spitting terrors that spawn across the battlefield. Capturing the hearts they leave behind as they die is your key to victory. Each match is a four-on-four fight to be the first team to capture three hearts.

Alpha Hunters
There are no safety nets in Alpha Hunters: once you fall in combat, that's it. Eight teams of two fight to be the last team—or solo hunter—standing. If your teammate dies, you can form a temporary alliance with another hunter, but that temporary truce will be broken if both of you make it to the final three.

Harvester Command
Essence harvesters are scattered across Crucible's surface. Each one you control generates Essence points for your eight-player team. Each harvester your enemies hold will cancel out your own. You’ll need to control a majority of harvesters in order to rack up any Essence—the more, the better. You can also take out enemy hunters for points. The first team to 100 points wins!

Source: Steam Store Description

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Average score: 59% (based on 4 ratings)


Release and Cancellation

One month after release (June 30, 2020), the game was pulled from sale and went back to a closed beta state. It was cancelled on November 09, 2020.


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Game added June 7, 2020. Last modified September 18, 2023.