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Planned Release Date: Q1 2021

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“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 minimalist rogue-like puzzler. It's built around the core mechanic of using chess moves to control your adventurer on a tiny dungeon board.

  • 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 tricky, emergent tactical situations.
  • Spend treasure to upgrade your cards with additional powers.
  • Blitz through quick 15-30 minute rogue-like runs - or die trying.
  • Unlock characters with different rulesets, and dungeons with new challenges.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • OS: macOS 10.12
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04

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