This week marks the release of Sword of the Stars: The Pit, an independently produced sci-fi roguelike available for Windows via Steam. A free demo version is also available.

Taking place in the same universe as the previous (and more strategy-oriented) Sword of the Stars games, The Pit boasts three playable classes, and includes 30 levels in which you'll scavenge for loot, craft items, and experiment with randomized augmentations in between tense enemy encounters.

Sword of the Stars: The Pit is regularly priced at $9.99, but is available at a discounted rate of $8.99 through March 15th.