SKALD:Against the Black Priory is a retro-style party-based RPG set in a grim-dark fantasy world of tragic heroes, violent deaths and Lovecraftian horror. Take a chance and roll the dice as you embark on a compelling story filled with deadly creatures, branching story and tactical, turn-based combat
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,102) - 96% of the 1,102 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 30, 2024
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“Modern, complex, dark fantasy epic”
God is a Geek

“Charming and accessible modernisation of 80s RPG detail.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Brilliantly unsettling blend of genres”
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About This Game



You drag yourself from the black tides, across the corpses of drowned men, and onto the unwelcoming, craggy shoreline. Gulls cry overhead and the stink of seaweed fills your nose. By some miracle you have made it to Idra. It will take all your skill to survive and unravel the eldritch mysteries of the Black Priory





SKALD: Against the Black Priory is inspired by roleplaying games of yesteryear, combining modern design and compelling storytelling with authentic 8-bit looks and charms.

Delve into a dark fantasy world, full of deadly creatures, tragic heroes, and lovecraftian horror for an epic retro-style adventure rich in exploration and tactical, turn-based combat.

Do you have what it takes to lead a company of broken heroes from the tainted shores of Idra to the gates of the Black Priory - and beyond?



Gather your party

Lead a band of broken heroes through challenging turn-based combat scenarios as you cleave, blast or stealth your way through deadly enemies of all definitions. Equip your heroes using a modern inventory system, fulfil objectives through quest logs, read journals to discover hidden secrets. And if the action is still a bit too hot to handle, auto-resolve to bypass conflict entirely.

Prepare thyself

Set yourself up for the journey ahead by crafting and cooking from a slew of distinct recipes Choose your character, select their stats and build out a party from a series of diverse allies, each with their own skill-set, agenda and personality. Decide between a dozen classes and varied backgrounds, levelling up to 20 while customising your spells and equipment to suit your style.



Venture Forth

Set in an unforgiving world with lovecraftian horrors and choice-based dialogue, your story will take many unexpected twists and turns. Living life as a mercenary, you’ll need to roll the dice to determine whether you fall prey to certain peril or escape grave danger.

Celebrate Yesteryear 

Uncover the grand schemes of the Gallian Empire and explore the vast expanse of Freymark and the Outer Isles. In SKALD: Against the Black Priory, you’ll experience this richly illustrated world of authentic pixel art, built from thousands of hand-drawn tiles and images using a palette inspired by the legendary Commodore 64 computer. Optional CRT filter for true retro aficionados also included.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The SKALD universe is dark and gritty and deals with subject matter that may be of violent, sexual or offensive nature.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris / AMD Vega or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel 7th Gen or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvida GTX Series 10 or equivalent onboard graphics
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 14
    • Processor: M1
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 14
    • Processor: M1
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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