Nyu Media’s Next Doujin Game Has Move Cancelling And Invincibility Frames

By Ishaan . January 14, 2013 . 12:20pm

Nyu Media’s next doujin game is Croixleur, a dungeon action game with RPG elements. Croixluer is developed by a Japanese indie developer named souvenir circ. and lets you choose from three modes—Story, Score Attack and Endless.


In Story mode, you battle through a tower, defeating all the monsters on a floor to progress onto the next. Depending on your performance, you can unlock multiple story routes and endings. Meanwhile, Score Attack lets you battle waves of monsters to earn as many points as you can within a three-minute time limit. Finally, Endless mode is an endurance run with no time limit at all, and you need to survive for as long as you can.


Something that stands out about Croixleur is that it lets you play around with advanced techniques like move cancelling, invincibility frames during dashes, and so on. You can read more about the intricacies of the game here.


A demo for Croixleur is available for sampling, which you can find here. The full game will be released on January 24th for PC via Gamersgate, Desura and other PC download services.


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  • Leon_Tekashi

    Hmm..This game looks interesting.

  • AzureRyuujin

    Well, this game sounds interesting to me. Sorry if I posted twice, Disqus acted funny.

  • DesmaX

    This really looks like Ys to me.

    I’ll give it a shot

  • Anon_

    really like th graphics and the gameplay seems OK :)

  • Ladius

    Looks interesting, it’s really nice to see more doujin jrpgs localized :) I wonder when Carpe Fulgur will show its new game.

  • Julien_N

    Like others here, I think the game looks very cool! Plus I have a soft-spot for the Tales-of-like character models, they look just the right amount of “anime” for me.
    I’ll try the demo~

    EDIT : Oh, I didn’t say anything about the name. It sounds kinda weird, especially because it is a strange mix of two French words : ‘Croix’ means ‘Cross’ and ‘Leur’ means ‘Their’.
    But you would say ‘Leur croix’ or ‘Leurs croix’ (plural, for several crosses) which is translated into ‘Their cross’. And it doesn’t sound like a game name. ^^

  • Christian Wright

    graphics are okay. combat kinda sluggish. and yes, you might want to use a controller

  • puchinri

    That is one clean looking game. I’ve been interested in this one since they said they’d bring it over, so I’ll definitely try the demo and probably pick it up. (I still need to get a couple of the other games they localized too.)

  • I got all but one game that Nyu Media released on Steam thanks to their big sale. I noticed this game during that time, and hope to get the chance to finally try it.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    This looks awesome! What’s the price tag?

  • phangtom

    Looks like fun. Going to buy it.

  • PoweredByHentai

    I hope that Steam is on that list. Either that or they let me purchase the game directly from their website like their other titles.

    • Ladius

      I fear they will need to pass the Greenlight approval process for their new games, sadly. As of now, it isn’t really clear which publishers are exempt from that hurdle and which ones aren’t, I really dislike the impact it has had upon the feasibility of indie and niche Steam releases.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        I am beginning to wonder if it’s just the quite noisy western indie scene Steam caved to with the Greenlight process. Currently, the new indies market is full of styles which owe more to Euro PC bloodlines than anything else. Yes, the repetition is getting tiring for us, but if that is where the interests of the target niche is currently, all that is being done is play to their audience.

  • CirnoLakes

    Good good good.

    More doujin games. Let us invade the Western PC world. While Nyu-Media doesn’t have a perfect record, I can only see this as a large net gain for the video game culture I enjoy and support.

  • ワン スャレ

    I remembered Souvenir circ. made some Haruhi fighting games that I really liked.
    Might as well give this a try.

  • HassanJamal

    Game sounds unique. Might give it a try.

  • Julien_N

    I gave the demo a spin, but my computer was too outdated to play the game properly at full speed, even if I tried reducing the graphic options. (that unfortunately weren’t very numerous) TT_TT
    Nonetheless, I tried the Endless Mode (in slo-mo then) available in the trial version which is a survival-style mode. And I felt the game has a lot of potential and sounds very fun!

    You have four weapons to choose before starting the 3-minutes battle, and you can dash, jump, use special attacks, and even combine all those actions in combos, starting a 3-hit regular combo then dodging out of the way of the ennemy’s counter attack, then jump and slash an airborne foe and dash agin in the air, etc.
    Dashing (and maybe special attacks, I am not sure) are regulated by an MP jauge that decreases when using those, and refills over time. As for the controls, there are three camera button (left/right + recenter) and 5 action buttons, so even if the keyboard is usable, a controller will suit the game more.

    You are in a circular area and monsters spawn endlessly. Defeating them triggers coins for you to collect, and the longer you survive, the tougher the monsters bescome. Your character also levels-up during the fights, and the ennemies have friendly fire on. I saw a big armored-swordsman swing its weapon at me but smash weaker bat-like creatures instead of me as I dashed away.

    When the 3 minutes are over, or when you die, there is a recap of your score, the number of coins collected and defeated ennemies, as well as a rank. There are rankings for the 3 modes so it seems the game is built upon hi-scoring techniques and such for greater replayability.

    There is a gallery but even if the pictures are not unlocked, I can see their shape and they look like items or emblems rather than characters.

    Oh, and I couldn’t play as the blonde girl. I prefer longer haired girls but in this case, I thought she was a little bit more stylish than her twin-tailed ally. And she looks like Saber right? %)
    The game has Japanese voices that are used when you boot the game and choose a game mode (you’ll hear the game’s name or the mode’s name) as well as in battle, whenever you attack, get hit, dash or do anything else.

    All in all, a great game as far as I went! I don’t have a lot of references in the action-game/BTA genre (I mean, I haven’t played a DMC game for instance, nor Bayonetta/God Hand, or other well known games) but Croixleur is fun to play.

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