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Game News SKALD: Against the Black Priory to be published by Raw Fury, coming in 2022

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Raw Fury; Scape-IT; SKALD: Against the Black Priory

    The free prologue for highly anticipated Ultima-like SKALD: Against the Black Priory was updated a couple of times after its release in June. However, creator Anders Lauridsen felt that the game needed more work and delayed its planned Early Access release indefinitely the following month. It turns out that like a number of other recent crowdfunded titles, SKALD will be forgoing Early Access entirely thanks to a publishing deal announced by Anders last month. Today it was revealed that the publisher in question is Raw Fury, the Swedish indie publisher behind games such as Kathy Rain and Star Renegades. Here's the new trailer they put together:


    Thanks to this partnership, Anders will now be able to work on SKALD full-time until its release sometime next year. I'm sure it'll end up better than Mechajammer did!
     
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  2. jac8awol Savant

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    The prospect of hard women does not excite me very much. And no one survives alone is some pretty gay writing.
     
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  3. Diggfinger Cipher

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    Does combat suck like in Ultima, or is it somehow cooler?
     
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  4. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Well, there has been a demo
    GOG
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  5. Bah Arcane

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    This is great news! Glad that Anders is able to work on it full-time -- the demo was great.
     
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  6. Sandor Novice

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    The combat is better then Ultima. It's turn based somewhat like the SSI Goldbox games combat, but you only have 1 plyer character in the demo. Not sure if you'll get a party in the full game.
     
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  7. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    I don't mind him taking all the time he needs to make the game better, but it's kind of a bait and switch for people to make long marketing campaigns portraying themselves as indies and hardcore gamers, just one of the fans, and in the end after they got everyone's money, they sell out to a publisher.

    I think it's a huge part of why people distrust crowdfunding so much.
     
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  8. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Perhaps Stirring Dragons really sets people off to distrust indie developers. I think that one would be a miracle while Skald will more than likely pull through. Skald has a demo, the AppleII Wild West game has a demo, but Stirring Dragons didn't even release one.
     
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  9. The_Sloth_Sleeps Cipher

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    We see this so often, it was a neat concept but when it became reality it sucked.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Signing up with an indie publisher to make trailers and write press releases for you is not the same as selling out to EA
     
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    Yeah, I could have made a better trailer than that. A few zooms, a few crossfades and something like "EVIL HAS AWAKENED" or "THE BLACK PRIOIRY AWAITS!" or really just about anything else than what they choose.
     
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    Is this that game MRY keeps talking about when I poast on his profile?
     
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  13. asper Arcane

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    This game is really good and scratches that Ultima exploration itch. Check out the thread we have about it here on the 'Dex.
     
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  14. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    The graphics and presentation are great, very appealing retro style!

    ... then the Wokeism is introduced. But why? What does SJW Madness have to do with this game?

    Ruined that will be a no from me. Shame, if they had just concentrated on making a great Ultima clone it would have been awesome.

    Millennials always throw the match just as they come up to the net.
     
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  15. curry Arcane

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    It's a Swedish game.
     
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  16. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Nobody forks over 30% of the revenues (and control over marketing and distribution) for some trailers and press-releases. Either he needs money to continue or believes he won't do well without proper marketing. He lasted that long without asking for more, so it has to be the latter.

    PS.

    Does anyone really think that 20k is enough to make a game?
     
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    Hey, both Cleve and VD on a news thread.

    :obviously:

    Depends on the game and the dev. Solodev hobbyists in India or something can probably make a game for 10% or less the cost of what western devs would (not that the quality would be the same...). If you run really lean and mean, and keep scope creep in check, 20k can go a long way.

    Of course I'll back this up by saying my last crowdfunding venture raised $25k and it was enough to make my degenerate porn rpg.
     
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  18. NoSoup4you Educated

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    I wouldn't call this woke just because it uses the phrase "men and women." Maybe woke for 50 years ago.
     
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    Exactly.

    Essentially, I think people distrust crowdfunding campaigns because it forces the creators to be dishonest, to overhype and to gloss over any serious issues encountered. You only learn the awful truth that was purposefully hidden from you later, after having already parted with your money.
     
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    Yeah, I'll withhold judgement on wokeness till I've played the game rather than going by one throwaway line in a trailer.
     
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    Only one PC, but there’s at least one NPC who can join you. I played the latter half of the demo with a party of 2, so it has party combat mechanics. Combat is simple tho.
     
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    I'm not willing to write it off yet...I want it to succeed. It looks unique enough and I doubt it will hurt the wallet.
     
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