In this fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure you'll quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize your fighters, and recruit strange species! Come master your destiny in this strategic game of positioning.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (982 reviews) - 98% of the 982 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“After 3 years we feel this game is something with enough variety, fun, quality, content, polish, stability and overall completion. It's far enough along for anyone who'd like to play the game before its final release date. We will be monitoring balance of all 1,300+ items for both versus, exploration and story sequences. We'll also be considering any and all feedback the community has for us!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The aim is no longer than a year and no shorter than a couple months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the final version, the Story will be complete. We'll be filling out the Quests and Worldmaps, and we'll attempt to be polishing everything that seems to need it the most to players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay is complete and we’ll be adding content until the full version is released. The Pit People Early Access experience will include a sizeable chunk of the Story mission, plus access to several world maps (yes, there are more than one!), quests, Unfair Challenge against the AI, and Versus mode. The game can be experienced as a single player or two-player cooperative mode. Additionally, versus can be played with up to 4 people in 2v2. All multiplayer modes can be played locally or online!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yep. When the game is completed, it will cost more than it does now. ORDER TODAY!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We've had a history of listening to our audience for the past 13 years, and we won't be stopping anytime soon! We've met with thousands of players over the years by going to tradeshows. During Early Access, we plan on checking all methods of contacting us and consider everything people have to tell us. We'll be adventuring and battling it out with people in the community as well!”
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January 13

Pit People Out Now on Early Access!

THE TIME HAS COME! Pit People is out on Steam Early Access! We can’t wait to get your feedback and we are glad to have you join us in our journey!

Some of you have been with us since the beginning when it was first known as Game 4 , and many of you have already helped us out since our Closed Betas in the fall of 2016. (If you beta tested and you’re curious what has been updated since 2016, check out this changelist.)

Pit People is now available on Steam! Early pioneers of the game will receive permanent access to the full game for $14.99USD. When the game is in full release it will be $19.99USD -- but anyone who already owns the game would have their version automatically upgraded at no additional charge.

That’s right! If you dive in now you’ll get the game at a discounted price AND you can help us raise this thing like you’d raise a roof or a child. I suppose neither one of those things being raised is completely accurate but I’m sure you understand. We will be raising whatever this thing is together, indirectly and/or directly. Yes sir or ma’am, you get 100% custody of your roof/child/videogame for only a fraction of the cost! No custody battles today!!!!

Now I know you might find yourself wondering: “what about Mariah Carey?” or “I’m still not sure if that dress was gold or blue?” and to be perfectly honest, I don’t really know. I have no idea what to tell you about those things.

However, what I do know is that here at the Behemoth we’re all having a wonderful day. We finally get to send our project out into the world feeling confident that it’s got more than enough nougat in there to satisfy you (Snickers Satisfies) until complete completion!

Just hop onto Steam and grab it up!

If you own our other games, Castle Crashers & BattleBlock Theater, you should receive items in Pit People for having them!

For you beautiful boppin’ Behemoth fans you’ll get the added bonus of cross-game unlocks in Pit People for owning our other games on the same Steam account.
Click here to see how to unlock in Steam.

We look forward to getting your feedback during this Early Access period. Feel free to drop us a line on the Pit People Steam Forums, or our Discord.

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January 9

Pit People Changelist since the Closed Beta

With the Pit People Early Access & Xbox Game Preview launch coming up this weekend, you must be curious as to what we’ll have right off the bat! In our Early Access Announcement post, we gave a quick overview of what modes will be available on both Steam and Xbox One:

The Pit People Early Access experience will include a sizable chunk of the Story mission, plus access to several world maps (yes, there are more than one!), quests, Unfair Challenge against the AI, and Versus mode. The game can be experienced as a single player or two-player cooperative mode. Additionally, versus can be played with up to 4 people in 2v2. All multiplayer modes can be played locally or online!

Now, if you’ve never played Pit People before and want to go in spoiler free then we recommend looking away at this point. Below is a changelist with a majority of the updates we’ve made since the Pit People closed betas in 2016!

If you played the Pit People closed beta, here are changes you may notice, especially if you play through the tutorial again:

  • Overall bug fixes
  • Texture optimization
  • Adjustments to Horatio's intro level
  • Papastrella\Pipistrella cinematics updated
  • Adjustments to Bully Beach
  • Bridgeside Bandit cinematic added
  • Help section moved to first layer of pause menu
  • Help section updated
  • Survival guide updated
  • Gore setting adjustments
  • World Map Wagon animations added
  • Improvements in artwork for more clear planning phase
  • More commentary narration in battles (more to come)
  • Various HUD and UI improvements
  • More fighter names added
  • City art updated
  • Prices of House slots altered
  • Character animations updated
  • Hundreds of unlocks added
  • Kobolds now customizable
  • Troll Moms now customizable
  • Rainbow Horses now customizable
  • Overall balance "nudges" to characters and weapons
  • More City music tracks
  • More battle music tracks
  • Blue Player 2 color changed from Purple to Dark Blue
  • Damage flags now show Blue Player 2 color and Red Player 2 color
  • Spectators can now see player cursors
  • Replays are now saved on disk rather than cloud save
  • Pixie voice added
  • Pandora voice added
  • Rainbow Horse voice added
  • Added 30 more Bonus Missions
  • Added 4 more Side Quests
  • Added 2 more World Maps
  • Online Arena Lobby anonymity changed from manual control to game-automated
  • English subtitles updated
  • A portion of supported languages added in subtitle options
  • Players can start an online session with a ghost partner team and spectators can join
  • Notifications are shown when the ghost partner team is activated or deactivated
  • An "MVPP" is now shown in battle results
  • The game automatically disconnects from an online session if host player is alone and idle for 5 minutes
  • The house shows the first local player's roster count and total kill count
  • The market refreshes after a vs. battle is finished
  • Completed quests are turned in to the city immediately, letting you stay on the world map and take on more quests
  • A warning is shown when a player tries to sell an item or fighter but has maximum gold
  • Text chat is available regardless of controller mapping
  • Players can disconnect from a network game via the pause menu
  • Videos are paused when player switches focus
  • A cinematics volume setting was added
  • The comm icon menu can be used whenever the auto-battler is active
  • Push to talk is on by default
  • Tournament points are awarded even if the system clock is up to 15 minutes off the server clock
  • Fighters can still heal fully by accruing enough experience points at max level
  • Narrator commentary was added in various contexts e.g. when a fighter dies
  • Players can choose instant text speed
  • Players can't have more than 10 of most items now
  • When a player has the maximum number of an item and receives a new one, they receive 85 gold instead
  • Gore is turned off by default in Germany and Australia
  • Steam: The wagon can be driven with mouse
  • Steam: Clicking anywhere dismisses one-button prompts
  • Steam: There's now a button to open the replay folder
  • Steam: Some Nyko and Saitek controllers are now supported
  • Steam: Players are given items for ownership of Castle Crashers and/or BattleBlock Theater
  • Xbox One: Players are given items for ownership of Castle Crashers Remastered

More quests, collectible items, story missions, world maps and other polish will be worked on throughout Early Access and those changes will be updated in along the way. The aim for full release is to be no longer than a year but no shorter than a couple months.

We can’t wait to launch on Friday and have you be a part of this journey towards completing Pit People for Xbox One and Steam!

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About This Game

Master Your Destiny in this Strategic Game of Positioning

A full cast of tragically unique heroes will rise together from the Pit. Master your destiny as you plot their course of action across an apocalyptic wonderland!

In our fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure you'll quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize your fighters, and recruit strange species. Rally your troops and steel your wits if you hope to survive a hostile world filled with sinister robots, deadly vampires and brutally adorable cupcake people!


  • Single Player Mode
  • 2 Player Co-op (local & online)
  • Local 2v2 Arena
  • 4 Players For 2v2 In the Pit (online)
  • “Guidance” from a mysterious and power-hungry narrator (voiced by Will Stamper, "BattleBlock Theater")
  • Signature Behemoth art style & humor

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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