Crunching Koalas
Based in Warsaw, Poland

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PlayStation 4 (NA)
PlayStation 4 (EU)
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch


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BUTCHER is a fast-paced 2D shooter and a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre, developed by Transhuman Design – the studio behind Soldat and King Arthur’s Gold. The game will be published on PS4 and Xbox One by Crunching Koalas in May 2017. As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last remains of humanity, your sole purpose is to well... annihilate anything that moves. Grab your weapon of choice (from chainsaw, through shotgun, to grenade launcher) and kill your way through underground hideouts, post-apocalyptic cities, jungles and more. And if you're feeling creative, there are plenty other ways of ending your enemies' misery - hooks, lava pits, saws... no death will ever be the same. If kicking corpses into a lava pit and adorning walls with blood is your idea of a good time, BUTCHER is THE game for you.


  • Ultra-violent uncompromising carnage in the spirit of Doom and Quake (chainsaw included).
  • Release your inner artist, paint the walls with (permanent) blood (up to 4 million pixels available to be painted per level).
  • Use the environment (saws, hooks, lava pits, animals and other) to brutally dispose of your enemies.
  • Put your reflex and patience to the ultimate test.
  • Choose from an array of weapons (featuring classics like chainsaw, railgun and the deadly grenade launcher).
  • Soak in the dark atmosphere reinforced by a wicked, heavy soundtrack (while you kick corpses around).
  • Die painfully: melt in lava, become piranha food, get crushed by heavy doors... and more!
  • Absolutely no mercy for anyone!



BUTCHER - now available on Nintendo Switch YouTube

Eurogamer - 26 minutes of gore-soaked Butcher PS4 gameplay - Exclusive Let's Play YouTube

BUTCHER PS4 and Xbox One Announcement Trailer YouTube

Awards & Recognition

    Selected Articles

    • "Butcher is a living relic, a callback to the days when being gritty and macabre was a goal unto itself. But make no mistake: beneath that gruff exterior is a thoughtfully crafted game."
      - Daniel Starkey, Gamespot: 8/10
    • "HARDCORE!"
      - John Romero, John Romero's Twitter
    • "I’ve enjoyed many games in 2015, but few have put a smile on my face the way Butcher has."
      - Patrick Klepek, Kotaku
    • "I can think of lots of reasons why shotgunning your way through some 2D pixels might turn your day around, but whatever the cause I recommend Butcher."
      - Graham Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun

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    About Crunching Koalas

    Crunching Koalas is a small, but very ambitious independent game development studio, based in Warsaw, Poland. Our mission is to deliver fulfilling experiences, by patiently crafting cheerful digital entertainment for all those, who need a break.

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    BUTCHER Credits

    Michał Marcinkowski

    Sebastian Kroskiewicz

    Maciej Górny

    Maciej Niedzielski

    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks