Hand of Fate 2 just launched!
The tiny project we started with you three years ago (almost to the day!) has just crossed another milestone. Hand of Fate 2 has just launched on Steam,... Read more
Achievement unlocked : Kickstarter completed!
Today marks a major point for Hand of Fate, as we're shipping out the last of our physical goodies. With that, we've delivered on the Kickstarter we first launched nearly... Read more
Very quick update!
Bigger update coming next week - however, we released our first major update for Hand of Fate today! As we've mentioned in previous updates, that's free for all Kickstarter backers.... Read more
Steam Keys and DLC
Just a quick note to say that we've sent out a key that will get you access to the Backer Bonus cards on Steam.
That email also contains your Steam... Read more
Here we are on launch day, and there's a lot to cover. Firstly though and most importantly, thank you.
Without your backing, we could never achieved what we've managed with... Read more
Release Date Confirmed : 17th of Feb
Quick update - we have our release date!
Hand of Fate will launch on the 17th of February next week. To be exact, we'll launch during the day Pacific Standard... Read more
We're now in the final stretch of getting Hand of Fate ready for our 1.0 release. We have passed certification for Sony in America, and Xbox worldwide -... Read more
A year in review
It's reaching towards the end of the year, and I know a lot of our backers have been following our process build by build over on the Steam Forums https://steamcommunity.com/app/266510... Read more
Hand of Fate updates, reviews, art book, and more!
It's been a long while between updates here, as we're mostly updating on the Steam forums these days, over at http://steamcommunity.com/app/266510 under Discussions. If you're keen to dig into the... Read more
Steam Early Access is live!
Thanks so much to everyone for all the work up to this point! Without our backers, we would not have been able to get to the point where we're... Read more
Closing in on Early Access
All our Backers should now have access to a build. If you haven't received a Steam Key, then email us and we'll make sure you get one. That... Read more
Feedback, Support and More!
Just wanted to answer some common questions and let people know where to go for support. If you want to report a bug, you can do that here... Read more
New build for everyone!
An email just went out with your Steam Key for Hand of Fate. This is a new and updated build that we're planning on releasing as the first Early Access... Read more
PAX Recaps + Updates
We are currently working away on our final list of bugs before we prepare our Steam Early Access build - that means all of our backers will receive Steam Keys... Read more
PS4 + Vita, Indie Megabooth, and release dates
PS4 and Vita
As you might have guessed from the title, Hand of Fate is coming to console and mobile devices! We'll be releasing Hand of Fate on the PS4... Read more
Hand of Fate coming to PAX East
Our beta continues, and we're getting a lot of really valuable feedback from our early testers. They've helped to point out areas we know need addressing, as well... Read more
Beta is out!
If you're a Beta backer, you should have received an email letting you know how to download the Beta build, along with an invitation to our Backers Forum.
If for... Read more
Beta uploading now!
Happy Valentines Day!
We've been spending the day making sure that the Beta build of Hand of Fate is ready to go, and now it is. So it's winging... Read more
Countdown to Beta
Here's a quick peek at one of the pages from the digital art book we're preparing, as we enter the final week before our Beta backers will get their copies... Read more
Alpha 2 is out
Alpha 2 went out to all our Vanguard and above backers today, and that sets the scene for our next release - Beta! Beta is still tracking for mid Feb,... Read more
Update on Beta timeline
We've been working on the Alpha build in earnest for a couple of weeks (we shipped it just before the holiday break), and the feedback so far has... Read more
Hand of Fate was Greenlit today, which is great news! That means everyone will receive a Steam Key when we launch the game, as part of your pledges. It also... Read more
Alpha is out
Our Alpha backers now have access to the first Alpha build (we'll do at least a couple more in preparation for beta) and are starting to provide feedback and playthroughs,... Read more
Preparing for Alpha
Exciting day today - rounding off the final set of bugs before we put out our first Alpha build (which should be uploading this evening, avaliable to Alpha backers tomorrow).... Read more
Final Kickstarter wrap up!
Everyone at Defiant has been incredibly humbled by the show of support, and we have a lot of thanks to hand out - but first and foremost, thanks to you!... Read more
The final countdown!
24 hours left, and we're fully funded. Thank you so much for all the support and effort people have put in to spreading the word, and hi to our new... Read more
We've made our goals, with 30 hours to go!
Thank you to everyone who backed us, spread the word, and helped us get here. We cannot wait to get our... Read more
Raising the Lich!
We've reached $45k, which is our last unveil before we're fully funded! That means it's time to reveal the Lich, another of our special creatures that inhabit the deck.
Disturb... Read more
Exclusive Backer Encounters
We've crossed over $42.5k! That means we're showing another set of cards that will be exclusive to Kickstarter backers, and it's also a good opportunity to show the different sorts... Read more
70 Hours Left!
We're now in the final stretch - the countdown until Friday evening (Brisbane time) is ticking!
Support has been increasing in the last few days - with you backing us,... Read more
Our third guest designer
We've just crossed the $40k mark, and that means it's time to unveil the 3rd guest designer - my good friend, David Goldfarb.
David is the man who made Payday... Read more
Exclusive Backer Weapon Pack
Thanks to everyone for helping us get past our next reveal-goal! We'll now be building out a set of 5 exclusive-to-Kickstarter-backer weapons cards, which we'll develop in full over the... Read more
The Mage unveiled!
We've just crossed the $35k mark! That means it's time to show you a closer look at the Mage, another one of the special characters we've been working on!
Drawing... Read more
We're into the final week!
There's no doubt that we're coming in hot at the moment, but we 100% believe we can get over the line. The game is... Read more
Revised Stretch (or reveal) Goals!
Hey gang - we've just passed $30k!
We've had a lot of people ask for the gameplay related stretch goals to be moved up. We've looked at what we can... Read more
A closer look at gear and in-game equipment.
Today we’d like to show you, in close up, some of the player helmets, armour, shields and weapons that you’ll find in Hand of Fate. It also gives us a... Read more
From concept to model - 6 of Plague
Today I thought we'd take a look at some of the amazing art produced by our concept artist, Nick Smith, and our card artist Jesse Gillespie. From initial sketch through... Read more
We're midway through and midway through, which is a good place to be - but there's certainly room to pick up the pace, which is exactly what we're doing!
The... Read more
Update, and Weapons!
The first week (and a bit) is over!
Quick status update - we're now over halfway there with three weeks to go. Which is a great place to be, but... Read more
We're off to a great start!
We've just crossed the $20,000 mark! Thank you so much for being a part of supporting Hand of Fate. The team here has been absolutely blown away by all the... Read more