Fancy Skulls is a challenging first person shooter with procedural generation, permadeath and distinct art style. Intense and tactical combat, unique weapon mods and items that change the way you play.
User reviews: Very Positive (107 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“That way players can help make this game better by providing feedback, and get instant updates via Steam client, which is super convenient.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until it is done.”

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

“- improved visuals of the environment
- more content - enemies, weapon mods, items
- story in some form
- meta game - unlocks
- better balance
- polish
- steam stuff - achievements, trading cards, cloud saves”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Beta - all systems are in place, not a lot of bugs, it is playable and core mechanics and interactions are there.
All weapons are implemented, plenty of different enemies, weapon mods, items.”

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

“Full release will be priced higher.”

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

“I listen to feedback and ideas from players and interpret it carefully, and then improve my game! And then I do it again.

Game already been available prior to Steam release, see non-steam forum to see Fancy Skull's updates history, and examples of player-developer interaction.”
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Recent updates View all (5)

March 17

update 0.7.5.1


- fixed sounds being too loud
- fixed some geometry issues
- fixed infinite ammo item
- hopefully fixed fps issues too
- fixed fog not displaying on later levels

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March 7

Update 0.7.5

Added 5 items and 2 weapon mods.
Tweaked bunnyhopping.
Fixed some bugs.
Some other tweaks which I can't remember.
Have a nice time!

5 comments Read more
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Reviews

“It’s a simple but subtle game, and each playthrough has delivered a new insight into its world and the odd things that operate within it.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Fancy Skulls is a challenging first person shooter with procedural generation, permanent death and distinct art style.
Intense and tactical combat, unique weapon mods and items that change the way you play.


Foes different not only in visual design but also in their behavior. For example there is an enemy that will teleport every time you hit it, or enemy that leaves bombs that home on you, but you can shoot those bombs to use them against it.



Usable items and power ups, like friendly sentry, an eye that lets you transmute items, kite that lets you fly, matchbox that ignites all foes around you, and much more!


Each weapon is different from another, and every weapon can be modded with options that provide interesting game experiences like "walk backwards to get ammo", "12 hits with no misses give you money", "last two bullets in a magazine do double damage", "don't spend ammo while in the air", "shoot lightning bolts with shotgun".

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Early Access Review
Awesome. Short but worth it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Early Access Review
Excellent FPS/Roguelike combo.

A little on the easy side though, could be a bit harder at the higher levels especially.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Early Access Review
Hey it's alright.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Early Access Review
Fancy Skulls is a fast paced, rogue-like FPS that rewards quick trigger fingers and reaction times. Thanks to it's specific use of colour and strange art style, the game immediately differentiates exactly what is an enemy and what is simply a creepy, threatening tree. Even in it's early state, the addictive "just one more try" mentality is already present. This is definitely a game to keep an eye on through it's development.

So far, A good Monday game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Early Access Review
This is a game I didn't know I wanted until I played it.
I recieved this in a pack of games and decided to try it out. It might be because I had no expectations going in, but I found the gameplay absolutly outstanding. It's fast paced, fluid, and difficult.
The simple art aesthetic is generally a big turn off for me in games. My theory having been, "We could pay an artist, or call it retro.. decisions..." But it really works for this game and adds to the charm of the sometimes frenetic experiance.

The fact that it's in early access means it's only going to get better (i HOPE that's what it means). If you're on the fence at all, wait for the actual launch but for me, it's a blast right now.

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