Death's Gambit - Raidhyn
Hey everyone. Below are the list of changes for PC Patch 1.01. This is a hotfix built to address some of the immediate issues on PC and a larger patch will be coming to PC next week. Thank you everyone for your support, bug reports, and patience.
  • 144hz monitors and other high refresh rates should no longer increase gamespeed. (Note: Players may see a moment of speed-up while the game sets to 60fps when first starting or alt+tabbing into the game. The game should correct itself in ~1 second.)
  • Soul Trigger no longer thinks it’s the best thing ever and has stopped replicating endlessly.
  • Energy Shield no longer decreases stats and will work as intended.
  • Unlimited Energy has been adjusted: Energy weapons require no soul energy for six seconds after using an ability.
  • Death now has more things to say to you when you die.

Death's Gambit - (Dominic Tarason)

The Souls series is unquestionably one of the most influential gaming works this decade. Who’d have thought that a reboot of the King’s Field series would see dozens of imitators, and for so many of them to be good? Death’s Gambit is the latest in an increasing number of 2D Souls-inspired platform hack n’ slashers, joining the likes of Salt & Sanctuary and the excellent Hollow Knight to deliver another round of brooding gothic vibes and plenty of challenging boss fights. It’s out today on Steam and GOG, published under the banner of Adult Swim Games.


Death's Gambit - Raidhyn
Turns out, Death does wait for everyone. Our game, Death's Gambit, is finally available. It's taken us three years to get to this point and we're excited to watch you experience our take on a some of our favorite games and genres -- and watch you die. A lot.

While this is the beginning of your experience in Death's Gambit, it's not the end of our adventure. We're already planning post-launch support, community challenges, and more! We're ready to hear your feedback and react.

If you want to keep up to date with all things community please join our official Discord:

If you run into any bugs or need support, please e-mail us at

Good luck, Immortal.
Death's Gambit - Valve
Death's Gambit is Now Available on Steam!

Death's Gambit is a challenging 2D action platformer with deep RPG elements. As an agent of Death bound to his service, unravel the mystery of Siradon and discover the true price of immortality.

Death's Gambit - Raidhyn

Two more weeks to go until launch!

For the latest and most up to date announcements, streams, chats with the devs and more, make sure to join our Discord!

Discord Link:

Trailer Link:

Death's Gambit - AdultDan

Hey everyone, this is AdultDan from the Death's Gambit team sharing our Updated FAQ.

We’ve had an amazingly positive response to our release date announcement, and we’re very excited to finish the game and get it ready for everyone to play! Since last week we’ve had a ton of questions come in, so I’m here to go over some of those and give you a little more information about Death’s Gambit.

What is Death’s Gambit?

Death’s Gambit is a challenging 2D action platformer with deep RPG elements. Death’s Gambit draws inspiration from Metroidvania games, the Souls series, and 2D platformers. Death’s Gambit has deep RPG elements which include skill trees, 7 classes, a level up system for stats, item stat requirements, and special abilities to unlock.

Who made Death’s Gambit?

Death’s Gambit is created, designed, and developed by Jean Canellas and Alex Kubodera of White Rabbit, and published by Adult Swim Games.

Who composed the music?

The Death’s Gambit original soundtrack was composed by Kyle Hnedak. You can check out some of the tracks on his Soundcloud -

Can you tell us more about our hero?

Sorun was born to a fiefdom within Vados. As part of their tribute, his father was drafted into the Great Expedition while Sorun was still a newborn. Growing up with his mother, she instilled in him the ideals to live a life worth remembering. They were her parting words before the Expedition took her as well.

Sorun would come to follow in their footsteps, taking command of a sizable company. But when faced with Death, he thinks immortality will give him the means to honor his mother’s memory, and make a name for himself. But immortality is not without its costs.

Does our hero have any friends or allies besides Death?

There are many helpful characters you can meet along the way. Some you will encounter as you naturally progress throughout the world, while others may be more difficult to find.

Is the world of Death’s Gambit non-linear?

After completing the first level the world opens up and you can tackle many levels and bosses in many different orders. There is no teleporting between save points, or other means of fast travel. The world of Siradon is interconnected and exploration is encouraged, while your horse will help you traverse long distances across areas at greater speed.

Does Death’s Gambit have achievements?

Yes! Death’s Gambit will have Steam Achievements and PlayStation Trophies on their respective platforms.

Is there dual wielding?

Your character will be able to equip two weapons, one in each weapon slot. Each weapon is used ‘one at time’ and not ‘one in each hand’. Unlike other games you do not need to sacrifice a weapon slot for a shield, and you will always have a shield available to you. One exception is are the daggers, which only takes up one weapon slot while wielding a dagger in each hand.

Will there be upgrades?

Yes. You can upgrade pieces of armor and weapons from +1 to +10 through the use of Soul Stones and Immortalite. More information about the upgrade system and gear will be revealed as we get closer to launch.

How does the talent system work?

Each class in the game has a talent tree that provides you with new abilities as you play the game. There are two talents, one near the start and one at the end of the tree that changes depending on the class. You gain talent points by killing bosses, and are able to spend them at save points throughout Siradon. Total available talent points are not equal to the amount of possible points you can spend so choose wisely, and know that respeccing is not an option.

I didn’t get enough, can you tell us more about the story and our hero?

We’ll slowly be revealing more details about the lore, world, and hero of Death’s Gambit as we draw closer to launch. You can keep an eye on for information as it is revealed.

Will heroic mode be within New Game Plus?

Yes. Non-heroic bosses are already really hard. Heroic mode is for the crazy 1% and then NG+ heroic is just lunacy. You can still play the game NG+ without having to do the heroic bosses, but we admire those who try.

Is the game better with keyboard and mouse or controller?

This is something that’s always up to you as the player. We’ve built Death’s Gambit with controller in mind, but also offer full Mouse and Keyboard support with the ability to rebind and customize your controls.

Are there plans for a physical release?

It is something we’ve discussed, and is certainly possible! But for now, on August 14th, Death’s Gambit will release on Steam and PlayStation Store.

What languages will Death’s Gambit be in?

We’re currently aiming to have Death’s Gambit localized in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German at launch. We may look into localizing for other languages depending on demand, so if you have a language you want to play Death’s Gambit in let us know!

So what can I do in the mean time to endure all this waiting?

Join our official Death’s Gambit Discord group and chat with us directly! -
Death's Gambit - AdultDan

Death’s Gambit will be releasing on Steam and PS4 this Summer on August 14, 2018!

We’ve spent quite some time developing Death’s Gambit, and many of you have been waiting for it just as long. Today we’re excited to announce that the wait will soon be over. Death’s Gambit will be releasing on Steam and PS4 this Summer on August 14, 2018!

Some of you may have seen our post on the PlayStation Blog that went live this morning where we talked about the design philosophy behind Death’s Gambit. In this post we want to talk a little bit more about what we’re doing here on Steam, and what we will be doing between now and August 14.

The Chosen of Death Pack Pre-Order Bonus

In recognition of our long time fans we wanted to put together something special for those of you who are supporting us immediately. If you pre-order now on Steam you’ll receive the Chosen of Death pack, an exclusive set of starter items. The pack includes:

- The Death Scythe
- Necrotic Shield
- Legendary Pale Mount

Don’t worry, these aren’t gameplay shifting items that are going to trivialize the first hour for you. You’ll just look a little fancier as you come to grips with your newfound immortality.

What We’re Still Working On

We’re currently nearing the final stages of development and focusing on polish, optimization improvements, and squashing those last few remaining bugs that are skittering around. While we’re certainly not ‘rushing’ to meet our launch date, we’re putting as much time and effort as we can into make sure that Death’s Gambit looks, feels, and plays great when it’s finally installed on your machine.

Steady Updates and Leaks on Twitter

We know all of you are eager to know more about the story of Death’s Gambit. We also know that you’re probably interested in item stats, weapon types, loadouts, enemy behaviors, NPC backstories, map zones, and all sorts of other things. While we certainly aren’t going to reveal everything (some story moments are going to be big surprises, don’t worry, no spoilers from us), we’re excited to start sharing things we think you’ll enjoy a ton on Twitter.

Make sure to follow the Death’s Gambit Twitter account if you want to stay up to date with latest information we’re putting out there.

Join our Discord!

Want to hang out with other Death’s Gambit fans? Consistently harass us for more information? Potentially get news and information on things before Twitter does? Come join our official Discord channel by clicking on the invite link here:

That’s all for now. See you in the Discord!

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