This Kickstarter is called Hands of Fate, and it’s for a video game that blends deck building, RPGs, fantasy, and tarot cards.
“A sublime blend of tabletop card gaming and video game magic, inspired by tarot and fantasy, developed by Defiant Development in Brisbane, Australia. Released DRM-free for PC, Mac, and Linux.
In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate.
Hand of Fate is a card-based roguelike, in which the player builds a collection of cards into a deck, which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering a combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their character’s hands as fully modeled 3D assets, and combat begins.”
Looks super cool, right? I love the idea of the mythology of the game. Each opponent is based off the royalty of the decks. At the end of each dungeon, you have to face your foe, which could be the Jack of skulls. You can completely customize your deck to beat him by putting in holy weapons, which do more damage to undead. Players are able to customize their deck to have the experience they want, and are able to chose what adventures they want to embark upon.
Here’s a few of their backer levels:
- $20 – Digital copy of the game for PC, MAC and EXCLUSIVE IN GAME BACKER CARD + access to BACKER ONLY forum + NAME IN CREDITS as a Kickstarter backer.
- $30 – BETA ACCESS beginning Jan 2014. Includes 2 ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIVE BETA CARDS +DIGITAL COPY of the game + IN GAME BACKER CARD + access to BACKER ONLY forum + NAME IN CREDITS as a Kickstarter backer.
- $40 – Digital ART BOOK featuring incredible concept art by Nick Smith and Jesse Gillespie along with digital wallpapers + BETA ACCESS + 2 EXCLUSIVE BETA CARDS + DIGITAL COPY of the game + IN GAME BACKER CARD + access to BACKER ONLY forum + NAME IN CREDITS as a Kickstarter backer.
- $60 – ALPHA ACCESS as soon as the Kickstarter ends you’ll receive early access, a spot on our exclusive Alpha mailing list where you’ll be able to make suggestions and give feedback. See exactly how the game is completed! This reward also includes an additional digital download copy of Hand of Fate (so give one to your friends!). Includes 4 EXCLUSIVE ALPHA BACKER CARDS in game + DIGITAL ART BOOK + BETA ACCESS + 2 EXCLUSIVE BETA CARDS + DIGITAL COPY of the game + IN GAME BACKER CARD + access to BACKER ONLY forum + NAME IN CREDITS as a Kickstarter backer.
Pretty cool stuff! Doesn’t that art look beautiful? Totally go check it out! They’re halfway to their goal and still have quite a bit of time left! The project ends Friday, December 13 at 5:00am EST.