Russian development studio Goonswarm has launched the crowdfunding campaign for their upcoming roguelike, Sin Slayers.

Sin Slayers is set in a world between worlds, the Valley of the Fallen Sinners, where our heroes have been imprisoned after their deaths. To return to the world of the living they will need to travel seven cursed lands, slay the seven Sin Lords, and destroy the seven magical seals. Wander through primeval forests, boneyards filled with crypts and the graves of fallen warriors, and other damned regions that will test even the bravest heart.

That’s a lot of sevens, isn’t it? As you might guess, the Seven Deadly Sins are a recurring theme throughout the land — and they even affect gameplay. If you’re in the Forest of Gluttony, eating anything will raise the sinfulness score of your squad. But if you happen to be in the Village of Envy, players can’t earn souls if their sinfulness score isn’t high enough.

There are times when you want the Sin-O-Meter (and yes, that’s what it’s called) to be high and times when you want it low. When it’s high you will get tougher monsters but better loot. Conversely, a low sin level will make the game easier, but the treasure finds won’t be as good.

Ten playable characters are planned for Sin Slayers, but the final number could be higher depending on how much the Kickstarter earns. Sin Slayers will be a PC/Mac exclusive at launch, but there are plans for console versions in the future. Pledge to the campaign and secure your copy of Sin Slayers by going to this link.

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