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.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (31) - 58% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (711) - 57% of the 711 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 28, 2019
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May 28

CardLife Update - Enchantment Table Fix.

Hello Everyone,

We have just released an update which addresses an issue that players have experienced with the Enchantment table. Players reported that certain Age 2 and 3 weapons could not be enchanted despite having all necessary crafting materials. What had happened is one of the UI icons was not working correctly until the player had enchanted an Age 1 item first in that play session.

This issue should now be fixed! We thank you all for your patience and reporting this issue to us.

All the best,
ReelBigKris
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February 28

CardLife 1.0 - Raiding & Voxelised Water Live!



Hello CardLifers!

Today we’re launching a hefty update which will provide new features, optimisation improvements and new items!

Raiding!
As revealed several weeks ago, we teased a new raiding feature which will be available only on PVP servers. Player buildings and chests are no longer truly safe as the PVP servers will see more competitive play in a fight to secure resources. We anticipate some really interesting new methods of play

PVE Servers
If you are not interested in engaging in epic fights with other players and seeing your house being destroyed by a group of cardboard scoundrels, then you’re going to want to play on a PVE Server! There have been some truly awesome builds in CardLife making use of the hand drawn crafting system. We can’t wait to see what you all create together!

Voxel Water
Water is no longer a layered filter, it is a collectable resource which can be placed anywhere in the world! You can create entire temples out of water or create a moat for your fancy castle! However, due to increased buoyancy of your cardboard character, they will no longer be able to explore the depths of the ocean.



Bringing People Closer
We noticed that the exclusion zones for building were causing a lot of players some issues when building nearby other players. So we reduced the exclusion zone from 15 meters to 5 meters. This will be active on PVE and PVP servers, however if playing on PVP and you need more space, you can simply destroy another players building to expand your own!



Improved Third Person camera
Some very naughty players were using the third person camera to peek through the environment in search of resources. The new improved camera will no longer allow this sort of exploitive behaviour! But one of the greatest additions to this camera has been a feature that players have been asking for since launch!



Yes! You’ll be able to spin the camera around so that you can see the character from the front. You have all made some incredible custom created characters and we’re looking forward to seeing your selfies with this new camera mode. (which is activated by hitting F8)

Creature Rebalance and Monster Spawn Point changes
As we have been preparing for the game to be played from beginning to end, we needed to adjust the balancing of all creatures to create a good progressive game flow. Players will begin in the bottom left corner of the island and will be greeted with low tier enemies. But as they venture further into the island, collect more materials and ultimately defeat elite enemies to obtains souls, they will be able to face much stronger enemies.

New items
A selection of higher tiered weapons and clothing will be added in todays update! A brand new set of bows, crossbows, armor, accessories and construction pieces will be at your disposal (providing you can get the resources to craft them!)

Here is a look at the new materials included in this update:



And here are a list of new weapons and items which can be crafted!

Titanium Items
  • Ion Sabre
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt
  • Commando heavy armor set
  • Building pieces (doors, walls etc)
  • Emblem
  • Ring
  • Amulet
  • Eye

Thorium items
  • Ion Sabre
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt
  • Commando heavy armor set
  • Building pieces (doors, walls etc)
  • Emblem
  • Ring
  • Amulet
  • Eye

Meteorite items
  • Ion Sabre
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt
  • Commando heavy armor set
  • Building pieces (doors, walls etc)
  • Emblem
  • Ring
  • Amulet
  • Eye

Gold items
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt

Tungsten Items
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt

Cobalt items
  • Bow
  • Arrow
  • Bolt


The dangers of the night
It will be dangerous to explore the cardboard vistas of CardLife at night. As an example, let’s take an area where the Pemu is the strongest creature during the day.

At night time, in the same area, you may come across a wolf!

In addition, there are no longer any creatures which will spawn only at night, they are now linked to an area. The map below can be accessed in game and provides a silhouette of creatures reportedly seen in that area so you can hunt for them.



Optimisation
We have done a massive round of Optimisation passes to make the game run better across more platforms. As a result we have adjusted our minimum system requirements. Let us know if the game runs much smoother for you!

Full Patch Notes:
  • Water is now voxelized and can be placed anywhere!
  • Raiding added to PVP servers.
  • Exclusion zones for building decreased from 15 meters to 5 meters.
  • Performance improvements.
  • New third person camera.
  • Adjusted the spawn points for monsters.
  • New Items.
  • Two new quests.
  • Official servers have been rehosted.
  • Resolutions higher than 1920 x 1080 are now supported.
  • Improvements to shadow quality.
  • Stronger creatures will now spawn at night.
  • All players will spawn on the beach in the south.
  • If a player dies without creating a bed, they will spawn in the starting area.
  • More ore deposits - And an increased size.
  • Founder and Vanguard recipes are no longer available to new accounts. But accounts created before this update will still have access to these recipes.
  • Creature souls rebalanced to match the new creature and item progression.
  • Undiscovered portions of the map will reveal locations of creatures.
  • Quests rewards improved.


1.0
This update marks the next stage of CardLife as it transitions from Early Access to 1.0. It has been an incredible journey and we have seen some truly ingenious creations from players using our hand drawn crafting system. We are firm believers of user generated content and thank everyone who has joined us up to this date to construct epic buildings, recreate their favorite character and play with others online!
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Reviews

“You know the deal: explore; fight; craft; build. It’s a cardboard Minecraft. But what a cute load of cardboard it is! (Preview)”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“... CardLife has some intriguing potential that seems to have created a niche for itself among the swath of sandboxes that confuse “emergent gameplay” with “let people claw at each other on a whim. (Preview)”
MMORPG

“CardLife does happen to be a lot like Minecraft, but I find it infinitely more fun. (Preview)”
Gamespew

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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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: 6 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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