Gambrinous, an award-winning independent game studio, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent game publishers, today released role-playing game Cardpocalypse on Apple Arcade and the Epic Games store. Cardpocalypse is available to play via the Apple Arcade with subscription or for purchase on the Epic Games store. Gamers who purchase Cardpocalypse on the Epic Games Store within the first week of launch will receive a 20% discount.
“Gambrinous is one of the most brilliant, imaginative developers we’ve ever worked with and it is an honor to team up with them for a second time for Cardpocalypse. Today, in thanks to our partners at Apple and the Epic Games store, we’re able to bring Cardpocalypse’s charming story and unique blend of RPG and card game mechanics to gamers world wide,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.
The Epic Games store has three SKUs players can purchase:
Cardpocalypse – Main Game $24.99.
Cardpocalypse – Official Soundtrack – $7.99
Cardpocalypse MEGA Mutant Edition – Main Game + Soundtrack Bundle – $29.99
All SKUs are eligible for the 20%-off launch week discount.
Console gamers won’t have to wait too much longer. Cardpocalypse is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this fall. Versus Evil will be sharing more news on the console release date in coming weeks.
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. On her first day at Dudsdale Elementary, 10-year old Jess accidentally gets everybody’s favorite collectible 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 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 collectible card game. Cardpocalypse takes you back to the 1990’s, 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. 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 renaming your favorite cards and giving 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. Careful, there’s 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!
Gambrinous is an award-winning independent game studio founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2014. Gambrinous makes digital games inspired by the wonder of tabletop & board games. The Studio released its first game ‘Guild of Dungeoneering’ in 2015 to worldwide commercial and critical success. Fans and press particularly loved the way it combined ideas from tabletop games with a humorous satirical narrative, creating a unique digital experience. Colm Larkin and Fred Mangan, the studio directors, intend to keep creating games that surprise & delight their fans.
About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. Titles include RPG – collectible card game adventure hybrid Cardpocalypse, Yaga the role-playing folktale, and the zombie arcade – action shooter Into the Dead 2. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit https://versusevil.com