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Faeria [Steam], the free to play and surprisingly good card battle game has the first expansion available today. It includes some really great stuff too.

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Note: It's another Unity game that has the Linux fullscreen bug, run it in Windowed mode to fix mouse/keyboard input:
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Set that as a Steam launch option.

In Faeria, you build the board of the game as you go, connecting up paths to your enemy so your units can move through and destroy them. This new expansion builds upon that, with a new co-op feature. On top of that, there's 33 new cards to collect and battle with further expanding the experience as a whole. The new content will unlock on a weekly basis, with today's release being the "Adventure Pouch" and daily co-op Emperor’s Challenges.

Here's the list of new stuff they sent me:
  • A truly unique co-op mode: team up with a friend or with an AI ally to battle through the Oversky and conquer the Empire of Mirnast ruled by the evil Emperor
  • 33 brand new collectable cards for players to unlock and build exciting new decks with, built around an exciting new part of Faeria’s lore, called the Oversky, a theme of generosity and positivity among oceans in the sky
  • New card mechanics including “Wild” land requirements and the “Swallow” mechanic
  • An Adventure Pouch special item/event (for 2 months) giving access to a brand new co-op Emperor’s Challenge every day during the event, and offering awesome in-game rewards

The developer allowed me to play some of the new content before release and it works pretty well. The co-op mode is certainly interesting and it can be difficult. Since you end up defending your ally, as well as yourself. If one of you gets hit, it will affect the health of both of you. The Emperor's Challenges will require an in-game friend to play with, as each daily mission will be a co-op battle, whereas the Oversky co-op battles can be played with an AI friend.

If you're after an addictive game to collect cards and battle, this could be the ideal game for you on Linux. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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9 comments

Kohrias 7 Aug, 2017
Very nice. I really like Faeria and this update looks like a welcome refresh.
Armand Raynal 7 Aug, 2017
I like this game, but while playing it appears obvious that balancing this type of game is extremly hard.

Very frustrating to stumble upon a player that doesn't collect faeria nor place land and just wait for the OP cards to get in his hands.
Micromegas 7 Aug, 2017
Quoting: Armand RaynalI like this game, but while playing it appears obvious that balancing this type of game is extremly hard.

Very frustrating to stumble upon a player that doesn't collect faeria nor place land and just wait for the OP cards to get in his hands.

Oh, come on! How long did you play the game? Do you really think there isn't a viable strategy against that type of deck you were matched up against? I would prefer to say: Playing the game can be hard. ;-)
Sir_Diealot 7 Aug, 2017
Not on GOG.
Sad pussy :/
hagabaka 8 Aug, 2017
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The Linux version seems buggy for some people including me right now, and requires setting launch options or editing a configuration file to play. Also, the game said the expansion was "coming soon". I hope they'll fix the problems soon because it's normally a fun and polished game.
Liam Dawe 8 Aug, 2017
Quoting: hagabakaThe Linux version seems buggy for some people including me right now, and requires setting launch options or editing a configuration file to play.
This is noted at the top of the post.

It's a Unity engine issue, they have to update to fix it. Happened to a lot of games.
truckerpunk 8 Aug, 2017
This game is awesome! The developers seem to keep on working on updates, to balance and update the game.
I recommend everyone who like PvP tactical games to give it a try.
Armand Raynal 8 Aug, 2017
Quoting: Micromegas
Quoting: Armand RaynalI like this game, but while playing it appears obvious that balancing this type of game is extremly hard.

Very frustrating to stumble upon a player that doesn't collect faeria nor place land and just wait for the OP cards to get in his hands.

Oh, come on! How long did you play the game? Do you really think there isn't a viable strategy against that type of deck you were matched up against? I would prefer to say: Playing the game can be hard. ;-)

I didn't play a lot, I'm rank 24 right now, but I really don't believe I could have done anything with my cards against the cards of this guy. Only saw that broken way to play once so it's not a big deal. I would have taken a screenshot but the f12 thing didn't work.
morbius 8 Aug, 2017
The game is generally good, but battles last a bit too long for my taste.
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