Steel yourself for the dangerous hand that Ring of Pain has dealt for you. Ring of Pain‘s ghoulish creatures and chilling atmosphere bring the spooky October air gleefully inside your walls, serving up a “card crawler” experience that tests wits and nerves alike. Australia-based developers Simon Box and Twice Different summarize their roguelike thus:
“Enter the Ring of Pain, a roguelike card crawler where encounters come to you. Each step around the ring a dire decision. Go for the loot or backstab a creeping horror? Meet strange friends bearing gifts and treasure. Choose your gear wisely to survive and discover the secrets of the Ring of Pain.”
Not quite a deckbuilder and not quite a standard dungeon crawler, Ring of Pain‘s combat system is a unique dish. You know, one of those Halloween dishes that people put out with candy in them, but they have a skeleton hand that tries to grab yours with a delighted cackle. Ring of Pain launched on October 15 for PC and Switch.