Mythgard is a new digital CCG with urban fantasy flavor

    
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Digital CCGs are all the rage these days, from digital-only titles like Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Dire Wolf Digital’s Eternal to adaptations of physical games like Magic: The Gathering Arena, and now there’s a new kid on the block: Mythgard, from Rhino Games. Founded two years ago by Peter Hu, former Blizzard dev and co-founder of Runic Games, and Gazillion’s Paxton Mason, Rhino Games is a small, nine-person studio that has been working tirelessly (and, until now, quietly) on Mythgard, an urban-fantasy themed CCG designed “intentionally for seamless cross-platform play.”

In addition to traditional head-to-head multiplayer games, Mythgard will also feature a single-player story campaign as well as a relatively uncommon (for CCGs, anyway) 2v2 multiplayer mode. The press release also touts the game’s “unique resource and combat systems,” which implements a card-burn mana system as well as a lane system that puts emphasis on creature positioning.

In regard to why the studio decided to create a new CCG as its first title, Hu says, “the genre is still relatively new, and there’s a lot of game design space yet to be explored,” continuing, “We believe that Mythgard’s innovations on the form will stand out in people’s minds for a long time to come.” Mythgard is still in development, but it plans to release on Steam, Google Play, and the iOS App Store, with an “exclusive closed beta” slated for January 2019.

Source: Press Release, Official Site

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Eboni

I played a little and I like the story. I’m a fan of urban/modern fantasy, though. The game play isn’t terrible, but I don’t think I’ll be playing too much after this. As for CCG games, I would love for someone to make a Netrunner like game. I’ve read about it, but I never played it. It seems like it’ll be fun to play online.

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Jeffrey Wu

Ooo I can help with that. You should check out Jinteki.net. It’s a fan made web version of Netrunner that’s still around. There are still some manual workarounds so you can roll back moves and other things but it’s well made enough to play in.

As for Wizards take, they do own the game mechanics so they might roll something similar out but it might totally tie in with a Cyberpunk 2077 release.

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Eboni

Awesome! Thanks, I’ll check it out :)

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Oleg Chebeneev

Looks like a MTG clone with same mechanics. Kinda meh.
After M&M: Duel of Champions Im still waiting for CCG that will excite me. Those one lane games look so primitive compared to what M&MDoC had

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Armsbend

Have you tried the new Magic Arena? It is just straight up Magic – which is a good thing.

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Oleg Chebeneev

I dont like MTG mechanics. Artifact CCG looks interesting tho.

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Armsbend

I’ve heard some buzz around it I need to check it out. I think all of the buzz is just because it is Valve produced though.

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Denice J. Cook

Sounds cool for those that are into card games.

Hopefully by the time this goes into beta, Hellgate: London (which re-launched its single player on Steam today with Tokyo still to come) will have added its multiplayer mode back.