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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Release Date: Feb 3, 2017

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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.

We estimate summer 2017.”

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 2 arenas (one for the “Duel” and the 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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March 10

Introducing Discord and Twitch events!

Haven't you already played the Patch 0.7.3 version with other survivors?



Don´t worry, we bring you two powerful tools!

First of all, we want to introduce in a more official way our Discord channel (http://discord.gg/c63VQcN). It is a great way to gather your team and find players to fight against. We are actively involved on it, feel free to join and play / talk with us!

We will also feature this channel during our new Twitch sessions called “Play with the Devs” that will be held every Friday at 4:30pm CET (Central European Time), where we want to create a hub for players to find each other. We will answer all your comments on Discord and in our Twitch channel (http://twitch.tv/skarathebladeremains), so it is intended to be a concurrent time slot for you to pack with in-game friends (or new ones) and fight against other survivors.

We will be pleased to see you in both channels!

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March 8

Open Alpha Patch 0.7.3



Welcome back survivors!

As always, we have prepared the list of changes that this Patch 0.7.3 brings:

New content
  • Added an option to change the sensitivity of the camera
  • Added an option to modify binding of Lock-on mode
  • Various crashes when entering the arenas have been solved

Changes and updates
  • Reduced the invulnerability time of all the characters when rolling of by 30%
  • Improved Shinse’s head
  • When joining a game, the matchmaking system adds you now to the team who has less human players

Gameplay
  • Fixed stamina not regenerating when being poisoned
  • Fixed the death animation not reproducing in some situations
  • Fixed the spectator cam following the last targeted enemy
  • Fixed characters beginning to slide after receiving a hit
  • Fixed Celea block animations not playing when receiving a hit (networking issue)
  • Fixed the Vilkai VFX being still shown at the end of a round in some situations
  • Fixed the Vilkai VFX being still shown when Shinse is invisible
  • Fixed the trails of Shinse’s dash being still shown when she is invisible
  • Fixed the characters being able to block while stunned or attacking

Party / Friends
  • Fixed players not seeing a recently added friends if these last ones are online (while this friend can see if the player is online)
  • Fixed friends remaining in your connected friends list after having removed them

Matchmaking
  • Fixed infinite matchmaking process when other player/s suffer/s a disconnection in the internal room
  • Fixed crash when cancelling matchmaking process in a specific internal state
  • Fixed players not joining any match after cancelling matchmaking
  • Fixed players not joining any match after the “match found” message
  • Fixed players not allowed to click the game mode buttons after cancelling a matchmaking process
  • Fixed issues related to the characters when joining a started match

General
  • Fixed mouse cursor not appearing in rewards screen
  • Fixed some scroll bar on the in-game chat issues
  • Fixed scroll bar on the main menu chat issue
  • Fixed some news didn't appear
  • Fixed some problems with the rankings titles
  • Fixed some issues with key bindings in the in-game menu
  • Fixed some navigation Pad problems in the character selection screen
  • Fixed some localization problems
  • Fixed the proper friend level account not being seen in some places on the main menu
  • Fixed players being able to use some special characters in registration process
  • Fixed players being able to use some special characters in-chat
  • Fixed players being able to use HTML tags in-chat
  • Fixed Tamvaasa’s beard not appearing with all his helmets equipped
  • Fixed “Tamvaasa’s Wolf” skin not being able to be equipped
  • Fixed the characters having no hair when playing the Tutorial
  • Fixed the game freezing when players type quickly some special characters
  • Fixed the South America label not being displayed properly
  • Fixed some UI elements not being in proper place
  • Fixed equipped elements on menu not appearing in-game

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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”. A 5v5 “Domination” will come in the future. We will start working on 5v5 “Siege Battles”. Nearly all of them contain interactive elements, bosses, or both. 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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