We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!
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Release Date:
Nov 14, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

TL;DR: Slay the Spire currently has loads of content and lots of polish. We want to use Early Access to make it even better. We will be releasing updates every two weeks with new content, fixes, and incorporating feedback. To thank our supporters, Slay the Spire will be discounted during EA!


We believe that games that make best use of Early Access are the ones that actively engage with their communities. Frequent updates based on feedback and community input is exactly what we want to provide. By putting Slay the Spire into the hands of the players, we can make an already fun experience even better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in Early Access for around 4-8 months. We have been working on Slay the Spire for over 2 years, and believe that this is the amount of time needed to finish up the game with all of the content and polish that we want.”

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

“The full version will have lots of additional and improved content, including a new character with an entirely new card set. Leaderboards, daily runs, and social features will be incorporated as the community grows. We will be directly looking to the community to determine how and when new features and content gets added.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently there are:

  • Two core characters that each have their own unique set of cards.
  • ~200 cards, most with unique upgrades.
  • 50+ unique combat encounters.
  • 9 different bosses
  • 100+ different items to be found.

At the current stage, Slay the Spire already has tons of content to explore and great replayability. Right now, fully beating the game takes an average of about 15-30 hours. The main focus of Early Access will be harnessing community feedback to improve the game even further.”

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

“Yes. Early Access supporters will receive a lower price. We plan to raise the price when the full game is released.”

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

“Working with the community is the heart of why Slay the Spire is going Early Access. Throughout the Early Access process we will be working with the community to improve the game.

Community members will have the chance to have their own card ideas implemented into Slay the Spire! Details on this will be coming soon.

Nobody is better at discovering broken strategies than a thriving community. Through listening to your feedback, balance will be continually refined.

All ideas and feedback will be welcomed and seriously looked at. Maybe your sweet card idea will even make it into the game!

For the last 2 years we have been tirelessly fixing bugs with a team of internal testers. However, with so many permutations of cards and new content coming in, there is bound to be more issues. We believe that having a bug free experience is key in immersing yourself into the game.

With so many cards (and text) there is a lot to translate. We want Slay the Spire to be seen by as many people around the world as possible, and we cannot do it without community support. Players that understand the game on a deep and technical level always create better translations than outsourcing to non-players. Stay tuned for more.”
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March 15

Weekly Patch 16: Back to Work

Hey everyone,

I just got back from vacation. I heard there was a surprise patch last week? I just found out, what a surprise!

Fortunately, our company is 2 people so there's a patch this week, too.
Many have asked us if we will be at GDC this year. We will NOT be attending this year, sorry. Good news, we'll be working on the game instead!

Patch Notes

  • Fix for daily mod causing cheater flag to turn on. (Flag has been reverted as well)
  • Russian localization updated.
  • Portuguese-Brazilian localization updated.
  • Seed is now visible under game version number in-game.

Hotfix 2: 3/17/2018
  • Fix for Daily Climb creating unusual circumstances, triggering cheat checks.
  • The keyword TODO is removed as it was causing issues in Spanish.
  • Resetting cheater flags.

  • Daily Mod: Hoarder: Whenever you obtain a card, two extra copies are also obtained. Cards can't be removed at Shops.

  • Champ has less randomness in his AI after enraging. Will use Metallicize less.
  • Exploder enemy rework. They now explode in 3 turns, deals more damage, and has less HP.
  • Hexaghost slightly nerfed on Ascension 4+. (Deals less damage).
  • Rage card gets a buff, cost 1 -> 0. Block 4 -> 3.
  • Shovel relic now uses reward screen so that you can skip the relic if you do not want it.
  • Underhanded Strike card rework: Cost 2: Deal 8 damage. If you have discarded a card this turn, gain 2 Energy.

UI and Effects
  • Cursed Tome Event now uses reward screen for the earned book relic (optional pickup).
  • Dailies no longer bring up the Credits screen on victory.
  • Falling Event now shows the chosen cards when hovering the event choices.
  • Save and Quit in a run now returns the player to the Main Menu instead of closing the game.
  • Time Dilation wording improvements.
  • Updated animations for Lagavulin.
  • You can now view your deck or the map when the grid card select screen is up (Such as The Library event)

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed crash if twitchconfig was empty or invalid.
  • Increased timeout on dailies time lookup.
  • Moved the twitch button so it isn't covering other buttons.
  • Relics and Potions in the shop now correctly set their prices when restocked with the Courier.
  • Slow debuff now correctly works with single target cards in multi-enemy combats.
  • Split Slimes and other spawned minions should now correctly have the Slow power when Time Dilation mod is on.

Work will now proceed as normal again.
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March 9

Weekly Patch 15: Surprise Patch

Casey is still enjoying his vacation till later next week. Although originally we did not plan on a patch this week, I decided to release a small update focusing on improvements to the daily climbs!

Daily Climb Changes
The Daily Climb has been heavily altered based on your feedback!

There are now only 3 mods total for each day instead of 4. Additionally, the seed that chooses the mods will now only very rarely pick the same mod two days in a row (and never more than two in a row). This means you will not get stuck facing down the same modifiers day after day.

Additionally, many of the mods were altered or reworked to focus more on creating interesting situations instead of being straight difficulty raisers.

Finally, the Daily now has it's own leaderboard that can be seen on the Daily screen itself.

The Daily Climb is still a work in progress, so please continue to provide feedback and suggestions, but these changes should make the overall daily experience more enjoyable to play.

Patch Notes:

  • Dailies should no longer have the previous day's mods.
  • Hexaghost AI is much less random. (No more occasional difficulty spikes based on how often he strength buffs)
  • Bosses now give +50 more score per Act. (Act 2 Boss is worth 100, Act 3 Boss is worth 150).
  • Fastest victory is not updated/uploaded on victory if Daily Climb.
  • Winstreaks are no longer updated/uploaded on victory if Daily Climb.

  • New Daily mod: Time Dilation.
  • New Daily mod: Terminal.
  • Dailies now use 3 mods instead of 4.
  • Several daily mods are reworked or altered.
  • Daily Climbs now have leaderboards (global only at the moment).

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue where Gremlin Thief stopped using Ascension 2 damage after first hit.
  • Night Terrors now only decrements Max HP when you rest.
  • Fix for Bronze Orb AI getting stuck in an incorrect state.
  • Daily Runs now appear in Run History (again!)
  • Cleric now shows and uses correct gold costs on Ascension 15.
  • Woman in Blue event now correctly describes what happens on Ascension 15.
  • [Lose 50% of Current HP] option now deals the correct amount of damage in all situation.
  • Enchiridion cost should only set for one turn.
  • Beggar Event now correctly displays the tip for what you are choosing for the card selection screen.
  • Question Card wording now accurately reflects what it does when accounting for other effects like Binary.

  • Updates for POL, ZHT, ITA, JPN, PTB, ZHS, NOR

  • Increase time lookup retry limit.

See you next week!
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“The devs have taken the best of the deckbuilding and roguelike genres to craft an immensely deep, frustrating, and gratifying experience. Slay the Spire is a perfect example of “easy to learn, hard to master”.”
10/10 – goombastomp

“Slay The Spire made me fall in love with deck-building”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Slay the Spire is the Roguelike Card Game I Never Knew I Wanted”

About This Game

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!

  • Two core characters that each have their own unique set of cards. (With more planned)
  • 200+ fully implemented cards.
  • 50+ unique combat encounters.
  • 100+ different items to be found.
  • Procedurally generated levels.
  • Tons of unlockables.

Dynamic Deck Building

Choose your cards wisely! Discover hundreds of cards to add to your deck with each attempt at climbing the Spire. Select cards that work together to efficiently dispatch foes and reach the top.

An Everchanging Spire

Whenever you embark on a journey up the Spire, the layout differs each time. Choose a risky or safe path, face different enemies, choose different cards, discover different relics, and even fight different bosses!

Powerful Relics to Discover

Powerful items known as relics can be found throughout the Spire. The effects of these relics can greatly enhance your deck through powerful interactions. But beware, obtaining a relic may cost you more than just gold...

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 2.0+ support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.9.5 - 10.11.6
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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