Pitman is a turn-based rogue-like with boardgame style. Everything you desire is inside the randomized dungeons: Dwarfs, trolls, golems, treasures, potions, magic, hammer, bow, much more weapons, ... and don't forget the monster moles and pretzels!

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Pitman - Don't forget to enlight your torch

It's cold outside and we already need a pair of gloves while writing this text on our computers, warming us with a cup of mulled wine. Although the clock says 4 pm there is only some meager light reaching through the clouds, so we had to put on the lights since the morning. I could also mention the fog that is settling over the river we have in front of our door.

You can find that romantic...or just plain cold and depressing. But we prepared the right thing for such a time: A Christmas calendar! \o/

Today (+ tomorrow) our Rogue-like game Pitman is free for you to download from Desura. You also have the chance to win our current game TRI. Where? Head over to our calendar: Advent of Indies

Advent of Indies

Our game TRI is also part of the voting here on Desura for the Indie of the year. If you like us or TRI, you can help us! :D

Indie of the Year Awards

Above anything else, we wish you a really great December and have some relaxing holidays!

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Feb 1, 2012 Demo 0 comments

Demonstration of PITMAN. Play the first level of this roguelike with boardgame style!

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MrVarnor Aug 8 2012 says:

Just wanted to comment on the price issue. In my circle no-one really bothers with Desura, they're all Steam users. I agree no matter what you charge sales wont necessarily improve, but for that you need advertising. If people don't know it's there, people won't buy it. I think a game at the current price of £2.89 isn't costly, but it does depend on the quality, length of gameplay, replayability, tech support, and future updates

Maybe it's worth attempting to get the game included in something like a Humble Bundle (possibly the best known of the lot out there) with a Desura key, although I'll admit I don't know what that does for a developer other than promote them. Financially I couldn't comment

I've downloaded the demo, and if I think it's a great game I'll buy it, if I'm unsure I'll track the game and wait for it to appear on sale, giving me an incentive to splash out. I'll also do my small bit to promote it if I do like it :-)

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kaskade Creator
kaskade Aug 9 2012 replied:

We already had Pitman in two bundles (the Gamedev Bundle and Build a Bundle 2), both with Desura keys. As long as there is money involved, a bundle is always profitable (because your product is digital, you don't have any costs other than some time to answer some mails).
But Humble Bundle really is the only one where developers can make more than a little pocket money. All the other bundles (Indie Royal, IndieGala, or the two I mentioned) don't have that big impact on financial situation. What they all do, though, is making games less worth to the audience. Nowadays games get thrown at you everywhere, and it's hard to make a living as a very small indie dev without a "big hit" yet. We try that with our new game "TRI", but it's really really hard.

Thanks for trying the demo!

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MrVarnor Aug 9 2012 replied:

Thanks for the reply, interesting to hear from the Devs point of view and I can appreciate how hard it is for a small dev to retail their games, so hurrah for Desura!

Having played the demo I'd say the game is excellent and well worth the money! Can I ask just out of interest if the game is considered finished now or do you have any further plans for it?

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kaskade Creator
kaskade Aug 9 2012 replied:

Well, it's pretty much finished - we'd rather like to a sequel (or just a game in the spirit of Pitman) which would be planned better beforehand and would have more features. Time will tell, though.

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stinkytaco May 26 2012 says:

If you need an animator let me know.

Just 1 weekend of modeling and rigging, and i could have your little dwarf , and the sloths all walking around.
Blender has a great Unity pipeline I hear, I have been looking for an excuse to try it out.

Thinking of porting my project over to Unity, the Plugin ******** is the only thing keeping me away from buying a licence. My last game was with the A6 engine, It was not until I was 3 months into the project till I found out that all the "upcomming features" where going to be a completely new engine, and a new $400 licence,

YOu game has some real charm to it, I especially like the way it draws out the new parts of the levels "on-demand". Some camera rumbeling, and smoke poofs+ some debris would really add to the effect.

Well, anyway, Neat game you have here. I bought it a few months ago, and this was my first real game with it. Going to recomend it to a couple of my NetHack buddies.

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kaskade Creator
kaskade May 28 2012 replied:

Hey, thanks for the comment and for the offer! We pondered about animating the characters ourselves, but somehow the issue seldom came up in the reviews. I also like it when the characters hop from tile to tile. ;-) For a sequel (if we ever do one) we would like to have animations though.

I used an ACKNEX engine myself, years ago, I think it was A3 and later A4 or A5 ... fun times. The restrictions were harsh, but I didn't know much about scripting back then, so I already was overwhelmed just by the character control scripts. I think Unity is cool enough without any plugins (it always depends on what you want to achieve); of course, if you want to do Android/iOS games you have to buy those add-ons, but that's about it.

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QuintSakugarne May 21 2012 says:

Just as a heads-up, this game appears to be completely unrelated to the Game Boy game called "Pitman" (though that was localized in the U.S. as "Catrap").

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Shumbok Apr 9 2012 says:

Looks nice,the demo was nice, too but this price change today breaks my deal. Found it Yesterday and after i missed the sale on march i want to buy it yesterday for 2,50€. But in lack of time i decided to test the demo and buy it today and now its a Euro (or 1,50$) more without reason or new content ? So i skip this at the Moment.

So hoping there is a sale next year, too :)

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kaskade Creator
kaskade Apr 10 2012 replied:

We're experimenting with the price, and the number of sales doesn't really justify a price too low. Sorry!

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Shumbok Apr 10 2012 replied:

I Mean, its just an dollar and your game is sure worth it, but a year after the release an announcement or some Information before you change it would have been nice :)

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kaskade Creator
kaskade Apr 10 2012 replied:

Haha, I really underestimated the fact that some people seem to look very, very closely at the price. Especially because not enough people buy the game. Our experience is just that no matter how low the price is, there aren't enough customers (I don't blame anyone, it's just oberservation), so getting higher is logical unfortunately.
Altogether it was kinda unexpected for us that some people even noticed the price change, but it seems Desura gives a message about that? I don't know.

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Shumbok Apr 10 2012 replied:

P.S.: How about an Android Version ? I Think it fits well on a Smartphone and the Market seriously needs more good Rougelike Games.

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kaskade Creator
kaskade Apr 10 2012 replied:

An Android version would be awesome, but right now we cannot afford the Android plugin for Unity3D.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 7/10

Nice little game, and there's more to it than you might have expected from the screens or the demo. Tilesets, enemies, items and spells vary quite a lot and the trickier later levels and more advanced spells (no spoilers) allow some interesting tactical twists. A little more polish wouldn't hurt, however. While the tiles, lighting, most sounds and especially the music are all fine, the characters and mobs could do with a little more detail. The lack of any character animation and the minimalistic…

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