Pawnbarian is a quick-playing, turn-based puzzle roguelike. Play cards to move your hero like a chess piece, and conquer challenging dungeons full of cunning monsters!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (35) - 91% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (221) - 94% of the 221 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 24, 2021
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Reviews

“A tiny and mighty game.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“It’s a simple looking, but very addictive game that does a great job of channelling the classic strategic gameplay of Chess into a roguelike dungeon crawling format.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

About This Game

Pawnbarian is a turn-based puzzle roguelike with bite-sized, but challenging sessions. Play cards to control your hero like a chess piece on a tiny dungeon board, outmaneuver enemies with their assortment of tricky abilities, and become the mightiest warrior of the Chesslands!

Features

  • Use a deck of chess pieces to hack and slash through hordes of monsters.
  • Pick up the basics instantly if you're familiar with chess, or learn in minutes if you aren't.
  • Carefully plan your moves to navigate challenging, emergent tactical situations.
  • Spend treasure to upgrade your cards with additional powers.
  • Blitz through quick 15-30 minute runs - or die trying.
  • Take on the infinite post-run Gauntlet to see how long you can survive.
  • Pick from 3 characters to conquer 3 dungeons, all requiring an unique approach.
  • Progress through Chains, a series of extra difficulty modifiers.

Not Features

  • No permanent upgrades, and not much that needs unlocking. The progress and satisfaction come from your growing mastery of the game's elegant systems!
  • No complex and varied builds. The shops provide a few key decisions, but the bulk of the roguelike depth lies in how you approach the emergent combat puzzles!

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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