City of Brass is out now on Steam Early Access

City of Brass, a palace crawler game, according to the lovely developers, is now available on Steam Early Access for PC. It’s looking pretty deadly to us. Sounds like your thing? Then do read on.

City of Brass: Procedurally-Generated and Trap-Infested

Armed with a blade and a whip that can grab, trip, disarm, stun or shatter, (of course it can), you’ll have to make your way through a procedurally-generated city that features “trap-infested” levels. Oh the joy. You’ll have to do all of that before time runs out… And believe me, it will. So if you think Dark Souls punishment…

Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a punishing first-person rogue-lite filled with treasure, traps and ghoulish foes.

Here’s a Steam Early Access launch trailer for you to see what we mean:

City of Brass From Uppercut Games

Indie developer Uppercut Games, who worked on the BioShock series, have promised additional content is on the way in the next 4-6 months, including more enemy types, bosses, districts, secret areas, gear, relics, genies and, oh, traps. You needed some more of them in the game, clearly.

Here’s a few reviews from Steam so far:

More progression would be great, obviously more weapons and abilities, maybe more uses for the whip, and this could be GOTY material.


I’ve played a lot of “roguelike” games, and found few to be as stylish, charming, and fun as City of Brass.

A struggle perhaps:

I’ve played for 10 hours so far and only succeeded in getting halfway through and even that was a struggle. This is a fairly consistent theme for me when it comes to reaction based games.

Game comparisions:

I *hate* game comparisons, but I gotta say that this is truly Spelunky: the FPS. This is a very technical roguelite in the exact same way Spelunky is. In fact if you are a traditional FPS fan, you’d probably do better with something like Immortal Redneck.

The pacing here is much slower and planned out. Again, just like Spelunky. You learn how to make the most of the environment. You wanna go in with guns blazing? That aint gonna work here for many reasons (and one of them is that there are no guns).

City of Brass will be released for PS4 and Xbox One in 2018 after the PC version is perfected. It’s available now on Steam Early Access with an introductory price of $19.99 USD for the first week – after that, you can nab it for $24.99. Sounds reasonable to us, what about you?

What do you think?

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