Back in October of last year we posted about KF Lab's teaser video for the upcoming sidescrolling platformer A Skeleton Story. We had almost no details at the time aside from a brief synopsis of what the game was about, but the absolutely fantastic artwork and animation found in the trailer had us more than excited for the game:

Since then, the developers have posted a whole set of screenshots in the official thread on our forums. From the looks of it, A Skeleton Story is going to be a two-button platformer with oodles of upgrades you can buy via an in-game store-- A formula that has been very successful in other games on the App Store.

There are a whole load of other screenshots and concept art in the thread, and KF Lab has even teased some gameplay videos. This is really all we know about A Skeleton Story right now, but so far the screenshots look great, and the trailer was fun to watch again. Of course even the best art in the world won't make up for gameplay, but we're hopeful with how long the game has been in development that A Skeleton Story will play as good as it looks.

  • http://www.fargoal.com/ fargoal

    Amazing trailer!! Great job guys. Can't wait to see the game.

    — Jeff McCord

  • http://www.fargoal.com/ fargoal

    Amazing trailer!! Great job guys. Can't wait to see the game.

    — Jeff McCord

  • Metalbear

    I think the art style is amazing!

  • Metalbear

    I think the art style is amazing!

  • Anon

    Give me the option to play this online with 3-7 other players and I will shell out up to $10-15 dollars for this game. If its just going to be another offline Diablo clone on the iPhone well, I would rather play Pocket Legends which I think I spent upwards of $30 dollars on since its release.

    • Wabaam

      what.

    • Greg

      I think he meant to post this one news piece up... Haha

  • Anon

    Give me the option to play this online with 3-7 other players and I will shell out up to $10-15 dollars for this game. If its just going to be another offline Diablo clone on the iPhone well, I would rather play Pocket Legends which I think I spent upwards of $30 dollars on since its release.

    • Wabaam

      what.

    • Greg

      I think he meant to post this one news piece up... Haha

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    OH MY GOD FINALLY! Do we have a release date yet?

  • CassieTheChaoticCupcake

    OH MY GOD FINALLY! Do we have a release date yet?

  • KTR

    What will the release price be?

  • KTR

    What will the release price be?

  • O_O

    Skeleton you are my friend, but you are made of bone~♪

  • O_O

    Skeleton you are my friend, but you are made of bone~♪

  • Will090

    Looks great, but I would advise you to change the look of the joystick as it could easily be mistaken for something else :p.

    • articulate

      sex sells.

  • Will090

    Looks great, but I would advise you to change the look of the joystick as it could easily be mistaken for something else :p.

    • articulate

      sex sells.

  • advancedcaveman

    I hope this is an actual platformer with actual level design instead of yet another Zombieville-style game where you just run past repeating backgrounds and kill things until you reach the end.

  • advancedcaveman

    I hope this is an actual platformer with actual level design instead of yet another Zombieville-style game where you just run past repeating backgrounds and kill things until you reach the end.

  • dyscode

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH, that music it drives me insane!

    If there is something to hate about 'classic' music it´s this one, the nutcracker and bolero. These themes FREAK ME OUT as no other music on this planet does.

  • dyscode

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH, that music it drives me insane!

    If there is something to hate about 'classic' music it´s this one, the nutcracker and bolero. These themes FREAK ME OUT as no other music on this planet does.

  • klouud

    After seeing the trailer I was really excited about this game. Now that the in-game screen shots have been released, I am not excited any more. :(

  • klouud

    After seeing the trailer I was really excited about this game. Now that the in-game screen shots have been released, I am not excited any more. :(

  • P0tent1al

    I have to agree with Klouud... such amazing artwork for a side scroller run and jump... ugh!! :(

    Would have much preferred this art style applied to a superb point and click adventure.. or something to really ultilize the excellent art.

    Hugely Disappointed... :(

  • P0tent1al

    I have to agree with Klouud... such amazing artwork for a side scroller run and jump... ugh!! :(

    Would have much preferred this art style applied to a superb point and click adventure.. or something to really ultilize the excellent art.

    Hugely Disappointed... :(

  • Mike

    MINEEEE!!! :D
    Looks great!!

  • Mike

    MINEEEE!!! :D
    Looks great!!

  • http://www.kflab.com Antonio (KF lab)

    I'm really glad you liked the teaser as you appreaciate the gameplay style!

    We pointed at this mechanics of gameplay because whenever you play a stunning and longer game it will never let you relax and have fun like "small games" do! Think for a moment at games like Doodle Jump, Canabalt, Fruit Ninja and so on...They're simply amazing to play! :)

    As I said in the thread in TouchArcade Forum: in our plans there are various options to consider for future plans on the updates/next episodes of this game so if the things will go fine, we will evolve this game as best as we (us+you) want!

    Thank you all for commenting!

  • http://www.kflab.com Antonio (KF lab)

    I'm really glad you liked the teaser as you appreaciate the gameplay style!

    We pointed at this mechanics of gameplay because whenever you play a stunning and longer game it will never let you relax and have fun like "small games" do! Think for a moment at games like Doodle Jump, Canabalt, Fruit Ninja and so on...They're simply amazing to play! :)

    As I said in the thread in TouchArcade Forum: in our plans there are various options to consider for future plans on the updates/next episodes of this game so if the things will go fine, we will evolve this game as best as we (us+you) want!

    Thank you all for commenting!

  • Jack

    Is it me or did this game just copied quite alot off the Skulduggery Pleasent books?

  • Jack

    Is it me or did this game just copied quite alot off the Skulduggery Pleasent books?