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Need another amusing co-op and PvP party game? Crooks Like Us is all about grabbing as much as you can, and then making a run for it.

The overall goal is to carry as many items as you can, and dump them into the getaway van before the timer runs out. Sounds easy right? Not so much. If you stack up a bunch of items and dump them into the van together, you get a score multiplier but actually carrying a stack to the van is another matter - you wobble all over the place and it's quite silly. It also leaves you open to the other crooks to grab your stuff if you take on too much.

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How the gameplay works:

  • Before starting the game, choose 4 different gadgets from the main menu to take with you.
  • Enter the van to use your chosen gadgets. Each one has a different effect on the room when activated - you could turn out the lights, make an earthquake, drop anvils, put down ice, move doors and loads more.
  • Each gadget can be used for free, but will have a recharge time after activating. You can use the money you earn in a match, and pay to use the gadget again straight away instead of waiting for it to recharge. 
  • Leave the van at any point to continue stealing on the ground
  • Watch out for the guards in the room - they will make you drop your stack if they catch you.
  • Throw items you are carrying to knock over other thieves and guards.
  • Dash forward to attack other players or destroy objects like doors and walls.
  • A vault will open in the last 30 seconds to reveal an extremely valuable item - sometimes enough to sway the game!
  • Make sure you’re in the van ready to escape before time runs out!

An amusing setting and you can try it out yourself right now. They have a version available in Alpha on game store, which you can play directly in your browser.

You can also follow it on Steam for release in 2021.

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whizse 29 Dec, 2020
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Puts me in mind of Katamari Damacy. But you stack up all the things instead of rolling them. Plus stealing is always fun! Grabbing the thing and running and laughing...

Hope they add a single player mode!
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