‘Deck of Heroes’ is a… Well, It’s a Card Game

Inspired by Hearthstone and the like (yes, Magic, I mean you too), developer Gamefarm‘s1 upcoming Deck of Heroes is an unapologetic homage to all of those ‘strategic / collectible card games’ that seem to be all the rage to a certain core set of gamers. I can’t count myself among them. I’ve never been a fan or a collector, so admittedly, I can’t quite comment on what makes them special2.

Nor can I sound competent in putting forth the game’s description, but I’ll try: Deck of Heroes allows you to string together a deck from 108 unique cards, then let them loose in turned-based battles between two opponents, either human versus human online / local, or in testing your skills against the game’s AI on your own. Whew, that didn’t sound too bad, did it?

Deck of Heroes is simply ‘coming soon’. (EDIT: Er… tomorrow, I mean. Er… today, actually. Ah, it’s available now.)


You can follow developer Gamefarm (Fabian Jakobsson) on Twitter.

 


  1. Also creators of the popular Lootfest series. The third entry in that series is expected on XBLIG later this summer. 
  2. But hey, this game’s soundtrack sounds really good. 
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10 thoughts on “‘Deck of Heroes’ is a… Well, It’s a Card Game”

  1. As a fan of collectible card games – both on tables and virtual – this looks a bit crude and derivative, but still entertaining and interesting. I dislike some elements of Hearthstone (you either grind or have the willingness to pay-to-play) but at least it is balanced. The gameplay above is anything but balanced (30-0!), but I have hopes that there is great diversity in the cards you can collect & play. My beef with the Magic: The Gathering games on console is that they seriously restrict your card choices, which ruins strategy and just makes the game tactical. I hope this game removes those irritating restrictions.

    The “Imp” card art was a nice touch, too.

    1. Card Nerd! 😉

      Nah, at least you know what you’re talking about. This would be something that I’d be completely new to, so the derivative gameplay… er… cardplay?… would look fresh to me. According to what Chris mentioned below, this one might not be as strategic / varied as you might hope. We’ll have to see what the final product plays like.

      Even then, I’ll be useless in my ‘critical analysis’. I know of games like Magic and Hearthstone (more for its ridiculous pay-to-play scheme than the actual game), but the genre is otherwise foreign to me. 🙂

  2. I play tested this and beat the creator 5 times in a row. I just went straight to 10 power and played 5+ monsters and nothing else. There is no reason to play weaker cards except as leftovers when you have an extra power or two.

    That was early in development so things probably changed balance wise, but I’m excited about building a deck for this game based on the strategy and how others might counter it.

    1. Let’s hope the balance is better then. Although everything you just said about ’10 Power’ and ‘playing 5+ Monsters’ went over my head. 😀

      My strategy, should I play it? Try to look reasonably adept and not let the A.I. make me look like a total chump. 😉

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