If you were a fan of Thing Trunk’s 2018 dungeon crawler Book of Demons (check out our review here), they’re back! Teaming up with Skystone Games, they’ve announced HELLCARD, a cooperative roguelike deck builder that’s aiming for a 2023 release on PC via Steam.
Set in the same universe as Book of Demons, HELLCARD sees you and up to three players descend into papercraft-styled dungeons to take on the evil hordes and defeat the Archdemon. Players can also go solo and descend into the dungeons on their own, recruiting computer-controlled companions along the way.
What separates HELLCARD from other card games is that in the battles, monster placement actually matters and can be used to your advantage (if you’re up to the strategic challenge). Your team of heroes has its own strengths and weaknesses, each with an ever-growing deck of abilities and equipment to use on the battlefield.
“Skystone’s team is packed with talent and publishing expertise,” said Konstanty Kalicki of Thing Trunk. “Even more importantly though, we understand each other and are surprisingly aligned. I’m excited to see what HELLCARD can become when we join forces!”
“HELLCARD immediately became an addiction for our team,” said David Brevik, President of Skystone Games. “It’s got the same amazing visual style in Book of Demons, with the kind of just-one-more-run gameplay that makes games of the genre so beloved. We’re thrilled that Konstanty and the entire Thing Trunk team are trusting us to help them bring HELLCARD to the masses next year.”