Hellcard is a unique cooperative deck builder rogue-like game. Descend into the paper dungeons on your own, recruit computer-controlled companions or join other players' lobbies in fast-paced tactical card battles against the armies of darkness and the Archdemon himself!
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Why Early Access?

“Hellcard is a deckbuilder with both singleplayer and co-op multiplayer which makes for a complex balancing. We want balance in both modes to be as good as possible and we can’t imagine a better way of achieving that than involving as many players in the process as possible! We have experience with Early Access from our previous game, Book of Demons so we know that nothing makes for a better game than an engaged community helping along with the development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to keep Hellcard in Early Access for at least a year. This, however, might change depending on the ideas and feedback we get from the community.”

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

“We plan for the full version of Hellcard to have additional features including new cards, difficulty modifiers, cosmetics, modes, and a whole new playable class along with unique class cards. You can find more detail on these plans in our Early Access Roadmap.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Hellcard is fully playable and, after a long closed beta, well-balanced right now! We just have a lot more we want to add and that new content will require even more balancing. The game currently has all the features from the "About This" section implemented:
The game features:
  • Three classes, each with class specific cards and mechanics.
  • Over 300 unique cards.
  • Over 35 unique monsters including bosses and elites with battle-altering mechanics.
  • Customizable difficulty with unlockable gameplay modifiers.
  • Fully fledged online co-op multiplayer mode.
  • Singleplayer mode with AI companions, each with a unique character and playstyle.
  • Many unique battlegrounds.
  • Ever-growing list of unlockable outfits for your heroes.

And probably much more, as we don't update this description as often as the game itself!”

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

“The price will increase after Early Access as we expand the game with more content.”

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

“We are constantly active on both our Discord and the Steam forums. There is a Feedback Widget in the game itself that players can use to report both bugs and ideas directly to us. We regularly consult the community on issues ranging from balance to card names by holding votes and discussions.”
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About This Game



Hellcard is a cooperative roguelike deckbuilder that can be played in both Singleplayer and Multiplayer modes. The game takes place in the paper dungeons known from Book of Demons, and its main mechanics revolve around deckbuilding and fast-paced tactical card battles.

If you are excited about HELLCARD, be sure to wishlist the game on Steam. Otherwise, consider wishlisting anyway - who knows, we might surprise you yet!



What makes HELLCARD unique and different from other deck-building games is that monster placement actually matters and can be used to your advantage.



HELLCARD supports co-op battles with up to three heroes facing Archdemon’s hordes. In singleplayer mode you can descend into the dungeons solo or recruit computer-controlled companions. In multiplayer mode your friends or strangers can help you battle the hordes of hell.



The game features:
  • Three classes, each with class specific cards and mechanics.
  • Over 300 unique cards.
  • Over 35 unique monsters including bosses and elites with battle-altering mechanics.
  • Customizable difficulty with unlockable gameplay modifiers.
  • Fully fledged online co-op multiplayer mode.
  • Singleplayer mode with AI companions, each with a unique character and playstyle.
  • Many unique battlegrounds.
  • Ever-growing list of unlockable outfits for your heroes.



Return 2 Games is a series of unique mid-core games inspired by the golden days of PC gaming. Each R2G title is a tribute to a single hit game from the ’90s: a reimagining of a single universal story for a brand-new audience, using modern means and innovative, often vastly simplified gameplay mechanics.



HELLCARD was first envisioned as a new game mode inside the Book of Demons universe, but we soon realized that its design is huge and that it should be executed as a stand-alone spin-off game. If you want to learn more about Return 2 Games or support us in the development of the series, visit the Supporter Pack store page. On release, HELLCARD will be a part of it.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/706770/Return_2_Games_Supporters_Pack/
Book of Demons, the first part in the series is already here, be sure to check it out as it includes a free demo.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/449960/Book_of_Demons/
Also, be sure to check out Book of Aliens, the second book in the series and a tribute to MicroProse’ UFO: Enemy Unknown that’s also in the works:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1196230/Book_of_Aliens/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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