Created by the Four Quarters team for the 41st Ludum Dare"'s theme of combining two incompatible genres, Roulette Knight combines an RPG with Russian Roulette. As a knight playing Russian roulette, you need to find a way to survive every round of a challenging game that relies significantly on chance.
To start the game load bullets into the gun by clicking on the gun chamber in the lower right. Click on the side view of the cylinder to spin it, and the trigger to shoot. You might not make it the first few tries but don't give up! The longer you survive, the more money and experience you gain. You can spend your money in the shop which is shown by an icon of a stack of coins. In the shop, you can buy items such as guns with bigger barrels or better armor. Some items come with drawbacks, like curses, while others might take a while to show up. Shop items change so check back often.
You will start out in one area of the map. Each section of the map has a minimum number of bullets that need to be loaded into the chamber to play. Once a part of the map is completed, no money will be gained from playing in that area. Go to the map in the top left corner to find newly unlocked areas with different challenges. With increased experience, you level up and earn skill points. Skill points can be used in the skill point tree shown by the upwards arrow icon in the top left.
You must have a unique build of skills and items to be able to complete the game. Surviving the first few rounds can be challenging. Bigger gun barrels can increase your odds of living. Skills learned in the skill tree could improve your health, money, luck, evasion, and more. Because there are only two slots available for items and one slot for armor, you need to choose carefully. There may be not be anything you can afford in the shop, or you may not have earned enough skill points to buy a useful skill. You could play with more bullets to make money faster, but is it worth the risk? No amount of skill, armor, or items completely takes away the element of luck.