A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Chasing Styx is an action-packed, three-headed dog, run 'n' gun, couch co-op, bullet-hell adventure for Windows PC.

You are Cerberus, feared guardian of the Underworld. While sleeping on the job, a herd of woodland bunnies hopped into the kingdom of the dead. Hades is not pleased – the boisterous bunnies are distracting the dead from their endless torment. Find your floppy-eared friends and get them back across the River Styx before hell freezes over.

Explore the far reaches of the Underworld, including a forest bathed in darkness and a cursed bell tower. Levels can be approached in any order and feature multiple routes filled with disgruntled dead, tricky traps, hidden treasures, and screen covering waves of bullets. Defeat armies of the dead and collect their souls to level up and equip powerful attacks and abilities. Two player local co-op is supported so bring a friend to help conquer the fast-paced action and frenetic boss battles.

Features:

  • ludicrous amounts of bullets
  • multiple difficulties with unique enemy spawns and boss attacks
  • alternate modes of play, including a boss rush and survival maps
  • 18 unique abilities used to upgrade your hell hound
  • challenges that unlock silly dog costumes

System Requirements:

  • 2 GB RAM
  • 212 MB storage for Windows or 425 MB storage for Linux/MacOS
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280x720
  • Windows only: .Net Framework 4 and XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 (will be installed with the game)

What's new with v.1.3.1?

  • MacOS compatibility

What's new with v1.3?

  • Pretty Puppy difficulty is easier with more checkpoints and greater respawn health. Hell Hound and Demon Dog remain unapologetically difficult.
  • Early game enemy health tweaked down.
  • Fixed Campanile elevator glitch.
  • Fixed screen scroll collision glitch.

Install instructions

System Requirements

  • 2 GB RAM
  • 212 MB storage for Windows or 425 MB storage for Linux/MacOS
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1280x720
  • Windows only: .Net Framework 4 and XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 (will be installed with the game)

Windows Install

To install, select "setup.exe." An internet connection is required for this initial setup. The game will run after installation. After this initial setup, the game can be initiated by selecting the Chasing Styx desktop or start menu shortcuts, or by "Chasing Styx.exe." The game can be uninstalled through the add/remove programs option in the Windows control panel.

If you would prefer to play Chasing Styx without installing, first ensure that you have .Net Framework 4 and XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 on your computer, then click on "Chasing Styx.exe" to run the game.

Linux / MacOS

To play, select one o the following files corresponding to the current operating system:

Linux 32 bit: Chasing Styx.bin.x86

Linux 64 bit: Chasing Styx.bin.x86_64

MacOS: Chasing Styx.bin.osx

Download

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Chasing Styx - Windows v1.3.1 95 MB
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Chasing Styx - Cross Platform v1.3.1 141 MB

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