It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything on the Deckbound front, but at PAX this year they were showing off their latest games using their Bitcoin Blockchain generated cards. Both Deckbound Heroes and Deckbound Quest were on display, both in beta form. I was actually informed that Deckbound Heroes will be going through an overhaul with a new engine soon.
We’ve heard a bit about Heroes before. It’s a CCG strategy game with ranked competitive play tournaments and events. They’ve now stated it’ll be out on both Desktop and Mobile, as will their single player dungeon-crawl, Deckbound Quest. Both games use a player’s Deckbound card collection, and cards can be leveled and augmented in both.
I actually got a chance to sit down with Deckbound Heroes for a bit, and it’s definitely still a rough game, with more of a mobile game feel than a desktop one. The controls were still a bit clunky, the graphics unpolished, and the card system a bit confusing. I saw a bit of Heroes, as well, but didn’t get to play. Heroes is definitely the much better looking game of the pair, though to be fair it’s been in development longer.
There wasn’t much to be said about the actual technology behind the cards and how that will work in-depth, and that’s what interests me the most. I’m not getting my hopes up too high, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed the Deckbound will deliver something more than just a gimmick.