Veteran mobile game developer Tequila Games, best known for their free-to-play games, have recently announced their newest digital collectible card game Earthcore: Shattered Elements on iOS for iPad and iPhone. Promising to bring a new experience to the collectible card game genre, Earthcore: Shattered Elements introduces a unique new gameplay feature dubbed “Card Crafting”. Utilizing cards in their collection, players can fuse cards together and create brand new cards, therefore adding over 500,000 strategic gameplay possibilities to their deck.
Earthcore: Shattered Element’s gameplay further refreshes the genre through its “Elemental” battle system. Based on the universally familiar “rock, paper, scissors” game, players collect cards, construct their decks and take control of fire, water and nature elements to defeat their others in duels. As well as the Elemental battle system, a new risk-based gameplay aspect also increases the possibilities into Earthcore: Shattered Elements by assigning a “risk” value to each card. The more special skills a card features, the higher its risk value and the higher the loss caused to the player if they are defeated, meaning that players must gamble which cards to use on each turn.
“Following on from our history of creating successful casual games, Earthcore: Shattered Elements represents a big step forward and a very significant investment for Tequila Games. We are targeting both mid and hardcore players with a AAA title in a genre our team knows and loves” said Lukas Deszczulka, CEO, Tequila Games. “We’re currently working with some very experienced tabletop game design experts to innovate the CCG genre and we’ve invested heavily in the single player story-driven campaign which is often neglected in games of this type. We’re sure that both new and experienced players alike will find Earthcore:Shattered Elements very different to anything that they’ve played before.”
In addition, Earthcore: Shattered Elements features a story-driven, single player campaign as well as a multiplayer mode for player vs player duels, leagues and championships. Last but certainly not least, the developers plan on regularly updating the game with new monthly “chapter” updates to the single-player campaign as well as releasing new cards and skills. For now this is all the information we have available, however, we’ll keep you updated as time progresses. Read the rest of this article ->