Malkyrs - The interactive card game
Malkyrs is an interactive trading card game. Fight your friends online with real cards & upgrade them on PC, MAC and NINTENDO SWITCH!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, January 10 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Malkyrs is an interactive trading card game that allows you to enjoy the best aspects of both physical and digital TCGs. In the fantastic world of Heptia you can play with physical cards online thanks to an innovative technology. This allows the Malkyrs cards to be upgradeable: you can improve their skills then trade them with their unique evolutions.
If you want good music to accompany your reading of our campaign please listen our main theme performed by Adrian Borredà.
The project is already funded! You can now find the Stretch Goals and a Loop Goal in the Pledges part!
Malkyrs is a narrative as well as competitive card game for one or two players set in the fantastic island of Brënn. The island is ruled by the goddess Narkalor, and it is up to each player to lead its champion in a way that pleases her. Use weapons to fight champions, magic to impress the goddess or tricks to manage to escape the island and return to the world of the living. Malkyrs the interactive card game comes with a first set of 262 cards: Journey to Enardem.
When you start to play Malkyrs you first have to choose your Champion and their card. Like in any roleplaying game, each champion will evolve over time. In the island, you can find 12 different champions with thousands of different evolution paths.
In your journey to Enardem you will have to create a deck with 10 action cards to defeat your opponents. Each action card can be played several times throughout a match and can evolve through multiple specialisations. With hundreds of different cards, you have an infinite amount of ways to play your adventure.
As a trading card game, each Malkyrs card has a rarity. On your adventure, you will find common, rare and legendary cards.
The rarer the cards, the stronger it is. Legendary cards are particularly powerful. When you build your deck of 10 cards you will only be able to pick one legendary card and three rare cards. This rule allows you to play with stunning cards but you will have to make the right choices.
In the game, you will fight others champion in order to gain Narkalor Favors. These battles take place in the open sky arenas of the island, where monsters, champions and traps are common. Each arena is the domain of one particularly strong hero named the Damned. They are blessed by Narkalor and they will be a challenge for you.
If you succeed in battle you will have 2 choices: escape the arena and return to the world or become one of the Damned, a Narkalor Champion praised by the island population.
In Malkyrs the interactive card game you can play a narrative campaign mode. This campaign starts with your arrival on the island and will throw you into the mysteries of Narkalor. You will fight many different characters and monsters.
During your journey, you will have to make choices: will you spare a defeated opponent or finish them? Do you want to be clever and avoid combat by talking or will you try to challenge every other champion of the island? The story has many endings and will unlock some special effects and secrets for your cards.
Malkys also offers multiplayer. You can play online with or against your friends or find an opponent through the matchmaking system. It will find the perfect champion to face you, according to your character’s level, your cards and your experience. Don't forget: You will always need your physical cards to cast spells in Malkyrs.
There are near countless rewards you can obtain in multiplayer mode by accomplishing quests, defeating players and gaining positions in monthly the player ranking. Some equipment for characters are hidden inside secret quests, and you will have to be successful in the multiplayer to unlock them.
Malkyrs will be available on Nintendo Switch during the official release of the game around September 2019. Each Malkyrs card will be compatible with the Nintendo Switch. However, our players will have to purchase an Introduction Pack on the Nintendo eShop to unlock this feature. But don’t worry, they will be at the same price than the Addons, € 15 to get in your hands on a new champion and 5 action cards.
A playable beta version is available in English and French. We are grateful to our community who helps us with all the aspects of the game, with tournaments or balancing. We want to provide trading card game fans the best experience you can get.
Because Malkyrs is both physical and digital, each card can be traded like with a traditional card game. If you swap one of your champion or action card, you will swap the physical card along with its level, equipment and evolution. In Malkyrs, all the cards are unique and upgradeable.
The essence of Malkyrs is the competition between champions. An esport league and ranked play will be implemented within the game.
Each week, Narkalor will offer you the possibility to take part in a large tournament. Will you overcome the ruthlessness of the arenas? But Narkalor is a merciful goddess and will grant you free boosters or alternative art cards even if you don’t win all of your duels.
Every packs contain different bonuses and Kickstarter exclusive gifts.
The Introduction Pack is dedicated to one of our 12 champions. After the end of the campaign, we will send all our backers a survey and ask them which champion they want. If you want more than just one, you can take more in the Add-ons (see below).
For more information about the content of the Introduction Pack, the Legendary Booster Pack and the Booster Pack, you can check the Add-ons section.
In the same vein as the Introduction Pack, the Legendary Booster contains some exclusive perk for one specific champion, including one legendary card. When you pick an Introduction Pack after the end of the campaign, we will send to you the corresponding Legendary Booster.
You can choose some Add-ons to add in your pledge!
If you're interested in purchasing any of these addons, please just click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on Malkyrs the interactive card game Kickstarter page and add the amount of the items you'd like to get. We'll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed and we've sent out our Pledge Manager.
Numerous characters roam through the arenas of the Brënn island. You can choose up to 12 champions to duel with. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will have the opportunity to choose the champions you pledged for.
We are an independent studio based in Normandy, France. The 11 of us live and breathe Malkyrs.
Shippings costs for Collector Pack and Mad Pack are included in the Pledge.
We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers as shipping is rarely one size fits all, and also give you more stretch goodies and possibly a choice of carrier options. We will ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Depending on where in the world you are, we will either ship to you from our hub in Germany (EU backers and the rest of the world), Canada (Canadian backers), Australia (Australia and New Zealand backers) or Miami (USA). Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping a standard game package (2,5kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional buys you choose.
USA: $5-$10 to most states.
Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico: $30
OCEANIA: $8-$15 to Australia. $20 to New Zealand.
EUROPE: UK, Germany, Poland, CZ, France, Italy, Spain : €5-€10
OTHER EU countries: €12-€20
NON EU countries: €16-€28
REST OF THE WORLD: €24-€50
Unfortunately, different import laws and customs from some specific countries have made it impossible for us to ship games to them.
WE DO NOT SHIP TO: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.
Be aware that all pledges that are confirmed after the Pledge Manager deadline will be shipped from the EU hub at a later date. For non-EU backers that will likely incur increased shipping costs. We also cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally. Due to the size of each package there is too great a risk of the package being bounced back to us.
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Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter, and there are some vagaries in terms of timing when it comes to make physical product, such as: production delays, shipping delays, customs delays.
The estimated delivery date is June 2019, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.
We've successfully delivered in time Malkyrs: Arenas of Eternity our first Kickstarter and our backers are very happy with theirs pledge.
The physical production of Malkyrs was a challenge in the past. With 2 years of French beta experience and almost one million cards produced in four expansions sets we have a very experienced production chain, passionate and talented suppliers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter