Forgotten Myths Digital Card Game (Canceled)
We need your help to take Forgotten Myths to the next level and introduce brand new features to this highly rated cross-platform TCG!
Forgotten Myths is an indie but ambitious trading card game, created by Anchora Games and developed by Dream Harvesters. The game has been around in alpha and beta for a few years now, and although it is still undiscovered by many players, it has continued to grow with its community steadily since its alpha release. Forgotten Myths currently features over 360 cards, and is available to play on Steam (Win, Mac, Linux), iOS, and Android.
But what makes Forgotten Myths stand out from the rest of the pack?
Unique Game Mechanics - Divided into a main phase and a spell phase, you have full control on the battlefield over your turn. With different slots on the field, you can come up with many strategies that rely on different card types, positioning, spells, and discarding.
Fast Paced - The game is designed to play out in 5 minutes. Slot-based combat system allows the battle phase to resolve quickly without compromising from strategy, and you don't need to worry about long boring games!
Hardcore Strategy - Most digital trading card games have oversimplified and gone all mainstream with their game mechanics. We've done the opposite and increased strategic depth by including positioning, and allowing different card types on the field.
Auction House and Player Driven Economy - Buy and sell cards in a robust and fully featured auction house. A full player economy will allow you to trade and sell your cards as you build the ultimate collection.
Guilds & Guilds Wars - You can form your guild, and recruit members to unlock exclusive guild cards. You can also wage wars with other guilds, defeat your enemies, and forge your dominion in the Forgotten Myths universe! Comprehensive Ever Changing Single Player Campaign - We have an in depth Single Player Campaign, with rich story lines, and over 30 challenging quests with different difficulty levels. Transformable Battlefield - The default 3D Battlefield can be changed by unlocking quest rewards that allows you to completely change or customize the table top battlefield. Great Community - We love our community, and it shows! Whether you want to discuss strategies, join guilds, or just chat about the overpowered Coradian Spiritdancer, you'll be welcomed!
How does the gameplay work?
Forgotten Myths CCG introduces some new concepts to the digital-CCG genre, while still feeling familiar to those who've played Magic: the Gathering, World of Warcraft card game, and other CCGs.
Forgotten Myths works with a common resource system for all factions and decks. These are special cards that give players Energy to be able to play other cards. The advantage of having a common resource for all factions is, you reduce the chance of getting 'mana screwed', or 'energy screwed'. Moreover, Forgotten Myths hosts a unique discard mechanic, where each turn, you can discard any card from your hand to draw one card from your deck. This not only creates a way of cycling through your deck faster while discarding cards that aren't useful to you in a given situation, but also allows for interesting card combos that rely on the discard mechanic itself.
There are unique game zones in Forgotten Myths. During the Main Phase, you can play attack cards that fight for you to defeat your opponents. These six lanes create various positional strategies for different deck types, and adds another layer of strategic thinking about where your opponent will play his or her troop next. You can also play Fortification cards, which have various abilities of their own, and also protect your attack cards in play. Attack cards with Garrison ability can retreat back into the Fortifications, providing the Fortification with artillery to attack enemy units.
Another unique aspect of Forgotten Myths is the alternating turn structure; where each turn, one player leads and the other reacts. This creates a dynamic balance in battles, where you can bluff your opponents, or disrupt their strategy by carefully planning which cards you will play when you lead or when you react.
Having the discard pile, or the 'Graveyard' in the game further creates strategies and synergies that rely on having cards in the graveyard, returning dead cards back into play, shuffling your graveyard back into your deck, and many more. Most digital CCGs have very limited interactions on the board, but not Forgotten Myths. There are spell cards, enchantments, different minion types with passive and/or player-activated abilities, board-wide buffs and debuffs, and more.
In a distant future, or perhaps ages ago, three celestial beings descended onto Earth and used the planet as a battleground for their ongoing conflict. Some claimed that this conflict was merely a shadow of an everlasting celestial war that covered the known universe. Some claimed that the three masters were just kings upon men, and their conflict was mortal. Others simply shrugged, and chose to claim nothing. While the ultimate truth about the three masters still remains a mystery, hints and clues about this age remained and have been foretold as parts of myths and legends.
Two centuries later, the remnants of our world are now divided into six factions.Now, new champions must rise and reclaim their world!
Each faction in Forgotten Myths has two allied, and two hostile factions. Forgers do not hold any allegiances, and can join their forces with any other faction depending on the circumstances. These alliances form the color wheel of Forgotten Myths.
Forgotten Myths is still in development, and can be a much better game with your support. We have lots of ideas we want to incorporate into the game, making it one of the most comprehensive cross-platform TCGs ever. We are going to give the game a total makeover, with full UI rework, brand new dynamic 3D Battlefields, exciting visual and audio effects, and introduce a ton of new features. However, we don't have the resources to complete all of these things on our own. With your help, we can create a much better and more polished game. This is why are asking for your support!
No trading card game is complete without a proper tournament mode. Knowing that, our aim is to bring you not just one, but four different tournament modes in Forgotten Myths. These are;
1- Draft Mode: When you enter Draft tournaments, you will create your deck by selecting cards from a random group you are shown. Every time you select one card, you will be given another choice with a different set of random cards. Once your deck is ready, you will then play a total of 10 games with other players, and get rewards based on your performance!
2- Sealed Mode: In the Sealed tournaments, you will be given a limited number of random Booster Packs, and you will construct your deck with whatever you get from these packs. Once your deck is constructed, you will then play a total of 10 games, and get rewards based on your performance!
3- Constructed: In the Constructed tournament mode, the Server will initiate different tournament modes, with various themes, and you will prepare your deck with your own cards before you enter. Once you join the tournament, you will play 10 games, and get rewards based on your performance!
The best thing about these three tournament types is that you can start the tournament, play whenever you want, and finish it at your own pace. There will always be others to match up against.
4- Monthly Grand-Tournament: This is a 64-seat tournament where only the best players will be invited at the end of every month, and battle each other to claim the top spot -and the bragging rights, as well as awesome rewards.
One of the features that we most talk about with our community, and definitely the one that we want to introduce the most is the Multiplayer Co-Op mode. This is a 4-people raid mode where you and your friends will take on fearsome bosses.
We are going to add six raids initially, and increase the number of raids with each card expansion. But don't worry, every raid will consist of 2-4 boss encounters, with different themes and abilities, and AMAZING REWARDS (of course) that will reset every week!
Be warned. This is not a dumbed down, simplified fight that you go through the motions. We are talking about legitimate boss encounters with FOUR people joining a party to raid dark and dangerous dungeons. Each raid will be different and unique, and test your deck-building skills, strategy, courage and nerves as you fight your way amongst dreadful enemies and powerful bosses!
Crafting is a fun and engaging feature that should be available in all trading card games. We are planning to add a system in which the game rewards you with crafting materials based on your activity in the game, whether this be on single player campaigns or PvP battles, and once you collect enough materials, you will be able to craft the card of your choosing.
Craft-able cards will be exclusive, meaning they won't be obtained through booster packs or decks. Working your way to collecting the materials for your desired card and finally crafting it will be a rewarding experience!
Wait, there is more?
Forgotten Myths is an ever-evolving game, and we strive to make the game better every day. This is why we keep introducing new card expansion, new features, and new abilities as often as possible.
We have great ideas we want to incorporate into the game; new card types, abilities, and more. A good example is the much anticipated TRAP cards. These cards will be played face-down and your opponent won't be able to see which card you played, and where the trap is. The trap will be activated when your opponent plays a card on top of it.
Another great addition to the game will be the new hero powers! You might be asking, 'but hey, there are no heroes in Forgotten Myths?!' and you would be right. But that doesn't keep us from introducing this feature to the game. So, how will it work?
Each avatar will have a unique ability that can be activated once every turn. Different abilities will have different energy costs, and the outcome will affect the game. With 100 Avatars to choose from, you will have all the options you can have to complement your deck with the appropriate hero power, and defeat your opponents!
Who are we?
We are small group of indie designers and developers. We have several years of game design and development experience amongst ourselves. What we lack in experience, we definitely cover with enthusiasm and a drive for excellence. We realize that it is extremely difficult to produce high quality games with small teams nowadays, but our passion for games has pushed us further into creating an ambitious trading card game that is Forgotten Myths.
As an indie game studio, it's a real challenge to deliver a quality product with the resources we have available. We put our blood & sweat into this project, and managed to create an enjoyable and engaging game. Some of the planned features you saw above have already been in development for awhile, but we need your help to take Forgotten Myths to the next level and realize its full potential!
We strive to keep close ties with our community, including holding card design contests, setting up fun challenges, listening to feedback, and chatting with the community during Dev Hours. Kickstarter will provide the perfect medium for us where our community can actively join the design and development process, and help shape the end product.
Without your support, we might never be able to have Forgotten Myths realize its full potential. We've been working hard to develop the features that our community has been clamoring for, and if this Kickstarter campaign is successful, it will allow us to expand our team of developers and artists to finally realize our vision for Forgotten Myths!
We have prepared awesome reward tiers for our supporters, and a complete package with backer achievements, stretch goals, and lots of surprises exclusive to Kickstarter. Enjoy!
Each square in the grid is an achievement for you to unlock. For each achievement unlocked, every backer will receive 50 additional Emeralds. That's right, its a 1250 Emeralds bonus in total! But we are not done;
- For 10 achievements unlocked, each backer will receive 2 copies of the Kickstarter exclusive Cookie Dragon card!
- For 20 achievements unlocked, each backer will receive 2 copies of the Kickstarter exclusive Lousy Pickpocket card!
For the Retweet achievements, retweet any tweet from @ForgottenMythsCCG. For an achievement to be unlocked, the number of retweets must be reached from a single tweet.
For the Facebook likes achievements, you can simply visit our Facebook page and like it.
For the Gameplay Video achievements, shoot a video that is at least 3 minutes long, upload it to Youtube or Vimeo, and include the link in your comment on the Kickstarter page.
The more backers we have, the more achievements and stretch goals we will unlock. So this is where you come in; share the Kickstarter on Twitter and Facebook, tell your friends to back the campaign, and spread the word!
We are very excited about the stretch goals and hope that we will unlock them one by one with your support!
Here are the tiers and all the rewards. Thank you in advance for your support!
Risks and challenges
The good news is that Forgotten Myths has been in development for almost three years and already released on multiple platforms. During this time, we have built a series of deliverables that we believe creates a perfect foundation to add all these new features. We feel confident that we will complete all our tasks in the remaining development time we have scheduled, and create a fantastic experience for our players and community. Further game testing is of critical importance, and we have planned for a staggered beta phase that will allow us to polish the experience and catch all the bugs (this is will include both private and public testing).
We hope to break new ground with Forgotten Myths, making it a comprehensive cross-platform trading card game that can hold its own. It’s not enough to just be new and different, you have to also be great, and that’s our focus. Everyone on the Forgotten Myths team is completely dedicated to making the best game possible, and with your help, we are confident we can deliver.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)