Thursday, 2 June 2016

How to play Skorian Tales early!


Did you know you can play the Skorian Tales pre-alpha right now on Android and on the web?

By the end of this post you’ll know how to get and play Skorian Tales but first here’s a little disclaimer. Skorian Tales as it is, is currently a pre-alpha. This means that the game is in the very early stages of development and does not reflect the end product.

How to play on Android
You can download the game for Android by scanning this QR code or following the Download Skorian Tales Pre-Alpha Link Here
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This will download Skorian Tales (.apk) to your device and you may be prompted to allow unknown sources. This is because the game isn’t yet available on the Official Android Play Store.

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How to play on the Web
Playing on the web is super easy. Click on the Play Skorian Tales Pre-Alpha on the Web link here. The game should work on any modern (WebGL Supported) web browser like Chrome, Firefox etc.

Tutorial
We’re working on implementing a tutorial in-game to help players if they get stuck or lost. In the meantime here’s a crude screenshot and MS Paint style tutorial.

Once you’ve chosen your characters gender and name you’ll be taken to the main city. To move your player just tap anywhere and they will move to that position. To talk to a character just tap on them.
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You can also tap the menu icon to trigger a random battle or go to your settings.

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When in a battle you’re accompanied by a Salk to give you a hand. You can tap on the enemies to do a basic attack or you can drag a ‘special’ to do more damage. Specials use Action Points and if you run out you won’t be able to use your specials. You can run away from the battle if things are getting a little hairy and you can also toggle Auto-battle so the game can continue without you if you wish to do so.

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Feedback
Throughout the game you’ll have a chance to submit feedback. This takes you to a very short survey. We ask all who play to leave feedback as it helps us out a lot.

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the game, Ellie xx
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”  - Mario Andretti