A Card Game In the Apocalypse
Okay let’s just be honest. I have a CCG addiction. I recently was convinced by a friend to get Slay the Spire, and it’s been hard to put down since. I also recently tried Doors of Insanity, and that game still has a firm grasp on my brain. Which brings us to today’s news. Headup Games is working with developer Elder Games to bring a new rogue, card-based RPG to Steam this February 26th. That game is called Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four. So if you wanted to play a card game in the literal apocalypse, this is your game!
After spending several months in Early Access, Cardaclysm is going to be ready to share the final release with gamers. Below is a quick description of the game’s premise.
Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is a procedurally generated collectible card game with action RPG elements. Tinkering with magic and spells beyond his ability, a dark wizard accidentally unleashes The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and their minions. The only way to send them back to the fiery pit from whence they came is by battling through with 240+ cards and 40 artefacts.
In the final chapter of the game, the player must fight through brutal creatures called “Agents of Death” at every corner. Agent of Death is a new enemy type appearing for the first time, and only those who win enough keys are allowed to enter the final realm and face the ultimate boss: Death himself.
Speaking for myself, that sounds pretty awesome. Cardaclysm is also a top down adventure with lots of variety. That distinguishes itself from some of the more recent titles of the genre, but that’s okay. I think card game mechanics can make almost any game better, no matter the format. If you’re not sure, read some of the highlights of the game’s design.
- Encounter 5 factions and over 200 cards, each with its own unique abilities, art and 3D animation
- Equip your hero with over 40 artifacts
- Battle five mythic bosses, each with its own unique take on game mechanics
- Explore endlessly generated worlds in different biomes
- Complete challenges and trade cards in the Interdimensional Pub you visit between quests
I may be a bit biased, but I think Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four sounds pretty promising. If you’re a fan of the genre, be sure to check the game out later this month!