Crank Crawl is a light-weight strategy game with relatively "casual" puzzle-like mechanics to fit the Playdate handheld’s restrictions, such as its monochrome display, small resolution (400x240) and minimalist controls.
At the same time, the reel-based variant of match-3 gameplay (where each reel can be "cranked" on its own) offers more plannability than usual genre entries to provide a long-term score-chasing challenge.
Release: June 13, 2023
Platforms: Playdate (handheld)
Technology: Playdate SDK (Lua)
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