Hand draw any weapon, tool, building piece and your own character in this innovative science-fantasy creative survival game. Mine for resources, construct unique buildings and battle fantastical beasts with friends or play alone.
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Mixed (306) - 64% of the 306 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 9, 2018

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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?

“Early Access is a fantastic opportunity for us to develop CardLife in collaboration with the community. Our game has already been available via our game's website for many months and we've been constantly inspired by the level of support we've received from the community. We regularly canvas our community members for feedback on the game and for future feature ideas. Early Access is the ideal platform for CardLife at its current state in development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're planning to release the full CardLife experience towards the end of 2019, however this date could change if we increase the game's scope.”

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

“We have massive plans to expand the CardLife experience in order to fully deliver our vision and give players the kind of experience they deserve. These features include creature companions, a fully customizable magic system, farming, multi-manned vehicles/mounts, modern day and futuristic technological ages, more weapons and tools, additional environment biomes and lots more. We'll give the community a detailed breakdown of how these features will work before they launch into the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“CardLife is currently in pre-alpha stage of development. This means that we are still adding core features to the game and that you may encounter some bugs while playing. We are committed to updating CardLife every single month and you will have an opportunity to respond to our updates and give us feedback via the forums. In the current version of the CardLife players can explore a giant world, hunt creatures with a variety of different melee weaponry, harvest resources from trees and plants, craft tools, terraform the world, enchant gear and construct elaborate buildings. A very early version of Water is currently in-game and will be populated with underwater creatures and gameplay impacting elements at a later date.”

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

“As we increase the size and scope of the CardLife experience we may alter the game's price in the future for late adopters. All those who purchase the game for whatever price during the game's development will receive all updates to the game (outside of major expansions) for no extra cost. We promise that we will always price the game fairly, taking into account how much content, and we will give the community plenty of warning of an incoming price rise.”

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

“From the first day CardLife was made available we have prided ourselves on having a very close, open relationship with the game's community. We always detail future features coming to the game in order to canvas existing players for feedback and we regularly respond to feedback via the official forums. We do everything we can to not only answer player questions but also ensure that we set fair expectations for what CardLife will eventually become. We invite everyone to be part of this development journey with us as together we can make a truly amazing game.”
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November 20

Upcoming Maintenance: 21st of November 2018

Hello everyone!

We are planning to release our next update tomorrow and will need to enter into Maintenance mode. This will begin at 11:00AM GMT and last approximately two hours.

The next major update will add a variety of new content, features and changes to the game, most notably improvements to the drawing system, the mining system and introducing a new creature and weapon. We'll have a BIG announcement going live tomorrow but you can read about part of the update by checking out one of our previous announcements below:

Some big things are coming very soon, stay tuned for more info!

All the best,
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November 15

Modding - Community Showcase - Update To Go Live Next Week - PVE Server Plans

Hello Founders and Vanguardians

We were planning to release a new update this week which introduces several new features including droids, Ion swords and the creator door.

Unfortunately, we came across a few issues during development and we will have to delay its release to next week. We’re sorry about this, but this is a part of the development process. The team are working hard to address all the issues we’ve found to deliver a higher quality build when it is ready.

So while we are focusing on giving players more flexible and powerful tools within the next few updates we wanted to take some time to talk about the awesome mods that players have made and are available right now! This is the Modding Community showcase

While most of the mods are based on tweaking the way CardLife plays, you can mod some of the character game files to create truly awesome character designs too.

V1NC3NZ0 who frequently delves into the game files and has been a part of the game for ages created Team Cherry's Hollowknight as a character in game. This is a really awesome look at just some of the truly incredible things that players can make with modding in CardLife

if you have created anything amazing and want to share it with us, remember to take a screenshot in game so we can see it :)

Now onward to the gameplay mods! To install any of the mods below you will need to place the folder into the following directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\CardLife\Mods

The Superman mod created by RomanTheKing gives the player incredible strength and increased movement speed! They can also jump much higher than before! Your fists are now tools of complete destruction with them dealling 1000+ damage and being able to mine resources with them!

Download the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/920690/discussions/4/3397295779079912888/

The Friendly Play Mode Mod
Soulshined spent a lot of time creating and refining an incredible mod for CardLife. He is currently upop to version 1.2 and contains a ton of adjustments to the core game experience:

  • Fov is set to 95. ADS is set to 60
  • Passive creatures (Crabs, Deer, Turtle, Pemu) which will only attack when provoked.
  • Movement speed increased to 2.6, sprint speed increased to 5.0 and stamina cost is cut in half
  • Higher chance to land a critical hit on an enemy
  • Inventory cap increased to 200
  • Changed animation speed of bows being drawn
  • All trees have the same drop rate (15 wood per tree)
  • All bushes/plants drop 8 of its resources regardless of type

Download the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/920690/discussions/4/1733215626276343019/

Eclipse118’s Mods with razor and Echo’s mods included
Eclipse118 has been sourcing several mods made by other players and refining them to his liking. This is a pretty long curated list but allows you to mix and match the type of mods you are after and include the following

  • Razor & Eclipse118's Stack Size Mod - Increase inventory stack size
  • Echo & Eclipse118's 2x & 3x More Flora - Increases flora drops from trees
  • Realistic creature drops + higher chance - Increases stats of drop rates for killing animals
  • Hunger rate reduced
  • Increased damage to arrows
  • Increased weapon damage and durability for weapons
  • Increased digging and mining speed for tools
  • Increased durability for tools & weapons
  • Precision hands - adjusts the radius that is affected when mining to help smooth out walls
  • Magnet Radius amplifier - Increases the radius of collecting resources by ten!

Download the mods here: http://cardlifegame.com/forums/showthread.php?1846-Eclipse118-s-Mods-with-Razor-amp-Echo-s-Mods-included

Increased Inventory stacks
RomanTheKing has created a mod which increases the stack of items in your inventory from 99 to 200

Download the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/920690/discussions/4/3397295779080433820/

The THICK Crate Mod
Need more storage for your items? Eclipse has got you covered! The THICK crate mod increases the crates storage capacity to 200!

Download the Mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/920690/discussions/4/1732090362045916495/

Hungry mods! “HungryHungry” and “HungryHungrier”)
These two mods created by Brassqund increases makes it more difficult for you to combat the hunger levels (if you wanted that!). By changing a few elements such as:

  • Making the hunger meter deplete faster
  • Berries and meat restore less health and hunger
  • Bushes drop berries
  • Fewer berry bushes in open area and trees

But if that isn’t tough enough, The HungryHungrier mod ramps up the difficulty

  • Hunger increases much more quickly
  • Easy to kill enemies spawn less
  • Animals drop less meat
  • Further reductions to the spawn of berry bushes

Download the mod here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/920690/discussions/4/1748980761795132410/

In time we will be giving modders more power to mod the game! Combined with our easy to use in game creator tools which will allow players to create unique gameplay experiences even on our official servers!

We can't wait to see what you make! Let us know what you think about our latest tool sets and if you happen to try out any of the mods mentioned in this blog, make sure to tell the modders what you think of them! I'm sure they'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions :D

PVE Servers
Along with our plans for Ion Swords, Droids and the Creator door for the next build, we are also going to be changing some of the servers into PVE servers. This means that players will be unable to attack and damage other players. Some servers will remain PVP. The planned server list after the enxt build should look like this:

  • EU-PVE-Official-CardLife-01
  • EU-PVP-Official-CardLife-02
  • EU-PVE-Official-CardLife-03
  • EU-PVP-Official-CardLife-04
  • EU-PVE-Official-CardLife-05
  • EU-PVP-Official-CardLife-06
  • NA-W-PVE-Official-CardLife-07
  • NA-W-PVP-Official-CardLife-08
  • NA-E-PVE-Official-CardLife-09
  • NA-E-PVP-Official-CardLife-10
  • Asia-PVP-Official-Cardlife-11
  • OC-PVP-official-cardLife-12

Any structures created on any of our official servers will remain when the change to PVE is made.

If you have any questions, reply to this announcement and we'll do our best to answer them :)

All the best,
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About This Game

Explore a unique science fantasy world made entirely out of Cardboard.

Imps and Robots! Dinosaurs and Energy Swords! Cardlife is a creative survival game which allows for multiple genres to collide and embrace the strengths from each genre.

Innovative hand drawn crafting system

Experience full creative freedom with our hand drawn crafting system. Create completely unique weapons, tools and characters. Limitless creativity awaits!

Incredible Community Creations to be discovered on Official Online Servers

Explore a magical Cardboard world alone or play online with friends and encounter complete strangers! Visit epic castles, villages, mazes, statues and other fantastical creations created by other players..

Increase your stats by defeating powerful cardboard creatures

As you journey to the centre of the island, you’ll encounter dangerous creatures looking to make a light snack out of you. As you defeat various enemies they’ll drop souls which you can use to enchant gear and weapons to make your character more powerful. Work your way up to become powerful enough to defeat a terrifying raptor or the Age 2 surface droid.

Vanguard Edition

As a thank you for supporting us during this stage of development you will receive the Vanguard title in game along with two special unique crafting recipes.

  • Light the way with the Vanguard Lamp Post
  • Decorate your building with the Vanguard statue, which is a cardboard recreation of the Vanguard ship from Robocraft.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or above
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i5 processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 660 GTX or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Online connection required to play
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or above
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i7 processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1060 GTX 6GB Ram or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Online connection required to play

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