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Game News SKALD: Against the Black Priory now in beta, coming September

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, May 20, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Tags: Scape-IT; SKALD: Against the Black Priory

    SKALD: Against the Black Priory is undoubtedly among the coolest of the various retro Ultima-likes in development these days. One of its many good qualities is that developer Anders Lauridsen knows how to stick to a schedule. He released the backer alpha a month after the game was Kickstarted last summer and it continued to be updated throughout 2019. A development update published last month announced that the game was now effectively in closed beta, with a final release planned for September. Today, that beta build was made available to backers.

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    Hello everyone!

    The time is finally here: I happy to announce that the first tiny piece of the Beta build is finally up!

    It's short and sweet and consists of the games prologue. It should take about 15-20 minutes to play through and you can consider it an interactive trailer of sorts . It also should give you a pretty good idea of where the game is going.

    How do I get it?
    Easy: Just use the link you got for the Alpha demo. It should take you right to the game's Itch page and there you should find the Beta build easy as pie. If you've lost your link, get in touch with me and I'll hook you up.

    The Next Step

    Beta 1.0.0 is for all backers and a handful of friends of the community. As beta-development proceeds, backers of KNIGHT-tier and higher will get a brand new key so they can follow the closed beta development.

    Feedback and reaching out

    By far, my preferred way of getting feedback in the demo is via the Discord-channel. We have sub-channels set up for that express purpose and keeping things in one place makes it a lot easier for me to review.

    Beyond that you can always reach me at contact(at) or on twitter.

    Hope you all enjoy the demo!
    Back in November, Anders launched an Indiegogo InDemand campaign for SKALD, allowing him to continue accepting pledges indefinitely. So if you weren't a Kickstarter backer and want to get in on the beta, it's not too late.
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  2. Kruno Liturgist Shitposter

    Jan 2, 2012
    This looks fucken amazing. Reminds me of the older Ultima games.

    Thanks for the find Infinitron.

    Any plans for Steam/GoG early access?
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  3. dacencora Educated

    Feb 20, 2020
    I've been following this for a while. Haven't become a backer yet, but I'm thinking I will soon.:bounce:
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  4. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

    Aug 15, 2012
    God, that art is good. More than anything, it reminds me of some of the amazing SSI Gold Box art. I don't think Ultima ever had anything comparable.


    For example:
    That said, I don't think any of the C64 Gold Box games had such good art.
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  5. Sin2x Novice

    Dec 5, 2016
    Coven Path of Redemption is coming to Kickstarter in June as well. Good times for Ultima.
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  6. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

    Feb 22, 2006
    Gazing at his now empty game shelves :-(
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    Holy Crap this is gorgeous!! Sooooo many try and do "retro" pixal art but fail miserably most of the time (either lazily done or just not good at it). This is :incline:. I don't even remember seeing this one before. I immediately went over to Ingiegogo and pledged for the Collector's Edition!
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  7. Dr Schultz Savant

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    Dec 21, 2013
    Color me interested
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