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Shards of Infinity deckbuilding going digital

shards of infinity deckbuilding coming to linux windows

Shards of Infinity the deckbuilding game is going digital in 2019 for Windows, with Linux support in tow. Thanks to Stone Blade Entertainment in collaboration with Temple Gates Games. Shards of Infinity is coming to Steam, iOS and Android.

Shards of Infinity is the creative design work of Justin Gary and Gary Arant. while gameplay itself combines strategy and customization. Stone Blade Entertainment is known for some of the studios favourite games. Since Shards of Infinity is their hit follow-up to the award winning deckbuilding game, Ascension.

Also, Shards of Infinity introduces the Mastery mechanic. Since this gives players multiple paths to victory in a quick, cutthroat game. One that leaves the player wanting to play just one more game.

Shards of Infinity – Linux Support:

“I have made Linux a top priority for our games, such as Cannon Brawl, and hopefully we’ll have a Shards release for Linux down the line.”

Since this is indeed good news, nothing has been formally announced yet. But the fact that we have this confirmation is a good sign. But the “down the line” does mean, after the Windows release.
Also note, this is a custom game engine from developer Temple Gates. In the email, the developer goes on to point out, “our engine is a hand crafted C++ beast.” Which explains why Linux support coming later.

At Temple Gates Games already has a history of working with board game publishers. While specializing in digitizing card games including Race for the Galaxy and Roll for the Galaxy. Also Ascension, the first deckbuilding game to take place in virtual reality.

Shards of Infinity also has some elements in common with Ascension. For example deckbuilding, but there are some new twists that change the core dynamics. Direct damage can be dealt to players, making a choice for whether it’s best to disable their engine or go straight for the jugular. There’s a mastery mechanic that lets players level up their cards for increased effects.

Therefore, Shards of Infinity will release in Spring 2019 for $7.99 USD across Windows and Linux. No word on a Mac release. Players will enjoy local pass-and-play, asynchronous multiplayer, and can take on challenging AI opponents! At Temple Gates Games, we integrate smart AI that uses neural network technology. Our goal is to kick the challenge level up a notch!

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