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Skara is a competitive hack and slash developed by a tiny team of crazy indie's using Unreal Engine 4. Team up with or against your friends and compete for dominance in a world racked by cosmic disaster.

Play the pre-alpha on Steam and share your thoughts? Great games aren’t developed overnight, and the best games are developed with a community.

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0 comments by Psyshik on Apr 17th, 2015

Skara, The Blade Remains is going full alpha in early May. Players will experience the full game, complete with player accounts, dedicated servers, new game modes and a whole lot of new content.

We have been extremely happy to welcome more than 60 000 players to Skara since Early Access launch in October. With this milestone in our development fast approaching, it seemed a good time to reflect on all that we have achieved together.

Skara has come a long way, from a university project and a sketchbook to Steam’s Greenlight (which we got in only 7 days!) to a Kickstarter to Early Access launch in October. For a small team of indie developers, we have been amazed how the project just kept getting bigger and bolder.

That trajectory continues, and many people who see Skara think it is the product of a AAA studio.
One of you even compared Skara to Guild Wars 2, (saying of course that GW2 was better--we took it as a compliment just to be compared to that multimillion project!)

So here we are. Not much longer to go until Skara’s alpha, we are keeping our target in sight and are racing for the finish line. There will be a lot more to do, of course, and we are going to need lots more player support.

Looking forward to seeing you on the battlefield!

Pablo from Team Skara.

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khordination Apr 17 2015, 8:15am says:

I'm looking forward to a bout with One Direction... wish we could name the bots ourselves for our own fights!

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Psyshik Apr 17 2015, 9:27am replied:

there are ways to hack this... but don't ask me how :)

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Psyshik Apr 8 2015, 5:32am replied:

Thank you for your feedback. The magic debate has been a hot one both in the studio and with the community. I would love to hear more from you about your own opinion on magic in games and why you didn't expect to see anything like that in Skara.

Our approach has crystalized around the idea of having some skill based magic. If you look into the history of magic, you find that it is a way of describing the impact of the indescribable. What is magic for some is science for others... We will try and take advantage of that vision!

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INtense! Apr 1 2015, 8:12pm says:

Stills are looking amazing. Hmm some names... ugh I cannot get basic cheesy names out of my head like "slasher", "blade whisperer"

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Psyshik Apr 2 2015, 5:23am replied:

slasher is a great reference! Cheesy is fine, in fact cheesy makes us laugh which is partly the point of good bot names! Thanks for the submissions :)

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Psyshik Apr 1 2015, 8:45am says:

Looking forward to seeing some entries for the #NameSkaraBots contest. just leave a comment and some contact detail and it will count as an entry!

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Guest Jun 20 2014, 8:18am says:

This game goes beyond epic!! Can't wait to get into a 16 people melee!!

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yaminihi Jun 20 2014, 5:26am says:

Looks very interesting so far, keep up the great work! :-)

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