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This role-playing game, set in an alternate medieval Europe, combines poker mechanics with power ups and collectible cards.
Release Date: Jul 20, 2011
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Runespell: Overture is a role-playing game combining poker mechanics with power ups and collectable cards. The world is set in an alternate medieval Europe linking historical characters with Norse mythology and sagas. The player takes on the role of the Changeling, the son of a monster god, in search of his nemesis.

Key Features:

  • Innovative mythic poker system using poker mechanics to battle your opponents
  • Unlock power ups and special attacks available as collectable cards in the game
  • Combine your skills in short bursts of active play or long sessions of questing and battles
  • Defeat more than 30 monsters types each with a unique card set and attack style
  • Defeat enemies and make them your pets or allies
  • Unlock new battle locations through questing
  • Mix of beautiful hand painted backdrops and evocative 3D characters
  • A compelling and original story set in an alternate medieval Europe
  • Local and online leaderboard
  • 20 Steam Achievements

PC System Requirements

    • OS: XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 350 MB
    • Video Card: 256 MB Shader Model 2.0 (Geforce 6 series, Radeon X1000 series)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 350MB
    • Video Card: GMA 950 or Dedicated Video Card w/ 128MB of Video Memory and Shader Model 2.0
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
274 products in account
15 reviews
14.9 hrs on record
Why don't they make more games like this?!

Simple card playing mechanic that's fun and addicting. Then you have a vaguely interesting storyline that your character has to make his way through.

If you like Puzzle Quest (1st one), you'll love this game!

Seriously, they need more games like this!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
224 products in account
8 reviews
14.7 hrs on record
Runespell: Overture melds together classic RPG components with Windows Live's player-vs-player solitaire with poker. I obtained Runespell for free in a pile of coal during the Steam Holiday Sale 2011 event. Receiving the game for free, I simply assumed that Runespell was merely a terrible, no-name title that was not worth playing. It was not until the Summer 2013 that I truly realized what I had come across.

Runespell sports a great soundtrack with honestly a decent storyline. Often times, card games that try to incorporate RPG elements (or just a storyline) end up drowning out the added components with the basic mechanics the card game - Runespell does not do this. If you are a cards-only enthusiast, this may stray a little too far from those roots; if you are an RPG-only enthusaist, this may feel more like a card game. However, if you are willing try a game that can have both, Runespell: Overture is for you.

Verdict: While Runespell: Overture is far from a lump of coal turned into a diamond, but it is definitely a gem. Simply put, Runespell is a fun, player-vs-computer, RPG, solitaire, poker game - and it is done very well. The game is so enjoyable that I honestly look forward to a remake or sequel that would incorporated online cooperative and competitive gameplay features. While it is definitely not worth $10, the current sale of $2 at the time of this review is definitely worth looking into. Here you will find a game that successfully feels like an RPG, while feeling like a card game.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
2 reviews
17.5 hrs on record
The core concept of this game is essentially solitare poker againt the AI. Matching varying combinations of cards will inflict damage against the AI (and AI to you). The damage will increase the better the combiation, from two of a kind to a royal flush. The game mixes things up by adding in spell cards which can be used to inflict status effects, heal, do elemental damage, etc. The additions of the spell cards keeps the battle fresh as certain enemies require specific cards to counter their abilities. Overall, this game is average to above-average. I recommend a purchase of this game during a sale.
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
5 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
If you like casual games and you like an RPG style twist, then this little game was executed very well. The concept of using a standard card game as a fighting system works very well actually. Solid little game, I like it quite well!
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
675 products in account
3 reviews
11.4 hrs on record
Runespell: Overture is a decent and enjoyable game. The story plays out as a fantasy adventure, your character being oblivious to his past and must do battles with numerous foes to advance, making allies and doing quests along the way.

The game play is somewhat unique, using a combination of battle and magic cards to attack your foe. One earns points by creating sets of 5 traditional cards (ace-king: hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs), using rules akin to poker, ie (pairs, 3 or 4 of a kind, straights, flushes, full house etc.). Better hands are worth more attack points (eg. full house > 2 pair). Cards are laid out in columns of which the top card can be taken to make a set, including your opponent's. Meaning strategy is important in order to create the best possible hands while trying to prevent the opponent from doing the same.

The game is simple to play once you know the rules, and can be a good way to spend half an hour or so. Battles can be hard at times but with perseverance the game is not too difficult to beat, I finished it with about 9 hours of game play. I would enjoy a sequel to continue the story as it did seem unfinished at the conclusion. At a discount price the game is worth a shot, if you like card and/or poker-like games. 6.5/10
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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