Cross of the Dutchman is an action adventure game based on the true story of the folk legend 'Pier Gerlofs Donia'. The story takes place in medieval Western Europe, in the province of Frisia, near the turn of the 16th century. Though Pier and his family lived in peace, the world around them was changing for the worse. Saxxon legions were invading nearby villages, making the lives of the native people next to impossible. On one faithful day, Pier got involved with the Saxxon oppressors, escalating the situation for the worse. The events portrayed in this great adventure caused Pier to gather a band of farmers and form a front against the oppressors. The acts that followed made Pier into the legend he is known for, the Cross of the Dutchman.

- Completely unique historically accurate environments.
- A rich and compelling storyline with incredible characters.
- An aesthetically unique art style.
- Action, Adventure and Strategy gameplay elements.
- Incredibly satisfying battle mechanics, emphasizing a feeling of power and strength.
- Large, outdoor battlefields with hundreds of opponents and allies.
- Detailed hand-drawn cutscenes.
- A unique soundtrack.

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Starting today, Cross of the Dutchman is available for adventurers, history geeks and action game enthusiasts to play as ‘Pier Gerlofs Donia’: a humble farmer who became the leader of a rebel army. Exactly 500 years after the events that are portrayed in the game took place, the studio has released Cross of the Dutchman on Steam. The game is available for PC, Mac and Linux in multiple languages.

In Cross of the Dutchman, players experience the invasion of the Saxon legions. Pier, a man known for his formidable size and incredible strength, gets involved in the conflict, putting the lives of his friends and family at risk.

The development of Cross of the Dutchman was recently completed despite of a series of hardships. Even though the development started over six years ago, the project has seen multiple revisions and was close to being cancelled because of budgetary reasons. Triangle Studios is incredibly proud to announce that Cross of the Dutchman is finally available for a worldwide audience!

You will be able to purchase two different packages on these stores:

Standard Edition
Price: $8,99
Includes: a single copy of the game

Deluxe Edition
Price: $10,99
Includes: a copy of the game, a digital art-book, all the soundtracks of the game, timeline of the entire project and a papercraft item of the main character.

Make sure to support us by leaving a review of the game on our store page, we greatly appreciate all the help and support you all have given us over the last couple of years!

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Cross of the Dutchman has been Greenlit!

Cross of the Dutchman has been Greenlit!

4 months ago News 0 comments

With the support of the Steam community we were able to get the Greenlit status of Cross of the Dutchman in less than 4 days!



2 years ago News 3 comments

We're on a roll! Today's update is about those little details in CotD that make everything feel much more 'alive'.

Game changes

Game changes

2 years ago News 3 comments

Don’t try to fix things that aren’t broken, and improve things that need improvement.Today we’ll summarize all the changes we’ll make in the game...

The new Pier - interview

The new Pier - interview

2 years ago News 8 comments

As we stated on our blog, we are excited and happy that our studio is able to continue development for Cross of the Dutchman. There will be quite some...

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BulldogNL Creator
BulldogNL Jun 30 2015 says:

We updated the IndieDB page. We just got Greenlit, so stay tuned for Cross of the Dutchman! Make sure to follow us on our social media channels!

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MarcusFenix Oct 15 2012 says:

Fryslân Boppe! Mei Grutte Pier. Haha, geweldig dit!

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MadJac Oct 3 2012 says:

This game looks pretty badass. Looking forward to playing it!

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abbalo Jul 5 2012 says:

i've got some info on grutte pier:
Large Pier, Pier Gerlofs Donia (Grutte Pier, in the spelling for Fries: 1980 Greate Pier), (Kimswerd, ca. 1480-Sneek, 28 October 1520) was a Frisian warlord, freedom fighter and folk hero. Pier enjoys the reputation of a legendary Warrior and an important historical figure in the history of Friesland and is therefore listed in the Canon of Friesland. In various sources be him a huge stature and attributed a superhuman strength. Pier and his nephew Wijerd Jelckama were the commanders of the rebel army the Arumer Black Heap (Gelderse Friezen) at the Second siege of Medemblik in 1517.

PS this was trasnlated by so it will propably have lots of imperfections.

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abbalo May 26 2012 says:

yes, i did

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abbalo May 24 2012 says:

what happends if peaple have donated money but you wil nog get the €50000 euros in time?

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Timen Creator
Timen May 25 2012 replied:

We won't get the money cq the money will not be transferred from the backers credits cards. The game will still be made, but we'll have to find another way to fund these awesome features. Did you already back us?

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abbalo May 24 2012 says:

can't wait to play it... this gamegives dutch peaple another side people havn't seen a lot. we mostly are seen as nerdy and boring or in case you are in the netherlands for the hookers of amsterdam you see us as a gross little country!
no just kidding you guys are alright.
and by the way, we do are the most fit country of europe and certainly more fit than amarica (sorry but a lot of amaricans have overweight).
but great trailer and such!

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STOKK-E Jun 30 2012 replied:

You forgot that the dutch alredy made a great game trilogy it's name is killzone.

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