Deck building with a twist! Lead a team of mages against the Nameless in this magic-based card battle game and save the city of Gravehold!
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Release Date:
Jun 21, 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?

“Steam Early Access is a great way to incorporate feedback from the community to make a game the best it can be. We used Early Access with our last title, One Deck Dungeon, and the process led to us adding a major feature to the game as well as refining the existing content of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Aeon's End to be in Early Access for at least several months.”

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

“We plan for the full version of Aeon's End to include the 8 mages, 4 Nemeses, and all player and Nemesis cards from the tabletop game. We also plan to add several new features, and include bonus content unlocked as stretch goals via the Kickstarter.
Planned additions:
  • Nemesis - Carapace Queen
  • Bonus content - Xae from One Deck Dungeon, nemesis cards, digital-only player cards
  • Tutorial - learn the game interactively
  • Card Library - view all of the cards and mats in the game
  • Statistics - keep track of your win/loss record against the world
  • Achievements - gotta earn 'em all!
  • Customized backgrounds
  • Mage & nemesis skins
  • Digital sleeves
And perhaps more, based on your feedback!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This version of Aeon's End includes 8 playable mages, including their unique cards and abilities. It also includes all player cards used to construct the market. The current release of Aeon's End included 3 nemeses to play against, and all general and unique nemesis cards required to play against those nemeses. We've added major features since initial launch such as undo and mage zooming.”

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

“Aeon's End will be discounted by 10% until the end of the Early Access period.”

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

“We encourage players to post in the Steam forums, or join our Discord to share with us their impressions of the game, report any bugs they discover, and give us their thoughts on features they would like to see in the full game.”
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July 12

Early Access Update #1: Prince of Gluttons & Undo!

The first update of the Early Access period is here! Another nemesis threatens to devour the very memories of Gravehold. A new feature allows you to undo misclicks or change your mind. Plus a lot more - read on for all the details!

Prince of Gluttons

At first, it seemed too easy to repel his attacks and send The Prince lumbering back into the bright nothing of the breach. But soon those that survived the attack had forgotten the name of The World That Was... The Prince feeds on our very histories, leaving behind only our fear and doubt. We are a people with no past nor future, trapped only in the fleeting moments before our eyes.

The Prince of Gluttons is part of the core game and so is available for all to play starting with this update. This nemesis insidiously devours cards from the supply piles, growing more and more dangerous as he consumes your resources.

Already the most-requested feature for Aeon's End has been an undo button. During the game you can use the new Undo button to go back after making a decision in most cases. This means you can change your mind after casting a spell, playing a card, buying a charge, etc.

However, when any new information is revealed, you can no longer go back from that point. For example:
  • When an unknown card is revealed from the turn order deck, you can no longer go back.
  • When a nemesis card is played, you can no longer go back.
  • When an unknown card is drawn from your deck (such as a corruption), you can no longer go back.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! It will continue to be refined and improved during development, and we are happy to keep listening if there are ways we can make it better!

Inspecting Mages
Most of the time, you're interacting with a mage's information on their own turn, and they are shown in the central play area. But sometimes you want to look more closely at the other mages, especially if they need to discard a card or take another action.

In version 0.6 you can now get a better look at the other mages using the zoom in button on their panel. All of their interactions work the same way as before - you can just see them better. Click the zoom button again, or anywhere else on the screen, to get back to where you were.

What's Going On?
We've made various improvements to help make it clear what's happening in the game. Played nemesis cards stay on screen for longer by default, and there's a new option to control that (including "forever" so you must click to dismiss them). Whenever a minion, power, or attack card is acting, it will be highlighted so you can tell what's causing damage or decisions.

If you've been following our dev streams you will know about other subtle visual elements that are making it into this update. As Gravehold is damaged, the game background will slowly reveal the impact of the terrible attacks of the nemesis and its minions. Mages corrupted by the influence of Crooked Mask will start to look a little... off. We'll be continuing to add more elements like these in future updates to make the digital version of Aeon's End more immersive.

Other Improvements
This first update is chock full of various other bug fixes and improvements. Here's a list of the notable ones:

  • Clicking a spell to prep it now plays a sound effect.
  • Added confirmation warning when ending turn and actions can still be taken.
Info Display:
  • Added labels indicating nemesis-specific elements (fury tokens, strike deck, corruption deck).
  • Mage names are shown as tooltips on turn order cards.
Visual Polish:
  • Improved animation for destroying a breach.
  • Improved damage animations.
  • Improved display of exhausted mages.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a problem interaction between Jian's ability and Xaxos's Flare spell.
  • Fixed difficulty selection not being preserved between games.
  • Fixed vsync not being enabled by default causing high CPU/GPU usage for some players.
What's Next
There is still plenty to come during Early Access! We are working on adding the last nemesis from the core game, the Carapace Queen. Plus there will be additional big features like an interactive tutorial, card library screen, Steam achievements, and much more.

Thanks for playing and keep sending in your feedback!

0.6.1 hot fix - improves the vsync fix to make sure it applies to all existing players.
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June 21

Aeon's End is now available in Early Access!

Aeon's End is here and it’s 10% off the retail price throughout Early Access! Head to the city of Gravehold, grab your team of mages, and start building your deck. Gather Gems, Relics, and Spells to power up your mages and stop the Nameless invading our world. Harness the power of the breaches, the very conduits through which they travel, to beat them back. The world as we know it is counting on you!

We need your magic, not only to save Gravehold from the Nameless, but to make Aeon’s End the best it can possibly be. Join our Discord or participate in the Steam community for the game to chat with other players. You’ll also be able to send us feedback directly from the game to let us know what needs more attention.

This first release of the game includes the following:
  • All 8 playable mages: Adelheim, Brama, Jian, Kadir, Lash, Mist, Phaedraxa, and Xaxos
  • Support for teams of 1 to 4 mages
  • All player cards used to construct the supply
  • 2 Nemeses, and all general and unique nemesis cards required to play against them: Crooked Mask and Rageborne
  • 4 difficulty levels ranging from "Beginner" to "Extinction"
  • Multiple ways to randomize your team, the supply, and your opponent

What is Steam Early Access?
A game in Early Access is under active development and it will updated regularly. There will be bugs, and some content is currently not available, but the game is much further along than what you might see in a Public Beta (See Steam's Early Access FAQ for more).

I backed it on Kickstarter or pre-ordered, how do I get my copy?
  • Head over to your BackerKit dashboard, and you should see a button to "Get your digital downloads".
  • Behind this button, you will find your Steam key.
  • In Steam, click the Games menu and then click Activate a Product on Steam (or + ADD A GAME in the bottom left corner of Steam).
  • Enter the Steam key (product code) you received from BackerKit.
  • Play!
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About This Game

Deck Building With a Twist

Randomized turn order, no shuffling, and multiple win and loss conditions make this a deck building experience like no other!

“This is not the end of the world. That already happened. This is what is left: us, gravehold, and the Nameless. For generations we have taken refuge in an ancient and haunted place. It has taken our mages an aeon to hone their craft, but they are ready... and they are lethal. The breaches, the very conduits through which the Nameless travel, have become our weapon.”
-Yaleesa Rhykk, Gravehold survivor

The situation is bleak. The final city - Gravehold - needs the power of the breach mages to hold back the Nameless. Join the fight, and maybe… just maybe, Gravehold will live to see another dawn.

Aeon’s End is a deck-building game where you create a team of up to 4 mages who will fight cooperatively to defeat whichever Nameless nemesis has come through the breach today. You begin with a starting deck of 10 cards, 5 in hand. Each turn you play gems to gain aether, which is used to buy new gems and relics, learn new spells, and increase your casting potential by opening additional breaches. You can also play relics to give yourself or your allies a boost. Then prep spells to your opened or focused breaches to be ready to cast them on your subsequent turns.

What makes Aeon’s End unique is how it uses randomness. Unlike other deck building games, players do not shuffle their deck when it runs out. The order in which you discard is preserved so plan your discards carefully to set yourself up for subsequent turns.

Instead, randomness in Aeon’s End comes in the order of turns. At the start of each round, the turn order deck is shuffled to determine the order of play. Will the nemesis go twice in a row, pushing back the mages’ defense? Will the mages get 4 turns in a row to set up for the coming onslaught? It can be hard to know what’s coming next when you are deep in the melee!

Finally, there’s the city of Gravehold. The breach mages of Aeon’s End are not just fighting for their own survival, but the survival of all of humanity, and the Nameless know it. If Gravehold is ever reduced to 0 life, the mages have lost and humanity is but a memory. Protect the city at all costs!

What is included:

When complete, Aeon’s End will include the following:

9 Breach Mages:
  • Adelheim
  • Brama
  • Jian
  • Kadir
  • Lash
  • Mist
  • Phaedraxa
  • Xaxos
  • Xae (character crossover from One Deck Dungeon, coming soon)

Each Mage has a unique starting card and a unique ability that can be charged to use in the fight. For example, Kadir has a gem that allows her to heal herself or an ally, and an ability that allows an ally to dig for and prep spells. Xaxos has a spell that allows him to reveal the top card of the turn order deck and an ability that helps allies charge their abilities.

The Market:
You build your deck with cards from the market. 3 gems, 2 relics, and 4 spells allow you to grow your powers to hold back the nemesis. The market is constructed from 27 unique gems, relics, and spells, with several digital exclusive cards on the way. Either take a randomly generated market, or build the perfect one yourself during setup.

4 Nameless Nemeses:
  • Carapace Queen (coming soon)
  • Crooked Mask
  • Prince of Gluttons
  • Rageborne

Each Nemesis plays differently with unique mechanics to keep even the most powerful breach mages on their toes. Rageborne lays on the damage in a more frontal assault using the Strike Deck, whereas the Prince of Gluttons fights more of a war of attrition, devouring player cards from the market.

Aside from their unique mechanics, the Nemesis deck is created before each game from a combination of general and nemesis-specific cards. You may encounter the same Nemesis many times, but it will never attack you in exactly the same way twice.

The last of humanity need your protection! Pick up the mantle, focus your breaches, and beat back the Nameless - We’re all counting on you!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.12+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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