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Hex: Shards of Fate

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Cryptozoic Entertainment
Release Date: 2014

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'HEX: Shards of Fate' Announced, Seeks Crowd funding

by Rainier on May 8, 2013 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT

Hex: Shards of Fate combines the community and storytelling aspects of a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game with the compelling collectable and strategic game play of a trading card game to create an entirely new gaming experience.

A completely unique gaming experience, HEX: Shards of Fate was created from the ground up as a digital trading card game, free from the restrictions that come from being shackled to physical trading cards. Players will make their way through the dynamic MMO world featuring champions, dungeons, raids, and epic gear. Cards can be found while battling within the world or purchased in 15 card Booster Packs.

The magic of HEX: Shards of Fate comes from the digital nature of the game. Not only are player's in-game avatars able to level up across a range of stats, but the cards themselves have unique attributes as well. Each card has a "double back" which reveals digital challenges and achievements for that card. Cards also have socketed slots for adding gems that fundamentally change how the card plays, allowing players to modify and individualize their collection to suit their play style, with billions of potential results.

Kickstarter supporters of HEX: Shards of Fate will be provided with a variety of unique collectable rewards including Beta invites for early access to the game. Depending on their pledge level, backers can receive exclusive cards only available through the Kickstarter campaign, customizable sleeves, starter sets, booster packs, in-game bonuses such as increased loot drops and special equipment, exclusive access to tournaments and much more. At the highest level, "Producer Tier" backers will receive executive producer credit, a vanity card and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create their own personalized trading card.

Key Features:

  • Digital Trading Card Experience: Have access to your deck from anywhere in the world!
  • Unique “Double Back” Cards: Flip your card to see its back; flip it again to see its double back!
  • Digital challenges and achievements can evolve a card from a Dragon Egg to a mighty Dragon as it gets used in battle.
  • Socketed Cards: Collect gems, and use them to change how cards play and customize your deck. The combinations are endless as you mix and match to create your own perfect combo.
  • Transforming Cards: Harness the power of transforming cards, which change mid-match as you play.
  • PvP and PvE Gameplay: Play in a variety of different ways against friends! PvE dungeons will include hundreds of Booster Pack cards and customizable character cards.
  • Online Play Sessions: With dozens of daily tournaments, on demand 8-player drafts and (potentially) real cash prizes, HEX: Shards of Fateis poised to be the definitive professional online TCG.

Cryptozoic's goal is to have the beta begin in late summer 2013, including Player versus Player (PvP) gameplay, tournaments and the first set of collectable Booster Packs, along with single player arena battles and character modifications. In late fall, Cryptozoic will unleash HEX: Shards of Fate in its entirety, including dozens of Player versus Environment (PvE) dungeons with epic bosses, hundreds of Booster Pack cards and extensive customization elements for characters.

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