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Adventure Platformer Skully Announced for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, Launches August 4

Skully

Modus Games and developer Finish Line Games have announced Skully, an adventure platformer where players control a skull able to transform using clay.

As stated in the press release, a deity is in desperate need to stop its three warring siblings from destroying their tropical island home. Granting new life to a skull that had washed up, players control the rolling skull. Players can also cast themselves into magic clay, granting themselves one of three new forms with new abilities to challenge 18 levels.

“We fell in love with the story and the madcap mechanics behind it,” said Modus Games’ EVP of global marketing Shane Bierwith. CEO Christina Seelye also stated “To say this game is unique is an understatement.”

Daniel Posner, CEO of Finish Line Games, also shared his joy of bringing the project to life. “We’re really excited to share Skully with the world. We think a lot of people will connect with the game, and its heroic journey of a seemingly unimposing character destined to accomplish great things.”

You can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.


On a mysterious remote island, a skull washes up on shore and is reawakened by an enigmatic deity. Dubbed Skully, the newly reanimated being has been summoned to intervene in a war between the deity’s three siblings, whose quarrel jeopardizes the island they call home.

Fate has bestowed Skully with a second chance at “life” and his adventure will take him across a strange paradise as he seeks an end to the conflict that plagues the isle.

  • Hop, skip and roll your way to victory. Dodge obstacles across the island as Skully, a skull reanimated by the power of magical clay.
  • Adapt to your environment. Transform into three distinct forms to overcome challenges and defeat enemies.
  • Traverse a mysterious island. Roll through 18 different levels in 7 distinct ecosystems each packed with unique dangers.
  • Explore a compelling story. Fully voiced dialogue and cutscenes breathe life into the island’s inhabitants and the charming world of Skully!

Skully launches August 4th on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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