GLADIUM is a gladiatorial arena fighter with fast-paced action combat and gory pixels. Take on waves of gladiators, slay them all and challenge the mighty champions of the arena! Analyze your opponents weakness, adapt your strategy and colour the sands with the blood of your enemies.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early access is a great opportunity to get the players involved in the development process. I want to be able to get your feedback and suggestions in order to make GLADIUM as good as it can be!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 3-6 months.”

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

“During early access I will be adding a multitude of content to GLADIUM. More bosses, enemies, weapons, unlockable helmets as well as polishing the game to bring you the best experience GLADIUM can offer. Graphics, sounds and music will also be impoved based on feedback during early access.
The game will have 6 main bosses and atleast one optional. More may be added later based on your feedback, but the game will have 7 unique bosses minimum.
Will release on Mac and possibly Linux as well.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Everything in the "About this game" section is included in the current version of GLADIUM.

The current state of the game features hours of fun with four challenging bosses, side activities and an endless mode.”

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

“The base price may be increased upon release from Early Access.”

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

“I have all the upcoming features already planned out, but if you think of something you would love to have in the game or feel that something is missing, I would love to hear it and will do my best to include it! Wheter it's bugfixes, balance feedback or great suggestions in order to take GLADIUM as far as it can go! I will be checking the GLADIUM Steam Hub as much as I can and keep you up-to-date when new content is released.”
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About This Game

Key features

  • ACTION COMBAT: Fast-paced action combat featuring dodging, parrying, special attacks and more!

  • ENEMIES: Fight against enemy gladiators with behaviours based on the gladiator classes of old, from the Crupellarius to the Murmillo!

  • BOSS FIGHTS: Challenge the unforgiving champions of the arena with their own unique boss-fight mechanics!

  • UPGRADES: Earn coins in the arena to purchase new weapons and shields - find your playstyle!

  • UNLOCKS: Unlock unique helmets offering diverse effects from completing various tasks!

  • PIXEL-ART: Gory pixelated 2D-graphics!

  • PIT FIGHTING: Get a random weapon and fight one versus one against another gladiator with his own random weapon!

  • ENDLESS MODE: Face never-ending waves of enemies and bosses with highscores and display your blood-spilling ability with online leaderboards!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: 1.2 ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller compatible

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