Card City Nights is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.
User reviews: Very Positive (378 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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"Cheap and cheerful single-player card battler with a colourful aesthetic and a neat puzzle-board framework. Soundtracks not half bad either."
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“Effortlessly charming .. a simple yet rock-solid addition to the genre that's well worth a play.”
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“The real hook is the CCG that serves as the game’s engine. Fortunately, it’s fantastic.”
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About This Game

Card City Nights is an adventure through a city filled with card-nuts and lunatics. Battle for the 8 legendary cards to enter the biggest competition this city has seen yet.

CCN is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos.

* 8+ hours of gameplay in a singleplayer adventure
* Connect cards to form combos
* 180 unique cards with characters from the Ludosity universe
* No IAP's in this game! You collect booster packs by simply playing the adventure from start to finish
* An amazing soundtrack in a blend of Jazz and Hiphop

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian 6.0 based distros
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
This was a great Triad style game.

Thank you for the Linux version!
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Card City Nights is a deck-building game somewhere between classic trading card games and final Fantasy VIII's Triple Triad.

While the basic rules are fairly simple, the combo system adds some depth and planning. Mechanics like rotation, combo procs and multiple winning conditions let you build varied decks with wildly different strategies.

Tons of familiar card motifs and cameos are a bonus for fans of Ittle Dew, Iji, MURI and other Ludosity-related games.

The AI is fairly bad at reacting to the player, but the story enemies' decks and basic strategies are good enough to pose a challenge.
Multiplayer is on the way.
Posted: September 24
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1.0 hrs on record
Would recommend.

Disclaimer: I know the dudes who did the game. But it is great. Promise!
Posted: September 24
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61.0 hrs on record
Great game, nice spin-off. I would really love to see a multiplayer patched in, though I know that won't happen.
Posted: October 20
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13.9 hrs on record
Card city night makes me reminisce about one of my favorite gameboy color games: Pokemon Trading Card game. You're basically fighting eight gyms, getting booster packs along the way in a story that's utterly forgettable but at least is a decent nod towards other video game greats.

But the story doesn't really matter (In fact the game basically says this multiple times), what really got me hooked was the puzzle-esque card battling system. At first you think it's really clear cut, and just go straight for your opponents life points. But then the game throws opponents at you for which this strategy is basically impossible, and it makes you realize that there are a LOT of ways to play this game.

The art is fantastic, each card is humorous in it's own regard, and the entire aesthetic of the game is just awesome to look at. It's almost a trying hard to look like you're not trying hard sort of art style. The music though leaves something to be desired, it's basically the same tune for each area that you're in, which means it keeps looping and looping and looping.

But hey, for $4 you really can't go wrong with this. Ten solid hours that will make you reminisce about the good old days of 8-bit monster card fighting.
Posted: October 6
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9.5 hrs on record
loved the game buy it play it enjoy
Posted: September 30
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4.3 hrs on record
Fun game but gets difficult if you're not that great at card games. The characters are great and the gameplay is very unique.
Posted: September 24
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
I loved Card City Nights from start to the, ehmmmm almost end. Why?

Well first of all, in general i have a lot of fun with card games and i like when they present some different mechanics, get bit inovative and CCN provide this to me (at least i didnt encounter with this type of gameplay).
Also i was huge fan of artistic side of game. Music was cool and visuals was colorful, lovely to look at.
I didn´t care much about story or characters, but this game wasn´t about it.

My problem with CCN appear after few hours of playing. AI was really, really dumb. There was practically no challenge, and when you master some tactic and technique you simply can´t be beaten by them. This was drastically changed by final boss. I can´t tell if it was caused by my s**** decks, or it was caused by something else from my play, but i couldn´t defeat him (and i envy to all smart people, who pass this without trouble). After several hours of trying, i simply rage quit, discourage and beaten.
Dont get me wrong, i like challenges but when you suddenly raise bar from nothing to something this big, it raise question: "Why other matches couldn´t be harder?"

I will eventually come back to this game and claim what is rightfully mine.

7.5/10
Posted: June 18
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
The game is quite alright and priced fairly to boot. Easy to recommend for any card/pokemon (the beat the different bosses for their legendaries mechanic reminded me of the original games at least, and there's the cards to collect) gaming fans.

You won't go wrong with this one.
Posted: May 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.8 hrs on record
Fun singleplayer card game with a story to follow, small secrets and twists, humorous chat, and graphics that appeal even to me (and I'm not for cartoons). Oh, and of course interesting card mechanics.

You are kind of on a quest to get one of each legendary card, and meet more and more opponents you can choose to battle for their booster packs (or money). You can also buy common and uncommon cards you already have at least one of, recylce cards into new booster packs, and even combine certain cards into other certain cards.

And when you've won, you can still come back for more battles, with the usual opponents, as well as some prior one-time opponents, and 4 new ones!

I like the variety, the card game, the story, the humour, the whole town. I want to spend more time there, doing stuff.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
So far I absolutely adore this game :3. It's a brilliant new card game system that doesn't take too long to get behind.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Its a good game,i recomend it
Posted: July 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
I initially played this game before checking out the earlier works of Ludosity, and I loved it. After having played Ittle Dew, I love this game much more! Card City Nights seems to have been inspired in part by Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales in the sense that the cards interact with each other based on the positions of the symbols on the edges; however, it is a very unique card game as it uses arrows on the edges and corners of the cards to form combos within a grid. The game has the same quirky drawing style and sense of humour as their previous title Ittle Dew, and many of the characters from Ittle Dew have become usable cards in Card City Nights. This is an easy recommendation for fans of Ittle Dew, lovers of card games, and casual gamers in general.
Posted: May 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Gameplay Overview

This game can be reviewed pretty straight forward.Its a card game. There are attack cards,defend,revive cards, and cards that have special effects.Thit not a fantasy styled card game,but keeps the strategy of card games to heart.There are different varieties of cards :Legendary (8 only),Rare,Uncommon, and Common. There are various ways you can get cards in the game which from trying them all are relatively pain free. You can grind battle and win packs,buy cards from the mall,take your unwanted cards and trade them in for a random deck, and even take two cards and turn them into a different one. Combining cards is not random they have specific combinations they can have.

The battle is pretty simple, you have best out 1,3, and 5 as far as victory conditions. Each player has 7 life points and each card can do anywhere from 1-4 attack points depending on if they have a bonus.Default max for attack,revive,defend is 2.

From my playing the Boss A.I. seem to be sorta cheaters but I am not fully sure.Each boss I card battled against more often then the regular fights could counter at least 80% of my strategies.This becomes far more shown when you are 1-3 attacks away from winning. Aside from that, the game is simple but fun, kept me playing til the very end.

If you want to kill 5min just doing some card battles this game is simple enough to get into and have fun with.
Posted: June 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
I finished the game completely and can easily say that I very much recommend Card City Nights. It's unique, yet familiar. It's complicated, yet simple. and most of all it's challenging, yet fun. Seriously, you can't go wrong with this one.
Posted: June 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
(7/10)

Cute little card game. The basic dynamics are pretty simple and fairly easy. It actually reminds me quite a bit of the card game from Final Fantasy 8. There is some strategy though a fairly equal portion of luck in the actual play. I would honestly really have enjoyed the whole thing if not for a quite spectacularly unfair 'final' boss fight that took a bit of the shine off the whole experience.

Posted: June 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Really fun especially for someone who loves card games like me. 9.5/10
Posted: June 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
I've been addicted to this game for the last week.

It is a mix of collectable card games like Yu Gi Oh or M:TG. However, unlike most CCGs, you do not have to BUY the booster packs either through in game currency or real money. You earn them through the gameplay which is a major bonus to me.

The story is better than you would expect from a game of this genre as well. If you choose to, you can find that every person you come across has several (sometimes more than a dozen) different things they will say to you. And what they say will change depending on whether or not you have defeated them yet.

The actual gameplay is quite balanced. As you get stronger, so does the opponents. And there are many different strategies you must use. Going all out offense will work sometimes, but some characters are built to counter with good defense and the ability to disable your best cards at just the right times. You must choose your deck wisely depending on your opponent. This depth is part of what makes this game so fun.

The art style may turn some people off but I think it's very endearing and original. I don't know any of the indie games that this takes it's characters from but it's cartoonish and quirky and simple and it fits the overall mood of the game.

The best part of the whole game however must be the music. Everything from the menu screen, to the various places you visit, to the battles have music that is perfect for the situation. It's soothing and it's energizing at the same time. This, along with the humor of the game, and the visual styling make this a game you will never want to put down.

Although I have not beaten it yet, I know from reading around that the game has more things to accomplish even after you defeat the 'final boss'. So replay value is strong here too.
Posted: September 7
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Really cool game. Has awesome graphics, hilarous text and design, and as well as a unique play style for a card game.

There's also a FRICKIN MUSTACHE BAR!!!

Buy it now. You won't regret it (unless you don't like card games... or mustaches...)
Posted: April 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Yo, this game is hella tight dawg. I thought this game was going to be some boring wannabe card game but it brings out the genius in you. I was like damn, and wazam, and kapow when I played it. Highly reccomend this game for it's price and soundtrack. Zap zap pow pow.
Posted: April 29
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