This Lovecraftian horror CRPG is a love letter to Ultima and D&D classics, and even Baldur’s Gate 3’s director is raving about it: “This is one I’ve been waiting for”

There’s a bangin’ new horror CRPG paying tribute to classic Baldur’s Gate and Ultima games, and not only is it a huge hit on Steam, but it’s also being praised by Baldur’s Gate 3 director Swen Vincke. Frankly though, nothing can steep you in this game’s vibe quite like the ’80s TV commercial-inspired launch trailer above, so be sure to watch that before you continue reading.

One look at SKALD: Against the Black Priory is all it takes to know it’s clearly inspired by legacy CRPGs, with its faithfully presented Commodore 64-era pixel art and neatly arranged UI, but it’s also a Lovecraftian horror game. Based in a grim-dark fantasy world, Skald will introduce you to heroes doomed to tragic fates and “violent deaths” thanks to a dangerous world filled with “deadly creatures.”

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