Ska Studios Deliver Wonderful Post Detailing How They Made Salt & Sanctuary

Ska Studios Deliver Wonderful Post Detailing How They Made Salt & Sanctuary

As part of their GDC postmortem on the development of brilliant Soulsborne inspired sidescroller Salt & Sanctuary, developer Ska Studios detailed a wonderful explanation of what went into the game’s creation. The post can be found in its entirety on the Playstation Blog and we highly recommend a full read.

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The game featured more than 600 weapons, armor pieces, spells, and items and took the 2 person husband and wife team of James and Michelle years to put it all together. To look back at the game now and see what 2 people have accomplished, we can see just how amazing an accomplishment this was, given the quality of the game (we scored it with supremely high marks in our review!).

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The post walks us through the process from concept and origins and into coding and tools and the challenges of working with your spouse, being an indie developer and creating a Souls-like while also retaining your own creative identity. It finishes off with a promise to patient Vita owners that the port is still on its way


Definitely worth the reading time to get a peek into the window of game development and the people behind it. Congratulations to Ska Studios on all of their success!

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4 comments on “Ska Studios Deliver Wonderful Post Detailing How They Made Salt & Sanctuary”

  1. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Read that yesterday and loved it. Wishing the best for them, great job and the labor of love shines bright.

    I also love the shout out to Vita owners. Me and the 3 others really appreciate that :P

  2. Avatar Forum_Pirate says:

    The Vita is awesome. It’s reputation for not having games is flat out wrong too, it actually has more than the 3ds. r

  3. Avatar Fallenangel700 says:

    Love Salt and Sanctuary. Even after it crashed and corrupted my save (Which led me to get God Eater, so it was a win in the end). It truly is an amazing game that will always have a spot in my favorites folder.

  4. Avatar Emergence says:

    I confess to loving my Vita even if I don’t play it much anymore. I bought it for Persona 4 so anything beyond that was fluff and found some great times. I liked the Uncharted game on it, the Killzone game, as well as all the great indies I got free with Plus and the ability to play Monster Hunter with 2 proper analog sticks.

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