Space Gladiators is a 2D roguelite hand-drawn platformer set in a sci-fi world. You've been captured and sent to entertain aliens on a planet called Tartarus. Fight in the gladiatorial arenas and earn your freedom!


The game has entered Early Access on October 22, 2019.


  • Tight and fluid controls that allow you to dodge and fight enemies without taking hits - the only ceiling is your own skillset!
  • Hundreds of hand-crafted rooms that are randomly picked to make every new run feel unique.
  • Dozens of enemies and 7 bosses to beat with different movesets and attack patterns.
  • 150+ items including pets, weapons and trinkets that unlock new abilities for your characters. Pop your heart out to heal yourself or fire a laser gun.
  • 6 unique characters that fit different playstyles, including a potato and an alien worm in underpants.
  • Customize your runs by choosing harder paths if you're feeling confident or easier ones if you're on the brink of death. High risk, high reward.


Early Access GameplayYouTube


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About Thomas Gervraud

I'm a french indie game developer. I started working on my first commercial game in late 2018 after finishing my studies.
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Space Gladiators: Escaping Tartarus Credits

Thomas Gervraud
Main Game Designer and Developer
Adrien Gervraud
Help with Development
Aron '0uter' Arguello