It seems that free-to-play MOBA games are a dime a dozen nowadays, so it’s hard to sort through the glut and find the true gems. However, there is one new game on the horizon that looks incredibly promising. Skara: The Blade Remains, like many of its predecessors, is a free-to-play MOBA game that comes with some really unique twists.
For starters, it was created using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4. Did that sink in? UNREAL ENGINE 4. So, regardless, the game is going to look great, but let’s get down to what makes this game so interesting. Skara is a PVP game featuring 1v1 duels and even larger 16-player battles. Rewards are bountiful, from conquering arenas and territories, as long as you can stay alive.
What really interests me is the game mechanics. They incorporate elements from traditional RPG games, such as experience that leads to skill trees and a rich, detailed back story, as well as bits and pieces from MOBAs (classic arena fights) and… wait for it… fighting games. That last part may seem a bit weird, but that’s what I’m really excited about. I love fighting games, and a proposed MOBA that incorporates those mechanics into its game is, well, pretty interesting. Fighting will require precise timing and accuracy that can lead to combos and fatalities. How brutal the fatalities will be is unknown, but this sounds like a pretty sweet package.
The developers have launched a month long campaign on Kickstarter with hopes of reaching their $35,000 goal. Backers will receive immediate access to the beta once the campaign is completed as well as other goodies. Skara will also be on Steam Early Access this July.
Check out their website here and the trailer below: