Cardpocalypse

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In Cardpocalypse make friends, play cards, twist the rules, become a Mega Mutant Power Pets master, and try to save the world in this single-player RPG about being a 90's kid.
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About Cardpocalypse

About this game

Make friends, play cards, twist the rules, become a Mega Mutant Power Pets master, and try to save the world in this single-player RPG about being a 90s kid. On her first day at Dudsdale Elementary, 10-year-old Jess accidentally gets everybody's favourite collectable card game banned, forcing the kids to take their card battles underground. Troubles arise when mutants from the game invade the real world, and it's up to Jess and their friends to stop them.

From the award-winning indie game studio, Gambrinous, creators of Guild of Dungeoneering, comes an RPG where battles are played with an epic collectable card game. Cardpocalypse takes you back to the 1990s, a time when computers used floppy disks, and people read magazines for video game cheat codes. You will explore Dudsdale Elementary on a mission to build killer card decks in an effort to defeat the mutants. You will have to trade, earn, wager, change rules and permanently alter cards on your way to victory.

  • BE A CHAMPION: Build your decks around the ultra-rare Champion cards you earn. Each Champion comes with unique abilities to tailor your deck around. The first player to get their opponent's Champion card’s health to zero wins the match.

  • GO MEGA: Champion cards evolve to their MEGA forms when their health halves, doing more attack damage and gaining new powers.

  • CHANGE THE GAME: The kids sometimes use house rules and who knows what the Mutants will change. Throughout the game, you will choose the new rules and conditions as well as rename your favourite cards and give them upgrades using stickers. Create entirely new cards using the Mega Mutant Power Magazine. But be careful, these decisions are permanent.

  • GET SCRAPPY: Adventure throughout the school to unravel the strange occurrences at Dudsdale Elementary. Take on quests to earn cards, stickers, and candy which you can collect and trade with your classmates. Be careful, there is no backsies!

  • YOU CAN'T COLLECT 'EM ALL: In the end, your decks and rules will be unique to you. Stickers are rare, choices matter, and sometimes you'll have to make a tough decision to get the best cards.

  • The 1990's: Through its totally rad, choice-driven, interactive narrative, Cardpocalypse delivers the experience of being a 90's kid. Boo-ya!
  • Now featuring Gauntlet Mode! A roguelike mode where every run is unique. Pick your champion and fight your way through ever more difficult battles. After every win draft new cards, rules and rewards for your deck! Can you build the ultimate combo and beat the Gauntlet?

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
October 12, 2020
Developer:
Gambrinous
Publisher:
tinyBuild
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 3
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Cardpocalypse
Link:
Genre:
Card Battler
Themes:
Funny
Hand-drawn

Female Protagonist
Play Style:
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Critic Reviews

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Thumb Culture

8 / 10
"I love the fact that I could go back to it a few weeks later still understanding the mechanics of the game. I genuinely thought the gameplay all the way through to the...

oprainfall

Dalton McClain
"I highly recommend this game to any card game fan. The story is hefty, and may have some very bad pacing at the start, but the game is fun and well worth the price that it...

TheSixthAxis

Nic Bunce
8 / 10
"I didn't expect Cardpocalypse to resonate with me as much as it did. It's a cute, clever and charming little homage to what CCG life used to be like."
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Average score from 8 ratings
100% of users would recommend this.
4.0

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Eye
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A fun card game I loved the story I would replay
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Simple and fun if kind of forgetable

Youarenotwill
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I really liked how it brought me back to my childhood. The feeling of being the new kid in school and all the anxiety that comes with came flooding back while I was making friends and enemies in the game using what equates to Pokemon. The system is really simple and there isn't much of a learning curve. I was surprised by how much voice over work was done for this game.. Nothing to write home about but no real complaints either.
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Fun game that harkons back to the old CCG days of card battling.

The Guardian Fox
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Fun. Makes me realize how much I prefer this to all these near-identical rogue-lite "deckbuilder" games. It's ironic people decided to call them deckbuilders, because in those games your deck is made up of a bunch of stuff you got from RNG and you can't really think and plan out a strategic deck like you can in this game. I much prefer this. You earn cards through the story, you edit your decks between playing. As for the negatives, it's only single player, so no dueling friends. The lack of New Game Plus is a HUGE missed opportunity here. I thought for sure I'd be able to go back through the game with my now quite large card collection, and everyone else having stronger decks too. But instead it just throws you against a bunch of challenges... hard to care now that the story is over and I know I can't continue with my deck in any way. The AI is bad... like very simple things they should have told it to do or not do, they clearly didn't. Wasn't a fan of mission failure conditions and the auto-save system.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Fun game and worth the price. Would play again.
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to PEGI, Cardpocalypse is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
100% of Fanatical users recommend Cardpocalypse. The average review score is 4/5
Cardpocalypse was released on October 12, 2020
Cardpocalypse is published by tinyBuild
Cardpocalypse was developed by Gambrinous
Fanatical users tagged Cardpocalypse as Funny, Hand-drawn, and Female Protagonist
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cardpocalypse as Card Battler
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cardpocalypse as Funny
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cardpocalypse as Hand-drawn

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