Coming to a computer near you: Mind Games. Kerberos Productions, the creators of the Sword of the Stars: The Pit, are pleased to announce a new expansion for their popular science-fiction roguelike.
The Mind Games expansion for Sword of the Stars: The Pit will add new playableÂ characters, new game mechanics and new content to the sleeper hit among PC gamers. The announcement of the expansion in development follows a surge of sales and player response that exceeded the expectations of the gameâ€™s small but dedicated dev team when they released The Pit in March of 2013.
â€œWe have just been blown away by the fan response to The Pit,â€ says Lead Designer and Kerberos CEO Martin Cirulis, â€œAnd weâ€™re thrilled to have the opportunity to grow The Pit bigger, better and nastier for the players!â€
The Pit is the first independent title to be published by Kerberos Productions. The gameâ€™s early development was crowd-funded via a successful Indiegogo campaign in October of 2012, and the game has since found an appreciative international audience.
The Mind Games expansion for Sword of the Stars: The Pit will be released as a paid Beta in June of 2013, to allow the developers to incorporate player feedback. The finished product will be released to a general audience in July of 2013.
- 2 New Playable Characters to choose from! In addition to the original gameâ€™ Marine, Pilot and Engineer characters, a new Human Psion is added and the first playable alien â€” the Tarka Ranger
- 10 New Floors of ancient, evil science to beat â€” in addition to the original 30
- New Room Types, including Open Artificial Areas
- New traps, new weapons, new items, and new recipes
- New game mechanics, including Psionic Powers
- New Psionic monsters and enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe
- 2 New Play Modes, â€œInfiniteâ€ Mode and â€œSeriously?â€ Mode â€” a Level of Difficulty Beyond Insane
- Expanded Meta-Game aspects, including the Ability to â€œBankâ€ XP and spare items during one session and start the next run of the game on a deeper level, with your â€œBankedâ€ starting equipment.
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