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An online social RPG. Battle with your favorite game characters! Completely customise your deck! Fight to be the last Persona standing!

Persona Wars is both a free-to-play virtual collectable card game (CCG) and a social RPG that's directly integrated into Gamesona.com. When your Persona levels up by earning stars from other users or battling, that Personas' card also levels up and you can allocate stat points to it. By combining your own Persona cards with a host of other companion cards and an array of equipment and abilities, you'll be able to create a deck and challenge other players on Gamesona to battle, both online and offline!

Gamesona.com is a gaming social network where you can connect, create, share and rate content with like-minded gamers, by using profiles or 'Personas' based on your own in-game characters.

Check us out if you haven't already at www.gamesona.com

We need your help to hire artists and programmers to make the game into the fantastic experience it deserves to be. 

Strategize: Persona Wars rewards cunning, tactical play and the use of strong strategies to get the best out of your deck.

Optimize: Companion cards form the backbone of your deck and should be exchanged as Personas become more powerful and gain additional abilities.

The social RPG: Persona Wars and Gamesona work together, so players can level up by talking and sharing with friends and then face each other in battle!

Complexity and variety: Victorious players earn booster and equipment cards to further enhance their decks; all players acquire experience from battle which can be used to unlock and upgrade companion cards.

Vivid, original art: Players can pick from a huge variety of cards, all with unique art, when choosing how to build their decks.

Progressive CCG: Play to unlock multiple Persona abilities, companion tiers and boosters. Level to increase your stats and fight with more of your Personas.

Free-to-Play: Persona Wars will be absolutely free to play. Experience, cards and currency can be unlocked by just playing the game, or creating content on the Gamesona.com social network.

Edge Throw Ltd. was established in 2011 by Jingda Hou and James Kearney for the sole purpose of creating Gamesona.com. Once the core site was up and running, efforts were dedicated to creating social hubs and the foundation of Persona Wars, which had been put on hold during Gamesona’s construction.

Development has since continued on both the main site and Persona Wars with the addition of many new features and optimizations.

The Gamesona team has so far put in all of their own resources to get the website and Persona Wars where it is today. We simply cannot complete the project without the help and generosity of the people who will play the game. 

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Persona Wars is a free-to-play online collectable card game built around your Gamesona Personas. Players will start with a selection of 15 companions in addition to a single persona card and a variety of booster cards. From these, players can create a deck of 6 cards, which is used to battle other players.

As you gain experience through battles, you will gain access to a wide additional variety of companion cards each with it's own strengths and weaknesses. As your Personas level up and grow you will also eventually unlock additional Persona slots within your deck, allowing additional Personas from your Gamesona profile to champion for you on the battlefield!

ONLINE

When playing online, players determine the deployment order of their starting three companion cards as well as which cards from their hand will replace defeated companions on the field. Battles are turn based, but combat is calculated behind the scenes. This replacement mechanic allows decks to be constructed tactically in order to complement a specific card or strategy.

OFFLINE

Before going offline, players can set up a defensive or counter-centric deck and then specify the order at which cards deploy to the field. If that player is attacked when offline, the game will simulate the battle between online and offline players and determine the winner. Losing to an offline player results in a considerable penalty to the attacker. Similarly, winning against an online player while offline results in substantially increased rewards.

STRATEGY, VARIETY and CUSTOMIZATION

The presence of Personas on the battlefield is what makes each Persona Wars deck truly unique. By having determined where the stat points from your Personas goes, you will have customized a unique champion that fits your play style and strategy. Even before battle has started, the difference in player's Persona cards will have already set them apart! Companion cards then add a further layer of strategy and should be selected based on the synergies they create with your Persona.

In addition to companion cards, players will also be able to radically alter the flow of battle by deploying 'booster' and 'ability' cards, which might have either temporary or sustained effects on the battlefield. You can equip booster cards to both your Personas and companion cards to either boost their strengths or make up for their shortfalls. Persona cards will unlock additional booster slots as they grow so you can stack complementary boosters.

Booster and ability cards are earned by defeating other players in battle. Beating higher level players will increase your chance of receiving higher level reward cards. You will also be able to unlock booster cards through the store.

Persona Wars is currently in development. The game’s limitations and core rules have been defined, as well as its integration into Gamesona.com. Several tiers of companions and battle settings have been created and more artwork is on the way.

We have simulated and tested core gameplay mechanics, persona progression and booster cards. Although a playable simulation of Persona Wars exists as a gigantic spreadsheet, we desperately need funding to hire more programmers to create the user interface and progress further.

We want Persona Wars to be as detailed and comprehensive as we can possibly make it, which means a fully functional online/offline battle system, attack animations and at least five additional tiers of companions and boosters. If you choose to donate, this is where the money will go! 

By the time we’ve finished, Persona Wars will be completely integrated into Gamesona and a huge variety of customizations will be possible, all through an easy to use site interface and without the need for any extra downloads.

Although Gamesona itself was self funded and still is, we are simply not big enough to support the continued development and programming costs of Persona Wars. As a new and growing company we have neither the available staff nor the funds to take on the huge task of integrating a game into a social network at this level. 

That’s why only your help will allow us to take this idea and turn it into a reality. We feel that putting Persona Wars on Kickstarter is the best solution for us and for you. This way, we’ll know whether you love Persona Wars as much as we do and you’ll know how we’re progressing in terms of coding, site integration and content.

Of course, we don’t expect something for nothing. We’re asking a lot, but we also want to give back to everyone who is generous enough to donate. That's why we have a bunch of great rewards!

At the most basic you'll have our sincerest thanks for just believing in a project which we are wholeheartedly passionate about. We appreciate any amount which you pledge because it not only brings us a little closer to our goal but also shows us support for the idea. We'll reward you with a special Kickstarter accolade on the Gamesona.com social network that will show everyone that you helped to make Persona Wars a reality!

Next we'll give you exclusive early beta access to the game itself! You'll be able to play it and test it before anyone else. You'll also be part of the group that will help balance the game and figure out any broken bits we might have overlooked. You'll get a free booster pack to help you equip your deck from the start. 

We will not be forgetting our beta testers, beta testing will unlock additional rewards!

If you are feeling more generous we will give you additional booster packs to help you fully kit out that equipment hungry deck of yours. With each Persona being able to equip more boosters as it levels up you can never have too many good cards.

At higher donations you'll gain access to the extremely exclusive Kickstarter only companion cards! These will never be available again anywhere else. The set of three will have unique art and flavor each related to a popular game. They will be powerful tier 1-3 companions that will ultimately not affect the balance on the game, but will stand out visually.

Can't get enough of our card art? Our digital art book will have highly detailed art from all of our cards as well as a description and mini story of how the character was incepted. 

Why not get some in game credit for the store while showing support for the game! You'll be able to to buy visual upgrades, experience boosters unique cards and much more from the in game store once the game goes live! And because you're getting it so early, we offering massive discounts as a thank you. 

We also have some great physical rewards for the generous people that want something tangible for their support. Become an owner of our Gamesona mouse pad for a start! 

If you prefer more credits instead of the mouse pad, well we've got that covered too! 

Receive a set of exclusive Kickstarter only tier one physical companion cards which are more than visually stunning! They will contain unlock codes on them that will unlock special visual effects on the in game card!

For the gamers who also like to look fashionable, we have official Gamesona hoodies available in 6 different colors.

For a few extremely generous pledges we will be able to offer custom card art and even 1on1 magic lessons with a Magic: the Gathering Champion as well as all our other rewards!

We hope you like our project, and thank you for any support you show!

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We at Edge Throw are all dedicated to the completion of the game and will make sure we see the project through. The founders of the project have committed huge amounts of their own money and time to the project, quit their jobs because they believe in the project and put together a team just as passionate as they are.

With an ambitious project like this, the biggest challenge will be the integration of the game and social network. We have worked hard to build a website which is easy to use, simple to maintain and hopefully fun too. We know we can integrate the game successfully as long as we have the funding.

The biggest risk to the game will be the balancing. This is an on going effort. With our design team backed up by the expertise of professional players as well as the help of our beta testers (which will include the people from Kickstarter), we are confident we will create a balanced game.

FAQ

  • We are Edge Throw. A team brought together to create Gamesona.com. We share a passion for gaming as sociable interaction and aim to create a community where anyone with a interest in gaming can share their thoughts. We come from a diverse background of computing science, business, marketing and Art. Also we are attractive, attentive, righteous, responsible and bibimbap loving (no, we really do love our Korean hot stone bowl dishes).

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  • Personas are the character profiles you create on Gamesona.com. You use them to post and receive comments as well as interact with content. Within Persona Wars they represent your strongest cards as they are able to develop, level up, gain stats and equip multiple boosters at higher levels.

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  • We are insulted! No problem, you can choose from red, white, black or wonderful Gamesona blue.

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  • Yes. Persona Wars is fully integrated into Gamesona and you will definitely want your persona in your deck!

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  • Just send us a picture that our artist can use as a basis for the piece and a description of what you want. We will then be able to craft your Persona profile picture to your specifications.

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  • We are fully aware of this problem and are working around the clock to rectify the face to beard ratio.

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  • Fortunately this Magic player is incredibly resilient to unprovoked attacks, Daniel is just fine.

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