Usurper is a Metroidvania Action-RPG. With Eldritch horrors having been unleashed by the outer-worldly Citadel, your job is to rid London of its terrors. Use the new "Guard" system that rewards skillful play and accuracy, to uncover the massive structure and defeat the nightmares lurking within.
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Feb 20, 2018

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February 5

#Patch 32


-Summon system overhaul:
Summoning is now viable. the system now works as follows. Upon using the proper weapon(the books) hitting the enemy will roll your Eld stat against 100, meaning your Eld literally translates to a % chance. After this the game checks your DEVOTION against 100, meaning 1000 donated is 1% chance, while 100.000 vitae donated equals 100% chance to summon if the Eldritch check passes. But after the summoning is complete your chance to summon is reduced by 1 donation's worth. Now the system is viable to play but requires constant feeding, in return however.... you get full screen wipes in most cases.

-Flight now provides a guard regen, half of your normal on ground regen, this is a massive change in terms of how flight and late game works.

-Teleport blade upgrade mechanic implemented. You can now find and collect Shift Blade upgrades, each providing one more teleportation before you need to touche the ground or a wall. This means you can chain them for as long as 10 times when you find them all. This makes the shift blade a LOT stronger once upgraded and will provide ludicrous amounts of mobility.

-Overall damage formula altered to reduce incoming damage slightly.

-New game plus incoming damage increase reduced significantly.

-Pet damage is roughly doubled.

-Sniper boss mines now have a warning cue and are delayed slightly.

-Veimar boss cone timings and warning cue is improved.

-Robot suiciders now have a better warning cue.

-Final boss AI is slowed down for a bit more breathing room.
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February 4

Lone After, Skautfold Intermission coming soon.

Lone After

Before the next full game in the series featuring the 3rd Knight Gray can begin full development I had an idea for a very short and experimental piece of game.

This will be unlike anything I made so far and will use entirely hand drawn art, which is than scanned and coloured digitally.
The game will be very short and offer no combat or any written text, obviously it will be priced accordingly, most likely at 1$.

The game will be a sort of adaption of my favorite Lovecraft work, expect it very soon.


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About This Game

Usurper is a sequel to Shrouded in Sanity, however, knowledge of the first game is not necessary, it is the second part of the Skautfold game series.

Usurper is a Metroidvania Action-RPG. With Eldritch horrors having been unleashed by the outer-worldly Citadel, your job is to rid London of its terrors. Use the new "Guard" system that rewards skillful play and accuracy, to uncover the massive structure and defeat the nightmares lurking within.


Usurper's battle system is built around "Guard"; a system that allows the player to charge through attacks and take risks, rewarding accurate timing and risk assesment. Instead of immediately losing health when the player is hit, they will loose "Guard points" (which function like a regeneration shield). When these run out, the player will take damage normally. However, if the player accurately dodges through incoming attacks, they will turn a large portion of that attack damage into "Guard points", which allows you to turn the tide of the fight, and gain the upper hand. This is a system that will allow anyone to get into the game, yet still provide a high skill ceiling for those players looking for a challenge.

Players can also take advantage of a reflective shield; capable of turning most enemy projectiles into "friendly" ones, so you can strike back with the enemy's own weapons. While this will not regenerate Guard, it will still negate attacks at a lesser Guard cost.

With eight different stats to spec into (along with stat reallocation), countless varieties of character builds are possible. Usurper also features over 90 different weapons and spells; from swords, spears, axes, great swords, sycthes, whips, katanas, rapiers, daggers, bows, guns, rifles, canons, spells and summons.

If you're looking for even more content, then there are innumerable secrets, additional areas and optional bosses to discover. Or perhaps you'd rather set your own difficulty by activating special conditions such as; no-guard mode, 1 HP mode, perma-death, or a built-in speedrunning mode.

However you choose to play, The Citadel is a massive and versatile interconnected world. There are countless shortcuts to uncover, and a variety of diverse areas; from human towns to alien landscapes, grand libraries to ethereal gardens, and from an Eldritch engine to a crashed spaceship.


Usurper takes place in an alternative timeline of 1898 in London. The outer worldly Citadel has landed in the city causing massive panic and releasing the maddening Fog. Recently re-crowned Empress Eleanor has assembled the royal forces and her four most loyal Knights to enter the Citadel - in the hopes of learning more, and hopefully finding a way to rid London of this terror. Meanwhile, Waltham, the leader of the Veimar, uses his own forces to ascend the Citadel and challenge the Navigator for his own...purposes...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP Service pack 3
    • Processor: 1.2 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB RAM on Desktop, 1GB on certain Laptops.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game produces unreliable performance on Laptops due to integrated video chips, a home computer is recommended. Widescreen capable monitor required.

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