Shardbound is a tactical CCG in which players summon units on a hex-based playing field to defeat the enemy's champion. Draw cards to summon minions and spells to aid you in battle and secure victory.
|Publisher: Spiritwalk Games
Type: Tactical CCG
Release Date: April 06, 2017
Pros: +Twitch integration. +Fair progression. +Environment-based strategies.
Cons: -Limited PvE. -Early Access optimization. -Only supports English language (for now).
Shardbound is a top-down tactical CCG: combining elements of board games with the strategy of a card game. Gameplay takes place on a hex-based grid between two opposing players, or a players versus NPC, with core gameplay being 1v1 PvP. Each player has a champion. By widdling the champion's health to zero a player wins, and does so by summoning minions and spells onto a hex-grid map. Choose between six factions to play as, each with their own minions and abilities that give them an edge in combat. Discover live Twitch matches through the game's overworld, and verse players streaming or complete Twitch specific objectives and content. Learn the basics of gameplay by playing through a short PvE tutorial, with an episodic campaign planned in a future update.
Shardbound Key Features:
- Twitch Integration - dubbed the Shardfall System, discover live-streamed games in-game, and complete special Twitch objectives.
- PvP Focused - verse other players from around the world and assert your tactical dominance.
- Six Factions - choose between one of six factions to play as in battle, with unique spells and units.
- Recruit Units - collect resources by completing objectives or purchase Boxes to unlock new units and spells.
- Tutorial Campaign - learn the game's basics by playing against NPC opponents, with an episodic campaign to follow.
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Shardbound System Requirements
Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
CPU: Dual-core Intel or AMD CPU, 2.5 Ghz or higher
Video Card: GeForce GTX470 or AMD Radeon 6870 HD or higher
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB
Shardbound Music & Soundtrack
Shardbound Additional Information
Developer(s): Spiritwalk Games
Publisher(s): Spiritwalk Games
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Kickstarter Launch: February 16, 2017
Steam Release Date: April 06, 2017
Release Date: TBA
Development History / Background:
Sharbound is developed and published by Spiritwalk Games, a San Francisco Bay Area company. Shardbound was in development for two years before heading to Kickstarter on February 16, 2017, seeking $50,000 to finish developing the project, and earning over $150,000, having the met the initial funding goal on the same day as the Kickstarter launch. Shardbound launched as an early-Alpha, Early Access title through Steam on April 06, 2017, as a free-to-play title.