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Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released

Kerberos Productions announces the release of Sword of the Stars: The Pit, a new dungeon-crawling RPG using the same setting as their Sword of the Stars 4X strategy games. The game debuts exclusively on GamersGate as a DRM-free download at a 10% discount for the first week, and they also have a six-level playable demo to try before you buy. Here's word:

Kerberos Productions, the makers of the Sword of the Stars series of 4X strategy titles, have today released their first science fiction role-playing game for PC. Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted RPG in the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games. Set in the popular Sword of the Stars universe, the game offers a rich science fiction backdrop and sharp, modern gameplay. The game’s turn-based mechanics and playful art style are suitable to a wide audience.

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11. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 13:14 killer_roach
 
Wolfox wrote on Feb 23, 2013, 10:57:
Ok, so I bought it. And you know what? I'm having a lot of fun with it, far more than with any other recent roguelike (I'm looking at you, Dredmor). It can get quite tense when you get beyond floor 10ish. Combat is fun, and there seems to be a lot of opportunities for crafting and such (though I'm playing with a marine with very weak decipher skills, which means I got no usable recipes yet, so no crafting for me).

All in all, I'm really glad I bought it. Really fun so far.

Played the demo, I enjoyed it, not sure I $10 enjoyed it, though. Might think about it regardless.
 
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10. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 10:57 Wolfox
 
Ok, so I bought it. And you know what? I'm having a lot of fun with it, far more than with any other recent roguelike (I'm looking at you, Dredmor). It can get quite tense when you get beyond floor 10ish. Combat is fun, and there seems to be a lot of opportunities for crafting and such (though I'm playing with a marine with very weak decipher skills, which means I got no usable recipes yet, so no crafting for me).

All in all, I'm really glad I bought it. Really fun so far.
 
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9. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 09:41 jdreyer
 
SupCom kind of sucked too, until GPG released Forged Alliance. That's kind of how software works, it gets better through iterative development.  
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8. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 09:28 Armengar
 
Believe you me I stuck with it (and was active in the forums) till the last major patches. It still is too clunky and can never be fixed. Hivers are unplayable due to forced combat with gated systems. The new race has mental micro management issues when coordinating large LV fleets.

It is too much work to play. I think the ui was coded by a sage accountant.
 
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7. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 08:54 Slashman
 
Armengar wrote on Feb 23, 2013, 05:41:
SOTS2 was a train wreck for me. SOTS1 was great in comparison the sequel was clunky and bugged to hell. Until I see great reviews I can't even be arsed downloading the demo; too many other unplayed steam sale games.

SOTS2 was a wreck more than a year ago. They haven't stopped working on the game since then and it is a whole different game now.

Also...SotS1 was a wreck at launch too, people just have short memories or bought it after it was patched and updated to hell and had 2 expansion packs.
 
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6. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 23, 2013, 05:41 Armengar
 
SOTS2 was a train wreck for me. SOTS1 was great in comparison the sequel was clunky and bugged to hell. Until I see great reviews I can't even be arsed downloading the demo; too many other unplayed steam sale games.  
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5. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 22, 2013, 20:34 Wolfox
 
It has a demo, people.

Judging from the demo, it's sort of a sci-fi, streamlined version of Dungeons of Dredmor, with more tactical combat and a better "flow" to it. I liked the demo enough to consider buying it. For around $5, it would be an instant buy, but $10 still has me somewhat undecided.

Seriously, though, try the demo. It won't hurt.
 
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4. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 22, 2013, 19:05 RaZ0r!
 
Looks like a PopCap game. They should have released on Facebook.  
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3. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 22, 2013, 19:04 Raven
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 18:43:
Indiegogo is the same as Kickstarter, if you don't achieve the goal you get nothing.

That's incorrect. That campaign was listed as "Flexible Funding" campaign, so they still got to keep all the contributions.

http://support.indiegogo.com/entries/20566503-Fixed-vs-Flexible-Funding
 
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2. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 22, 2013, 18:43 ASeven
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 18:24:
First I'd heard of this.

They had an indiegogo campaign last year which only raised $23K of a $60K goal. I don't know how indiegogo works, does that mean they got $23K or $0?

Here's the game trailer.

Indiegogo is the same as Kickstarter, if you don't achieve the goal you get nothing.

After SotSII Kerberos burnt all bridges with me. Unless this game gets glowing reviews I won't be touching it, and I love roguelike games.
 
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1. Re: Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Demo Released Feb 22, 2013, 18:24 jdreyer
 
First I'd heard of this.

They had an indiegogo campaign last year which only raised $23K of a $60K goal. I don't know how indiegogo works, does that mean they got $23K or $0?

Here's the game trailer.
 
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