Arcanium is an ambitious Single-Player, Story-driven Strategy Card Adventure that merges the “Roguelike” & “Deckbuilding” genres in new and exciting ways. Control a party of 3 Heroes on their treacherous journey to save the world of Arzu from destruction.
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Dec 8, 2020
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Why Early Access?

“Joining the Arcanium community during its Early Access period is your chance to give your feedback to shape Arcanium. Whether you love to explore RPGs, throw down with a card game, crave another run in a Roguelike, or need your dungeon crawl fix, we are dedicated to using your feedback to help grow and refine Arcanium into a real gem.

During our time working on Arcanium we've found real value in remaining transparent with our community, using their playtesting input to help us refine and shape changes to the game before we finalize them. Got a great idea? Something that bugs you so much? Quality of Life improvement? One more Quip you need to hear Leon say before he crushes Aranax? Bring it on, that's what we want! Keeping our community in the loop, listening to all the feedback, has helped many of players find a voice in the current state of the project, helping it become what it is today, and we truly want to involve you in that experience.

The roadmap (posted below) shows our development goals for Arcanium, making it clear to all players where we intend to go. We are committing to updates every two weeks as Arcanium goes through Early Access featuring (but not limited to):

- Quality of Life improvements (there's always something)
- New Playable Heroes
- New Provinces to Explore
- New Villains to face
- New Bosses to grind into dust
- New Difficulties to challenge you
- New Cards and Artwork

Our goal is to exceed expectations and keep the game engaging throughout the Early Access period and produce a groundbreaking title who's replayability offers hundreds of hours of entertainment.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan on staying in Early access for 12 months to take Arcanium from its current state to a full release. We want to ensure that the v1.0 launch is polished, seamless, and engaging.”

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

“Along the road to the full release there will be a total of 3 chapters to explore, loads of discoverable heroes to form your party with, over 500 of cards with which to stylize and refine your decks, our final boss Ahkan to contend with, and beautifully polished 3D battlegrounds & maps to enjoy. We also want to set a high bar with our sound, music and visual effects to create the most immersive single-player card slinging RPG experience possible.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The moment Arcanium is available you’ll have access to the following:

- Call of the Forest: The complete first chapter of Anador based in the province of Anador, the Mystical Forest. Chapters are procedurally generated maps with a story arc featuring quests, artifacts, enemies, elites, and a final boss all unique to that region.
- An initial band of 3 Heroes each with their own set of unlockables including 24 Ability cards and 2 Heirloom Artifacts. More heroes will be available in the first few updates after launch, and many more in later updates as Early Access progresses.

Arcanium’s core gameplay loop is robust and fully implemented and you will have the opportunity to finish the first chapter right through the defeat of the Anador boss - Aranax the Brood Queen, on your choice of several difficulty settings.”

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

“Yes. We’ve yet to decide on the full launch pricing, but given all the content that we’ll be adding during Early Access and the level of polish the game will receive, you should expect the price to be increased at launch. We’ll definitely be talking about it as Early Access progresses.”

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

“Since the beginning, we have included our community informed of and involved with every aspect of the development process. We will be designing the game YOU want to create. Every opinion and every piece of feedback matters to us, and we plan to actively involve the community as we move forward with the development and design of Arcanium.

Want to be part of the process? Follow the links below to the platforms where we’re very active. We also host our weekly “Arcanium Gathering” via both Discord and Twitch where many of our community members gather to share their thoughts, opinions, and ideas.

- Steam discussion board: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1056840/discussions/
- Official Arcanium Discord channel: https://discord.gg/arcanium
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/playsupercombo
- Arcanium Website: https://playarcanium.com

You may also leave us a message with your feedback at feedback@playsupercombo.com
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Reviews

“I think that when the game comes out in 1.0, it is going to be an absolute juggernaut in the Roguelike Deckbuilder space.”
Retromation, Youtube content creator

“This game is really good! This is on par with "Slay the Spire", "Monster Train" and "Vault of the Void".”
Wanderbots, Youtube content creator

“Arcanium is my favorite deckbuilder right now. You will love this game.”
Regis Killbin, Pro Hearthstone streamer

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About This Game



Welcome Adventurers!

ARCANIUM: Rise of Akhan" is an ambitious and unique title. A Story-driven, single-player Strategy Card game of epic proportions, that merges the "Roguelike" & "Deckbuilding" genres in many new ways. Arcanium is a tale of fellowship and bravery and is set in a fantasy world of anthropomorphic animals in which good, evil, magic and technology collide.

Form a party of three Heroes and embark on a dangerous journey in order to defeat Akhan the Calamity, and save the World of Arzu from destruction. But beware, should one of your party members succumb to corruption, your quest has come to its end!

Here at SUPERCOMBO games, we are inspired by some of our favorite games like the “Lord of the Rings” LCG (Fantasy Flight), Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), Slay the Spire (Megacrit), Faster than Light (Subset Games), Hearthstone (Blizzard Ent.), and classic RPG games like Diablo (Blizzard Ent.) and Baldur's Gate (Bioware). We are also board games fanatics and relish in a good “Choose your own adventure” book. We wanted ARCANIUM to borrow some elements from all these amazing titles, genres and mediums. The result is a unique and genre-defining game that we hope will inspire you in return and scratch the nostalgia itch you may have for some of the games that we all played growing up.








The game features unique mechanics that set it apart from the other existing titles in the Genre:


Explore a vast continent broken down into several Provinces each with a unique feel and a different set of challenges. Each province represents one "Chapter" of our story and can be replayed any number of times with various difficulty levels.



This is our fancy terminology to say that you are in total control of your own Journey! Roam freely inside full-3D procedural maps, but keep an eye on the corruption meter... The longer you stay in a Province, the harder the enemies get!



Extra chance to ambush the enemy at Night, extra chance to encounter “Elusives” during the Day, the mechanic offers a deep and exhilarating layer of immersion that has a direct impact on every decision you make.



Choices you make have a lasting impact on the rest of your Run. Environmental hazards, corrupted tiles, handicaps, and dangerous curses await! The Provinces you visit evolve and crumble before your eyes, as you make your way to Akhan's Lair.



Every turn you must choose your abilities wisely, coordinating all three heroes in your team from a common pool of action points. Our innovative combat system is easy to learn while offering tremendous strategic depth.



Control a party of three Heroes that act individually on the battlefield, and each have their own abilities (and Ultimate abilities), equipment, and upgrades. In battle, Heroes can even swap with each other, allowing the healthier Heroes to step in front of the incoming damage and protect your more fragile party members.



Many unique heroes with varying mechanics and themes to keep you brainstorming for new compositions and combinations. Each have a unique starting deck of Ability cards that fits one of 6 classes. Triple Supports? All ranged Abilities? Damage-over-time heavy? Anything goes! Find the play-style that works for you.



Find powerful Artifacts, gain new Ability cards, learn cross-character Abilities, and discover consumable items throughout your journeys. You can edit your Heroes' Ability decks and Equipment rosters at any time outside of combat.



Arcanium has tons of content to unlock and offers massive replayability. Playing Heroes will level them up between Runs and progressively unlock their full sets of 24 ability cards. Additionally, reaching certain milestones on your favorite Heroes will enhance their look via skins and other various cosmetic items so that you can slay your foes in style!






ARCANIUM is our first title under the name SUPERCOMBO. The studio was created in late 2017 by a small team of 4 passionate individuals composed of Remi Marchand (CEO, Lead Designer & Game director), Josh Kohlmeier (Technical director & Lead developer), Jacob Rommann (Senior developer) and Jaslynn Tham (Art Director). Together, we created an IP that feels as welcoming as it is epic, filled with bold and colorful characters, and places to explore. So far the game has been self-funded. Throughout the development period we have hired dozens of experts in various fields (music, sound effects, art direction, creative writing, etc…) and immersed ourselves with our community to help bring our vision to life.

We are a serious team of creative game developers that are also business growth-oriented. Our mission is to surprise and delight players by creating unique, innovative games that explore uncharted areas, exude creativity and have a strong emphasis on storytelling.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 2.0+ support
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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