Minion Masters is a fast-paced, easy to learn and hard to master strategy-brawler. Choose your Minion Master and collect your minions for epic 1vs1 & 2vs2 battles with other players.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since this is an online PvP game, we would like to test the balance and get player feedback before release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning on a full release in Mid 2018.”

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

“Here's a list of things we would like to look into with you before we leave Early Access:
  • Lots of new Minions, Spells and Buildings
  • Balancing
  • New awesome Masters
  • More social mechanics
  • Leaderboards (Done)
  • More progression systems ("Expeditions" in progress)
  • 2 Vs 2 - Team Battle (Available in Beta version)
  • Overall polish
And the extra unplanned good ideas that always occur”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable, with lots of Minions and Masters you can be creative with. There's progression systems, Drafting, Matchmaking leagues, Arenas to unlock, Global chat, Friend listing, Profile summaries, Achievements, Replays, a Challenge system and much more.
You progress will not be wiped when leaving Early Access, it's yours to keep.”

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

“Minion Masters will be free-to-play in the future. If you buy the Early Access version you will get an exclusive Arena and a great gift when the game is released!
Plus 1 extra tradeable Minion Masters key you get right away when you buy the game.”

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

“We are always very active on the Steam Community forums where we collect your feedback and engage in the discussions. We will also be playing a lot and chatting with you in the in-game chat.
On top of that we have a suggestion system.

Lastly we are very active in the community Discord for the game, receiving bugs, feedback, suggestions and balance discussions from the active players.”
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October 15

Update 79



Minion Masters!

Our recent updates were big ones with long patch notes explaining new features, changes, and so on. Today, only one week after we released Battle Pass Season 3 - Guardians of the Crystal Spire, the patch notes won’t be that long, as Update 79 right here is a rather small update. But even the small things can have a huge impact ;)

Check the full patch notes on our official update site!
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October 9

Update 78 - Guardians of the Crystal Spire


Minion Masters!

The third Battle Pass Season is here! Guardians of the Crystal Spire is the new season with the Crystal Elves having their debut as a new faction in Minion Masters!
We’ve revamped the Battle Pass with more rewards and better accessibility, e have a ton of balance changes and an update on the Wheel of Doom status.
But that’s not all - we’re also starting a new event - Twitch Memote Mêlée!. Let’s go full meme, Masters!

If you need to catch up on the new cards quickly, check out the official Guardians of the Spire reveal video!

Twitch Memote Mêlée
  • This event runs from the 9th of October to the 30th of October
  • The Masters have drawn up lines once more, and fight each for their own expression.
    • Team Puffa - Apep, Ravager, Settsu
    • Team PuffChamp - Ratbo, King Puff, Stormbringer
    • Team WutPuff - Volco, Milloween, Mordar
  • Collect keys for a Team by playing with its Masters.
  • Open the chest for that Team to receive its special Memote
  • You can only open the chest once!
  • The chest also contains additional rewards, but those are the same no matter your Team.
  • A counter will show how much each team is picked, but there will be no further consequence than the reward you’ve received.

Balance
  • Screaming Scrat
    • Mana Cost 2 -> 1
    --- Developer comments ---
    Screaming Scrat, while definitely have an unusual design worthy of being a Legendary card. Unfortunately, it was much harder to use than expected, with the taunt not being able to achieve enough value to justify its mana cost. With this change it should be a fun and impactful small card you can use without being punished too much in terms of mana.

  • Sun Burn
    • Mana Cost 4 -> 3
    --- Developer comments ---
    Sun Burn was simply too expensive to use in the majority of situations it was designed for, and its versatility was held back as a result as you would have to try and obtain optimal value from either of its effects. By reducing it to 3 it should make its abilities far more efficient to use.

  • Stormbringer
    • Damage 40 -> 35
    --- Developer comments ---
    Stormbringer, while he was in need of a buff, was unfortunately overtuned and became very frustrating to play against as he either whittled down your midrange units or made a lot of small cards completely irrelevant in his matchup alone. Hopefully by reducing his damage a small amount, he can still be an effective master without being too oppressive to play against.

  • Grenadier
    • Mana Cost 3 -> 2
    • Health 85 -> 60
    • Damage 50 -> 40
    --- Developer comments ---
    One of the oldest cards in Minion Masters, we’ve tried to buff it over time after it got phased out by better AoE cards like the Flame Imp, but ultimately this was unsuccessful. As such we have decided to redesign it and give it a new purpose as the cheap AoE with a major weakness.

  • Clear Skies
    • Mana Cost 4 -> 3
    --- Developer comments ---
    A card that was initially perceived as slightly risky to add to the game, Clear Skies ultimately didn’t seem to have enough value for either the healing or the buff removal at 4 mana. Hopefully this reduction emphasises those applications.

  • Banner Man
    • Mana Cost 2 -> 3
    • Health 100 -> 150
    • Damage 10 -> 15
    --- Developer comments ---
    Banner Man was a controversial card due to its ease of gaining value against spells in the hands of a skill player, with his instant effect blocking incoming spells with single damage instances. By increasing it to 3 mana you still retain the effectiveness of its ability to counter spells, but is less effective for cycling or bridge control.



  • Empowered Soul Stealer
    • Souls gained from friendly minion having rage 3 -> 4
    --- Developer comments ---
    Empowered Soul Stealer saw some minor interest, but it overall failed to meet expectations in its performance. However, we don’t believe a major balance change is required to improve the card to be viable, so a minor soul increase should make its condition more impactful.

  • Rabid Prowler
    • Now gains rage AND frenzy if you have a rage minion.
    --- Developer comments ---
    Frenzy was simply not worth it on a card that relies on its high impact damage to provide the basis for running the card, especially when locked behind a conditional effect on a high mana cost minion. By adding Rage to the card, it should be far more appealing to work into your deck.

  • Ravenous Swarmers
    • Conditional effect now triggers upon any spell being cast
    --- Developer comments ---
    Ravenous Swarmers ended up being too specific with its relatively minor effect for it to be worth running over Swarmers. By greatly extending the rage of its Condition, the card should now be a great option in any deck that runs spells, but applicable in more situations.

  • Demon Warrior - Health 400 to 450
    • Evolution health remains unchanged at +300
  • Propeller Horde - Scrats 5(10) -> 6(12)

Battle Pass Changes
  • The amount of Battle Pass Tiers have increased from 70 to 100.
  • 200 Season Bonus can now be gained at Free Tier 5. This should help both new players and experienced players progress through the new tiers.
  • There are now Weekly Quests where you win 10 games to earn 2 Battle Pass Tiers. The modes required for these quests will change occasionally, but for the first week it is set to 2v2.
  • There is a start of Season quest for winning 15 games in any mode to earn 4 Battle Pass Tiers.
  • If you have multiple tiers of rewards unlocked, claiming a tier will claim all unclaimed tiers at once. Multiple rewards of the same type will be consolidated into one chest - I.E. 3 Season Tokens will become one chest, rather than requiring you to open three.

Guardians of the Crystal Spire
  • This content season will last for 2 months
  • 8 new cards have been released! These are:
    • Crystal Archers - 3 mana Common Ranged Minion
      These Crystal Elves are deadly at long range, but fragile up close. Their Mana Surge (+50% Attack Speed while you have 6+ mana) enables them to empower their attacks even further.
    • Crystal Construct - 5 mana Common Melee Minion
      This relative of the Guardian acts as both the shield and stockpile for the magically dependant elven army. A huge chunk of HP with limited offense options, the Construct will grant its master +2 Mana when summoned.
    • Crystal Sentry - 4 mana Rare Ranged Minion
      A tough elite warrior that uses his fancy (and deadly!) glaives to cut the opposition down to size. He also comes with Mana Surge (+50% Attack Speed while you have 6+ mana), making him a semi-tank more than capable of defending himself from ground and aerial assault.
    • Crystal Arcanist - 3 mana Rare Ranged Minion
      A long ranged AoE caster with more fashion sense than practical combat clothing. She’s able to wipe out groups of enemies from afar thanks to her strong range and Mana Surge (+50% Attack Speed while you have 6+ mana) - Just make sure you keep her safe.
    • Mana Puff Madness - 2 mana Supreme Spell
      Summons 4 Mana Puffs at the Master Tower for each team. Mana Puffs are attracted to the flow of mana, but you can never know what they will do when they appear - besides look cute!
    • Armored Escort - 6 mana Supreme Spell
      Summons two Crystal Sentries to escort the next Ranged Minion you play. It’s good, efficient protection on the fly that can pack a serious punch.
    • Arcane Bolt - 5 mana Legendary Spell
      This powerful Elven magic will stun the highest health unit in its radius, or instantly kill it if it has less than 400 Health. Use it to dismantle pushes or take out annoyances before they get out of hand at a premium.
    • Lord-Sentinel Thelec - 10 mana Legendary Melee Minion
      Sworn to defend the Crystal Spire, Lord-Sentinel Thelec comes with his own legion of Elves. If you have 4 or more spells in your deck (including Master perks), Thelec will summon 6 Crystal Archers in a line directly behind him. It’s an all-in-one push package, but those archers are as fragile as ever.
      He also has the Mana Surge ability (+50% Attack Speed while you have 6+ mana) and can pack a serious punch.
  • The new cards are available in Season Tokens found in the Battle Pass (see above)
  • They can also be Recruited for 3x the normal shard value of other cards
  • After 2 months, the cards will be part of the normal set, get their crafting costs set back to normal, and appear in normal Power Tokens
  • 3 new skins and 4 new emotes are also available from the Battle Pass.

Wheel of Doom Status
The Wheel of Doom voted into the game in the Best Of tournament some time ago hit some pretty large snags we didn’t expect.
This meant we had to prioritize other things to make them ready for the upcoming Discord launch.
We’re sorry about the delay, but are happy to inform you that it will be coming to Minion Masters in Update 81, as the Twitch event ends!

Misc
  • By popular demand, the old Emote menu is back! It can be accessed in-game just like before, so now you have the choice between carefully picking out the right emote for the situation or using the quicker Emote Wheel on the fly.
  • The new card Lord-Sentinel Thelec will not be available in random Card Pools such as Draft or Future cards.
  • Added some Grass to the Starting Arena - This can be turned off in the World Details graphics setting as part of Misc Objects, and doesn’t show up in a match.
  • Added instructions to the emote wheel in the Emote tab.

Bugs
  • Fixed Masters not showing on the Leaderboard.
  • Fixed visual errors occuring when some Battle Pass chests were opened too quickly - Thanks Dimac!
  • Fixed the Discord command’s text being incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue with the Summoning Mayhem not spawning minions with buffs
  • Fixed completed quests not disappearing properly - Thanks Steven!
  • Fixed an issue with clicking the avatar in the profile screen taking you to the Emotes tab instead of Avatars.
  • Fixed issues where the game would be stuck, or crash, when loading - Thanks Greywolf!
  • Fixed an issue where the Subscribe to Unlock button on the Winter Holiday Arena didn’t do anything.
  • Fixed an issue where you would be notified with a red dot when there is no news.
  • Fixed an issue with Volco’s perk description - Thanks ks!
  • Fixed the high resolution card art for Swarmers being missing - Thanks Edelweiss!
  • Fixed an incorrect parameters issue if the host of a lobby leaves while the player is ready.
  • Fixed a clipping issue with Shars’Rakk Twins.
  • Fixed an issue with minions aiming at the wrong part of Settsu.

Cheers from BetaDwarf
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Right now, when you buy Minion Masters, you get an extra free copy so you can bring a friend to the arena!

2 vs 2 Added!



The Team Battle mode has been added to the game!
In 2 vs 2, you can play with friends or strangers and finally try out that ridiculous combo you came up with but needed 16 cards to make work.

There are now three ladders:


See the full update here

Reviews

  • "It’s pretty fun. Ultimately it’s a pretty damn good version of the Clash Royale model."
    TotalBiscuit
  • "Is this by those Forced Showdown guys?! Is this the greatest game of all time?"
    PennyArcade
  • "Pick Up and Play PvP at its finest"
    GameSkinny
  • "If you’re familiar with things like Nexus Wars and Castle Attack, or just Clash Royale, you’re immediately gonna be able to pick this game up very very quickly. Obviously there is quite a lot of learning involved with the different troop types and cards available. But it's really slick. It’s plays really really well. It’s a good version of that game type, for PC."
    TotalBiscuit

About This Game

The Game


Engage in epic 1v1 or 2v2 battles, in this fast-paced strategic minion brawler that's easy to pick-up but hard to master.
In Minion Masters there are many different Masters with unique hero abilities and you collect awesome minions like fierce demons, cute creatures, devastating spells and much more.
Utilize your minions to destroy the enemy Master! When a minion has been summoned they can no longer be controlled, so place them wisely to win!

Will become free to play

Dear player, we would like to make you aware that Minion Masters will be Free to play in the future. If you buy the Steam Early Access version you will immediately get the Nightbringer Master Skin and a great gift when the game is fully released!
Plus 1 extra tradeable Minion Masters key you get right away when you buy the game.

Game Modes

  • 1v1 - Fight against other players and see how far your skills can take you. The rank of Grandmaster awaits if become one of the best!
  • 2v2 - Join with your friend or queue up with strangers to take down other teams in this super intense 2v2 action. Twice the minions, twice the action!
  • 1v1 Draft - Build your deck from a random selection of cards each run. You gain better rewards if you defeat more opponents, but be careful, 3 losses and you're out!
  • Mayhem - New crazy rules to try out every week!
  • Expeditions - Rewarding and challenging journeys!
  • Solo challenges - Hone your skills by practicing against Ai Masters!

Legendary Masters

Learning how to use your master’s abilities to their full potential and building your deck around them is crucial for victory! Each Master has their own unique personality and play-style, with opportunities for all kinds of strategies! Only the most determined players learn to use a Master to their greatest potential!

Unlock and Craft Mighty Minions and Spicy Spells!


Over 100 unique cards (minions, spells, buildings) with more being added all the time!

  • Like the peace-loving Mana Puff, that gives you extra mana when it's happy - which is always!
  • Or the Troubadour, who refuses to do anything but play his bagpipe, making all the other minions attack him regardless of what else is going on just to make it stop...
  • Of course, you could also get the Undying Skeleton who comes back to life after you kill it!

Expeditions



New expeditions appear in the game all the time. Travel around the world of Minion Masters to explore new worlds, fight other players and defeat PvE challenges that lead to epic loot!

Events

We believe in creating a forever fun and always engaging experience in Minion Masters, so we regularly spice things up with new events that last for a limited time. They range from challenges, friend events, tournaments, to new game modes, bonus quests and many more.

Community


We have a thriving community in our steam forums, ingame and on our discord channel where both developers and players answer questions, discuss and help you learn the game.
Come join us now!! Discord Link: https://discord.gg/minionmasters

Cosmetics


Customize your character with epic skins!



You can even change your side of the playing area to a look that suits you, by swapping your arena with a new one. Want to fight on a lava world? Maybe in a sunken temple? Or a graveyard? There are many options and the choice is yours.

E-Sports

Several community-driven tournaments have emerged around the game. Different tournaments happen every month, some for cash prizes, others for in-game currency or just bragging rights!
Are you the best? Prove it!

You can read more about this and other amazing stuff on our blog: http://blog.betadwarf.com/

Twitch Streamer Feature


With the Twitch feature you can link your Twitch account. By winning our special streamer events you can get rewards for you and your viewers. We also feature twitch streamers in the game so people can see who is streaming.

Feature List

  • 1v1 Ranked
  • 2v2 Ranked
  • 2v2 premade Ranked
  • Draft
  • PvE challenges
  • 9 Masters (More coming soon!)
  • 100+ cards/minions (More coming soon!)
  • Events
  • Active Community
  • E-Sports scene
  • Crafting system
  • Ingame chat and emotes.
  • Recurring stream event
  • Master skins (More coming soon!)
  • Custom arena skins. (More coming soon!)
  • Replays!
  • Expeditions!
  • Rapid game updates!
  • Collect your own Arenas!
  • Season rankings!
  • Gorgeous 3D visuals that we are always updating and working on!
  • Pick one of a bajillion strategies
  • Did we mention the Puffs? There’s even a King Puff!

Gameplay description



  • Each player has a pool of mana and a deck of 10 cards (minions/spells/buildings).
    A card can costs between 0-10 mana and your mana regenerates over time during the match.
  • There are 2 bridges in the middle that you need to capture and hold. They generate experience so your hero can level up his abilities before the enemy.
  • You place minions on your side of the arena and the goal is to have them destroy the enemy’s tower.
  • Minions have minds of their own and once you have summoned them, they can no longer be controlled, so place them wisely!
  • Most minions have unique abilities. A few examples of this are: AOE damage, healing, teleporting, mana regen, flying and many more.
  • Spells can be used to change the flow of the game in your favour. Spells such as healing, mind control or stuns can be devastating in the hands of a skilled player.
  • Each hero has unique abilities that change the game drastically as they become active.
  • Awareness, strategy and dedication is needed if you want to become great at the game.

Join in and have fun in our amazing world of Minion Masters!
- The Betadwarf team

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 240 or equivalent, minimum 512 MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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