SKALD: Against the Black Priory - A dark fantasy game inspired by classic RPG's gets a teaser trailer, early access August 2nd!

In the 80's many of us had the pleasure of playing Ultima IV on the C64, it was arguably one of the best RPG's ever released for the Commodore which featured a top down playing field with lush landscapes, dungeons to explore, characters to traverse with and many enemies to fight. It was no wonder that many would class the 80's to the 90's as the golden age of RPG's and that's before the love of the first person dungeon crawler came to fruition anyway. So now as a surprise to us this morning, Scape_IT has teased a new trailer and early access August 2nd for their upcoming game game  'SKALD: Against the Black Priory '; a brand new RPG that not only looks amazing but takes us back to the golden age of RPG's.

SKALD: Against the Black Priory is a classic, turn-based RPG. It's set in a dark and gritty fantasy universe: full of tragic heroes, violent deaths and eldritch horror. If that wasn't enough to get you excited, the game is not only dark and deadly, but it has an immersive plot, inspired by legendary titles such as Ultima and the gold box series, and allows you to control and lead a party of upto six characters on an epic and perilous quest!

Lovingly crafted retro-style art:
Experience a richly illustrated world of authentic pixel art using thousands of hand-drawn tiles and images
A palette inspired by the legendary Commodore 64 computer.
Optional CRT filter for that authentic old-school experience.

Deep character creation:
Build your main character and recruit a party from among a dozen diverse characters, each with their own skill-set, agenda and personality.
Choose from a dozen classes and backgrounds as well as heaps of feats, spells and equipment as you take your party from level 1 to 20.

Crunchy tactical combat:
Engage in challenging, fast-paced, turn- and grid-based combat.
Play it your way, with fully customizable difficulty and feedback settings. Or hit ‘auto-resolve’, lean back, and (hopefully) watch your party cleave a bloody path through their foes.

A richly detailed, living world:
Explore the vast expanse of Freymark and the Outer Isles and watch your actions spell doom or salvation for the region.
Focus on the rich, branching narrative… Or live the life of a mercenary and explore varied sidequests and encounters - the plot will wait for you.
Manage your party as you make camp, recruit hirelings, travel by land and sea, and interact with powerful factions and their visions for the world.

Become part of a fantastic community:
Skald was made possible by crowdfunding and already has a large, passionate and welcoming community that can’t wait to meet you.
By joining Skald’s Early Access you’ll have a direct line to the developer, get sneak peaks and give feedback on forthcoming plans and help shape the game into a modern classic.
We will publish the powerful tools used to create the game in an effort to support and encourage modding and content creation once the game has fully launched.

Links :1) GOG 2) Steam

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