Embark on a new adventure: Assemble powerful decks of Heroes to invade rival dungeons and engage in epic PvP 3D battles--then, use the loot from your conquests to customize your own dungeon and put together a powerful deck of bosses and minions to defend your riches at all costs.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Labyrinth is at the stage now where we need your feedback. We have been working in isolation for two years and now it is time for players to help us evolve the game to make it great! Community involvement is very important to us, we want to hear from you. Contact us at support@labyrinththegame.com.

During Early Access, please treat Labyrinth as a "sandbox." We are experimenting with all sorts of features. Much is not done yet and we have a long term vision for building an epic game. Fall in love with Labyrinth, but don't fall in love with any particular aspect of the game, as it may change.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Most likely until Q3 of 2017. EDIT: Labyrinth is closer than ever to having all the features we initially planned to add to the game while it was in Early Access. However, we feel it can still benefit from more polish, so we plan to stay in Early Access for awhile longer.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We would like the full version to have the features below that are not currently in the game. As we work to finish Labyrinth, the actual features may differ from what is described below.

Remaining Major Features:

  • All promised features are in. However we plan to keep the game in Early Access while we work on adding a new game mode, more content, and continue polishing it.

We will be updating the game every few weeks during Early Access, so you will see new features rolling in bit by bit. After Early Access we also have plans to add extensions and new game modes and features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build has the following features. We will update this list as new features are added to the game.

  • 9 Heroes and 9 Bosses
  • Offensive tactical game play
  • Timeline - tick resource system
  • Hero deck building
  • Hero specific resource systems
  • Asynchronous PvP
  • Pick ups
  • Authoritative servers
  • Defensive deck building
  • Replays with DVR style controls
  • Progression
  • Tutorial, both for offense and defense
  • Store
  • Crafting
  • Quests
  • Mac support
  • Hero skins
  • Free to play

Of course there are bugs in this version. Please let us know when you find them. We will do our best to patch crash bugs as quickly as possible. As we add new features, bugs are likely to appear again.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of Labyrinth will be changed to Free to Play when the card pack store is added. (UPDATE: It is now free to play.)

Once the game is F2P, all players who supported development with an Early Access purchase, will be granted 10 card packs from the core set. (UPDATE: If you previously made a purchase, but did not create an account before February 7, 2017, please contact support to have your card packs manually credited to your account.)

We will wipe accounts at the end of Early Access and perhaps also before if there is a technical reason for doing so. We may also need to wipe accounts if we discover a problem that requires it.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We welcome all players to help us make Labyrinth as great as it can be. To help, please consider doing one or more of the following.

  • Play the game and write a review!

  • Tell us what you love, what you hate, what you want to see next. Join https://steamcommunity.com/groups/labyrinthccg and participate in the discussions on the Community Hub.

  • Add one of more of these tags to the Steam Store page, so that Labyrinth is easy to find: Tactical, Tactical RPG, RPG, Strategy RPG, Turn-Based, Turn-Based Tactics, Card Game, Fantasy, Grid-Based Movement, PvP, and/or Dungeon Crawler

  • Tell your friends about Labyrinth!

Thanks for reading this far! We hope you love playing Labyrinth as much as we do.”
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November 17

100th Update Patch



Another milestone as we keep making progress on Labyrinth! A small patch was released today. The work on the upcoming update continues to progress behind the scenes.

Card Fixes

* Offhand slot was unusable for 1 Tick if last Durability of Chain Reactor was passively used by Amped 1 Tick card played as an Instant
* Open the Killing Eye was not triggering on some Amped attacks
* Horn of the Spiritcaller was not properly increasing cost of Kindled Spirit
* Hundred Fist Strike armor buff was not triggering enough times on multiple target kill
* Bosses were playing Bomb with no visible targets
* Blast was not triggering as an Attack card

Card Revisions

* Intervention now targets allies not friendly characters (i.e. not the caster)
* Smite now deals 5 damage OR 10 damage if there are 3 or more enemies
* Ace of Thieves now gives +1 damage on your next attack this turn instead of +1 Attack this turn
* Chain Reactor now costs 2 Ticks to equip (no Amp required)
* Coiled Dragon Technique is now 5 Tick Windup, Piercing, deal 5 damage in Blast 2, 10 Fury - Gain +5 Armor during Windup
* Clockwork Beast's passive is now +2 Counterstrike on even Ticks, +2 Armor on odd Ticks and its Health is now 45
* Swipe is now 2 Tick Windup, deal 6 damage in Cone 3
* Bite is now 3 Ticks, Piercing, deal 3 damage and cause Bleeding
* Wolf Minions now use Hunter AI (seek lowest Health target)
* Charging Bovak now has 9 Health
* Rake is now 3 Ticks, deal 3 damage and cause Bleeding in Cone 3
* Fire Elemental is now named Pyrofiend
* Renewal is now 2 Ticks, restore 5 Health

New Card

* Taste for Blood (Rare Beast Perk, 1 Star): Restore 1 Health when you attack an adjacent Bleeding enemy.

Retired Card

* Savage Swipe (Rare Beast Perk, 1 Star) will be refunded with Stardust



Development

In the last two weeks, this is what we've been up to:

The the art team finished a low poly statue for the Forest Level and textured the level; created additional card art; worked on art for the new landing page; worked on world map concepts; fleshed out the Northgate district map; worked on city map pieces and made an adventurer piece; plus, sculpted Faydin.

The audio team worked on composed story mode ambience; and created hidden treasure and oracle blessing scenario audio.

The design team created new map layout for Northgate; wrote Welcoming Committee and other scenario scripts; completed 3d map scene; added new tips; worked on thief tutorial; designed Northgate specific boss scenes; worked on visual polish, caster, mech, elemental cards; rebaked art assets; added tip triggers, adventure items, and zone 2 scenario; reworked defense tutorials and encounter content; after researching moving event data to Snowflake, started ported queries to there; plus did marketing partner outreach.

The engineering team added post battle bonus encounters; worked on item inventory management; completed the card pack screen; coded the hero camp page; updated the random table generation for the store; worked on store UI; enabled tutorial rooms to reset; added a waypoints feature; added hero camp page; added purchasing using Starstones; cleaned up adventure & receipt data; ​ installed 3D map; and added boss item rewards.

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November 1

Week 100 Progress



A milestone in semantics only, we have now worked on Labyrinth for 100 weeks since the Kickstarter campaign. Today being November 1, that's a lot of ones!



We are still focused on the next big update and adding in Adventure and Story modes. Scattered throughout this short update is quite a bit of new art which is going into the game.



Development

The Art team created more card art; put final touches on Star spire ruins level; created dialog art; sculpted elements for the Forest Level, like a statue; sculpted Faydin; and worked on shell art.

The Design team designed PvE scenario scripts; developed encounter content; implemented tips, conversations, cards, rules, star stones; designed rewards and achievements; completed first pass on integrating hero tutorials; conducted ​marketing research and reached out to potential marketing partners.

The Engineering Team worked on adding system for wandering monsters appearing in cleared rooms; reset some rooms when retreating to Lair; worked on modes to map; implemented rewards; coded store UI; worked on tutorial system and handling multiple dungeons; coded for multilevel adventure data; updated rewards receipts; created a map node editor; ​and fixed screen ratio issues.

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“It's a tactical role-playing game, turn-based, party-movement dungeon crawler. But all of your actions are the cards.”
Polygon

Special Offer

Everyone purchasing Labyrinth during Early Access will be granted 10 card packs when the in-game store is added and the game becomes free to play.

About This Game



With Labyrinth, embark on a new adventure: Assemble powerful decks of Heroes to invade rival dungeons and engage in epic player vs. player 3D battles--then, use the loot from your conquests to customize your own dungeon and put together a powerful deck of bosses, minions, and traps to defend your riches at all costs.

  • PvP game which marries CCG & RPG
  • Your Offense deck forms a party of Heroes to raid a dungeon
  • Your Defense deck forms a dungeon with Bosses to defend your loot when you are not online
  • Tactical position and time turn-based action fused with CCG strategy
  • Boss cards define their own uniquely themed dungeon rooms
  • Will be Free to Play with hundreds of cards to win, craft, and purchase

Bring 'action' to collectible card games


With the inclusion of a turn-based 3D combat system, we are excited to bring more action and tactical thinking to the battlefield, upending many conventions of traditional card games. Every card is more than a means for achieving victory: it's also part of a living, breathing world. This also plays to our studio’s experience in making AAA action games.

Design for deep CCG strategy


The combination of tactical action with familiar CCG strategy opens the door to a new kind of adventure game. We are happy that the creator of Ascension and Solforge, Justin Gary and his team at Stone Blade have joined us to add their decades of experience playing and designing CCGs to our own. Together we are exploring this new frontier and discovering new possibilities for rich gameplay.

Create an expansive world rich in culture--both magical and familiar


We are passionate game developers. We want that to shine through in Labyrinth. In crafting the diverse world of Hylea, whether we are describing the Cosmos and creation story of Starfall or the jewelry of a Giant from the Northern Clans, we strive to have our passion and attention to detail reflect in every facet of story and art.

Build a game that will last for decades


First and foremost, Labyrinth is a collectible card game. With their hallmarks of creative play, endless combinations, meta-game thinking and the potential for vast expansion, CCGs offer the best and longest-lasting experiences in gaming. We've captured these proven qualities and folded them into an exciting new game.



The Four Disciplines of Magic


The disciplines of magic in Labyrinth each correspond to energy drawn from a different source within the Cosmos. They grant their wielders unique abilities that define a particular style of play.



Practitioners of Warfare magic draw their power from the Spirit plane, a realm ruled by the eternal souls of ancient warlords. Warriors enhance their strength by channeling the might of their heroic ancestors. Warfare prefers a strategy that dominates through brute strength and outlasts with sheer indomitable will.



Wizards, Sorcerers, and Arcanists draw energy from the Elemental plane, a swirling and chaotic maelstrom of raw energy and matter, inhabited by strange animate essences of Fire, Frost, Air, and Earth. Wizardry combines these primal forces to form hulking monstrosities, or it unleashes their raw power with devastating torrents of magic. Wizards wield the most powerful effects in the game, but at the expense of endurance.



Devotees of Faith magic draw on the favor of the Celestial plane, a vast realm inhabited by gods and demigods as numerous as the humans of Hylea. Celestial beings are fickle and fundamentally alien-- but when they choose to involve themselves in the struggles of humankind, their favors are often decisive. Faith prefers to maintain control of the entire battle, stalling the largest threats while crushing the weak with the will of the gods.



Unlike the other three disciplines, Skulduggerists do not draw their power from a far-flung realm, but from within, directly ingesting Stardust to enhance their own innate traits. This grants them incredible reflexes, insight, and intellect. Engineers create wonders of mechanical ingenuity. Rogues gain powers of deception and agility. Skulduggerists prefer a strategy where they stay elusive until the perfect moment, then strike to maximum effect.

Hero and Boss Cards


These cards form the heart of a player's collection. On a raid, players control a party of three Heroes, each with its own deck. On defense, players may control a number of Bosses that grows with their dungeon. Each Boss also has its own deck.



Heroes and Bosses all have their own unique special ability that encourages certain play-styles and deck building synergies. A Hero or Boss card also defines which of the four disciplines of magic that character may use.

Offense Cards


Attack cards form the core of a Hero’s deck. Each of the four disciplines of magic specializes in a different style of attack. For instance, Warfare prefers to close distance and crush its foes with large, devastating strikes, while Wizardry opts to stay at range and roast or shatter groups of enemies with area-effect spells. Each discipline also has its own special resource which further reinforces a particular style of play.

Defense Cards


Minion cards are the core of most Boss decks. They represent allies pulled from across Hylea and the Cosmos, and summoned to defend your lair. Each Boss draws on a different style of magic when summoning Minions. Mechanical Bosses draw on enhanced powers of the mind to assemble autonomous terrors, while Divine Bosses curry favor with the gods to summon strange and powerful beings from the Celestial realm. Some cards directly enhance the Boss or allow it to perform a devastating one-time attack.

The Cosmos of Labyrinth


A great crack tore open the sky. As the farthest reaches of the realm shook with unnatural thunder, thousands of eyes looked up to see their peaceful night shattered into a shimmering prismatic storm. From a fissure in the heart of the tempest, a white star streaked, trailing fire and glowing brighter as it plummeted. Where it crashed to earth it swept into being an enormous crater that crackled and thrummed with otherworldly power.

In time, the crater was filled by the water of the Jarum river, and became a great lake. The first visitors were pilgrims following the path of the star, which they named the Prophet’s Tear. They soon discovered that the site was laced with a powdery substance that granted strange and extraordinary powers. They also found the Keyrifts--tiny bubbles in reality through which they could peer into other dimensions. As word spread of these discoveries, a sprawling city began to spring up around the rim of the crater: the City of Starfall.



A robust trade in Stardust mined from the crater developed. Men and women came from distant lands and settled in the city's many colorful ethnic wards. Prosperity brought peace and peace ruled over the city for centuries.



Now, the age-old pacts and alliances are breaking down. The earliest settlers have consolidated their power and look to push out rivals. Newcomers to the city seek to carve out territory for themselves. As night falls, a silent war begins in the tunnels, alleys, and halls of the ancient city. A sense grows that it's every Hero for themselves...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2GHz+ (SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Disk space requirement will increase as content is added to the game throughout Early Access
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10+
    • Processor: MacBookAir+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: MacBookAir+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated sound is sufficient
    • Additional Notes: Disk space requirement will increase as content is added to the game throughout Early Access
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