Use Reddit? Join us on our very own subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Linuxstuff/
You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can support us on Paypal and Liberapay!

Valve had a closed-doors presentation on their new card game Artifact that will release this year, here's a few details. First of all, it's being made in collaboration with Magic creator Richard Garfield, like how Valve worked with IceFrog on Dota 2. It will be on Source 2 and it will also release by the end of this year, with mobile platforms sometime next year.

From what I understand, it will not be a free to play title and it will use the Steam Marketplace to allow people to sell their cards. I think we all could have gathered it would have some form of Marketplace, but the fact that it's a pay to play game is surprising. It will start with 280 cards and 44 heroes.

It will have no single-player campaign, but you will get an AI tutorial to walk you through it. For those thinking it will be like Hearthstone, think again. It will have three lanes of play, with you being required to take down towers in two out of three to win, however if you take down one an Ancient will spawn with more health, if you take down that you also win. This makes it sound vastly different to other card battling games currently around, it actually sounds a little like a MOBA turned into a card game.

Here's some screenshots of the game (source):

For more info, there's a reddit dedicated to the game already with a post gathering info.

I've sent off some mail to Valve to ask about Linux support, just to be sure. I've no doubt it will be on Linux, like all of their stuff nowadays, but it doesn't hurt to check. Will update on any reply when I get it. Update: Valve replied to my email to confirm Linux support.

As a trading card game fan, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

15 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more information here.
31 comments
Page: 1/4»
  Go to:

Eike 9 March 2018 at 10:39 am UTC
I doubt there's a market for a card game that's not free to play.
But well, they can always change that later on...
(Myself, I'm not into this card game stuff at all.)
sub 9 March 2018 at 10:39 am UTC
QuoteFrom what I understand, it will not be a free to play title

Great!

QuoteIt will have no single-player campaign

#%!@$, I'm out.
Adamfx990 9 March 2018 at 10:41 am UTC
This is probably the worst pay-to-win economy since Battlefront 2. Hopefully this game flops and will be the first step towards more people boycotting the steam market.
MayeulC 9 March 2018 at 11:25 am UTC
Yeah... I really am not into card games myself, so VALVe or not, I am going to pass this one

Nice to see them going back into the game, though.


Last edited by MayeulC at 9 March 2018 at 11:26 am UTC
Narcotix 9 March 2018 at 11:29 am UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Eike 9 March 2018 at 11:31 am UTC
0aTTInteresting read:

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/
0aTT

That's interesting news; thanks for pointing out!
Eike 9 March 2018 at 11:35 am UTC
0aTTInteresting read:

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/

Quote"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently."

Erm... Does this sound like "We're going to make a console." to you, too?
sub 9 March 2018 at 11:41 am UTC
Eike
0aTTInteresting read:

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/

Quote"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently."

Erm... Does this sound like "We're going to make a console." to you, too?

No.
nitroflow 9 March 2018 at 11:44 am UTC
Eike
0aTTInteresting read:

https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/

Quote"We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo," Newell said. "When Miyamoto is sitting down and thinking about the next version of Zelda or Mario, he's thinking what is the controller going to look like, what sort of graphics and other capabilities. He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things. And he can make the hardware look as good as possible because he's designing the software at the same time that's really going to take advantage of it. So that is something we've been jealous of, and that's something that you'll see us taking advantage of subsequently."

Erm... Does this sound like "We're going to make a console." to you, too?

As long as that console runs linux, and as long as all it's titles become available on the PC linux client, I see no problem, aside from how well Steam machines went for them...

Edited for typos


Last edited by nitroflow at 9 March 2018 at 11:45 am UTC
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon or Liberapay. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

We also accept Paypal donations and subscriptions! If you already are, thank you!

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts