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Sword and Staff is a retro hack-and-slash dungeoncrawling adventure with survival and crafting elements. Fight your way through a randomly generated overworld and endless dungeons. Craft, enchant, and upgrade hundreds of unique and powerful weapons. Uncover ancient magical artifacts. Defeat challenging bosses and reclaim the legendary Tetragram to restore balance to the world.

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Sword and Staff is now Free.


Previously, Sword and Staff had a free demo available, and the full version was $5. However, after spending some time looking at the game from a player's perspective, I became frustrated with the presence of some bugs, a couple crashes, and some framerate issues here and there. As such, I decided that I can't, in good conscience, charge money for the game in its current Alpha state. I've decided to remove the payment, making the full version available for free. There is still an option to donate if you download the game on itch.io, but it is not required to play the game.

This is subject to change, but at the moment I plan to have the game available for free until I'm ready to progress to the Beta stage. If you download the game for free during Alpha, you will still have to pay for access to the Beta version when it's available. However, if you've already paid for the game (or if you make a donation of at least $5 with your download of Alpha) you'll get free access to the Beta version when it's out.

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Sword and Staff Alpha 0.3

Sword and Staff Alpha 0.3

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This is the free, full version of Sword and Staff, Alpha version 0.3.0.

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