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Now you too can lose all your time in Lost For Swords with the demo

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Back in July 2023 I wrote about Lost For Swords, a roguelike deck-builder, where the cards in your deck shape the rooms you’re exploring. It was properly good fun and now it has a Native Linux demo too!

The developer is bringing it over from to Steam, and they gave it the Linux treatment recently as well. Reaching out to me recently to note since the last time I tried, it was on for either Windows or to play via the web. The game has expanded a lot since I last tried it too - great to see.

In Lost For Swords you make your way up the tower, equip weapons and armour, cast spells and scrolls, activate auras, collect loot and fight the monsters on each floor. The fun hook here is that your equipment, and the cards of the dungeon itself are all shuffled and place on the board making it unique each time. Equipment you pick up can only be used once too, so it's all about planning ahead. A really clever concept that works quite well and really sucks away time.

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Key Features:

  • Deck Building and Playstyles: build and refine your deck as you fight your way up the towers. Choose wisely and craft the best deck from 100+ available cards. Play offensive or defensive, sneaky or powerful, deliberate or reckless. You decide!
  • Simple UI, Complex Strategy: every single one of your actions is a simple click. No inventory management, no menus, no card dragging, no busywork. Just pure turn based strategy and tactics!
  • Roguelike Runs: choose a hero and ascend the floors of a tower that is ever-changing. No two runs are the same. How far can you make it?

Additional Facts:

  • 3 playable characters, each with 100+ cards
  • multiple unlockable alternative starter decks for each character
  • 6 distinct towers with unique monsters, traps and bosses
  • quests and random encounters, which can change the course of a run
  • level editor with the ability to share and play other's levels
  • lots of difficulty modifiers to challenge all kinds of players

Another fun game made in Godot Engine too!

Check out the demo on Steam now or

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Sparhawk Apr 2
Tried it. Quite a lot of fun to be had!
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