Sydney, Australia, September 12, 2013 – Over 50,000 Beta testers have played thousands of cards, collected millions of items and now Blue Manchu is happy to announce that Card Hunter is finally available for all to play at www.cardhunter.com.
Created in collaboration with legendary Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, Card Hunter is Irrational Games co-founder Jonathan Chey's first game since BioShock. Its unique mix of card collecting, board gaming and fantasy role-playing is set to reinvigorate the collectible card gaming scene.
"I wanted to break away from the usual with this game" said Jonathan Chey. "We've come up with brand new card play and deck-building mechanics, setting players challenges they've never seen before, all through the lens of discovering tabletop role-playing with your friends."
Card Hunter first came to the attention of a wider audience when Penny Arcade's Tycho named it his game of the show at PAX Prime 2012. Here's what the press are saying:
"One of my favorite games of 2013 - 90/100." VentureBeat
"Card Hunter is the next great board game, and it's all in your browser." TheVerge.com
"I say without any embellishment whatsoever – It's downright amazing." Forbes.com
Card Hunter is free to play, while everyone terrified of the idea of free-to-play games can also jump in with the launch special Basic Edition, which includes all the Treasure Hunt adventures, one month Card Hunter Club membership, nine extra figures and 100 slices of tasty Papa Manchu pizza, all for $25!
About Blue Manchu
Blue Manchu is a collection of games industry veterans working as a virtual team across four different time zones. CEO Jonathan Chey was a co-founder of Irrational Games and Director of Development on BioShock, one of the highest reviewed games of all time, with a 95% Gamerankings review average. Joe McDonagh, who also worked on BioShock, was Production Director at PopCap Games and Creative Director at LucasArts. Programmer Farbs created indie darling Captain Forever. Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield is a consultant designer on the project.
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