Taking a leaf from the Gauntlet school of games, Skein is a fast paced one or two player (co-op) arcade game where you battle through hordes of monsters on a quest to save the soul of a talking sheep. The game features hundreds of enemies, a huge number of spells, 6 different playable characters and procedural dungeons with secret rooms, traps and all!
- Procedural Dungeons – All dungeons are procedurally generated in the game meaning that you never get the same challenge twice.
- 3 Classes, 6 Characters – Mage, melee or ranged? Choose your class, then choose your character… then give them a unique name so you can love them forever!
- Dozens Of Magic Spells – 25 spells per class, plus 25 more general spells that stack and combine to give you 100+ awesome powers.
- Hundreds of Enemies – The Skein is a dangerous place and you will face literally thousands of enemies, including Death himself…
- 1 or 2 Player Co-Op – In true arcade style, Skein can be played by one orr two players in Co-Op mode, and players can drop in/out at any time.
- And Much, Much More! – Champions, arenas, caves, traps, boss battles, treasure rooms… Skein is packed with too much to mention here!
The Skein… A strange place that no adventurer dares to enter. A changing place full of terrors unknown… Until now!
Once upon a time, a group of “adventurers” made camp at the base of a mysterious mountain, and – feeling peckish – decided to kill a passing sheep for dinner. Little did they realise that the sheep was actually a cursed prince from a faraway land who was going to haunt them for all eternity if they didn’t manage to get his soul back from the Skein.
This marks the start of a fantastic action adventure as you and a friend take control of our cowardly group and try to retrieve the sheep’s soul… and loot. Lots of loot.
Skein is, at its heart, an attempt to recreate the feel of the old arcade machines like Gauntlet, where players can drop in and out at any time. As such it plays best with a controller, but can be played entirely with the keyboard (and you can redefine the keys as you wish), and you can use the mouse to navigate menus. The controls themselves are 8-way movement and shooting, with 4 spell slots accessed by hotkeys/pad buttons, and one special critical attack button which does a special move and uses mana.