Greetings, everyone! This is Shyla, Playdek’s Community Manager, and I’m here to share some exciting news with you all. Currently our team is busy working on bringing our award-winning game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer to PS Vita! But what is Ascension, and what exactly is a “deck-building” game?
To put it simply, a deck-building game is a game where players take turns adding cards to their own playable decks. Players start with identical cards in their decks which places each player on an even playing field. In Ascension, you and your opponent will start with 10 cards in your deck and will use these decks to draw cards to create your hand.
By playing your cards, you’re given either a special ability to use during your turn such as adding more cards to your hand, or the cards may generate Runes or Power which allow you to purchase or defeat cards in the Center Deck.
Purchasing cards with Runes will usually provide you with a special ability of some sort that you can use to aid you in your game, while defeating a card with Power removes the card from the game and will award you with Honor Points which are used to score the game. The strength of the decks the players create will be based off of their decisions during their turns.
Since both players create their decks during gameplay instead of prior to the game, they both have an equal opportunity to acquire the same cards, and this means that strategies will need to be devised on the fly in order to remain one step ahead of your opponent. It sounds pretty simple and honestly it can be, however the more you play and understand the mechanics of the game, the more you’ll see that truly great players need to learn the cards and formulate multiple strategies to help them succeed.
There’s so much more I want to tell you about Ascension, such as its incredible AI for solo play, the fact that the game will have at least 5 expansions ready to go, and a built-in tournament system to help you play against other across the globe; however I’ll save that for another time.
I can’t wait to start sharing more with you all about this amazing game as time goes on, and to keep you all posted on development. So if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section!
Thanks for reading, and we can’t wait to get this game out into your hands.