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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.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2013
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$6.99

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Buy Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Gold Edition

Includes 3 items: Sword of the Stars: The Pit, Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Mind Games, Sword of the Stars: The Pit - Gold Edition DLC

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Destroy All Suul'ka with new Zuul playable character!

April 18th, 2014

As word of the ancient Bloodweaver facility travels to the stars in hushed whispers and shadowy conversations, Enoch The Shepherd, a holy warrior, must investigate.

As one of a small, unique, but growing group of Zuul, determined to leave their savage birthright and terrible reputation behind, Enoch isn't descending into The Pit out of curiosity, but out of obligation.

Whatever evil is still down there, it is on him to witness it, record it...

...and then purify it with fire.

New Features!

  • 1 new playable character, The Shepherd, a Zuul.
  • 8 new monsters!
  • 5 new armors!
  • 19 new items!
  • 13 new recipes!
  • 13 new weapons!

With The Pit: Pilgrim DLC, players can now challenge The Pit with all the races of the Sword of the Stars Universe! You wanted to play as Zuul, and we heard you!

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The Pit Gold 1.2.5 changelog + Gold Edition Demo!

April 14th, 2014

While The Pit has been humming along nicely, there were a few small things we wanted to go in and clean up and now we have. Most important is we've added some protection against losing your recipe and message progress, which could happen with some rare bad timing when the game was trying to save your updated profile.

And for a year now, players have had a demo using the base version of the game to try it out - well, no longer. We've updated the demo build to the Gold Edition era, allowing you to fight through the first ten levels as you would in the full game. You can also play as the Psion as well as the Marine, in order to try out some Psi powers. That's approximately 20hours of gameplay... free!

Changelog v1.2.5

  • Safeguards against losing unlocked messages, recipes, etc. added!
    (the circumstances causing the losses can't be avoided, but losses automatically replaced now.)
  • Improved inventory item selection using controller/keyboard.
  • Improved variety for levels in Infinite mode.
  • Fixed: Can right-click to target.
  • Fixed: "Beware the Blob!" achievement was not being unlocked on Steam.
  • Fixed: Tally towards achieving "Jaynus: Robot Hunter" award now working properly.
  • Blandwich achievement fixed in demo.
  • Two new weapons!
  • Three new monsters!
  • More recipes and messages!

GOLD EDITION DEMO!
  • Play demo to level ten (hours of gameplay! Free!)
  • New character in Demo! Play as Psion!

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Reviews

"There is such a wealth to do and upgrade that it never feels like you’re saying the same game twice."
8/10 - Game Podunk

"The Pit delivers a solid experience and should be a must buy for fans of the genre. And remember, in space, no one can hear you scream as you die for the forty-second time."
Twonk Hammer

"The tired old roguelike mechanic of running away gets more tense when you can’t see if the monster is still chasing you, and if it’s gaining on you!"
Dragon Chasers

About the Game

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.

Quamdiu Poteris Superesse?

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a fun, fast, light-hearted turn-based RPG, where the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games meets the sci-fi Sword of the Stars universe, where the question to ask isn't "Did you make it to the end?" so much as "How far did you make it into The Pit before the monsters got you?"

Be brave, press on for the sake of your planet, and when all else fails, go out in a blaze of glory!

Key Features


  • 3 Characters to choose from... Marine, Pilot and Engineer!
  • 30 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure!
  • Improve your character and increase your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths.
  • Dozens and dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe!
  • Over 50 weapons and armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor!
  • Randomized augmentation effects (for your equipment... and for you!) make each game unique.
  • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies.
  • Over 100 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech.
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress.
  • Discover and decipher hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore!
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation and of course... MONSTERS.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 1.6 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DX compatible card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
    • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel Pentium 2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB DX compatible card
    • Hard Drive:750 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any Windows compatible sound device
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Controller support: 2-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
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