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Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Alpha Demo Out

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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 game’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


“This Alpha Demo offers only about 10% of the game’s total content,” says

Lead Designer Martin Cirulis. “But 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!”

Kerberos is currently running a crowd-funding campaign for The Pit on

Indiegogo. The campaign has garnered considerable support from players of

the company’s Sword of the Stars series of strategy games, and will end on

November 14th.

“People will still be able to support the game after November 14th through

the game’s dedicated website, especially if they just want Beta access.”

says Kerberos COO Chris Stewart. “Obviously a few of the fancier Perks will

not be available. Those are limited time offers for the game’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:

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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.