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Hand of Fate now available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Hand of Fate a unique deck building, #action, #RPG mash up from Brisbane based studio Defiant Development has now been fully #released. Giving players a challenging run through a series of randomised dungeons, defeating their bosses, enemies, with a dungeon layout and your own assets decided based on the deck you have built.

Being one of the first (official) Australian Kickstarter campaigns to go live, Hand of Fate also spent a good deal of time in Early Access working out its bugs and kinks before going live. Now it’s here, you can grab it for Linux, Mac or Window PC from Steam, GOG.com or the Humble Store for $19.99 (reduced from its standard price of $24.99).


Hand of Fate now available on Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows PC


#Tabletop roguelike deck builder Hand of Fate is now available through Steam Early Access. Players collect equipment, enemy and item cards, then play them out in a 3D #RPG setting. Defeating the boss in a particular scenario earns more cards.

“Anyone who falls in the cross section of PC gamer and board or card game enthusiast will have more fun playing Hand of Fate than a Game of Thrones fan reading the manuscripts of the two unreleased books,” said Morgan Jaffit, director of Defiant Development.

The game was quietly funded this past winter through Kickstarter. Hand of Fate is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015, respectively.

Hand of Fate, an Action RPG, Collectible Card Game Hybrid

Available on Steam Early Access

PS4 Release Coming in Q4 2014, PS Vita Q1 2015

Defiant Development sees days of gaming in the cards for action RPG and collectible card game fans, as the Kickstarter-funded title Hand of Fate is now available on Steam Early Access. The finished game will be coming to PS4 in Q4 2014 and PS Vita in Q1 2015.

In Hand of Fate, players collect equipment, items, artifacts and enemies as in-game collectible cards in a card based RPG; then play their deck, bringing to video game life a beautiful 3D world in which gamers make difficult decisions. Sometimes their choices have unexpected consequences and players must crush their foes utilizing a third person action-adventure combat system. The more bosses a player defeats, the more cards they obtain.

Players must tread with caution as Hand of Fate incorporates rogue-like elements. If a gamer dies before defeating a level’s boss the player must start from the beginning of that stage in their next play through. Each subsequent play through is unique as levels are procedurally generated via luck of the dealer’s draw.

Inspired by tarot cards and fantasy games, Defiant Development seamlessly blends tabletop card gaming with their favorite videogame genres.

“Hand of Fate combines the furious fast-paced action of button mashers with fantasy and role-playing elements that anyone who has ever picked up a 20 sided die will recognize,” Morgan Jaffit, Director, Defiant Development, explains. “Anyone who falls in the cross section of PC gamer and board or card game enthusiast will have more fun playing Hand of Fate than a Game of Thrones fan reading the manuscripts of the two unreleased books.”

The Early Access build of Hand of Fate is now available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam at a discounted price of $25 USD, with the final release planned for Q4 2014.

About Defiant Development

Defiant Development is a Brisbane-based Australian indie developer. The studio has completed numerous contract assignments for companies including the Dallas Mavericks and Qualcomm. The firm has also created its own mobile titles including Heroes Call and Ski Safari, the latter of which has accumulated more than 100 million downloads.

Defiant Development’s goal is to create innovative games while implementing lessons learned working on previous projects.

To learn more about Defiant Development, follow the link.

Hand of Fate an Australian-made RPG card game on Kickstarter

Build your deck, then fight through it as it comes to life.

Australian #developers Defiant have just launched the Kickstarter for their new game Hand of Fate, which some readers may remember from the show floor at this year’s PAX Australia.

Hand of Fate blends tabletop card #gaming with RPG action, creating what Defiant call a “card-based roguelike” where the randomised cards come to life as dungeons to explore and monsters to also explore (with your sword).

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Because you can control how the deck is built prior to each game, you can adjust the sort of game you’d like to experience. It’s all very interesting-looking, but to make it a DRM-free reality, Defiant are looking for $50,000 on Kickstarter. They’ve already raised $4,000, and as little as $15 gets you a copy of the game for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Take a look here — it’s one of the first Official Australian Kickstarters as well, so do your bit for your nation and pledge it up.

Reblogged from: games.on.net

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