Pawnbarian is an inventive deck-building Chess-based dungeon crawling roguelike puzzler where your character moves like the chess pieces indicated on the cards that you use.
Previously featured on Alpha Beta Gamer while it was in Alpha, in Pawnbarian you take control of a lone Pawnbarian as they battle their way through dungeons that are patrolled by a variety of different monsters. The gameplay is turn-based, with you able to move twice per turn, and you decide how you move by selecting cards with Chess pieces on them – so if you select a queen you can move as far as you like in all directions or if you select a pawn you can only move forward one square and attack diagonally.
It’s a clever concept which makes for a very strategic, puzzle-like experience as you try to make your way through each level of the dungeon. Each type of enemy requires a different strategy and it’s often easy to attack an enemy, but the real challenge is getting back to safety before they can attack you. Sign up for the Beta to see if you can conquer the dungeons of Pawnbarian.
You Can Still Play The Alpha Demo Build Here
Sign up For The Pawnbarian Beta Here (iOS & Android)