Community Announcements - castewar


In a simultaneous release, Kerberos Productions has unveiled new DLC for their two most recent games, Sword of the Stars: The Pit and Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders. As both feature the alien Tarka race it was only natural to name this Tark Week!

The Pit: Juggernaut introduces Pit fans to a new playable character, the Tarka mercenary, Tor. The Juggernaut DLC adds new weapons and weapon variants, new items, new monsters, and over 50 new craft recipes, including ammo conversion recipes! Found lots of ammo, but for the wrong gun? There’s a recipe for that. The addition of Tor brings the number of player characters in the series to 11!

“After all the other characters we tossed into The Pit”, Said producer Christopher Stewart. “Fans were keen to play as a Tarkas changed male, one of the largest and most powerful characters in the SotSverse, and our loremaster Arinn Dembo was more than happy to oblige.”

Get the The Pit: Juggernaut here!

Note: The Juggernaut DLC requires The Pit: Gold to play. It does not require The Pilgrim DLC.

Mac and Linux depots builds will be available Friday, September 26th.

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Filling out the alien character types found in the Sword of the Stars universe comes The Pit: Juggernaut - take control of a massive, changed Tarka male,Tor Makari, a clanless mercenary, born on the Tarka Freehold of Kor Daia. Summoned to Arbuda by the promise of a huge reward, he is here to rescue a kidnapped Human from a high-security alien facility and pull down the biggest bounty of his career. As a changed male, Tor is big, bad, and do not let his lumbering manner fool you - he is no dummy. He is a force to be reckoned with, nigh unstoppable. He is a... JUGGERNAUT!

Features

  • New playable character, the Tarka male, Tor!
  • New recipes, including ammo conversion recipes!
  • New weapons and weapon variants!
  • New items!
  • New monsters!
  • New achievements!
Community Announcements - castewar
Yesterday we formally announced that Sword of the Stars: The Pit was a full Steamplay title. The Mac version had been out for awhile, and the Linux version was available the last few weeks, but we wanted to knock some bugs out before telling the world. Which we did, formally, yesterday.

We then went on to say that the Pilgrim DLC, the content addition to the game that followed the Gold edition, would be available soon.

Turns out that "soon" meant "tomorrow". But who's complaining, right?

So, if you own a copy of the Pilgrim DLC, you can now apply it to your Mac and Linux, as well as PC version of the game!

Good luck! Try not to get killed before floor ten!
Community Announcements - castewar
With its initial release as a Steam PC title, Kerberos made it clear they would be porting Sword of the Stars: The Pit to Mac and Linux as scheduling allowed.

While the Mac version was added earlier in the Summer, Linux is now included, making The Pit: Gold a Steamplay title!

Those who have previously purchased The Pit will find they now have the option of installing the two additional formats on their Mac and Linux machines.

"We appreciate the patience of our fans as we worked towards including the Mac and Linux platforms. We've used this opportunity to improve our development, by keeping Mac and Linux in mind from the start, which is why Ground Pounders launched as a Steamplay title." said Kerberos Producer Christopher Stewart. "We look forward to all our titles being Steamplay titles."
Community Announcements - castewar
These changes apply to both The Pit Gold and Pilgrim versions of the game. Sorry for the tardy posting, but we transitioned Ground Pounders out of Early Access and into full release and it was crazy pants day!

- Added: Weapon comparison tool-tip now appears for items in Storage Lockers and Tesseract Wells.
- Added: Melee attack for Kheraizen.
- Added: Duration of psionic ability (before activation) to tool-tip.
- Fixed bug: Weapon comparison tool-tip was not taking racial penalties into account for the second weapon.
- Fixed bug: Some items not dropping from medium weapon lockers as expected.
- Fixed bug: Liir health medallion not regenerating health.
- Fixed bug: Spectres can now be damaged by Starlance.
- Fixed bug: Poison was preventing all health regen (eg such as from a healing salve), not just the character's natural health regen.
- Fixed bug: Madness not spawning hallucinations player changed floors.
- Fixed bug: Hiver / Morrigi can now use crafted claws.
- Fixed bug: Player no longer auto-targets reprogrammed Recycler.
- Fixed bug: Previously selected items in SotsDex remaining highlighted.
- Fixed bug: "Use" option in popup menu for tools. ()MORE INFO)
- Fixed bug: Props / Characters not initializing correctly when character teleports multiple floors. ()MORE INFO)
- Fixed typo: "Equipping Armor" text appeared even when equipping gloves / belts.
- Fixed typo: Glamor description.

Gold v1.2.8
Pilgrim v1.3.3
Community Announcements - castewar
Gold v1.2.7 (included in Pilgrim as well)

  • Fixed crash: Occurred when maintenance bot stole item while player was doing a task.
  • Fixed bug: Filtration mask now blocks effects of Terror Bomb.
  • Fixed bug: Invisible creatures in doorways can now be targeted.
  • Fixed bug: Surveillance console would shift when going from damaged to ruined graphic.
  • Fixed bug: Human Survivor now treated as friendly.
  • Fixed bug: Game saved while sleeping resulted in black screen when reloaded.
  • Fixed bug: Ally players would trigger booby-trapped devices (eg interrogation pod)
  • Fixed bug: Enemies poisoned and left behind as the player moves to the next floor, would die forever, giving XP each time.
  • Increased Sgt Gunny's health increase per level.
  • Increased effectiveness of Amerishield.


Pilgrim v1.3.2 (specific to Pilgrim)

  • Fixed bug: Grilled cheese can now be made with the EZ Cooker.
  • Fixed bug: Shock baton being destroyed immediately by explosions.
  • Shepherd psi pool increases when leveling up.
  • Fixed bug: Mkkose no longer try to merge with player using image inducer.


Psst! Kerberos Productions has a new action-strategy game that could use your support! Easiest hidden message evar.
Community Announcements - castewar
A great launch weekend and a fairly solid release, but as always, a few bugs popped up once the DLC was being played in the wild and as ever, here is our quick support update. We also squashed a couple of achievement bugs that have been vexing some people.


  • Fixed crash that occurred when a saved game was loaded with a crowbar equipped.
  • Hiver Warrior now gets 4 skill points per level.
  • Gunny is no longer slowed wearing PBA.
  • Crusader Armour effect on hunger rate now working as intended.
  • Psi Points no longer accumulate each time transmogrifier is used.
  • All grenades are being accounted towards the Blood and Pineapples achievement.
  • "GUNNAAAAY!" achievement now unlocks properly.
  • Allies no longer attack player when player is mimicking enemy characters.
  • Added option to toggle confirmation dialogs on/off.
  • Fixed: A trap detonated on an inactive floor would prevent the game from updating.
Community Announcements - castewar
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!
Community Announcements - castewar
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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Product Release - Valve
Sword of the Stars: The Pit Soundtrack, all new content for Sword of the Stars: The Pit is Now Available on Steam!

Set amongst the heavens, the music of the Sword of the Stars games has always been one of aliens instruments and military anthems. But in The Pit you aren't in the heavens, you've entered a hell, and with it comes a dark and mechanical accompaniment! Composed and produced by Ben Lam at Power Up Audio, The Pit OST takes the retro sound of gaming eras past and heightens it with a modern, hands-on sound, making it a must-have for instrumental aficionados.


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