We all put a lot of time into our favorite game. Our Skara community members know this — some of our players have put hundreds of precious hours into perfecting their fighting style!

Time is valuable, should be rewarded and games have tried rewarding their players in various ways. It’s always nice to get a new Steam badge, but turning that time into something valuable has required bending the rules.

Until now — we are proud to officially announce that Skara will reward its community by connecting to the wider economy on the blockchain.

Thanks to new cryptocurrency technology, it is now possible to make our game rewards tradable in the greater world economy through a legal, and regulatory compliant method.

SKARA is therefore announcing the creation of a new cryptocurrency in the form of an ERC-20 token based on the Ethereum blockchain.

We call it a SKARAT (SKARA Token — SKT), which can be traded on the open market.

SKARATs and valuable game items will be stored in a decentralized blockchain on the user’s dedicated Ether wallet. The game will allow the user to link his blockchain identity (wallet) to his account in SKARA. Accounting for game assets through the blockchain allows the users to take the value of their game items outside of the SKARA universe. By having the freedom to buy, trade and sell items, Skara assets (including SKARATs) become even more collectible and valuable.

Some of those assets – including new skins not seen before in our Alpha – are already on the blockchain in Book or Orbs.

We would like to take the opportunity now to thank you for your previous and future support and to let you all know the pride and responsibility we feel in continuing to build this incredible universe alongside you.

Please visit www.skaratoken.com to learn more about the SKARATs and how this will impact the development of our project.

See you on the battlefield,
Pablo and the SKARA team

We discussed about Character creation on the last dev diary entry and how to develop your character’s background and story. But to be able to create a cool character that you can relate with, tons of customization option will be needed!

That is indeed one of the features we are working on. When you create a character you can choose a lot of different features to make your Skara survivor unique. From skin tone to facial appearance, tattoos, scars, earrings, hair style, eye color… there will be literally hundreds of possible combinations.

Different faces, skins tones, eye color and more...

Different faces, skins tones, eye color and more…

Most of this stuff will be free and unlocked from day one so you can create and customize your character, but we may save a few really cool ones in case you want to spend some of your hard earned karats – coffee and pizza are expensive these days, and everybody know that’s the only things developers need to survive so feel free to purchase some karats every now and then.

Obviously, we also added more armours, helmets and weapons to the existing ones. And we are preparing a couple of nice surprises we don’t want to spoil yet to let you customize your war gear even more!

Some of the available skins for Tamvaasa.

Some of the available skins for Tamvaasa.

Any veteran player in Skara knows about the struggles of each culture to thrive and survive in the dying scenario under the Two Suns. The Tamvaasa facing the Cataclysm from the Long North with a new fear for the expanding Kharn who recently took Kornit. The Shinse now living across the mountains after being expelled from their ancestral homes by the Celea. And the Durno… well, nobody knows about the Durno since they closed their frontiers after the Cataclysm and the Battle of Hiria.


But, on Alpha versions, a newcomer would think that Tamvaasa, Celea or Shinse are unique characters instead of cultures. Only after exploring the menu and the wiki in depth would they start to have a sense of what Skara and their different factions really are: a background for the creation of unique characters that live adventures in the universe of the Two Suns.

We’ve been so focused on gameplay, combat feeling and hearing your feedback that we left this part for the end of the development – and that is a pity since there is so material in the Lore to work with –  but the time is finally here: on Beta, there will be great opportunities for you to develop the background stories of your characters inside the game. We don’t want to spoil too many details for now, but you will see some cool concepts and mechanics to expand your characters’ stories: quests, missions and events which results will influence the whole world of Skara. This is what we meant with the ‘Soul of an RPG’ theme.


All this will start with your character creation: with this mechanic you will get to choose a culture and define what makes your character unique. You can define your place of birth, background story, political involvement within your own culture and aspirations as a warrior in Skara. As you have seen in some of our players’ background stories, that could be the desire of killing your father’s assassin, like Crimson, or to bring back the North to your fellow Tamvaasa like Stez. Or simply enjoy the act of fighting like Useless. But this will happen inside the game, not a side mechanich like it has been happening to date.

Next week we’ll discuss about all the cosmetic possibilities you will see when it comes to create your own character. Stay tuned!

See you on the battlefield,

Pablo and the Skara Team

Development Blog – September 2017. Getting the combat ready.

Hello survivors,

As we are approaching the launch of the Build 0.9, things are getting ‘intense’ in the Skara headquarters. Since we normally need to break quite a lot of things to implement changes, it is not until the end phase of each build’s development that we start playing test builds and fighting each other at the studio. Needless to say, some of the devs hate loosing even in test matches.

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