Crypt of the Necrodancer artist gets engaged through his own game

Ted Martens was lead artist and animator on Crypt of the Necrodancer, a rhythm-powered roguelike built around a killer soundtrack. Martens is now the fiance of developer Liselore Goedhart, who pulled off a one-of-a-kind engagement using the very game Martens worked on. 

Goedhart outlined her master plan in a recent tweet. With the help of lead designer Ryan Clark and composer Danny Baranowsky, she had Martens play a custom build of Crypt of the Necrodancer with a few special touches, namely "Ted zombies," a wedding remix of the first level's music, heart-shaped stages and, finally, a ring. Ted said yes. 

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Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.