Alteil Horizons combines Tactical RPGs (like Final Fantasy Tactics) with the deck-building and collecting elements of card dueling games.
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Mixed (88) - 47% of the 88 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 27, 2016

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May 17

Shutdown Message

It's time to put the print on paper... Uh, words on a screen? Digital bits on the interwebs? Alright, whichever it is, here goes...

Alteil US is officially shut down.

There, I said it! <deep breath> I don't have much to add from my previous farewell message. That's probably because I've spent most of the time since I wrote that with my head down working. As I said then, about when we decided to wind down, I was given a bunch of opportunities in my non-Alteil career that I couldn't turn down. I was thinking the two week extension would give me some time to hang out in chat and get my thoughts in order - but actually things picked up even more for me in the past two weeks. Also, my infant daughter has just learned to crawl, so - CHAOS. In any case, to minimize the risk of say something inelegantly now that I already said much better before, I'll keep this short.

I want to thank everyone again for sticking with us through the Alteil project in all its stages, evolutions and incarnations. I hope everyone had good fun along the way, some interesting peeks behind the curtain, maybe met an online gaming buddy or two, or otherwise got something valuable from your time here. All of us at Apocoplay and Core Edge Japan certainly did, and that, most of all, is why I'm always thanking all of you. Iczers, I salute you!

I will keep the Facebook page active, and I'll post any news on other Alteil related projects. The Alteil Japanese team, Core Edge Japan, is still at it, and I'll still help them out any way I can and give them access to my translations and game data, so it might be worth it to check back every now and again. But until then…

This is Logress, the last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
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“Alteil: Horizons is actually an all-stars kind of ensemble title.”

“Horizons combines what players love from their favorite trading card games with RPG elements”
MMO Attack

“A “contender in the ring” in the card combat genre against HEX and Hearthstone.”

About This Game

Alteil: Horizons has the structure of a CCG and the flow of a unit tactics game.

  • Collectible Card Game Structure -- collect cards, build decks and duel either PvP for ELO ranking or in single player adventure mode.
  • Unit Tactics Game Flow -- Field units with resources, no randomly drawn hands. Units have HP, AT, DF, AGI, RNG and take turns, highest agility first. Pick from the unit’s Action Menu -- Attack, Move, Rest, or use special abilities!

  • Hybrid Tactical RPG / Card Dueling Game mechanics
  • Collectible cards with full RPG-style stats, alternate art and story
  • Story and Art contributions from famous names in the Japanese game industry
  • Over 2000 pieces of gorgeous card art, with more added each month
  • PVP dueling / ELO ranking
  • Single player story mode with 20 adventures at launch -- more added every other month
  • Duel replays and spectator system
  • Core tournament-legal set ensures tight balance
  • Card crafting and player marketplace

With a little help from our very supportive friends in the Japanese
games industry, Alteil Horizons sports creative contributions from
some old pros and big names:

Story and direction by

  • TAKUJI ASANUMA, director of Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile.

Art and design by...

  • KATSUYA TERADA, concept artist of “The Legend of Zelda”
  • HITOSHI YONEDA, lead artist of “The Secret of Mana”
  • SHUNYA YAMASHITA, designer of “Final Fantasy X”
  • YUJI KAIDA, franchise artist for Transformers, Godzilla and Macross

Four Gods sleep under the Kingdoms of Men…harness their power!
It is you who know the truth of this world. You are one of the chosen few who know of the four Ancient Gods – infinite beings forgotten by history. Each god’s Sphere of Influence still permeates this world -- all living things are subconsciously bound to one of them. Tapping into the Spheres of Influence, you summon and command the might of enormous monsters, epic heroes and arcane dragons to defeat your enemies!

Each duel brings new challenges, with the huge amount of cards available, you’ll always be up against strategies that push the limits of Alteil’s various gameplay mechanics – such as the day/night cycle and its effects on undead and lycanthropes, the Soul Card system that lets each player fine tune their Life Point total to better compliment rush or combo play styles, and the Revival system that turns extra copies of a unit in the deck into ‘extra lives’ for that unit on the field. Every match also yields exciting treasure drops, to help you build a vast card collection or just fine-tune and perfect your favorite decks!

In addition to completing a successful Kickstarter and presenting at the Indie Megabooth at PAX East 2014, we’ve been lucky enough to get some great press for Alteil: Horizons. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • Kotaku praised the team of artists, saying “Alteil: Horizons is actually an all-stars kind of ensemble title.”
  • MMO Attack focused on the game, saying “Horizons combines what players love from their favorite trading card games with RPG elements”
  • Massively.joystiq names Alteil a “contender in the ring” in the card combat genre against HEX and Hearthstone.
  • They also put Alteil at the top of their 2013 summer list of crowd-funding projects to watch!
  • The Examiner noted, what “sets this game apart from its rivals is the amount and quality of the game’s art.”
  • JStationX calls Alteil Horizons “the next best card-based RPG.”
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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: 586
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SVGA
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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