An ambitious new studio AYGames recently announced its first game called the Deck of Ashes. It is a mixture of RPG and card-based combat, and it should also feature an intriguing story. All that sounds quite interesting, and we are looking forward to trying the Early Access version, which will become available on Steam on April 11th. There is no mention of the price, but the developers did reveal other details about the game.
The Deck of Ashes will put you in a dark and cursed fantasy world. You will have to collect cards and other resources so that you can fight against scary monsters that took over the realm. The players will have the chance to pick out their champion, which will affect how your deck will look and hopefully affect the replay value of the game.
The Deck of Ashes should have a significant layer of strategy, especially considering that there will be cards of different categories, as well as combos. We can expect more than 100 cards for every character, which means there are numerous options to combine. According to the studio, the newbies will figure out some of the cards that fit well together, but it will take some trial and error to figure out the most powerful combos.
Each of the players will have their base, which is called Camp. You can choose to upgrade it in a way that suits your playing style, but keep in mind that you will need to invest limited resources smartly.
The developers put a lot of effort into designing the landscape, and the monsters will also vary depending on the environment. Your crucial task will be to stay alive, which will not be easy in realms that are procedurally generated to keep things interesting.
The game aims to be challenging for experienced players, too, which is the reason why permadeath is among the vital features. There is a way to save yourself from dying, but it requires using dark magic, and do you really want to do that?