If you have Steam, you might want to know about a new digital card game called Artifact, which will be released on the platform in November. This game is being released by Valve and it will be supported on Windows, Mac, and Linux. This is just the newest game that Valve has been developing, with previous games like DOTA 2 being a huge hit on Steam. Read on to learn more about the new card game Artifact and more details about the upcoming Steam release.
Artifact is a New Digital Card Game Developed by Valve
On November 28, you will be able to download the new digital card game from Valve called Artifact. This game will cost you $19.99, which is not a bad deal at all. Artifact will be available for those on PC, Mac, and Windows. There is also going to be a mobile release of the game in 2019, and that will be available for both iOS and Android. Currently, we do not know if the mobile versions of the game will cost money, and if it does, how much that will be.
As far as the Steam version of Artifact, it will be showing up for the first time later this month during the PAX West 2018 event. You can try out the game early if you head to that event, which will be held in Seattle, Washington. The dates of this event are from August 31 through September 3. You will be able to play the single-elimination tournaments during the PAX west 2018 event.
If you are the winner of the event, you can then challenge the champion on a main stage. There will be Artifact merchandise available too at the event, and you will also get two keys free to download Artifact. These keys will be valid once the game is released and it gives you two copies of the game. That means you can keep one key and give one to a friend.
Artifact Card Game Coming to Steam Later this Year
Artifact was designed by the man behind Magic: The Gathering, who you might know as Richard Garfield. The game itself you might think looks similar to the popular Valve game DOTA 2. That is because the card game Artifact is based on the world in DOTA 2. You will find more than 280 different cards in the game, which is pretty substantial.
There is also the option to sell the cards or buy more cards using the Steam marketplace. Your deck of cards will have 40 cards altogether, with five of the cards being heroes. There are more than 40 heroes available to choose from when the game launches. More heroes likely will be added in the future. More game details include the fact that there are three separate game boards.
You will face off against the other players on the various game boards. It is similar to how you have the three lanes in DOTA 2, so there are a lot of similarities when it comes to conceptual elements of the game. You need to destroy at least two of the enemy towers in order to be the winner. There is also a way to win if you defeat the “Ancient” creature that appears once you have destroyed one of the enemy towers.
Artifact is Similar to DOTA 2 with Card Game Elements
While there are similarities between Artifact and DOTA 2, there are a lot of elements of the game that are similar to Magic: The Gathering as well. If you like being able to build a deck with various cards, which gives you a lot of unique skills and abilities, then you might love this game. DOTA 2 is one of the most popular and talked about games on Steam.
Considering how well DOTA 2 has done on Steam, we think that Artifact is also going to get pretty popular pretty quickly. Valve is looking to add onto the popularity of DOTA 2 with this game. On November 28, you can try out the game for yourself if you pay the $19.99 to download it. We are also excited about the mobile releases of the game too, although we have to wait until sometime in 2019 for that.
Let us know in the comments below if you will be one of the first people playing Artifact once it hits Steam in November. Do you think the price tag for the game is too much? Are you someone who rather would wait to see what the initial reviews from Steam players are first? Would you prefer a game based more on DOTA 2 or on Magic: The Gathering? Tell us your thoughts and feelings about Artifact and whether or not you think Valve is going to be successful with this upcoming release in the comments below.