Wulven Game StudiosPlatform:
Web / PC / Mac / iPhone / iPad / AndroidPrice:
Free to play and downloadGenre:
TCG (Trading Card Game)Where: www.shadowera.com
, Android Market, or Apple applicable store.About
Shadow Era is an online, multiplayer, free to play collectible trading card game. It features deep strategy, easy gameplay, and gorgeous card art.Features
- Currently 200 cards and new cards being added constantly
- Cross-platform multiplayer battles
- Rankings and Leaderboards
- Merchant: Buy and sell cards for gold earned ingame
Q: How much does it cost?A:
- Free to play, low cost to expand
All versions will be free to play, featuring the option to earn new cards through gameplay or purchase additional booster packs. Packs of 15 cards can be purchased for $0.99, using in-game gold, or by completing special "trial offers" from SuperRewards.Q: What do you get for free?A:
When you first start the game, youcan choose your starting Hero, from Warrior, Hunter, Mage, or Priest. The class you choose will determine which free class deck of 30 cards you will begin the game with. It is entirely possible to continue playing the game indefinitely without having to pay anything, and still remain competitive.
Each time you level up, you will also earn Shadow Crystals that are used to buy booster packs or special class decks. And just like regular TCGs, you can fully play the game with only the free starter deck, however by purchasing the booster packs you can get rare cards, and many different expansions will be offered in the future with a lot of new card series.
The game also features a trading system, where you can sell your unwanted cards for gold, and buy new cards using your in-game gold.Q: What is the gameplay like?A:
Shadow Era is inspired by more strategic card games such as Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. You will build a deck from a total of 200 unique cards with some of the most amazing art you have ever seen. Complete missions against the Shadow Warriors, or battle against other players to gain experience, and win Shadow Crystals to buy new card packs each time you level up!
The core card game is most similar to the WoW TCG. Each side has a main Hero character, and you can recruit Allies to join the battle. The objective is simply to kill the enemy Hero, but obviously the challenge is to also keep your own Hero alive. Should you take out the enemy Allies first, or go straight for the Hero? That's for you to decide... To further add to the strategy, there are weapon and armor cards to improve your Hero's stats, as well as ability and spell cards.
Beyond the core game, there is a RPG style level progression and tournament ladder. You can complete missions against the Shadow Warriors, or challenge other players in a multiplayer battle.Q: What are the icons on the cards?A:
Top left: Casting cost. In Shadow Era, each turn you can choose to sacrifice a card to gain energy, that will allow to to bring new cards into play.
Top right: Class restrictions. The icon identifies this card as only being available to Wulven Heroes.
Bottom left: Attack damage. You can choose the target of your attack, and you will do this much damage to them.
Bottom right: Health. Be warned that your target will also fight back! When the card's health drops to 0, the card is removed from play. If you lose your hero, then you have lost the game.Q: What cards come in booster packs?A:
Booster Packs contain 15 random cards - 10 common, 3 uncommon, 1 rare or epic, and 1 hero card. The cost is 100 Shadow Crystals, which is about $1 or 4 levels of experience.VideosTotalBiscuit WTF is videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbh0kWHg1H0&feature=plcp&context=C3b2b8e9UDOEgsToPDskLzYp_oIxKYDQArfkvs3l0TiPhone Launch trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JKthKAfNEP4Screenshots
I made a thread over at Neogaf, but i feel the game deserves more attention.