Category: Updates/Announcements

Apparently there is a trailer video in the works for Operation Hellstorm according to their Facebook page. Meanwhile, check out the final models of their first character and rocket launcher.

Most importantly, don’t forget to visit for their current Wikia which answers a lot of questions regarding the game. So far it’s sounding pretty freaking ambitious! I’m definitely pumped after reading it! Let’s just hope it doesn’t go the way of Star Citizen!


Space Engineers Giveaway!

Hello everyone and happy spring!

It’s extremely refreshing to hit the first day of spring. Here in Chicago, it is still chilly, but steadily warming. Most of the snow is melted, and I expect budding plant life very soon! With that said, we have been making strides here at The Gravel Pit as well. We have a new shiny domain and are excited about it, and we’d like to show some love to people who visit by giving them a chance to win a free copy of Space Engineers.

The drawing officially starts now, and will end in one month. We would like to give as many people a chance as possible. You will still most likely find quicker drawings within our Steam group.

To enter, visit the giveaway thread in the forums and comment. Winner will be chosen randomly by
You must have the Steam client to accept the game. If you are registering to enter the contest, make sure you use an e-mail that we can reach you with. 


Good luck!

Toxikk FPS

Here at The Gravel Pit, we love hardcore arena first person shooters. It seems these days the genre is trying to make a comeback and we would like to support that cause. With that said, we would like to announce that we will be giving away a free copy of Toxikk to won random member here within the community. In order to enter the contest you must first register here @ TGP. Once you are a member, you can then see the giveaway under the contest menu. (Menu at the top —-> News —> Contents —> Toxikk Giveaway) You will not be able to see it until you are registered and logged in. Once you have access to that page, simply follow the steps to complete your entry. Look for more Toxikk news and maybe even a review in the near future!

Deadline to enter is Sunday, January 31st, and 11:59pm central/Chicago time.

Good luck!


The Gravel Pit Classic Gaming News & DownloadsSo The Gravel Pit, in and of itself, has been around since 2002. A small, html based website came around later in 2004 which lasted a few years as I experimented with different content management systems and what not. Later on in 2008 I used more mainstream forum software to put up forum & a downloads section. The main purpose of the website was to support games that no longer had much support. I always found dead download links, lost pages, etc. Some of The Gravel Pit servers are the only ones left of their kind. Some of the games would get use once or twice a year but I would still leave the servers up 24/7/365 just in case someone wanted to experience some oldschool greatness.

Now that games are being given a fresh coat of paint and be re-released, I figured it was time to update The Gravel Pit and make it all that it could/should be. There are still some issues at the moment, and in order to start fresh and have everything work, I did have to switch forum software. I’m not super happy about that aspect, but luckily, usernames/topics/posts were able to be imported. The old forum and download system will still remain as part of an archive, however from this point forward I will probably be switching to something that can be much more easily integrated with the existing website. If you were part of the old forum, get in contact with me so I can give you your new password and get you logged into your account.

From here, I will be looking for contributors who are dedicated to keeping oldschool/unsupported games alive. Major websites have gone offline over the years and at this point I think it’s important to make sure The Gravel Pit is in good health. You’ll still be able to find the old forum topics, downloads, etc, but will also see brand new content coming out along with plethora of other classic gaming news. If you’re interested in becoming an author and keeping the dream alive, send me an e-mail or find me on the interwebs.

Hope you enjoy the new site!