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Skara: The Blade Remains

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: 8-bit Studios
Release Date: Early 2015

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'Skara: The Blade Remains' Coming To Steam Early Access, Seeks Crowd Funding - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2014 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT

Skara: The Blade Remains is both a multiplayer game and a Versus game that will allow live action and hand-to-hand combat between as many as 8 vs. 8 players in multiple arenas.

Skara is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) which aims to revolutionize all the MMO/RPG/FPS varieties already in existence by blending never before seen fps-style hand-to-hand combat into a compelling story that is at once exciting and artistic. Imagine an experience with the action of a Versus Fighting Game inside a story and land like RPGĀ“s, all blended into a fast-paced FPS style arena.

Skara - The Blade Remains can support as small as one versus one duels and up to 16 player battles, in which gamers compete for dominance in a fantasy filled world racked by cosmic disaster.

Players choose any of five classes and can customize their character's appearance, equipment and fighting style.  Gamers also decide with whom they will team and create their own factions inside every class.  The teams then fight as one with the goal of dominating arenas, expanding their territories and gaining renown in the world of Skara. The best players will be immortalized as heroes and kings, writing history with their successes and failures.

The question for players is... how long can they stay alive in Skara - The Blade Remains?

"We already have a game to offer," says Pablo Rodriguez, CEO and creative director, Skara, "But our vision for Skara - The Blade Remains is so much bigger. That's why we are doing a Kickstarter that will offer our backers great rewards if they join us for the wild ride that is game development."

After a failed attempt last year, 8-bit Studios has launched a new Kickstarter campaign ($35,000 USD goal), to fund the game's full release later in 2014.

"We could turn to a VC or AAA publisher to get our game released," says Cesar Ortega, CFO, Skara. "But then we would be forced to have a constant focus on the bottom line instead of what we wanted to do with it. We would much rather turn to the gaming community directly. They know what they want and we hope they will want us."

Kickstarter backers will be guaranteed beta access immediately at the end of the campaign, as well as numerous other rewards, if the program is successful. 

Skara: The Blade Remains is preparing to release on Steam Early Access in July.

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