PIT OF DOOM EARLY ACCESS BEGINS

Kerberos Productions, the indie developers of Sword of the Stars, Kaiju-A-Gogo and Sword of the Stars: The Pit, have released a new Early Access game on Steam. The Pit of Doom is an action-packed role-playing game with FPS controls and roguelike mechanics, developed in the Unreal engine. It is meant to be played solo, or cooperatively with up to three friends.

GAMEPLAY

Players can choose to play as a Marine, Scout or Engineer—each Character class starts with unique Attributes, Skills and Equipment.  After Character selection they enter the Pit, a high-tech dungeon where diabolical experiments are performed on alien life forms from all over the galaxy.

As with any roguelike, success is measured by how long the player can survive on any given. As the game progresses, they move deeper and deeper into the facility, leveling up as their enemies become more and more powerful.

EARLY ACCESS

Early Access for PIT OF DOOM will open at noon PST on October 26, 2018. Most of the single-player features are already in place. Players can currently access up to 30 randomly generated levels, each progressively more difficult than the last. While searching rooms and corridors, they will find dozens of weapons and scavenge food, medicine, ammo, armor and tools.

But they will also encounter monsters.

Lots and lots of monsters.

Early Access is expected to continue for 6-12 months, with the release version available by May-December of 2019, depending on the level of support the game receives. The first development cycles will be devoted to implementing a cooperative multiplayer mode for 2-4 players.

PRICE

PIT OF DOOM will cost $9.99 on the first day of Early Access, but the price will increase over time.

“We have a lot of content to add,” says Kerberos CEO Martin Cirulis. “There are hundreds of weapons, armors, foods, modifications, recipes, and other items in the original game, Sword of the Stars: The Pit. There’s going to be a big difference in content and scope between the first day of Early Access and the final release version of the game. The price will reflect this. The earlier you support the game, the less it will cost.”

For those new to the Sword of the Stars universe in general and The Pit series in particular, Kerberos will  also offer a Pit Pack Bundle which includes both PIT OF DOOM and the Osmium Edition of the original 2D roguelike, Sword of the Stars: The Pit for $19.98. In honor of the launch of PIT OF DOOM, the combined Pit Pack Bundle will be offered at a 35% launch discount.

CURRENT EARLY ACCESS GAME FEATURES

  • Single-player mode!
  • Start as one of three unique Characters, each with different Attributes, Skills and Items!
  • Explore up to 30 Levels of randomly generated hallways and rooms!
  • Battle monsters and robots to gain experience and loot!
  • Open locked doors and rifle through alien treasure troves, seeking supplies, ammunition and gear!
  • Gain Levels to improve your Hit Points, Attributes and Skills!
  • Delve as deep into the Pit as you can, before you’re horribly killed! Each new floor becomes more challenging than the last.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES ON FINAL RELEASE

  • 4-player cooperative multiplayer!
  • Gather components and make new items with the Crafting system!
  • Explore alien Desert and Tundra Biomes deep underground!
  • Find hundreds of weapons, armor, ammo, foods, tools, and medical items!
  • Declare your mastery by beating the game’s vicious Final Floor!

 System Requirements
 MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-8350
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 270
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Additional Notes: Network requirements are for Multiplayer Only

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5-2500K / Ryzen R5 1500X
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 / GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 470
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Additional Notes: Network requirements are for Multiplayer Only

FORT ZOMBIE RETURNS FROM THE GRAVE
THE PIT BOARD GAME RETURNS TO KICKSTARTER MAY 10!