Crunchy Games announced today the release of StarBreak, an innovative side-scrolling free-to-play massively-multiplayer-online-action game, on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux.

StarBreak is inspired by Nintendo and PlayStation-era platformers, such as the Castlevania and Metroid series, but re-imagined with procedurally generated content in a massively-multiplayer world. This allows up to fifty players to fight alongside each other against legions of enemies and epic-scale bosses while progressing their characters and gaining diverse weapons and abilities.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring StarBreak to Steam. We think the community will enjoy StarBreak’s unique blend of massively-multiplayer action-oriented, cooperative, and skill-based gameplay” said Alexander Carobus, Crunchy Games’ president.

StarBreak was recently featured at PAX East 2016 as part of the Indie MEGABOOTH where it was commonly compared to games such as Contra and Metal Slug except played with dozens of players from all over the world.

“StarBreak impresses with it’s luscious visuals, engaging combat and huge selection [of] loot,” said Calum Fraser, of Alpha Beta Gamer. Calum Fraser went on to note that “[StarBreak is] a fun game, that offers a unique massively multiplayer experience in a genre that usually just offers local co-op at most.”