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Deck Builders Round Up

By scaine,
Deckbuilders! I love 'em. Slay the Spire got me into this genre digitally, after originally feeling the pull of Magic the Gathering in the late 90's. After over a hundred hours playing Slay the Spire, the classic that invigorated the whole genre, I had the bug, bad. So since late 2019 I’ve been hunting for more. MOAR! Here’s a round up of a few favourites.

Loop Hero gets controller support, looking good on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Loop Hero, the fantastic deck-builder from Four Quarters and Devolver Digital now has controller support, making it work even better on the Steam Deck.

Deck-building RPG 'Tainted Grail: Conquest' releases for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Awaken Realms Digital has given Linux fans a little gift, with a native Linux build of their popular game Tainted Grail: Conquest now available.

Slay the Spire fan expansion Downfall flips the game and lets you be the monsters

By Liam Dawe,
Downfall - A Slay the Spire Fan Expansion (the full name), is a bit of a mouthful but it's also spilling over the side with features. So much so, that it got a Steam release outside the workshop.

Fantasy themed tactical card game 'Dragon Evo' enters Early Access

By Liam Dawe,
Dragon Evo is a fresh entry into the deck-building tactical card game genre and it's now available in Early Access, along with Linux support too.

Inscryption from Daniel Mullins Games gets a Linux Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Here's your chance to help test another upcoming native Linux build, as Daniel Mullins Games have put up a Beta you can try for Inscryption.

Slay the Spire gets Steam Deck and Steam Input compatibility

By Liam Dawe,
You'll soon be throwing cards around and defeating monsters with ease, as Slay the Spire now has proper Steam Input support so it's ready for the Steam Deck.

Roguebook adds a timed Tournament system, new character DLC

By Liam Dawe,
Roguebook, the singeplayer roguelike deckbuilder from the developer of Faeria just got a big upgrade with a new Tournament system, plus a DLC character.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is out on Steam and runs well on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Want to get into a new card game? Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel just released on Steam from Konami Digital Entertainment and the great news is that it works out of the box with Steam Play Proton Experimental on Linux.

Heck Deck is a brilliant fusion of bullet-hell and a card game

By Liam Dawe,
What do you get when you cross a twin-stick bullet-hell with a card-game? Heck Deck. It's not a particularly long game but the idea is excellent.

Slay the Spire testing Steam Input ready for the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Slay the Spire, one of the games that helped to really push the popularity of deck-builders is back with a fresh Beta build, this time getting ready for the Steam Deck.

Hypnagonia is an upcoming open source "spire-like" deckbuilder

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love games like Slay the Spire? I sure do and so seeing a new free and open source game appear that's inspired by it has me a little excited. This is Hypnagonia.

Loop Hero from Four Quarters hits a million sales

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like publisher Devolver Digital was right to back this one, as Loop Hero from developer Four Quarters has managed to hit a million sales on Steam.

Survival-horror deck-builder Draft of Darkness adds gamepad support ready for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
The Steam Deck will be a great device for many things, and one genre we're excited to play on the go (or in bed) are deck-builders and it sounds like Draft of Darkness will be a lot easier to play now.

Deck-building RPG Xenotheria looks like it's worth keeping an eye on

By Liam Dawe,
Ganymede Games have announced Xenotheria, a story-driven deck-building RPG with turn-based combat with plans to support Linux at the full release.

Early Access arrives soon for the fantasy competitive card battler Dragon Evo

By Liam Dawe,
After having a few early releases available on the web and, Dragon Evo is entering the next stage of its life as a free to play competitive card battler on Steam and in Early Access.

The absolutely ace deck-builder Dicey Dungeons is now on GOG

By Liam Dawe,
If you prefer GOG to buy your games from you can now pick up the absolute gem that is Dicey Dungeons.

Card-collecting action RPG with tile-based combat Hero.EXE plans Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Blending together what seems like quite a few genres Hero.EXE caught my attention recently from Mystery Egg Games and publisher Top Hat.

Brutal Orchestra has a fantastic trailer, plus the game sounds both brutal and intriguing

By Liam Dawe,
Coming from the same designer behind Swallow the Sea and Perfect Vermin, two fantastically weird games we have their biggest yet with Brutal Orchestra and it's a little on the dark side once again.

Deck-building meets big metal mechs in Jupiter Moons: Mecha with a new trailer

By Liam Dawe,
Another coming out of Gamescom 2021 is a brand new short trailer for Jupiter Moons: Mecha, a deck-builder that puts you in the pilot seat of a big powerful mech unit.
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