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Crookz Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Kalypso Media and Skilltree Studios have announced work on Crookz, a new tactical strategy game. Set in the 1970's the game challenges players to show off their criminal planning skills by plotting and executing heists and robberies. To succeed they'll need to pick the best team, gather the right equipment, and handle unexpected complications creatively.

Put on your best pair of flared-jeans, stick on the funkiest record you can find and begin a plot to form the elaborate heists that will fuel a whole era of hedonism. Developed by Skilltree Studios, Crookz is a brand new tactical strategy game from Kalypso Media with a funky 1970’s setting. Organise a band of fun-loving misfits and help them on their way to riches and debauchery by plotting high-risk heists and robberies with maximum reward. Utilise stealth, cunning and cool equipment like chloroform and camera jammers to craftily overcome the dangerous encounters found in this particular line of work. Every member of the gang has a different skill-set; so embrace their unique play-styles and approach each job creatively with a mix of quick-thinking and tactical strategy gameplay. Above all though - look as cool as a cat while doing it.

It’s the 1970’s: the era of Funk, flared jeans and disco-fueled Saturday nights. A crack team of expert thieves turn Grand Larceny into an art-form by using their many talents to break into the richest homes and steal the finest jewellery - all to finance their hedonistic lifestyles. That is until a lucrative museum heist in Venice involving a famous jewel known as ‘The Green Tiger’ ends in betrayal and the team broken apart. Five years later the remaining gang members reunite with a plot for revenge against their traitorous former comrade – but naturally, their plan will also make them rich beyond their wildest dreams…

Crookz is a tactical strategy game set in the funky 1970’s with a slick and groovy atmosphere. Show off the art of thieving by plotting stylish heists and robberies; utilizing espionage and quick-thinking to avoid detection. Implement a successful strategy by assembling and kitting out your team before the job and planning the best way in.

Features of Crookz:

  • Diverse and thrilling Single player campaign
  • 20 missions set in a colorful and stylish 70’s setting
  • Customize your gang of thieves with a variety of playable characters. The powerful bruiser makes a good hatchet man, while the lock-picker is responsible for the finishing touches.
  • Kit out your team with all manner of elaborate tools: like camera jammers, chloroform or explosive charges
  • Challenge Mode: Create and share challenges with other players
  • Unique gameplay mixes quick-thinking with in-depth strategy
Crookz is scheduled for release in 2015 for Mac, Linux, and Windows PCs via digital distribution and boxed retail. For more information visit the official website below.

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