Rune Gate is a roguelite deckbuilder centered on card customization. Craft unique battle strategies with different runes. Face continuous challenges, where every choice can lead to victory or defeat. Dive into Rune Gate, unleash creativity, and explore endless card combinations.
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Positive (29) - 89% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 25, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“In order to improve the overall experience of the game, a lot of things needs to be balanced, such as difficulties, cards and runes. There are no better way to do this than involving the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3 - 6 months”

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

“More runes, better bosses. Potentially a new difficulty level with unique content.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has all the feature listed in the "About This Game" section down below. The balance and runes may still need some works, but overall it is feature complete with a fully replayable experience.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“Through social media, discord and email feedbacks.”
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About This Game

The Rune Gate has been breached. As the commander of the bridge guard, it's your duty to assemble a team of champions, each with unique specialties, to fend off the onslaught of enemies emerging from the gate. This is a deck-building roguelite that empowers you to customize your own cards by integrate various elemental runes.

The Rune system makes card customization swift and effortless. You have the freedom to forge synergies between cards, determining their power and utility. Insert attack runes for high-damage cards; use draw or energy runes for utility cards; and debuff runes transform your cards into potent curses. Want more versatility? Simply upgrade your card to add a new rune slot!

Currently, the game features nearly 200 unique runes, each with its own signature abilities and constraints. Players can acquire runes by winning combats, crafting them from lower-tier runes, or obtaining them through encounters and merchant inventory.

In the game, you lead a party of champions against adversaries. Each champion wields a specific type of weapon and utilizes unique runes. Every weapon type corresponds to a distinct deck, offering a unique set of cards for strategic deck-building. With 18 champions available, featuring three from each elemental type, a rich variety of team compositions and strategies awaits your command.

Gears and Augments

Not only do you acquire runes following combat, but you can also obtain gear and augments. Gear enhances your champions' offensive and defensive capabilities and includes runes for further customization. Augments provide unique buffs to your champions during combat, offering additional strategic depth.

Units to Summon

Followers represent another form of 'Gear' available in the game, capable of being summoned as allies during battles. They each possess a distinct set of cards that can be customized with runes, and can be a great help to your mid to late game strategy.

Meta Progression

Fame is earned through combat across different realms, and it serves as a key resource. You can utilize this fame to permanently unlock specific runes, granting yourself a range of advantages that significantly aid in progressing through future runs.


System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: IGP or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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