Black Skylands is an action adventure game with RPG elements. The game is a debut project of the independent Russian studio Hungry Couch Games, based in Moscow, and published by tinyBuild.
Black Skylands takes us on a journey to a fantastic universe where the Earth is made up of thousands of small islands drifting in the air. People enjoyed freedom until the threat of the mysterious Swarm and the bandits wreaking havoc wherever they appeared appeared on the horizon. After the bandits invaded the main hero's house, he swore revenge on them. Additionally, on his shoulders rested reaching the Swarm's nest and destroying it before he could disperse around the world for good.
In Black Skylands the action is shown in a top-down view. The devs give us a vast open world, which consists of more than twenty islands, diverse in terms of their biomes. So we visit snowy lands, dense forests, agricultural settlements and farms, and finally various cities. We cross the world of the game on foot, using a jet pack, as well as on board the aircraft.
The driving force behind the game are tasks pushing the action forward. Enemies are in the way, with whom we fight using firearms or heavy arsenal on board the ship. As we progress, we increase the combat potential of the hero by unlocking various upgrades to ships and individual murder weaponry, as well as acquiring artifacts that provide us with special skills; the latter are especially useful in battles with powerful bosses.
In the breaks from the struggle to restore order in the world, we can, on the other hand, give in to the reconstruction of the hero's family home, for which we use the raw materials obtained along the way.
Black Skylands has colourful graphics made in pixel art technique. Although at first glance the game looks like a game from the era of 16bits, its visual layer has been enriched with a number of contemporary solutions, including the day and night cycle.
Game mode: single player
Age restrictions Black Skylands: 12+
Black Skylands System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-2125 3.3 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 750M or better
- 2 GB HDD
- Windows 7