Skullstone is an RPG representative of the reviving and growing in popularity kind of dungeon crawler’s, that are set in the fantasy world. The player manages his team which consists of four characters, and his job is to explore the dungeons, fight with the monsters that live there and fulfill the quests ordered by people that send the player to this dangerous trip.
Skullstone – a huge, infamous stone which reminds of the humanoid skull. Local people are avoiding it due to the legend, that in real, it is a tomb of a demon. Even the oldest do not know where does it came from, for apparently it was always there.
The history begins on one stormy night, when the wind blows like never before and the thunders struck in the neighborhood of the Skullstone. Some incredible force causes that part of the rock fells into pieces, showing what was hiding beneath it – a cave. It is the place where the player’s team is directed to go.
Skullstone strongly refers to the classic genre of the games from the late 1980s and 1990s. Especially to the titles known for older players, such as: Dungeon Master, Ishar, Stonekeep and Eye of the Beholder. As in the abovementioned games, the Skullstone’s gameplay concentrates on the fighting with monsters, solving riddles, finding hidden chambers, development of characters and collecting better equipment. However, the game creators decided to develop the combat mechanisms to make it more interesting and complex, in contrast to similar games. The monsters, besides the normal close and range types of fight, are also able to effectively use magic. The “buff” and “debuff” incantations and the area of effect causes, that every rival requires different tactics, and the fight itself would be demanding and entertaining. Additionally, every character has his own, unique set of active and passive skills.
Skullstone shall be released this year on the Steam Greenlight Platform.