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Shadow Era Free cross-platform TCG for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android devices

GezGez Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Games and Technology
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Developer: Wulven Game Studios
Platform: Web / PC / Mac / iPhone / iPad / Android
Price: Free to play and download
Genre: 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
  • Deck building
  • Rankings and Leaderboards
  • Merchant: Buy and sell cards for gold earned ingame
  • Free to play, low cost to expand

Q: How much does it cost?
A: 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?

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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.

Videos
TotalBiscuit WTF is video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbh0kWHg1H0&feature=plcp&context=C3b2b8e9UDOEgsToPDskLzYp_oIxKYDQArfkvs3l0T
iPhone Launch trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JKthKAfNEP4

Screenshots

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I made a thread over at Neogaf, but i feel the game deserves more attention.

Gez on

Posts

  • GezGez Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Also there are Physical Shadow Era cards aswell. The Shadow Era cards can also be redeemed for Shadow Crystals ingame.

    I think they are making a loss on these cards. For the same price as Shadow Crystals in game you are getting physical cards aswell.

    http://www.wulven.com/cards.php
    $10 - CLASS STARTER DECK
    Your choice of a preconstructed CLASS STARTER DECK which includes 60 cards and 1 booster pack. Plus a BONUS of 1,300 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Please add $2 for international shipping outside of US & Canada)


    $20 - YOU AND A FRIEND
    Your choice of two preconstructed CLASS STARTER DECKS which includes 2 booster packs. Plus a BONUS of 2,700 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Please add $3 for international shipping outside of US & Canada)


    $40 - BOOSTER BOX
    Includes 24 BOOSTER PACKS of 15 cards each, including random uncommon, rare and epic cards. Plus a BONUS of 5,800 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Outside the US, please add shipping of $10 to Canada, $20 international)


    $90 - 10x CLASS STARTER DECKS
    All 10 CLASS STARTER DECKS which includes 10 booster packs. Plus a BONUS of 13,300 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Outside the US, please add shipping of $10 to Canada, $20 international)


    $100 - COLLECTOR'S EDITION
    For the collector, this package includes EVERY CARD in the game, including all common, uncommon, rare and epic cards. This is a total of 200 cards, and only offered this one time! And of course, a BONUS of 15,000 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Outside the US, please add shipping of $10 to Canada, $20 international)


    $150 - EPIC COLLECTION
    All 10 CLASS STARTER DECKS which includes 10 booster packs, and TWO BOOSTER BOXES for another 48 booster packs. Also includes a custom high quality PLAYMAT featuring art from the game, plus a BONUS of 22,500 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Outside the US, please add shipping of $20 to Canada, $40 international)


    $300 - COMPLETE PLAYSET
    For the serious collector, this package includes 4x EVERY CARD in the game, including all common, uncommon, rare and epic cards. This is a total of 800 cards, and only offered this one time! Also includes a special limited edition, high quality PLAYMAT featuring art from the game. And of course, a BONUS of 45,000 Shadow Crystals in the digital game!
    (Outside the US, please add shipping of $20 to Canada, $40 international)

    There are 26 days left on the sale. I guess they are trying to start a trend here.

    Gez on
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