Around this time last year at NYCC I was wondering around, like a lost puppy, alone, hungry, and needing to pee. Then I came across Booth #236 and met the fantastic crew of Risen Phoenix Studios. Risen Phoenix Studios is once again at NYCC in their same booth #236. The one thing I have a huge soft spot in my heart for is indie gaming, and that is what these guys do best! Their latest title Steamalot: Epochs Journey was released October 9th and will be for demo during NYCC. Read more about the game and Risen Pheonix Studios on their press release below!!
Steamalot: Epoch’s Journey the tactical trading card game for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android is getting PvP
For Dated Release (9, October 2014). The medieval steampunk tactical card game by Risen Phoenix Studios is releasing in its full version for iOS, Android, PC, & Mac. Steamalot is a combination of a tactics game and a card game. It uses the core components of each game type and puts them in an easy to engage format for mobile and computers. Your deck is shuffled and you have to use characters, equipment, and skills based on how cards are dealt out. Players put characters on to a board and move and attack their opponent like they would in a regular tactics game. A player can earn cards, level cards, and make their own decks. You can play the game AI or challenge your friends. The game has been available during development and is now releasing its last large feature update with cross-platform PvP.
Steamalot: Epoch’s Journey is set in a fictional medieval period where the development of steampunk technology has begun earlier than the traditional Victorian steampunk setting indicates. The campaign mode follows journal entries that Patric Epoch sends back to Merlin, his mentor.
- Deck Building & Multiple Decks
- Single Player Narrative
- PvP matches
- 42 Battlefields (one for each single player level)
- Card Leveling
- Create any card using the Fusion System
Steamalot is Risen Phoenix’s first game deploying on both mobile devices and computers. This title is a combination of a turn based strategy game and a trading card game. A player can earn cards, level cards, and make their own decks. When they play against the game or their friends their decks are shuffled and they have to use their characters, equipment, and skills based on how their cards are dealt. Players put characters on to a board and move and attack their opponent like they would in a regular tactics game.
This game is made for fans of strategy and card collecting games, but with less intricate mechanics then either game would generally involve by itself. Although the game involves elements of strategy used in both game genres like deck building and varied movement paths, other game facets have been automated and some have been left out. This enables younger, new, and mobile gamers to more easily engage the game.
Steamalot: Epoch’s Journey is set in the medieval period where the development of steam technology has begun earlier than the traditional Victorian Steampunk setting indicates. Instead of magic the populous is amazed with new intricate clockwork and steam technology. Merlin is a gifted engineer and friend to the King. Patric (the player) is Merlin’s young apprentice who must help him determine the root cause behind rising disturbances in the kingdom.
About Risen Phoenix Studios
Risen Phoenix Studios is an independent game studio located in an industrial park in the quiet suburb of Ivyland, PA. It was started in 2011 by Mark Wolsiefer, who’s dream it was to start his own game studio. The Risen Phoenix dream was expanded in early 2013 with the addition of 3 new members. With the new team they reworked the first concept game, Go Go Galago which is a charitable contributor to African Wildlife Foundation through in-app purchases. They are also finishing multiplayer development for their second title: Steamalot: Epoch’s Journey. The studio’s goal is to create engaging gameplay experiences blended with captivating storytelling.
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