Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (819) - 97% of the 819 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,504) - 93% of the 7,504 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 19, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’ve decided to release the game for Early Access to gather as much feedback as possible to improve the game. This has been our plan from the very beginning as we think it is important to keep lines of communication open with our supporters.
Going forward we will take all of your feedback into consideration and frequently provide updates about the game’s development. If you find any bugs or have any ideas on how to improve the game please feel free to share your thoughts with us. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are targeting Q4 of this year to release the full version of the game. With that said, we are doing everything we can to finish the game and want to conclude Early Access as fast as we can. During EA we will be fine tuning the game’s balancing and correcting any complaints you may have about the game itself.”

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

“You’ll notice a big difference between the EA and full version of the game.
The full version of ‘Skul: The Hero Slayer’ will include the last chapter of the game, the ending, Steam Achievements and countless other updates/improvements. It will be a thrilling experience full of exciting and interesting scenarios, unexpected events and unpredictable elements for advancement.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We’ve always planned on releasing Skul for Early Access, and the current version of the game is packed with contents to enjoy.


  • Around 20 different skulls (playable characters) to go along with an exciting and fast-paced battle system
  • 3 main chapters with dozens of diverse and unique levels
  • Tons of different types of monsters and foes to go head-to-head with (not to mention 6 types of mini-bosses!)
  • One-of-a-kind final bosses for each chapter
  • Over 50 different items to use
  • 15 types of Quintessence (Quintessence can summon powerful and unique ancestral magic)
  • An extraordinary group of NPCs
  • 5 supported languages

It goes without saying that we will continue to improve every facet of the game and add new features until the release of the full version.”

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

“The price of the game will change when we release the full version later this year. The exact price is still undecided, but you can expect it to be higher due to the added features and improved gameplay.”

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

“All lines of communication with the gaming community will be open. The main reason we are releasing the game for EA is to gather feedback from players, so we will actively respond to any comments we receive. Please reach out to us on Discord or Twitter! We’d love to hear from you!”
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“absolutely beautiful pixel art”
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About This Game



The Demon King's Castle in Ruins

The human race attacking the Demon King's castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the 'Hero of Caerleon' to lead a full onslaught in hopes of wiping out the Demons once and for all. They attacked the Demon stronghold with overwhelming numbers and succeeded in its total destruction. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named 'Skul'.


Side-Scrolling Platformer Action

'Skul: The Hero Slayer' is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as everchanging and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect.



Tons of skulls, tons of playable characters

Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he's wearing. Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed and power. Choose combos that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands!



The Adventurers

Skul has crossed paths with a party of Adventurers! They are powerful foes that hunt Demons for sport. While Skul may be small, he still packs quite a punch. So just wait and see who really is the hunter and who is the hunted....


Bosses Corrupted by Dark Quartz

At the end of every chapter, go head-to-head with massive bosses corrupted with Dark Quartz and powerful beyond belief. Derived from the pain and hate of life itself, Dark Quartz taints and takes control of everything it touches.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mavericks 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: MacBook, MacBook Pro or iMac 2012 or later
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 3.2+

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