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Salt and Sanctuary Questions:
These answers are up to date as of 11/10/2016
WHEN?!?!?! is Salt coming out?
Will it be on PC? Mac, Linux?
It is out now on PC, Mac and Linux.
Maybe! There are still a few barriers to making this happen but the option is open.
Can I be a lady?
Yup! You can customize the appearance of your character in addition to the many weapons and armor in the game.
Is the Vita version still happening?
Yes! Details coming soon.
How much will it cost? Can I pre-order?
$17.99 USD and pre-orders are up right now on PSN for 10% off! There will be PS4/Vita Cross-Buy, though not cross-save, so if you buy it on PS4 before the PSVita version is out, you will also be able to get the Vita version later.
There will be local 2-player and asynchronous online features. There will not be direct network play at launch but maybe later? No promises.
Where is Salt and Sanctuary available?
Currently, Salt and Sanctuary is available in the America, Europe and Japan regions for PS4 and everywhere Steam is available. Check this handy wiki
to see what countries are in these regions. We’re working on also making Salt and Sanctuary available in Asia.
What languages will be supported?
Salt and Sanctuary can be played in the following languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese.
These languages should all be in on the Steam version but not all yet in the PS4 Europe region. We’ll be working on the patch for these langauges as soon as possible!
How about your other games? I’d love to see Vampire Smile finally come to PC.
Us too! We’ve also been working on The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile for Steam but it is currently on the back burner while we finish Salt. Since we’re two people making games, we generally work on one thing at a time. While Salt is in cert, there is a good chance we’ll be diving back into Vampire Smile. If these two games do well on PC, we can look at other older games.
One of these days. So many ideas, so little time.
Why are you called Ska Studios? How is your studio name spelled and what’s the correct use of your logo?
Ok, so I snuck in the second part of this question and no one actually asked. But since you did ask: It’s just Ska Studios. It’s not in all caps and it’s not an acronym. The correct logo is the one with the black background on the S with the S being white.
Our name is based on the music genre. James was in a ska punk band in high school. Otherwise, we don’t have much to do with ska music, it’s just an inspirational thing. Blizzard isn’t called Blizzard because they’re made up of cold, stormy weather patterns, after all.
I want to buy things from you that are related to your games but aren’t your games because I already have bought them. I want to support you guys.
Good news everyone! We have music
What do you use to make your games?
We use XNA, programming in C#. We’ve created our own tools for atlasing, animating, map making and every editor needed to make our games. These tools have been built and improved upon over time since Ska Studios formed in 2007. We’re now using Monogame
to make XNA work with PlayStation 4. We are not selling the tools, mostly because they’re too rough for wider use.