With the world descending into chaos, will you protect the light, or consume it? Which side will you choose and what forces will you take under your command?
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that early access is the best way to engage with the community and to receive the most appropriate feedback in order to shape the game into a fun experience for all our players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will remain in early access as long as all its core features are still in development (Approximately 3-6 Months)”

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

“In the full version we plan on adding a generous amount of new solid features that will give to the players a wider variety of actions and replay value, as well as embellish the overall graphic experience and improve the gameplay feeling.

Among the features scheduled for development include:

-Battlegrounds, a faction based territory control game mode where players will work together in a war zone in order to successfully take over a city or castle and aid the siege effort by capturing other strategic outposts such as mines and farms, or by defending your own outposts from incoming attackers.

-A unique cooperative 3v1 mode. One player assumes the role of a commander while they assist their two allies in the frontline against an AI-controlled enemy force trying to overwhelm both sides at once. Another way to describe this mode will be similar to a raid boss fight.

-Clans and guilds, that which players could join and earn benefits in the form of gifts and events, though the primary role this feature would play in is the Battlegrounds gamemode.

-A series of unique single-player character oriented campaigns based on characters, the locations and history of the world of Magion Islands. The players would assume the role of that character and follow their story, making decisions along the way that will change the pace of their story progression as well as other things such as their alignment and stats on the campaign mode.

-Currently the most refined out of the above, combat resolutions in the form of close encounters. This differs from the default card arena battles, as it uses a 3 character turn based combat system reminiscent of old school RPGs and JRPGs. Players would be able to level up their champions and increase their combat capabilities as their stats go up and they learn to use new attacks. This combat method would be present in chapters of the campaigns, in the Battlegrounds faction wars, as independent quests, events, and with a possibility of even a PvP variation to it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current early access version is in a solid and playable state. The core features are not in their latest stage, both in regards to gameplay and the visual aspect, and others are missing as they're still in development. A few of our new features still in the works is a new gamemode called Battle Grounds alongside a story campaign. For a complete list of features currently available please consult our "About This Game" section.”

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

“Price will not change when we leave early access.”

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

“The community's feedback will be paramount for the implementation of new features and cards, as well the proper balancing and care for the already existing content. We would appreciate all the feedback be sent to our Facebook page linked to the side.”
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About This Game

Strategy Card Game

Collect cards with unique abilities and build the perfect deck for your strategy. Use your wits to outsmart your opponents in a resource-based three line system arena and best them in battle, while climbing the ranks to become the hero that all will glorify or the shade that everyone will terrify...


Good or Evil

With the world descending into chaos, will you protect the light, or consume it? Choose between the forces of evil and the empire of men and turn the tides of the battle.


  • Card Arena Battles - Use your army and skills to invade enemy territory or defend your castle against invading foes!
  • PvP Matchmaking - Outwit your opponents in real-time 1v1 card battles!
  • Deck Building - Amass an army of units with unique abilities and factions and create your perfect strategy!
  • Tournaments - Compete against other players in PvP or other game modes and earn rewards the higher you place at the end of the tournament!
  • Pillar Of Destiny - Fight in a series of relentless battles in a test of glory that will not leave you unrewarded!
  • Character & Class Development - Level up your character and advance in branching classes that will aid you in battle!
  • Generals - Recruit adventurers and heroes to join your cause and lead your troops, leveling them up and increasing their defensive capabilites!
  • Single Player Campaigns - Assume the role of a hero of legend and witness their story through their own eyes!
  • Daily Quests - Earn rewards everyday by reaching certain milestones!
  • Daily Challenges & Treasure Hunting - Go on rounds of exciting adventures or seek treasure in the most dangerous of lairs!
  • Valkyrie Mountain Adventure - Journey to the dangerous mountain in search for allies and earn their trust in glorious combat!
  • Commander Quests - Send your generals on quests and reap the rewards of battle!
  • Card Forging and Crafting - Collect items and recipes across your journeys and forge them into able-bodied units for your army!
  • Event Campaigns and Quests - Frequently visit your town to not miss out on annual celebrations or unexpected turns of events!

Cross-platform

Shades Of Heroes is free to play and is available for PC on Steam as well as Android devices.


This offers cross-platform gameplay, so by using the same account, you can show off your brilliant tactics and decks from the comfort of your room, or go for a quick and exciting battle anywhere else on your phone!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Few card artworks contain partial nudity material.

No full Nudity nor Gore is present in any part of this game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 790 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5 2nd Gen or better
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 650+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 790 MB available space
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