Skul: The Hero Slayer, one of the best sellers on Steam from 2021 recently passed the 1 million mark and a big balancing overhaul update is out now. It's an impressive number for SouthPAW Games, with this being their first published title. Considering the competition for similar side-scrolling action rogue-lites, it's even more impressive.
You take on the role of a skeleton, Skul, with a very unique ability. You can swap your current head for another, gaining the abilities from that head and swap them around during fights. It's actually pretty great, although they've needed some time to get the balancing right on them all. What they've called the Skul Reformation Update is out now, trailer below:
Far too many changes to list here, the gist is that over 20 skulls have been redone with balancing changes and some had a complete mechanical overhaul on their abilities. That plus a large number of bug fixes.
The developer, still, hasn't solved one issue though. The native Linux version has a black screen instead of an intro video and main menu. However, simply adding "-force-vulkan" as a launch option makes it work perfectly. It's quite annoying they've left it so long but the fix is very simple at least.