Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus is a Rogue Legacy-esque 2D action platforming roguelite with beautiful hand animated visuals, stackable upgrades, multiple playable characters and permanent perk unlocks.
In Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus you are a gladiator who must fight their way out of a prison planet for the entertainment of your alien captors. Each playthrough will feature a new randomly generated dungeon full of monsters to battle, coins to grab and stackable upgrades to collect. You’ll lose all your upgrades when you die, but you can also complete challenges to unlock new characters and permanent perks that can give you a little more of an edge in battle.
The current Beta demo build of Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus features the entire first dungeon and takes some beating. The rooms are filled with deadly monsters and traps and you can only take a few hits before your demise. There’s a nice selection of stackable upgrades though and it’s easy enough to figure out most of the enemies’ attack patterns so there’s a chance you’ll escape alive.
It’s a very addictive game with an excellent hand drawn aesthetic, challenging action platforming gameplay and lots of cool upgrades and unlocks. A Sci-Fi gladiatorial rouguelite adventure well worth entering the arena for.