Sword of the Stars: The Pit

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Sword of the Stars: The Pit
Alpha Project
Developer Kerberos Productions
Theme Sci-fi
Influences Rogue for the Atari ST, NetHack, Diablo
Released Q1 2013
Updated frequently
Licensing commercial
P. Language English
Platforms Windows
Interface Graphical tiles, Keyboard, Mouse
Game Length potentially infinite
Official site of Sword of the Stars: The Pit


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Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a roguelike type game set in the popular Sword of the Stars universe, developed by Kerberos Productions.

Features

The game has multiple features that makes it a roguelike game, most importantly:

  • turn based action
  • procedurally generated levels and items
  • permadeath - "Iron Man" save system.

Other significant features:

  • Go up levels and improve your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths.
  • 30 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure
  • Dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars Universe
  • Over 30 weapons and armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor
  • Randomized augmentation effects to make each game unique.
  • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies.
  • Over 60 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to the ancient exotic tech.
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help and hinder the player.
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation and of course…MONSTERS.


You control one of three possible characters: a Marine, an Engineer or a Scout. Each Character Type offers a different basic platform upon which to build your Skills.

Alpha Demo

A playable Alpha Demo was released on November 9, 2012. The Pit Alpha Demo (130M) was available from the following locations;

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More links were added regularly, as new hosts picked up the demo.

This Alpha demo of [I]The Pit[/I] provides players with an introductory tutorial, one Playable Character, and a chance to fight through the first 5 levels of the game. The Demo represented approximately 10% of the final game content, and is missing the following features available only in the full game:

  • The Marine and the Pilot Characters
  • 25 more levels of content, each level bigger than the last
  • Dozens of enemies
  • Many more weapons and armors with a variety of special effects, including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor.
  • Randomized augmentation effects to make each game unique
  • Crafting Mechanics, which let you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies!
  • 50 more items to discover, ranging from the familiar to the ancient exotic tech.
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help and hinder the player
  • Additional mode of death, including poisoning, disease, and radiation

Players who ran into technical trouble or questions were directed to the Kerberos Productions forums for The Pit.


Resources

Screenshots:

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