Fight your way through spectacles and arenas from lowly slave to Grand Champion. Or... die trying. In this unforgiving ARPG Roguelite made by one developer you will face your enemies in gladiatorial combat, using a unique physics based combat system. To those who are about to die, I salute you!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a solo dev I absolutely need quality feedback and time to develop the game after its been put in your hands! Great feedback can only happen when people are already playing WWD (We Who Die).”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Progress speed is extremely hard to estimate as a single developer. I expect at least 8-12 months of Early Access,. My aim is deliver a great game - this can take time. Expect frequent meaningful updates with a fully transparent development process.”

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

“The game will enter Early Access with most major core features implemented and a fully playable experience with character growth and progression, as well as enough content to keep the game fresh. (eg. most planned arenas are already in the game)

The game will exit Early Access (v1) with much more content (equipment, music, art, random events) and a lot of new secondary features focusing especially on career management and character traits. It will also include iteration on the combat system and many balancing changes as well.

A full list and roadmap can be found on the Official Discord channel!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game already has all major core features complete and has a good chunk of content ready. Complex physics based combat, a roguelite experience with progression and RPG features such as skills and customisable equipment. All features listed in the 'About' section are already implemented. The main features that are still not implemented are extra features regarding gladiator career management.
Balancing issues and bugs may (will) of course exist. The game will be more optimised at full release also.”

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

“The price will remain consistent at full release.”

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

“I personally read most bits of feedback and really take suggestions to heart. I feel I have taken the game as far as I can on my own, now - together with the Steam and Discord community - I hope to shape the game to its final state.”
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IMPORTANT: This game actually has a unique/different combat system!

Get ready to re-learn how to fight. It will take time to master! Don't worry - gladiators are meant to be sacrificed...
This game features a deep complex physics based combat system, designed from the ground up. You will never sit there while an animation plays - you control your character, based on complex inputs, at all times. Make up your own moves, fight in your own style.

An unforgiving ARPG Roguelite Gladiator experience!

In “We who are about to Die” (We Who Die - WWD) you take control of a brand new randomized gladiator with a single life, that you lead to an inevitable deat- I mean, to victory and glory! Fight from the Pits to the Arena into the Stadium, pleasing larger and larger crowds until you finally become a legend of the Grand Stadium... or gloriously die trying. Often.

Buy or loot gear and outfit your gladiator piece by piece!

Along the way you earn weapons and armor, outfit your character and master the innovative and unique physics based, dynamic, directional combat system.

Tons of different arenas and match types!

Fight alongside allies against groups of enemies, or take on tense one-on-one duels that test your skills.
Try your luck in the many unforgiving arena’s this game has to offer -- how long can you last before your inevitable glorious death?

To those who are about to die, I salute you!


System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 670
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6000 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500, 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060
    • Storage: 6000 MB available space

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