Skara is a Free-to-Play competitive team-based melee combat game placed in a fantasy world which future is influenced by players. Take your weapons and join the arena!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Great games aren’t developed overnight, and the best games are developed with a community. Skara, in its essence an indie multiplayer game, is now at the stage of needing to be played to improve. This task is not for the faint of heart. You will be going where no person has gone before, a world that is still being built, a world perpetually at War.

On the one hand, that means that you can experience some problems and discover bugs. On the other hand, if you are willing to invest some time to have some fun and to help us continue developing it, you will be one of the first to shape a new kind of gaming experience!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Even though that we have had previous versions, it is our first international open build and we still need your active feedback to polish the game. However long it takes to get there will be Skara’s Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Skara will add content on the top of the actual version. Right now we have the body of our game but we will have 4 different arenas, 5 customisable characters to choose from, new customizable options for the characters and keep polishing the game.

Remember that we will keep adding more features and content after our full release, so it won’t stop us to go even further and open new unexplored scopes for Skara.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Skara consists of 3 arenas (one for the “Duel” and the two other for the “Last Team Standing” game modes) and 4 characters with different skins. They are meant for as many as 6 players at the same time - human players (or bots filling the remaining slots), who can party together through our social system to play as a team.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No, the game is and will be Free-to-Play. But don’t panic, it is and will be also Free-to-Win. This means that you only be able to purchase cosmetic items.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would value community feedback on virtually any and every aspect of the game. From finding bugs to balancing the combat to brainstorming cool new features, we are all about making Skara for the community to rule and enjoy, and we expect the Early Access community to be extremely vocal on all these fronts.

To facilitate that process, we will have lots of easy ways to provide both targeted and general feedback, from surveys to polls and the odd email.

We will also stream the game on Twitch where you will be able to talk with the developers directly while playing Skara.”
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October 5

Skara is heading Beta!



We’ve been quite silent for the last few weeks since we closed servers at the beginning of September and I want to personally apologize to all of you. We have faced several important challenges on the development side and a lot of decisions had to be made.

Since we launched Build 0.8.1 we have been working on major changes and improvements on the combat system side. That includes animations, timings, combo windows and a couple of nice features we have already talked about - feints, for example. These will add a new complexity layer to the way every warrior in Skara approaches a fight.

Unfortunately, the animations are not 100% ready yet.

Adding weight to the attacks has proven to be quite a challenge for our small animation team, and we didn’t want to rush things! Lots of quick iterations are being made to be 100% sure the combat feel is right. Animation sets for Celea and Tamvaasa are pretty much done but completing the sets for Kharn and Shinse is taken longer than we expected. Once you try them you will understand the amount of work required to make combat work.

Meanwhile, the rest of the team completed their tasks for 0.9 and are already working on features and content for Beta 1.0. So, the main decision was what to do with Build 0.9, since once the programmers start working on new features for Beta launch there is no turning back.

The decision, while painful, is the only logical one: we have decided to aim for a spectacular Beta launch and not release - for the moment - the Open Alpha 0.9 version. We want this launch to be perfect. Based in our experience, it is better to slow down a launch instead of releasing incomplete content and I know most of you think the same way.

What I can promise is that we will immediately get back to community actions, releasing constant updates about the state of Skara’s development. You can find me on Discord or ask here in Steam and I will immediately get back to you. All the changes we are making in the game have followed you feedback and this will never change.


See you on the battlefield,
Pablo and the Skara team
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September 6

Lore piece - The Battle of Kornit

Hello, survivors!

We are glad to introduce you to our last story of the Skara interactive novel based on player actions in the in-game Lore Events.



As you may remember, The Battle of Kornit faced two factions inside the Skara World for the control of an old, abandoned territory West to the Tamvaasa land. Thousands of players took part on the event supporting one of the factions until the Khärn got the victory. Read the Lore piece here:

The Battle of Kornit

Moreover, just in case you haven’t watched them yet, here you will find the videos that both Bajheera (as the Khärn Leader) and Revenant (as the Tamvaasa Leader) posted for the clash of their two armies:

Bajheera (BajheeraWoW)
Bajheera - Join Me In Battle!
Bajheera - "TOGETHER TO VICTORY"

Revenant (Gaming4GamersTV)
Uníos a mi en la batalla por KORNIT
Duelo 1vs1 Revenant contra Bajheera - Quién prevalecerá?

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About This Game



Skara is a Free-to-Play competitive team-based melee combat game for up to 6 players set in a fantasy world. Skara is now available for PC on the Steam Store. Easy to learn, hard to master, only the best can be legendary, remembered forever in Skara lore. Will you be among the next Skara heroes?


Fast-paced combat with timing and accuracy focus
Each survivor has his own 3rd person combat style with a personalized set of close combat movements and skills to fight in frenetic skirmishes.

Team fighting synergies between characters
In order to master the game you will need to learn the specificities of each culture’s combat style to take advantage of your survivor’s and play as a cohesive group of warriors, powering each other’s strengths.

Quick multiplayer matches
You can choose different game modes ranging approximately from 3 to 10 minutes. You cannot hide in the arenas, so you must kill your enemies before they kill you.

Game modes
Right now we have 2 game modes: a 1v1 “Duel” and a 3v3 “Last Team Standing”. And 3 arenas: “Jaarvi” is the icy scenario for the Duels and “Khilma - Lava Coliseum” with “Gâo-di - Temple of the Zem” are the two scenarios where the Last Team Standing matches take place.
A 5v5 “Domination” is planned to come in the future. We will soon start working on 5v5 “Siege Battles”. Nearly all of them contain interactive elements. Danger is everywhere.

Lore-Rich
We have been working for the last four years to create a cohesive and rich Skara World with a strong culture background. We will introduce it to you through: in-game specific entries, some lore-related events, quotes from each Skara’s Culture in our medias and a ready to be published novel.

Cosmetic based monetization system
You will be able to personalise your survivors with aesthetic elements such as skins, emotes, victory poses and dyes.






Playing Skara automatically means you have a say in its continued development.

From achievements to game modes, there are a whole host of details that we leave open to you, the players, to decide. We are really a small team that takes the community seriously. Just check the forums to see that in action!



"And then it happened. I know not how to describe it with intelligible language - surely the Authorities must have words to describe these cosmic occurrences…" -Saltés Borian, Governor of Valemteim

Celem is no longer the only Light that governs the world of Skara. Lôm, the lesser Light, engaged Celem in a celestial combat, wreaking havoc upon all that depended upon Him for life.



Now the Lands of the Long North freeze while the Long South burns. Empires have fallen.
Many have perished. And many more will continue fighting as what is left of Skara is reclaimed by those with the will to dominate.

Will you?





Fear comes from the belly. So Khärn cut the belly to let it out.

Born from the bowels of Skara, these mysterious and violent raiders of the land are by far the strongest of all. However, their brute strength makes them slow, offering brave opponents a brief opportunity for victory.





...Soon all will know, and fear, the Sons of Fire.

The tireless Celea escaped their burning homes to settle in a new land. Little did they know how soft and unprepared that land would be. Unstoppable in groups, the Celea are masters of Atash.





“Anger that sits burns its bearer, Anger that moves burns others” -Shinse proverb

The Shinse lost their ancestral lands on Skara’s coast to the invading Celea. Now they seek revenge. Swift and agile, the Shinse have only two types of opponents: The quick and the dead.





“Gaal spake, the sound summoning Tamvaasa to spring from the sea
Gaal was so glad in His glory, He gave great gifts to Tamvaasa
Food for feeding, fields to frolick in, and forests for wondering…”
-Tamvaasa creation hymn

The Tamvaasa descend from the Long North, a hardened race with a proud history and an age old rivalry with their southern neighbours, the Durno. Their piercing attacks, combined with powerful song-lore taken from the wild, makes them a force to reckon with.






Part of the vision of Skara is to allow players to literally become the protagonists of an unfolding drama. For now, we will hold a series of events for you to have a chance to be immortalized in Skara Lore. The first of them being the one called “Cataclysm”.

After the full version release, new in-game features will keep embracing this vision.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

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