We didn’t find the aliens… They found us.
The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!
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Retro-Future Shooter The Anacrusis to Blast Out of Early Access after 22 Months, 53+ Updates, and More Than a Million Players Served
November 7, 2023
After 23 months of intensive Early Access development, more than a million players, 53 updates (and counting), and the constant help of our community of players; The Anacrusis will reach version 1.0 and leave Early Access on Steam on December 5, 2023.
Update 35 - Welcome to the Summer of Versus!
June 27, 2023
PVP comes to The Anacrusis with Versus mode. Take control of the Alien team and prevent the Survivors from reaching their goal!
Update 32 - The Intenser Update
March 16, 2023
Featuring: even more intense Intenser mode, big changes to Episode 4, Xbox Perf improvements, an emote wheel and an experimental Holdout map!
Never fight the same battle twice
In The Anacrusis, the AI Driver controls every aspect of the game. It spawns every enemy, directs each boss, and places every weapon, gadget, and health kit. No matter your skill level, you'll find the perfect level of challenge. More than that, the AI Driver creates the kinds of video game moments that you can’t wait to tell your friends about.
Earn Perks That Change How You Play
Matter compilers spread throughout the game give you access to dozens of perks that will change the way you play. Stack all of your upgrades to power up the last-resort pistol or boost your defense by supercharging your shield pulse. Unlock new perks as you play, and share your unlocks with everyone on your team!
Fight aliens using fantastical weapons
Battle the alien menace using an astounding arsenal of classic sci-fi weapons. Buy yourself some time with a stasis grenade, toss a shield grenade to provide instant cover while you pop off a heal, and bring your friends back to life using the Respawner. Or throw caution to the wind and burn friend and foe alike with the laser rifle.
Survival is just the beginning
The first season of The Anacrusis tells the story of four unlikely survivors - Nessa, Guion, Liu, and Lance - who are unwilling combatants in the battle to defend humanity from the alien menace. Play more and unlock more of the unfolding mystery of the alien attack.
We love mods!
At Stray Bombay, we think that mods, and the modders who make them, make games better. We’re launching with a selection of mods created by community members. Want to create mods for The Anacrusis? Join our Discord for updates and conversation about mod support.
Everything Is Social
The Anacrusis is designed to be a social-first game. We support cross-play from day one so you can play with your friends wherever they are - Steam, Xbox, Epic, or Windows. Don’t have friends with the game? Social matchmaking will pair you with the perfect partners based on your playstyle. Share your unlocks with your friends! Play with anyone whether they’re hardcore FPS fans or new to shooters. Whether you’ve logged hundreds of hours or are brand new, you can always play with your friends.
Survive the alien infestation
In the distant future, mighty corporations have carried humanity to the fringes of the galaxy. After expanding unfettered across tens of thousands of systems - all devoid of intelligent life - humanity has grown complacent, until disaster strikes. Work together and survive the alien hordes!