Valve's Next Game, Artifact is Scheduled for a November 28th, 2018 Release
You know what they say, it ain’t Half Life 3, but we’ll take any new game from Valve… which these days is as common as spotting a pink unicorn. Artifact for those not in the know, is Valve’s digital card game based on Dota 2. And going against the trend… it’s not free-to-play.
Artifact will instead be sold as 2X 54-card starter deck and ten 12-card booster pack will cost you USD$20. That’s a pretty good deal for a non free-to-play card game. The booster packs will also be sold separately for only USD$2 each (12 random cards in each booster pack).
The game itself is designed with the help of the legendary card game designer, Richard Garfield. He is the creator of Magic Th Gathering… so yeah… he has the chops at making kick-ass card games.
Artifact takes lots of inspiration from Dota 2, the game it’s based on. There are three lanes and your objective is to destroy towers. I’ve not been following much of the admittedly very little media info on the game, but I’ll definitely give it a shot when it’s available on November 28th.
What’s super interesting about artifact is that you’ll be able to trade or sell cards on the Steam marketplace, which is bonkers if you ask me. Who controls the price of cards from getting ridiculously expensive?
It’s also interesting to see Valve take a different approach, a Magic-like approach, of selling booster packs instead of expansions. Not sure how PC gamers will take to this, but if Artifact is a hit, I can see this model working really well.
You can check out the new Artifact official site for new content on the game and watch the latest video I included above.
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