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Sword of the Stars: The Pit expansion due next month

Kerberos has announced MindGames, an expansion to its rogue-like Sword of the Stars: The Pit, due in just under a week.

MindGames is the first expansion the surprising spin-off will receive, and it's due on July 1 via Steam and other digital retailers. It adds a number of new features and a slab of content:

  • Two new playable characters; the Human Psion and the Tarka Ranger – the first playable alien character
  • Ten new floors of ancient, evil science add to the challenge
  • New room types, including wide, multi-level biospheres
  • New traps, new weapons, new items, and new recipes
  • New game mechanics, including 28 Psionic Powers
  • New Psionic enemies to fight, drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe
  • Two new Play Modes; “Infinite Mode” as well as “Seriously? Mode”, for those players that find “Insane Mode” isn’t insane enough
  • Expanded meta-game aspects, including the ability to “bank” XP and spare items from one session and start the next run of the game on a deeper level, using your “banked” equipment.

No price was nominated, but the core game is $10, so less than that, presumably. Here's a couple of screenshots:

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.