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.
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Very Positive (12 reviews) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (691 reviews) - 91% of the 691 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2014

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February 17

1.1 Valentine's update!

This version adds two new characters, Multifarious Mammal and Rock Enthusiast, who can be battled for a new Princess Remedy booster. They also come with a small optional sidequest, which is fully compatible with your existing savefile and can be experienced at any point in the main story. But make your choices carefully, as there is no going back on your word in this amorous sidequest!

There are also some other hacks thrown in that only apply when you start a new game, for the truly cardcore. Please see below for details.

Full changelist:
- Multifarious Mammal booster battle in Harbor Street.
- Rock Enthusiast booster battle in Big Chest Casino.
- New Princess Remedy booster with ten new cards, which can also be obtained through the Recycle Shop at random.
- Small Boss rematch deck tweaks.
- Renarama card buffed slightly (Cannot be disabled).
- Entering HardPlaya as your name begins the terribly unfair Hard Mode, where the player begins each match with 4 HP and the opponent with 8 HP. There is no reward for beating this mode and no other changes! Not recommended for new players!
- Entering ReallyPlaya as your name begins the farcical Impossible Mode, where the player begins each match with 1 HP and the opponent with 10 HP. There is no reward for beating this mode and no other changes! Not recommended for anyone!

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Reviews

“Effortlessly charming .. a simple yet rock-solid addition to the genre that's well worth a play.”
Jay Is Games

“The real hook is the CCG that serves as the game’s engine. Fortunately, it’s fantastic.”
Indie Game Reviewer

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
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Johnny Down Under
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I went into the game blind, frankly I didn't even really know what the game was about. I just saw the name, it was on sale, and I had some extra bucks floating around. If this game looks like a good time to you, its going to be a good time. If not you might just not want to buy this game. But if you have some extra dollars floating around, then check this game out. Steam gives refunds for a reason. If you don't like the game from the first hour, you're not going to like the rest. But if it hooks you in the first hour, it does not disappoint.
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ScouSin
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
What we have here is a somewhat easy TCC (single player only). If you aren't familiar with the games that Ludosity or Daniel Remar have made, you won't get most of the in-jokes of this game. The atmosphere is amazing, as it has that genuine nightlife vibe. When it comes to its style, it stands well on its own, but you would benefit from playing at least some of their other games first. Fortunately, all of their games are either free or light on the wallet. Pick them up, pick this up, you won't regret it.
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pkf
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
its trash only good for the cards this is as good as digital homicides games..
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chezwizard
( 93.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Goofy, simple, and addicting. This game may not look as polished as some out there, but don't let that discourage you from a great experience. Not to mention that (especially on sale) it's a nice, cheap thrill with plenty of humor as well. The crafting system could use some clarity, so look up a card recipe before you try to make something the first time early in the game -- unless you just like to experiment.
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Jinx
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Odd little CCG game.

SImple mechanics, with increasingly broken cards added.

Didn't mind it, but woudl't play it again anytime soon.
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Xmas
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
A bit short, but fun game.
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Syndrometurtles
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I usually dislike these style of "card games" although I actually enjoyed this game for all of the ten hours I had played. A cool idea for this game would be multiplayer because it has the potential for a strategic multiplayer game. But overall great story and totally worth the small amount of money it is.
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Crannberry Sauce
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
great card game, cute and fun
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kentagon_2000
( 289.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Introduction:
The basics of the game is very simple, card placing with very nice highlighting with arrows pointing in the directions that is interesting. A few abilities to learn but they are introduced in a pace that make i very easy to change the tactics

Time:
Every game is based on best of 3 or 5 and the games does have natuaral ways to end if the game end up in som status quo.
Like if a opponent cannot play or deck is out of cards or board is full.

Variaty:
You can construct several decks with different card set ups and also the possiblity to continusly change them. I will say that you can almost vary until the infinity and back...

I think that the game is offering a lot of different ways of playing, also there is some small hideouts within the game as well as intresting NPCs. Upon that the art within the game is astonishing it really outside the box

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aheinz57
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A refreshing take on card games where the placement of cards deals damage, revives other cards, or heals you. Over 100 cards to collect, it basically has an entire booster ready to go.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A refreshing take on card games where the placement of cards deals damage, revives other cards, or heals you. Over 100 cards to collect, it basically has an entire booster ready to go.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
What we have here is a somewhat easy TCC (single player only). If you aren't familiar with the games that Ludosity or Daniel Remar have made, you won't get most of the in-jokes of this game. The atmosphere is amazing, as it has that genuine nightlife vibe. When it comes to its style, it stands well on its own, but you would benefit from playing at least some of their other games first. Fortunately, all of their games are either free or light on the wallet. Pick them up, pick this up, you won't regret it.
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188 of 202 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Summary: The game is quite good, but it's not perfect. There are minor hints at mobile heritage, but nothing that would stop anyone who might like a computerized card game from having plenty of fun.

Progress Disclosure: I finished the game and have every achievement. I didn't collect every card. That took about 14 hours. It could probably be done in 8-10 hours by someone hurrying.

Updates: It's over 2 months later, and this game is still getting free content additions.

The mechanics have clearly received attention and tuning; the basics work nicely on their own, and as more abilities are introduced they interact in interesting but not convoluted ways. The interface in general is good; however, it is full of tiny delays for animations and pointless confirmations of non-permanent actions. Combat animations can be set to anywhere between 100% and 200% speed in the options, at least.

The tutorial was good, even having heard and read nothing about the game except the store description before playing. The difficulty hasn't sharply spiked or stayed tutorial easy since; the AI can be observed getting steadily more competent in addition to having better cards. Most games are semi-close wins, and the occasional enemy provokes a new deck style. I have a win ratio around 5, and I doubt that's exceptional.

Deck size is allowed to vary between 25-40 and failing to draw causes damage, so milling is a somewhat viable strategy with the right cards.

There's an deterministic, seemingly associative 2-input alchemy system. The vast majority of combinations are disallowed, and this is indicated by dimming incompatible cards; there's still a pretty large space of recipes, though. A little experimentation produced some deck-worthy but not ridiculous cards. As an example, two Pancakes gives a pretty good milling card. I didn't find a guide, so I'll warn that in my experience combining a alchemy-created card and one of the ingredients used to craft it is allowed but just gets the created back, effectively throwing a card away.

There are 6 icon-identified deck slots; a card can be used in multiple decks. The deck building interface is passable if imperfect; it lacks bulk management options, and the sorting options are deficient. It could use a tweak to show more cards on a PC screen. Cards used in decks are hidden on store and alchemy menus (for good reason).

The art style is pleasant. The dialogue is mildly humorous overall and better in parts; the optional dialogues are pretty extensive, as well.

The achievements look to be quite doable, so it would probably be good for 100%ers. The non-trivial ones (10+ attack and 9 combo) are easy enough to manage once you have a 6+ arrow card and deliberately try.

As described, there are no hidden in-game currency, card, or booster purchases.

Accessibility: The game is fully turn-based with no time pressure ever. The interface doesn't require great precision, but it does require dragging. The interface is fully mouse-driven, except optionally entering your name. There are no vital sound-only cues. No lines are voiced; all dialogue is presented in text. Nothing relies purely on color for identification. As a non-expert, I see no problems.
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54 of 58 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Initial impression:

Being a player of Magic the gathering I though that this game was going to be boring, however, due the low price and the Scot Piligrim art style I gave it a shot.

TL;DR:My thoughts were wrong, It's actually a pretty neat and nice game

Gameplay
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The gameplay it's really simple, the objective is to kill your opponent, you do it by placing and connecting cards that have different types in a 3x3 space.

Types of cards:
Attack: Hit the oponent or kill a Card in your opponent's board.
Defense: Give you life.
Resurrect: Resurrect a dead card.
Neutral: They don't do nothing, but these cards have multiple connection arrows allowing you to easly connect gaps.
in order to achieve different effects.

When 2 or 3 cards connect (Depending of the ammount of symbols of Attack, def, etc) they do the effect and dissappear.

You have to place a card mandatory each turn, so if you cannot place anymore you lose (Same for your opponent).

At first the game it's really easy since your opponents don't have combos and kill themself because they fill the grid, but after a while it becomes more challening.

Regarding progression, it seems that there are a lot of cards (Common, uncommon, rare and legendaries), you win booster packs by defeating other characters.

Art:
****
The art of the cards it's really cool, most of them are weird stuff (There's an avatar that's a Carrot with a hat). As stated before, the art style really looks like Scot Piligrim.

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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
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.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
I haven't played too much of it, but that doesn't mean I can't still give you my opinion! I really like it so far, and plan on putting a good bit more time into it. I'm gonna try to give you a good idea of the game becuase not too much is explained here or anywhere online so bear with me.

It's a very simple little card game wrapped in a Yu-Gi-Oh-esque adventure shell. You go through different locations battling people, getting more cards, getting new decks, all in an effort to get the 8 legendary cards and become super cool and powerful and make mad bank at a tournament.

The gameplay itself is simple. There's a world map that you click locations on to go there and interact with or battle people (also, click around the environment to find hidden coins!). The card game puts a heavy emphasis on positioning. All the cards have arrows on them, and you want to put your cards together so their arrows point at eachother. Connect (usually) 3 arrows and you can make a combo to either do damage, increase your defense(HP) or other effects. That's it. You win when your opponent has no defense or can't play another card. After you win, you generally get a pack of cards to build your deck with, and some money to buy more packs. Your deck must be at least 25 cards, but they can be bigger.

I really like the story, well what little of it I've seen so far. It's basic, you know, get the best cards and be the best. That's good enough for me though, and it should satisfy anyone who grew up watcing shows about kids playing card games. So far, it's bee pretty light-hearted, it's silly and kinda funny which I dig. The art style is childlike and well drawn in a good way, it fits the theme of the game very well. Now we move to the music, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ do I love it. Seriously, I hope I can get the soundtrack, because it's probably my favorite part.

The last thing to mention is the price. It's 2 bucks right now. Yes, it's clearly a port of a tablet game. No, it doesn't have visual/sound options aside from a resolution changer and a window/fullscreen button. No, it does not have multiplayer. Let me bring this up again. IT'S 2 BUCKS. Even when it goes to full price at 4 bucks, it's still totally worth it. If you like card games, you should buy it. Even if you don't like card games, but cheap and charming games, buy it. Anyone can get into this, and you should get into it.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
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
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2014
I normally go into at least some detail regarding reviews for game I actually enjoyed, but there’s not much else to say about Card City Nights other than “It’s a pretty decent card game”

I didn’t like the game so much at first but I got hooked, if I get hooked, it qualifies as a good game. You will not disagree once you have the bug!
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
I'm impressed with the card game. It's charming, with very simple rules, while still requiring thoughtful tactics. It's not a hardcore trading card game, but it's not casual either. It's more of a distillation.

You have to "link" cards in a 3x3 grid to activate them, but specific cards can only link in certain directions (there are arrows on the cards... check out the screenshots). This mechanic allows the game to have very simply cards (there aren't really stats on cards) and still require thought.

It ticks nearly all the checkboxes, deck building, booster packs, good art direction and music.

It's set in a neat universe with some irreverently quirky characters. As rich as the universe is though, the story's a bit thin. You have to collect legendary cards from various "bosses" to enter an ultimate tournament and win a million coins. It's little more than a reason to be playing cards with every person you see... which isn't a bad thing at all.
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