BONIES: Crypt Crawler is a timed survival game where you fight against hordes of monsters to see how long you can survive while collecting tokens to upgrade your character’s base stats. During gameplay collect XP Skulls to level up your character and increase your skills and abilities to help you survive for longer.
There are 4 main starting characters in the game. We call this group the Main Crew. Each character has its own perks and starting weapons.
The BONIES: Crypt Crawler demo includes only the first zone of the game, Haunted Forest. In this stage you’ll fight hordes of monsters and bosses to earn coins, and unlock other zones in the full game.
This zone does not have a beginning or end point, you can walk in any direction for infinity. The objective is to ward off the monsters coming at you for as long as possible, not reach a specific destination.
Additional zones will be unlockable by reaching certain scores or collection specific artifacts.
The controls are simple; use your arrow keys, WASD keys or your finger on a touch screen to move your character around to avoid the monsters.
Skills and abilities are cast automatically, sometimes at the monsters directly or in random directions depending on the skill.
Now that you’ve grasped the basics it’s time to learn how to thrive.
Throughout your play you’ll notice skulls of various colors dropping from the monsters you eliminate. These are XP Skulls () and when you pick then up you gain a certain amount of experience based on the color.
Collect all the XP Skulls you find to level up your current skills and unlock new abilities.
Skills & Abilities
Each time your increase your level you will be presented with 3 abilities to choose from to either improve a current ability you have or unlock a new one.
There are both active and passive abilities.
Active abilities cause damage to oncoming foes.
Passive abilities increase your power, luck, defenses, or other stats.
Unlocked abilities are reset after each round you play.
Spectrals and Bone Dust
In the full game you are able to unlock upgrades using Spectrals or $BONED to improve your character’s base stats. These upgrades are permanent and do not reset after each match like the skills obtained while playing.
Things that can be upgraded include everything from base stats of the skills & abilities you select in-game to base character stats and even new passive abilities not unlocked through gameplay.