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Roguelike CCG Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four Announced

June 13, 2020

By: Austin Suther

 
 

In 2020, the apocalypse approaches. No, we're not talking about in real life, but in video game form! Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four is an upcoming roguelike CCG coming this year.

Announced during the Guerilla Collective, Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four launches on Steam Early Access this Summer. In this title, players will fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse with the power of cards. As a dark wizard, you can summon different creatures and cast spells with the cards you collect.

 

Because this is a roguelike, the world is procedurally generated, and as seen in the trailer, we will be able to experience the bright and fantastical world through an isometric point of view. Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four's Steam page promises features such as multiple factions to encounter, hundreds of cards, and even a pub. It also says there are five different bosses, which means that there's likely more to fight than just the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. 

This title is developed by Elder Games, who released Everreach: Project Eden last year. If Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four sounds like a CCG you're interested in, you can play the game's demo right now on Steam via this page. The game officially launches on Early Access during the Summer.

 
 

Quick Take

CCG RPGs are an addicting bunch, and my favorite game of the genre is Steamworld Quest. Among the other games in this genre I've played, all of them have been 2D. Seeing Cardaclysm's 3D, top-down approach is a nice change, and I find the art style to be quite appealing. The roguelike procedural generation is a challenge I'm sure they will have to face, but if they can pull it off, this will look like another addicting CCG.

Are you going to try out the demo for Cardaclysm? Let us know in the comments below!