Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. One character at a time, lead the cast of antiheroes on a quest for redemption. Explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Forge a unique Battle Deck, and crush your foes! Can you rid the world of the Ash Curse?
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (39) - 87% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (362) - 80% of the 362 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 11, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Deck of Ashes has been in development for a long time and there is already a lot of content in the game. There is still some mileage ahead, and we want to deliver the best possible game. We really want your feedback so we went Early Access!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to release the full version of Deck of Ashes in the second half of 2019. Stay tuned for updates!”

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

“Here are our plans for the full version:

  • More playable characters with their unique card sets and playstyles.
  • Epilogue, revealing the ending the Outcasts' story.
  • Another monster class.
  • Even more features related to exploring the world map.
  • New types of cards, hero talents, and much more!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, many content has been already implemented into the game:

Tutorial explaining the basics of the game.
50+ different monsters that make for hundreds of unique battle encounters.
One playable character with several different playstyles to explore.
100+ unique cards for you to experiment with.
Dozens of Camp upgrades to fit your strategy.
4 Story Chapters, each featuring a procedurally generated world.

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

“Yes, the price of the final game will differ, and those who support us during Early Access will get Deck of Ashes at a discounted price.”

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

“We plan to actively engage our community in the development in following areas:

Game balance:
Card games aren't easy to balance perfectly, and there are probably still broken combos and tactics lurking in the shadows. We encourage you to embark on a fun and creative journey of breaking the game. Your discoveries and feedback will help us balance out the dominant strategies and make Deck of Ashes as fun as possible.

Inspiration:
We are constantly looking for new inspiration and ideas, and the dedicated community can help us find the ones that are the best fit for the game. Got a crazy card on your mind that would fit that particular playstyle? An exciting hero talent we've overlooked? A must-have Camp upgrade we didn't think of? We will be thrilled to hear from you, and who knows, maybe your idea will make it into the final game!

Bugs:
We set out to make a game that generates immense replay value, and that requires many subsystems and moving parts. With the cards alone (100+ playable hero cards, 200+ unique cards that monsters use) it's quite difficult to test all the possible interactions. There are many bugs that we might not have come across, and we need your help to make Deck of Ashes as polished as possible at the end of the road.”
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August 21

COMMUNITY PATCH (EA BUILD 187)



Hello everyone!

Today we have prepared a number of things which will make our existing in-game features more complite and prepare our game for the larger improvements that we are still working on :steamhappy:

Let's take it in order with pictures.

Cards Renew Ritual

From now on, if there are no cards in the deck of ashes, the revival ritual button will be unavailable :)



Tooltips

Now all the pop-up windows that bring you information will be easier to read. Everything ingenious is simple: we made the tooltips wider :)



More clarity on self-harming

Now, recieving the Strain effect, you will clearly know how much damage you will get. No more misunderstandings.



Tutorial improvements

We have added some useful features in the Tutorial. Now the pointer that indicate how to perform any action leads clearly to the target.




Other things:
  • If you have passed the Tutorial, the game mode selection screen will indicate this info with a special tip;
  • Now, after the completion of the Tutorial, the Ash Master will hint that the reached progress is not transferred to the main campaign.
Other improvements
  • Now, if you have only unplayable cards in your hand, the Ash Pact will be added in your deck;
  • Now in the camp after the fight, a tab with the cards renew will be opened, and not their creation;
  • Minor localization improvements;
  • Bug fixed.
DON'T FORGET TO UDPATE THE GAME!

FACEBOOK - fresh content everyday!
DISCORD - discuss your deck with the community
INSTAGRAM - plenty of animated monsters :)
TWITTER - stay in touch with us!
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August 20

GAMESCOM 2019! Here we go!



Hello everyone!

Right now we are in Cologne at the huge and the largest game exhibition GAMESCOM2019!
And we invite everyone to visit our game-stand!

We are waiting for you on the island called Indie-Village!

Come to us, chat with dev team and play the Deck of Ashes :)

We are waiting for you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh8smQTynIc
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Reviews

“What it does have going for it is a great sense of style and unique mechanics that are worth looking into.”
Gamerevolution

“Deck of Ashes is well worth your time if you're interested in deckbuilding games, even if it can be a little punishing at times, and we're sure it'll be one to watch as the game continues its development cycle ahead of a full release.”
Screenrant

“Thematically, it’s more black metal than heroic fantasy, with a dash of Dark Souls bonfire imagery.”
Rockpapershotgun

About This Game

"The Outcasts brought Ash Curse upon us all, and they are the only ones who can lift it." - Ash Master.

Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. One character at a time, lead the cast of antiheroes on a quest for redemption. Explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Put your survival and resource management skills to the test when upgrading your Camp of allies.

The choices that drive your journey - where to go, which resource to collect, which risk to take, and which card to craft - are the difference between success and untimely demise.

Can You Rid the World Of the Ash Curse?

Features


  • Creative deck-building - collect combat cards that fit your unique playstyle and crush the enemy!
  • Unique hand-drawn eerie art style.
  • Dynamic dark fantasy world - travel through a procedurally generated, changing world in search for cards, supplies and glory!
  • Various biomes that harbour different monster classes - each biome affects the gameplay and offers a unique set of opponents!
  • Survival and resource management - you have limited opportunities to restore health or spent cards, so use them wisely!
  • Camp - strategically improve your base depending on your style of play.
  • Permadeath - unless you use the help of dark magic, then when you die, you die for good.

Deck-building Done Right


We provide you with the best deck-building tools we could develop. If you are a newbie - we got you covered, as there are sets of cards that obviously work well together. And if you are ready to go crazy with your own deck idea, there is a 100+ cards for each character to explore and combine. BEWARE: a ton of potential to go nuts with the unexpected combos!

Dynamic and Dangerous World


Deck of Ashes features a procedurally generated world where danger waits around every corner. Sudden ambushes, cataclysms, and random events will force you to constantly adapt and explore fleeting opportunities to gain an edge! Refine your strategy on the go to ensure your survival!

Upgrade the Camp to Meet Your Needs


Different strategies require vastly different upgrades of your Camp. The resources are scarce, and you won't be able to upgrade everything in one playthrough, so choose wisely!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb capable of OpenGL 2.0+ support
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9xxx / ATI 2xxx
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9 Compatible

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