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?
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Apr 11, 2019
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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May 24

NEW FEATURE: DUNGEONS



Hi, everybody!

Update 171 brings a new exploration feature - Dungeons.

Dungeons are a new way to gather resources, find card recipes and explore the world in a relaxed way, since when you enter dungeons, Act bosses can no longer find you!

How to enter

You can descent into dungeons by reaching a new tile:



Once you enter a dungeon, the boss bar at the top will stop, and you can freely explore the dungeon. When you complete or exit the dungeon, the boss bar will resume its progress.

What’s inside



Inside dungeons you will find resources, events and battles, with a special enemy at the end - a Dungeon Lord. Beating the Dungeon Lord will unlock a Dungeon Chest with 1 epic card!



Heroic Dungeons

Starting from Act 2 you can also choose to enter either a Normal or Heroic dungeon:



Heroic dungeons have harder enemies, but they also give you double rewards and you will find 2 chests instead of 1 after beating the Dungeon Lord, this means 2 Epics per dungeon!

BEWARE:

Choosing dungeon type will lock it to that version - if you pick Heroic dungeon, it can’t be changed back to Normal, and if you choose Normal, it can’t be changed into Heroic later!

How to exit

When you beat the Dungeon Lord or if you go back to the entrance you can exit the dungeon by using the door. You can also use a new icon next to your Travel Stone - it will teleport you out of the dungeon back to the world map.



When?

And the best part - update 171 and the new Dungeons system are out now!

DON'T FORGET TO UPDATE AND HAVE AN EPIC WEEKEND AVENTURE :steamhappy:

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May 23

DEVELOPER STREAM



This Friday we're revealing a grand new feature that will deeply change Deck of Ashes!

The big update adds a new way to explore the world, drastically changes the speed of the game, and it's designed for all difficulties, with extra rewards for the most hardcore.

Join us 16:00 UTC on May 24th to see the new exploration, ask developers questions live in the chat and bring your sharpest wits to win 2 keys for Deck of Ashes on Steam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjPls6Ll6y0

See you on Friday! :steamhappy:

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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

    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

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