Climbing is about carefully planning your route and flawless execution. In Crux you swipe on either side of the screen to move your hands or feet to a new hold - but each hold will only let you hang on for so long. Find the sequence of moves that get you to the top and execute them! And when you mastered all the challenges - Crux lets you design your own routes to share with other climbers!

- AppStore 'Game of the Day' (Nov 13 '20)
- PocketGamer #1 'Game of the Week' (Sep 10 '20)

"Crux gives me some of the mental joys of climbing, if not the physical and social joy of doing it myself. In these s****y times, that’s a pretty great thing." Riley McLeod - Kotaku (Sep 11 '20):

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

- Fixes an issue where input gestures were not correctly recorded

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Jesslukeiscouplegoals ,

Way to adjust the controls and timer/different sort of challenge?

This game is amazing and beautifully designed, but the one complaint I have is about the timer. I’m physically disabled, and I’m horrible at QTEs. As many times as I’ve tried, the game doesn’t seem to pick up on my trying to swipe the other side of the screen once one has started, and my character ends up falling within the first move. Zen/practice mode is fun, but I don’t think it counts for unlocking more levels?

I’m hoping for a way to make the controls one sided (spilt into the top and bottom halves of the screen instead of opposite sides) or a mode where the goal is to finish in a set number of moves or less, instead of having QTEs pop up.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback - and sorry to hear that the QTE mechanic isn't working well for you! As soon as I have some time I'm going to take a step back and think about the controls and what is/isn't working there. In the mean time, if you pop me an email at I'll help you unlock all the levels so you can at least play practice mode on all the routes!

jerryyy_ ,


I’m an actual climber and I love this game.

Yes it’s not exactly like climbing, but that’s a good thing. The way it’s adapted gives it a very similar feeling to things you’d experience climbing. For example, alternating moving hands and feet, falling on small holds, and resting on ‘checkpoint’ holds. After a hard sequence, reaching one of those feels almost the same as reaching a rest hold. You stop and think about what you’re going to do next.

I do more sport climbing in real life and longer climbs in this game give you the same feel, as opposed to a boulder problem. I particularly love doing a long climb and seeing if I can do it top to bottom without falling. The last sequence gives you a taste of reaching the top of a high climb. A bit panicked and adrenaline pumped. And finishing a hard climb after figuring it out for a while is very satisfying.

I have run into a couple of bugs, but it’s rare and not game breaking at all, and doesn’t interfere with gameplay. The aesthetic of this game is amazing and it pleases me that I don’t have to dread any ads from popping up. That might’ve ruined it for me. I haven’t got the expansion yet but I definitely will.

This game is a great blend of simulating climbing, and creating a puzzle like game. I have really enjoyed it.

(Maybe there should be a multiplayer version with one person being a belayer lol)

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for the detailed feedback! Always makes us very happy when it works for someone exactly as intended. We're going to add a lot of new features and content very soon so stay tuned!

Mi Seo ,

Slow movements + QTE? Nah

The game is absolutely great by design. Honestly the only thing I have a problem with is the controls. It’s one thing for it to be hard to fully register the swipes you make, but then when it does the character makes it way through to the next block. However it only does one move at a time and with those QTE of especially the small rocks make falling off really easy. It makes it super frustrating when you’re so close to getting your foot over and before you’re able to get your hands to move, the QTE ends and you fall off

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, all fair! Have you tried the Practice Mode? You can climb without any timer in that!

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