Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Alpha Demo Out
November 9, 2012 - Kerberos Productions has released a playable Alpha Demo
today for their first self-published title, Sword of the Stars: The Pit.
Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted action RPG, made
in the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games. Set in
the popular Sword of the Stars universe, the game delivers sharp retro
graphics and modern turn-based gameplay. Although the art style is light
and the game is readily accessible to all, the role-playing mechanics under
the hood are crunchy, and will appeal to players who appreciate depth and
challenge, as well as death-by-adorable-monsters.
The Alpha Demo includes the Engineer, one of the gameâ€™s three playable
Characters, a brief Tutorial, and five playable levels to explore, which
include a good cross section of monsters, traps, and items. The full game,
which will release with 30 playable levels, is considerably larger in
â€œThis Alpha Demo offers only about 10% of the gameâ€™s total content,â€ says
Lead Designer Martin Cirulis. â€œBut it should give players a good feel for
the Roguelike gameplay, with the retro art style and the skill-based RPG
aspects. While The Pit keeps getting bigger as you go deeper, and you will
encounter more and more threats, weapons, and devices from the SotSverse,
the first 5 floors - even at this alpha stage - will be an excellent way
for gamers to tell if The Pit is for them. And it's just plain fun!â€
Kerberos is currently running a crowd-funding campaign for The Pit on
Indiegogo. The campaign has garnered considerable support from players of
the companyâ€™s Sword of the Stars series of strategy games, and will end on
â€œPeople will still be able to support the game after November 14th through
the gameâ€™s dedicated website, especially if they just want Beta access.â€
says Kerberos COO Chris Stewart. â€œObviously a few of the fancier Perks will
not be available. Those are limited time offers for the gameâ€™s early
The Pit is scheduled for a beta release in late November or early December.
The final game will be available on Steam in January or February of 2013.
69 hours left on the IndieGogo Campain: http://www.indiegogo.com/sots-thepit
they lost a big portion of trust with their SOTS 2 release. although they are really dedicated devs and create complex games I wouldn't preorder anything from them soon.