New release: Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword of the Stars The Pit
Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a sci-fi roguelike set (appropriately enough) in the Sword of the Stars universe. Developed by a small team from Kerberos Productions, The Pit was funded via just shy of $24,000 in contributions on IndieGoGo back in November and (apparently) released about three weeks ago.

The premise:

A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains…a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul’ka.

If ‘The Pit’ really exists, there might be something left. Something that will give your doctors a fighting chance at the cure.  All you know for sure is that every expedition into those mountains has failed to return…

And nothing sows death like the Suul’ka.

One thing that sets Sword of the Stars apart from other roguelikes, besides the setting and use of firearms with limited ammunition, is the very wRPGish way in which characters have numerous different skill proficiencies in varying percentages–all in all, it reminds me quite a lot of Fallout 1-2.

Here’s the trailer:

You can download a free demo of Sword of the Stars: The Pit from GamersGate, GamersHell or AtomicGamer. The full version of the game costs $9.99 from GamersGate or on Steam. The Pit is Windows-only.

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