Whether you helped fund it or not, the small Barcelona tema behind Skara: The Blade Remains has made it. The game hit an Open Alpha state over the weekend, so it's time to get bashing some skulls.
After more than 4 years in the couldron, a game OnRPG said "must happen" happened. Open Alpha means the game is still likely in the fairly early stages when it comes to how the development studio sees it progressing in the future, but what's already playable should give fans a good idea of what to expect.
Taking on its own lore in a very interesting way, the stories spun throughout its future will be carved by the actions taken by players going forward. With the weekend's launch even wrapping up, those who performed above either faction have earned the rights to claim the throne of their chosen faction - but it might take a little time to see those capabilities fleshed-out in-game.
Speaking through the press release, the team said "Early Access gives us the chance to show our progress in Skara while still polishing the game thanks to our players’ feedback. Here we can focus on giving gamers what they want, which would have been almost impossible for an Indie studio in other circumstances."
As a melee focused brawler, Skara: The Blade Remains has released at the right time, just as the hype of Ubisoft's own For Honor has brought the idea of a realistic team-based combat game into the spotlight. Your tactics and timing looks to be the key to victory here. It's like arena-based PvP in any MMO slowed down to a more relatable pace.
Skara: The Blade Remains Hits Playable Alpha In A Free-To-Play Format
06 February 2017 | By Josh Brown