3 Mar 2022
A one-stop shop for the most frequently asked questions
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL SKER RITUAL FAQ! If you have any questions you’d like to see added, we’d love to hear it! Please leave a comment here (or reach us on Twitter, Reddit) for the developers to curate and answer.
We will be updating the FAQ as we continue to develop the game, answering more questions while also updating ones we’ve answered previously. You will find more detailed information about the game in our weekly Developer Updates!
What is Sker Ritual?
Sker Ritual is the spiritual successor to our award-winning, single-player horror game, Maid of Sker. Inspired by the Maid of Sker Challenge mode, we wanted to allow our players to play with friends online, and explore what we could achieve in an online co-op multiplayer.
What type of gameplay can we expect?
Sker Ritual is a co-op wave shooter first and foremost but it will feature in-game challenges, tasks, and some soon-to-be-revealed events, which will reward you with story content (as well as unlockable content). The choice is yours, play solo if you're brave enough or grab up to 4 players to tackle the onslaught of Quiet men together.
What time period is this game going to be set in?
Set shortly after the events of Maid of Sker, Sker Ritual takes place in the early-1900s with a little more of a steampunk influence. There is action, adventure, survival horror, mystery, and a little gothic science fiction. Sker Hotel has moved on a little since you last saw it, it's now in the 20th Century and has a few surprises still to come.
As a team of Welsh developers (some are adopted), we believe there is a rich talent pool, history, and mythology available in Wales that deserves to be discovered. For those across the pond who may not know, although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right. Not to be confused with the Australian state New South Wales, Wales is the one with the dragon on the flag!
Will there be a beta?
Yes! We hope to bring you a beta phase opportunity soon. Our development team are working tirelessly to bring you the smoothest multiplayer experience. We strongly recommend subscribing to our newsletters, forums and socials to ensure you don't miss out on an exclusive beta opportunity. See below for all our sign-up links.
What weapons are going to be in Sker Ritual?
Those following our Developer Updates get a sneak peek into The Laughing Policeman's Magnificent Munitions shop where base weapons can be bought at high-risk locations. The real fun comes with the unique weapon upgrades at The Laughing Policeman's Super Charger (remember we mentioned our Steampunk influence?). We’ve barely scratched the surface here, we have so much more to reveal soon!
What maps are included? We're bringing you “The Cursed Lands of Lavernock”, get to know it better in our series of updates where we highlighted the abandoned Cathedral, the underground living quarters, the ancient farmland and — a mysterious looking chamber? Stay tuned in and subscribe to the Sker Ritual Steam Community for updates on what's next for the locations in Sker Ritual.
Who are the enemies? The Quiet Ones have returned, only now they seem a little more... undead. Maid of Sker fans might also recognise a new and improved Blazeslinger, Banshee, Mariner and Phantom in the Developer Update #2. These juggernauts are tough to take down and each have a unique set of abilities that will force you to change-up your playstyle, change your location, or enlist the help of your teammates! Old enemies aren't the only ones to curse the lands of Sker, we have many more new faces — even some without faces — to show you.
When is the release? Will there be pre-order? How much will it cost?
The release details will be confirmed in due time, please follow, Wishlist and join our newsletter to be first to know.
Let's hear from you What do you think? What are you most looking forward to? Any concerns? How would you like our community to grow?
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