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!

Pitman Update 1.5d for Win/Mac/LINUX

Pitman Update 1.5d for Win/Mac/LINUX

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A small but significant update makes the dwarven rogue much more playable on Linux!

TRI + Pitman

TRI + Pitman

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For four days Pitman and TRI are part of Indiegamestand to raise money for charity and the development of TRI.

Status Update: Flood, TRI, Android

Status Update: Flood, TRI, Android

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Bad news and good news regarding TRI and the Rat King.

Reddit Game Dev Bundle available

Reddit Game Dev Bundle available

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The Reddit Games Community build their own bundle - The Gamedev Bundle, containing 6 great Indie games.

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Pitman Demo

Pitman Demo

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

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Shumbok
Shumbok

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

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
Shumbok

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

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
Shumbok

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

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

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mooman101jl
mooman101jl

im getting this game because your a dwarf :)

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metatoaster
metatoaster

Tried the demo and the game does look nice and the dungeon "cards" are nifty (I'm curious as to which boardgames it's inspired by, Hero Quest and Descent come to mind...).

However apart from that the gameplay just doesn't grab me. I'd rather go play an excellent free roguelike like DCSS or DoomRL. Maybe it gets better after the demo, I guess I'll wait for some gameplay videos to pop up on youtube to get a better idea.

If you really expand on the things that are usually possible in a boardgame, such as cards which change the board (I only saw the "delete card" one, which should be called "delete tile", I think) and other metagame stuff, it could be interesting.

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kaskade Creator
kaskade

Yeah, Hero Quest was my favorite inspiration, but I played Descent, too! The cards mechanism itself was inspired by Carcassonne, though.

TBH the gameplay doesn't change much after the demo, so if you don't like the first dungeon, you probably won't like the rest much, either. ;)
BTW you sometimes find a "Card Rotate" spell in the game, with which you can change the orientation of a card - but I concur, the dungeon system should be used more extensive, maybe in a sequel.

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graspee
graspee

Based on the graphics and the fact that this is rogue-esque if not rogue-like i was ready to love it. Then I was fighting a mole and the game informed me that my trousers were destroyed. It was a fabulously comic moment (at least that first time) but I prefer rogue-likes where my equipment doesn't fall to pieces 5 minutes' later.

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kaskade Creator
kaskade

You usually find new gear pretty soon.
But yeah, it's a balancing issue. Increasing the durability of armor means making the enemies easier, or decreasing the probability of armor droppings, or adding other items, etc., and so on.

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stevsel
stevsel

Really nice and fun. Would just like a high score table.

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raensi
raensi

Very good from the demo. Good music, new concept of dungeon generation, good atmosphere. Definitely recommend to any fans of rogue-likes.

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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…

Feb 6 2012 by Dhakczak

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