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8-Bit Announce 9th October Launch Date For Steam Early Access Version Of 'Skara: The Blade Remains'

Gamescom, Cologne – 13th August, 2014 – 8-Bit, the indie development studio based in Barcelona, Spain and London, UK, today announced that a Steam Early Access build of its revolutionary F2P multiplayer online versus (MOV) hack em up, ‘SKARA: The Blade Remains’, will launch on 9th October, 2014. The studio has confirmed that the Early Access build will cost £11/$19/€14 and the proceeds will go directly to help finish development of the game.

“Our Steam Early Access launch will help completely finish off the initial phase of development on Skara” commented Pablo Rodriguez, Creative Director at 8-Bit. “With a launch date of early 2015 in mind, we’re excited to get the first proper version of our game changing f2p in front of a whole new audience. We can’t wait to find out what they think!”

‘Skara: The Blade Remains’ is available to play at Gamescom 2014 at Hall 4.2, booth D050-E051. The team will be on hand to demo the game, give interviews and chat about everything Skara. If you still need to book an appointment, please get in touch with the press team through

Skara was Greenlit by Steam’s community in just 8 days of the campaign launch and also recently completed a successful Kickstarter earlier in 2014. With Epic’s ‘Unreal4 Engine’ beating at the heart of this title, Skara is ready to challenge the way we think about and play games forever!

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Skara Key Features:

  • Unreal 4 Engine – Enables truly stunning next gen graphics

  • New Genre (MOV) – Skara didn’t fit into any genre so 8 Bit made a new one! Multiplayer Online Versus

  • PC / PS4 / XboxOne – Skara is a true multiplatform F2P

  • 8 vs 8 Multiplayer Battles – Brutal battles with real players

  • Skill Based Gameplay – Skill, accuracy, timing and practice are required to succeed

  • Fatalities – Dispatch your enemies with spectacular and unique fatality moves

  • 5 Races – Each race features unique weapons and fighting styles

  • Factions – Ruling Skara requires teamwork, hook up with your friends to plan organised attacks and dominate the map. Special attacks or ‘team actions’ are available to teams who work together effectively

  • Customisability – Personalise your warrior to reflect your play style and tastes

  • Game Modes – Includes: free for all, death match, capture the flag, kill the king, siege, dominion and more

Skara: The Blade Remains cinematic trailer:


Press contact:

Sam Brace

+44 (0) 7813 988908

About 8-Bit:

8-Bit are an international Indie dev team based out of Barcelona, Spain and London, UK. Founded by Pablo Rodriguez in 2006, the team takes great pleasure in breaking game genre barriers by focussing on community development for gamers, by gamers.

More about Skara:

Skara brings versus fighting online for up to 16 players at a time, competing for dominance in a world racked by cosmic disaster.

Players will choose from among five races with the freedom to customize their character’s look, equipment and fighting style. Players will even be able to decide who to fight with by creating their own factions inside every race and culture. These will fight as one with the goal of dominating arenas, expanding their territories and gaining renown in Skara. Great players will be immortalized as heroes and kings, writing Skara’s history with their successes and failures.

...How long can you stay alive in Skara?

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