Infinity Wars is traditional trading card gaming completely reimagined as digital free to play for the PC and Mac. Featuring every card fully animated, open player-to-player trading, modes eliminating pay to win and animated 3D battlefields. Conquer parallel realities with or against your friends now!
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Release Date: Sep 5, 2014

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July 28

[Patch Notes] Version 1.4.7

Hello everyone,

Today at Midnight IWT we'll be taking the servers down briefly for maintenance while we patch to version 1.4.7 in preparation for the upcoming major patch cycle.

Here are the notes for todays' update:

  • Fixed Demon of the Dark Bargain not reducing bonus resources from sources such as Wealthy Noble.
  • Fixed cards under some circumstances being revealed to the opponent while being drawn from the deck.
  • Blood Crazed Initiate now properly transforms into Bloodthirst X. Previously would always transform into a Bloodthrirst 4 if X was less than 4, which was not intended.
  • Blood Crazed Initiate transformed state is now properly affected by +/- Power and Health Buffs (e.g. Rakarl)
  • Updated Mega Unit 01's text to clarify that you cannot make enemy characters its pilot.
  • Updated Aleta's Discovery's flavor text to say "nevertheless" rather than the old english "nethertheless".
  • Fixed Jinhai Dojo not being able to be activated when the player has exactly 3 resources.
  • Fixed Flux Capacitor not being able to be activated when the player has exactly 2 resources.
  • Fixed an interesting interaction with Zuza and Secluded Constructor where it was possible for Secluded Constructor to sacrifice a character taken by by the enemy's Zuza.
  • Luftkrieg XI Anti-Air Array should now properly only proc off of combat damage.
  • Tweaked how new players are matched together during unranked constructed games, so that it is more consistent.
  • By default, new players now only get matched up with other new players. New players can choose to also be matched up against any players if they wish.
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes stop a new music track from being played during a match.
  • Music volume now lowers when a voice over is playing.
  • While in the match result screen, the opponent will automatically have a tab available to chat to them.
  • Chat box now scrolls to the bottom the first time you open it.
  • Added Enter Invite Code to Content Guide for players that are still level one and have not used a code yet.
  • Low end machines should no longer crash immediately upon opening the game because of the loading screen, as the game will detect that their system doesn't meet the specs for it.
  • Added a confirmation dialog when leaving the campaign map.

There have been quite a few bugs reported since this patch began work, so we have plenty of work ahead of us on other issues the game is facing and we thank everyone for their continued reports. They've been invaluable.

Please don't forget to report any issues you see to us, and any Output Logs or Game logs (whichever is applicable for the report) are GREATLY appreciated.

See you on the battlefield everyone!

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July 8

Pauper League June Top 16 and Week 9 postings!

Signups are posted for Week 9, and the Top 16 for June has been posted!

June Top 16 Brackets: http://challonge.com/IWPauperJuneMonthly

Week 9 Sign-ups: http://challonge.com/IWPauperWeek9

Good luck to everyone in the Top 16, and don't miss out on your chance to be in it by competing in the weekly leagues every Friday!

If your name is on the Top 16 brackets but you cannot attend, please state so.

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Reviews

“[While at the Australian EB Expo] Nothing even came close to the level of quality of Infinity Wars. It almost shouldn't have been in the same area; it should have been in an open space, where everybody was guaranteed to walk by. The game deserved that level of foot traffic.”
ABC Tech

“The single best designed digital card game on the market!”
Colt Hallam

“I have been waiting for a TCG like this for a long time.”
Examiner

About This Game



Infinity Wars: Animated Trading Card Game is traditional trading card gaming completely reimagined as digital free to play for the PC, and Mac. Featuring every card fully animated, open player-to-player trading, modes eliminating pay to win and animated 3D battlefields. With over 13 million games played in Beta come and see why Infinity Wars has been hailed as the best designed digital trading card game.

Delve into a world of shattered realities where factions fight it out in the rift spanning battlefields of the Infinity War. Choose between eight factions and make your deck match your play style. Though simple to learn the game has endless strategic depth. New cards being added to the game evolve the possibilities. Simultaneous turns add the element of nerve, guile and wit as you need to predict your opponents actions.

Infinity Wars also offers genuine card trading! Cards bought in the game can be traded, sold or swapped with other players. Collect cards, create your own decks, and battle against others to see who is the greatest strategic mastermind in Infinity Wars!

Featues




  • Simultaneous Turns: Both players plan and resolve their turns simultaneously.
  • Animated Card Art: Animated art is free for all players!
  • Deckbuilder: Create the deck you want to play with from over 8 factions and 420+ cards.
  • Card Trading: If you buy a card you are free to trade, sell or give it away.
  • Genuine Free-to-Play: Every card in the game can be earned simply by playing the game! Get cards simply by logging in!
  • Over 13 Million Games Played!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 capabilities.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 9 capabilities.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
101 of 134 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I want to like this game -so- much. I love card games, and this one has a great thing going on. Business model with a lot of good things about it, interesting factions and playstyles, a surprising level of depth without being too complex, the game has an incredible amount of potential.

If they would just fix the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ matchmaking.

When the -very- first pvp match you ever play is vs a guy at level 50 with freaking glowing icons all across his profile, something is -wrong- with the system. But, initially, I wasn't discouraged. I thought to myself 'Well, it is kind of late at night. Maybe they just have it set so that if there aren't enough players in whatever tier it begins to strech or whatever'. So, I wait till the next day.

Five games. In a row. Exact. ♥♥♥♥ing. Same. Thing. I managed to get one with someone relatively on my level. I lost that one, but it was -fun- unlike the others.

But that was one out of -six-, and further games only matched that ratio. Now, I am very much discouraged. I don't know if I can work up the will to slam my head against pointless losses for weeks on end untill I get the cards and skills to match up.

I can't imagine I am alone either. If this isn't fixed, then the game will be doomed to a stagnent playerbase, and eventually death. A FTP game without a steady influx of new players looking at the shiny things you can buy is a -doomed- one.
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46 of 64 people (72%) found this review helpful
159.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
After playing Hearthstone and Solforge before, I did become rather bored of them.
Hearthstone sure is fun if u want to play a quick game with friends and its very polished and i love the Warcraft Universe from Wacraft 3 and Wow anyway.
But after that it becomes rather boring because it hasnt got much depth. Most of the times there is only one play which makes sense. So it becomes rather dull after some games.

Solforge was fun, but after the release of new Cards (looking at you duskmaw,Bramblewoodtracker,Rage and Broodqueen)
I started to dislike it.

Well to get to the Point. i saw an Trailer about Infinty Wars and got interested and started playing it.
After nearly 2 week now im doing a little resume of what i experienced.

Good Things:
- A Campaign which tells you a bit about the lore of infinty wars and how the game work in generally. Completing the campaign grants cards for each faction. These freely granted cards are competive and are a foundation for every deck.

- Legendary cards have the same power level as Common or Uncommon Cards. Legendarys are often more flashy or highly expensive lategame cards. But are not clearly better versions of an common or uncommon.

- You have many options in every turn. thinking about 1 or 2 minutes for planing a turn is pretty normal.

-Cards have an Animation.

-Nice Background Music

-Skill is a huge factor in the game. Both players plan on the same time, then their action resolve at the same time.
Which means you must guess what your opponent is up to.

-has an Draft Mode (Called Rift run). Which allows you to Construct an Deck from Random Cards. Same Chances for everyone. The entry fee of an Rift runs seems fair.

-A Trading system, You can trade every card which you did get from boosters or which you did win in an Rift Run.
You dont have to pay in real money for it. Cards in ingame currency are also tradeable.

-No Pay to Win. Everything is accessible with ingame currency and Real Money

-Free Cards for logging in , leveling up, and playing 3 games each day.

-An Ingame Ladder for Ranked games

-Ranked Games are best of 3

-In Ranked Games you have an sideboard. This means countering popular decks is possible. This also means its less likely to just have one dominant deck

Bad Things

-If you have many units on the field targetting gets rather complicated.

-You cant see cards which you dont own. So you must rely on other sources on the web to see cards you dont own

-Some small bugs and wording errors.

-There is no Gamelog. So cant resume and analyse a game afterwards.

-Some Animation could look better. Like when all characters attack for example

-Would be cool if some of the unique cards had some special sounds when summoning them. (Like in Hearthstone)
So when you summon that big scary Demon Lord , there should be some kind of Sound effect.
Or if u change the Location of the Battfield the Background soundtrack should change.




Summary: The graphic and sounds of Infinty Wars are good, but Hearthstone shows that there is still some room to
improve in that regard. Gameplay wise on the other side its the best Card Game i played so far.


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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
2,827.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Infinity Wars seemed like it was going to be a spectacular game. Now, it is like almost all other free to play games in almost all respects—you have to pay to play and it’s full of promises that are never delivered.

I have sunk a considerable amount of time in this game and have heard and read a lot about debated topics and other babble from the developers, so this short review has a good foundation. To start, I will list the cons, which dwarf all pros in such a way, now, that it’s hard to even fathom why I got hooked on this game in the first place.

There are very few events that would equate to something like a double xp weekend in most games. When I say few, I really just mean one major one, which they called golden ticket weekend/ week. This only happened once some time last year—mind you, I have been playing this game off and on for almost two years. Also, from what I have heard, there may have been an increased IP (game currency) weekend once or twice since its inception, but I didn’t even notice it because the bonus was so small.

Having something like double IP weekends or more golden ticket weekends would give the game a bit of an edge because you would have something to look forward to. I must say though, at the start, it seems you do have things to look forward to. For instance, I used to look forward to getting a free pack of cards when I leveled up. However, when you reach level 40 or 50, the free packs stop, and you get to level 40 or 50 in this game pretty quickly. That all said, even if they started to put more bonus IP weekends and the like in the game, it still wouldn’t be enough to make it a worthwhile game.

Additionally, there are several bugs, and they are extremely annoying ones that have been around since the start of the game. The most annoying one to me is trying to actually trade a card with someone. If you are able to get a trade session going on the first try, consider yourself lucky. For me, trading is the most important aspect of a “trading card game.” If you complain to devs about it, they will say, “We will be getting new servers soon.” But there definition of soon is going on years and is probably really never.

Another bug(s) is that there are a number of card glitches that have been around since its inception that really affect gameplay dramatically. For instance, my favorite card "Tome of the Dead" (a fairly powerful card for the sleeper faction) often times freezes the current match when its ability procs. Also, on top of this, they frequently make ninja changes to various cards and, also, take them out of play with no warning. Like right now, a few cards have been “temporarily” disabled for the past two months because they are supposedly not working as intended.

The few expansions they have had for the game has done very little for actual gameplay. If anything, it has gotten worse with each expansion. The same cards continue to be way superior to others, they don’t think about trying to make weak cards stronger (and more desired) with the additional cards and their effects, and their way of trying to balance the game for each expansion is nerfing the heck out of cards that you have more than likely paid good, real money for. For instance, if you are at all familiar with the game, Demon of Fear and Shikana were once great cards but now are pretty much obsolete with most deck builds. Yes, some changes are expected, but many changes and drastic ones, like these, should not happen, especially with a pay to play game. This approach, ultimately, has ruined all metagame and made the game quite boring. Basically, you are stuck with only a few deck builds that are viable for ranked play.

They have been selling the same premade decks of cards since day one. Therefore, all cards in those decks have pretty much no value. Anyone who buys those decks is really wasting their money. On top of that, they arbitrary rotate each deck to be on sale, which is extremely annoying to me for some reason. Why don’t they offer a small pack of random foil or gold cards of a certain faction (or of all factions) or even arbitrarily create small packs that have a higher chance of having a certain rare card? They also have the same cheesy avatars, card backs, and battlegrounds since day one. It’s aggravating because I know they could throw in a 1000 avatars in the game easily. They could also up the avatar rewards.

Weekly quests are a joke. They can be completed in an hour. These quests used to, at least, give out foil cards if you completed them. Now, I know they don’t give foil cards like they used to anymore, and I don’t even think weekly quests even work currently. I’d have to check.

No one wants to trade. This is because, for instance, one gold foil aleta card is worth more than 200 regular rare, epic, and/ or most legendary cards combined. So, being dead honest, trading is obsolete by the time you hit level 20. Once you have the cards for a deck you want, which is pretty easy to do, the next step is getting those pretty, shiny cards. Though, there are only two ways to do this: you can either buy them with real money on some illegitimate site through PayPal (or through eBay ) for a crap ton of money, or you can swindle newbs as they are trying to build their deck (this is way harder to do, however. I once tried getting a particular card this way and I literally spent two months in trade chat looking for a particualr gold-foil rare card and, finally, gave up because I was unable to even find someone who even had it). What is disturbing, however, is that the devs seem to promote this behavior by letting players advertise and auction off cards on their website forums. As dubious as this may sound, I truly believe devs withhold cards in game so they could sell them on their forums for outrageous prices through some alias.

Players say that you may find gold-foil cards, which are the most rare kind of cards other than platinum-foil cards in preorder packs, in packs of cards or doing rift runs, but I have bought well over 500 packs of cards with real currency and (mostly) ingame currency and played countless rifts since the game has released and have yet to see one in any pack or for any reward. So if you are wanting to try this game out for the trading aspect of this “trading card game” keeping in mind the dificulty and the severe rarity of decent cards that card collectors would want, don’t unless you are willing to dish out some serious cash and put up with the numberous bugs.

Moreover, this game still lacks player base, and it is due to the issues I have brought up so far.

There are several other issues with this game, such as their idea of adding new factions while dropping old ones. However, right now, I don’t even think this game is worth writing a good review for…even a bad one.

Anyway, I’ll come back to edit this at a later time perhaps.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
425.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
What's so great about Infinity Wars?

1. It has simultaneous turns (which means, you and your opponent decide at the same time what to do, so it has much more pace than eg. MTG DOTP and triggers many more mind games)

2. It has different zones of play:
- Command (where you put the cards you build your deck around, also they define the pool of cards you can include in your deck)
- Support (where your creatures you just played are placed due to summoning sickness, you can also pull already in play creatures back to it in order to dodge spells affecting ATK and/or DEF zone)
- Attack and Defense (The two players decide at the same time, if they want to attack OR defend)


3. It has different modes:
- Infinite (you can play every card that has ever been "printed")
- Ranked (it takes a while to be playable for a beginner, you play a best-of-three with a sideboard to get a better rank that provides special cards at the end of each season, also some cards are restricted)
- Pauper (every card BELOW rare is allowed [there are common, uncommon, rare, epic and legendary])
- Draft (you pick one out of four cards 40 times [plus the command zone picks], it's not really recommendable for a start but incredible fun if you know the pool a bit)

4. Each day you get a reward for logging in and for playing three games (those can be common cards up to legendaries, it can be any card in game)

5. Every card is obtainable without spending any real money

6. The cards are like GIFs, with nice artwork and all do have an animation to admire

7. The new campaign mode provides many essential cards for further deck building for free just for crushing bots

8. It has a win option that eg MTG does not have: reducing the so-called Morale of the opponent. It has 100 points, just like the "normal" health bar and can be reduced by killing enemy creatures.

9. Last but not least: the community is just great. I've played more than 1000 matches and i was insulted ONCE, true story. Also the Lightmare Forums are really recommended here, where people can exchange about eg. deck building, certain card mechanics and also are able to have direct contact with the Lightmare Staff, who always answer every single (yeah really) question [thx Teremus btw].



So.. What's actually bad about IW?

1. Cards obtained from Log In Reward or LVL UP boosters are not tradable. Only the ones you bought with IP (you also gain them by just playing fortunately) and the ones you won in draft. There is no forging system or else [yet].

2. There are some bugs sometimes, that can make one really angry tbh. But the LM staff is quite aware of those and does bug fixes regularly.

3. Cards you do not own yet are not displayed.

4. It can take some time to gain a booster from IP in the beginning.

5. The saddest point: the community is not that big yet. Though I'm quite sure the community will become bigger, because the game is just awesome and one can see the effort Lightmare puts into it.



Finally I have to say: for people who don't play TCGs usually: give it a try at least. It's obv the most exciting and challenging TCG there is atm (admittedly I never played Hex).
For people playing MTG/HS or else: this game has a unique playstyle, it's more modern than MTG (you don't depend on drawing islands), it's more challenging than HS: join the community already, what are you waiting for? :D
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
IMO best f2p TCG but have 1 huge con - matchmaking is taking forever
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