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Available on:PCSep 24, 2021

Developer: J4nw

Publisher: J4nw

Genres: Strategy, Puzzle, Roguelike

Pawnbarian is a puzzle roguelike. Use chess moves to control your hero on a tiny dungeon board and learn how to outmaneuver enemies with various traits! FEATURES Use a deck of chess pieces to hack and slash through hordes of monsters. Pick up the basics instantly if you're familiar with chess, or learn in minutes if you aren't. Carefully plan your moves to navigate tricky, emergent tactical situations. Spend treasure to upgrade your cards with additional powers. Blitz through quick 15-30 minute runs - or die trying. Take on the infinite post-run Gauntlet to see how long you can survive. Pick from 3 characters to conquer 3 dungeons, all requiring an unique approach. Progress through Chains, a series of extra difficulty modifiers. NOT FEATURES No deep and varied builds - Pawnbarian plays like a puzzle game first and foremost. Few external rewards - no permanent upgrades, and not much that needs unlocking.

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Pawnbarian is single-minded with a specific experience that it wants to offer. That experience is a challenging brain teaser using a classic and timeless game in new ways. Limitation is often king to innovation, and with that Pawnbarian calls checkmate.

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Pawnbarian charmed me, just like Militia used to. A solidly prepared game that should also hit the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

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