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0 comments by Psyshik on Apr 1st, 2015

Skara’s next build, version 0.4.6, is going to bring the largest bunch of features and improvements since we launched Skara on Early Access and will represent the beginning of our alpha state.

In addition to passive and special skills, the most important updates will come in the backend. Build 0.4.6 will bring player accounts, levels, experience and rankings as well as other community tools such as live chat for the lobby and (hopefully) in-game VoIP.

These features have been demanded from the beginning by a lot of our pre-alpha testers and will help a lot of our players to find other people to play with and interact in-game. But it is an ambitious feature for our small team: a lot of care and dedication must be taken to avoid bugs and crashes, as well as to prevent player's accounts being hacked. But we are working hard to get there.

The next build will also bring some cool improvements to the in-game action: We will complete the core combat mechanics for Celea and Shinse, including new features like dash attacks, parry and executions.

These features still need to be proven, so don’t necessarily expect a complete list at this stage.We cannot confirm a release date for this new build, though we would love to launch it the beginning of May. In any event we'll announce the final date for the release soon.


The #NameSkaraBots competition


Thanks to the awesome response we got from the invitation to name Skara’s Boss (now known as Groth, the Soul Reaper) we decided to do the same thing with all of Skara’s AI.

The bots’ present names come from within the studio, taking the nicknames of various developers. Mr. Wellington Bot is our beloved Art Director David Guell, Ori Bot is one of our Game Designers (and the only girl in our team), The Sport Boss Bot is supposedly Pablo, Skara’s founder and creative director. And so on...

However, we realized there is no reason to limit the bots to these characters. Why not add a few from the community? To make the process fun, why not make it a competition?

So here’s our plan.We will provide a list of characters for the community to fill in names of their choosing.We will collect the submissions and choose them based on the following awards.
The winning submissions of these awards will get their name selected and added to the Skara bot universe. But in addition to that we will also give something extra (it’s a secret).
Categories:
GORIEST:
FUNNIEST:
LONGEST:
MOST SUITABLE FOR SKARA:
STOLEN FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS:
BEST ROCK N ROLL REFERENCE:
BEST ACTION FILM REFERENCE:

...we realize these categories are kind of arbitrary, so feel free to suggest any new ones, and we may add them in.We will be accepting submissions across all our social media platforms and Steam for the next week. On April 13th we will announce the winners on our blog.

To be able to efficiently award prizes, please make sure your submission comes with some form of name and contact information.

Good Luck!

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TaShadan
TaShadan Apr 24 2014, 6:39am says:

An MMO where you actually need skill instead of Character levels? Might be the first MMO after Ultima Online i am going to play!

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Borzi
Borzi Jun 9 2014, 6:43am replied:

MMO with 16 players?

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Psyshik Creator
Psyshik Jun 11 2014, 3:22pm replied:

Well we are not an MMO, 16 players is not that massively that's why we like to call us a MOV (multiplayer online versus) game!

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dodge_cutie23
dodge_cutie23 Dec 5 2014, 10:48am replied:

when is the download link here coming

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Psyshik Creator
Psyshik Dec 5 2014, 2:00pm replied:

Right now we are just available through steam, we don't know yet when we will have the game ready for another platform

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ChickenDelight
ChickenDelight Apr 24 2014, 6:03am says:

.mmM Mmm.
.syeknom elttil yxeS Sexy little monkeys.
.dekcarT Tracked.

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PixelNAUTS
PixelNAUTS Feb 26 2014, 11:54am says:

Looking great guys!!

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Psyshik Creator
Psyshik Feb 27 2014, 9:47am replied:

Thanks!

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Guest
Guest Mar 22 2014, 4:49am replied:

A MMO game without guns and grinding numbers? TAKE ME NOW.

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Guest
Guest Feb 25 2014, 11:12pm says:

When can I play this?? It's looking really good!

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Psyshik Creator
Psyshik Feb 27 2014, 9:48am replied:

If everything goes well in few months!

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Jetcutter
Jetcutter Jan 24 2014, 12:44pm says:

Looking Fantastic!

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