Jump, dodge, and shoot your way through a series of bosses to become the champion of the pit in this bossfight roguelike!
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Feb 19, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Pit of Ascension is a playable and quite fun, but to truly fulfill the vision I have for this game I want more bosses, more abilities, and some additional fun features that need more time in the oven. I want a community around this game to suggest features and changes so that the final release is the best that it can be. I plan to update frequently with new content so I can get features into the hands of my players and get feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About 1 year.”

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

  • 60+ total bosses and abilities
  • A risk/reward system for additional challenge in fights but more prize money
  • A Notes page where you can view info about the bosses and abilities you've seen, and test them out
  • More music
  • Potential changes to game balance, as needed
  • Additional graphical polish
  • Rebindable controller inputs

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently there are 15 bosses to fight, and 15 abilities to fight them with. The game has an end, and can be beaten at this stage. It has replay value, but you will see repeat bosses if you do multiple runs.”

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

“I plan to double the price once the game comes out of early access.”

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

“I would love suggestions for bosses and abilities, feedback on new features, and to have a community that's as passionate about this project as I am.”
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About This Game

Pit of Ascension is a boss battle roguelike, where the different abilities you pick up determine what boss you fight. Can you survive 10 fights to ascend and become the Champion of the Pit?

A Challenging Journey

Ascending is no easy task. When you die while challenging the pit, you'll have to restart from the very beginning. While death is expected, it's a learning opportunity. You'll find yourself dodging, jumping, and shooting through an eclectic collection of people, creatures, and even inanimate objects with unique attack patterns, quirks, and mechanics. You'll also learn to harness the power of each boss's unique ability, and master their use.

Every Run is Unique

From the bosses you fight to the abilities you obtain, each time you challenge the pit is a new experience. With powerful abilities that combine in interesting ways, you'll find yourself fighting the same boss differently from run to run.

What to Expect in the Pit

  • A memorable set of bosses with challenging attacks
  • Powerful abilities with exciting combinations
  • A helpful shopkeeper that will help the inexperienced and reward veterans
  • A charming 4-color art style and chiptune soundtrack

System Requirements

    • OS: 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium E6700 Wolfdale Dual-Core
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: N/A
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 CPU 2.81 GHz
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: N/A
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A

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