Epic Everything: Real-Time Collectible Card Game (Canceled)
Epic Everything: Real-Time Collectible Card Game (Canceled)
A real-time collectible card game packed with adventure and strategy. Build unique decks, think fast, and seize victory!
A real-time collectible card game packed with adventure and strategy. Build unique decks, think fast, and seize victory! Read more
About this project
Unboard Games is proud to present Epic Everything, an innovative real-time collectible card game! It takes all the diversity and character of the traditional collectible card game (CCG) and meshes it with all the depth and strategy of a real time strategy game (RTS) to create a truly unique experience.
We're committed to creating a beautiful, impactful game that'll wow avid PC gamers while still maintaining accessibility on all platforms. We’ve designed it from the ground up to look and feel great on any device, whether that's your phone, your tablet, or your desktop computer.
Epic Everything is free to play and easy to pick up; the core mechanics are designed to be simple, while still retaining the depth you'd expect from a traditional strategy game!
We’ve always dreamed of making a game with as much potential as Epic Everything. The game is beautiful, deep, and packed full of adventure! We've taken it as far as we can on our own and we need your help to give it the final push it needs!
Epic Everything revolves around two core mechanics: real-time and positioning. Together, these two mechanics lead to diverse and deep gameplay, adding interesting and never before seen elements to the CCG genre. There’s plenty of opportunity for displays of skill, strategy, and big plays!
In Epic Everything, players play cards simultaneously. This means that you not only decide which cards to play, but also when to play them. Since both players are making decisions at the same time, there’s an extra element of reacting and responding to your opponent. You are constantly faced with multiple options, such as “Should I wait and react to my opponent’s play, or should I make the first move and seize the initiative?”
Each creature has its own associated attack speed, or cooldown. This allows players ample time to prepare an appropriate response. In addition, real-time mechanics prevent your opponent from taking 10 minutes to play a single turn, which keeps the game moving at a reasonable pace.
The second core mechanic in Epic Everything is positioning. The game board consists of ten spaces -- five for each player. Normally, creatures can only attack the spaces adjacent to themselves. However, some creatures may have additional effects that enable them to make better use of their position. For example, if a creature has “range”, then it can attack any space on the board. The inclusion of positioning leads to strategies like keeping your “glass-cannon” creatures safe on a side space, or “walling off” an enemy creature with two creatures of your own.
How does this change things?
Real time and positioning mechanics allow for more diverse gameplay than the traditional CCG. The constant choices that players are faced with generate countless outcomes each game. Should they prioritize initiative over positioning? or vice versa? Even if two players were to play the exact same cards in a game, the result could be entirely different depending on their individual playstyles and priorities.
Epic Everything’s mechanics reward fast reactions, quick decisions, thoughtful planning, and proper strategy. This means there are plenty of ways for great players to differentiate themselves from good players and that no two players make the same plays.
Deck-building has an extra dynamic to it as well, as players can adjust their decks to suit their personal preferences. The first set will include nearly 200 unique cards from which players can craft decks that complement their playstyle.
Would you rather overrun your opponent with the reckless Warhounds, or harness the Fishfolk's tribal magic to slow things down? Would you rather unite the Spirits to gradually build up a massive creature, or piece together intricate spell combos with the Robots? With an ever-expanding set of races and cards, the possibilities are endless.
We tried to make Epic Everything everything you could want in a CCG! Here’s a list of the features we’ve included:
- Countless strategies - There are no classes. You build your deck from four main card types: Red, Green, Blue, and Neutral cards, with plenty of options for any playstyle and nearly 200 unique cards in the first set!
- Skillful, not stressful - There are a ton of ways to outplay or outmaneuver your opponent. At the same time, the game is paced to be enjoyable and light-hearted, rather than overwhelming.
- Easy to learn, difficult to master - The core game can be learned in under 5 minutes, but behind that simplicity is depth and an unexpectedly high skill curve.
- Play anytime, anywhere - Epic Everything feels natural not only on PC, but also on mobile platforms. Play on iOS, Android, Windows, and OS X!
- Free to play, not pay to win - While you can pay for card packs in Epic Everything, all features of the game can also be unlocked with in-game currency. Furthermore, you can build a competitive deck with even the most basic cards.
- Designed for digital - An advanced AI, new mechanics, and other digital-only features provide the ultimate experience.
- Beautiful graphics - Each card has detailed art and unique animations, brought to life by artists from all over the world.
- Compelling Storyline - Behind the fast-paced action is an immersive background story with plenty of intertwining lore for fantasy fans!
- Expanded World - With planned companion comics, and additional game content for future expansions.
- Online Play - A custom-built networking engine for seamless play with friends or anyone else online.
Epic Everything is a storybook world with creatures of all shapes and sizes, ranging from heroic adventurers to misguided robots to mischievous spirits! There’s a diverse cast of inspired creatures and characters waiting to be discovered.
The different locales and landmarks of the Epic Everything world appear as interactable environments on the game board. Each plays an important role in the backstory of Epic Everything, whether it's a magnificent city or an unexplored forest.
But beneath its peaceful exterior, the world of Epic Everything is locked in a brutal war! With Epic Everything, we want to include a full-fledged, single-player campaign. We want to incorporate our rich cast of heroes and villains, each with their own motivations and goals, in an adventure filled with fun and engaging missions. Players will be able to unlock additional rewards and bonuses with section of the world they explore!
For every one of the stretch goals we hit below, we'll include an extra card or set of cards to all tiers above Adventurer! These cards will be designed around interesting mechanics and effects that will definitely spice up your gameplay! We're starting off by displaying the first stretch goal at $60,000 raised:
Unboard is a game studio based in Berkeley, California that develops original and licensed games, including the official, mobile adaptation of The Resistance. The team at Unboard consists of gamers, artists, designers, and developers that come from a variety of backgrounds: from independent game studios to top tech companies like Apple and Google. We’ve compiled a talented team of like-minded go-getters that want to make Epic Everything the perfect game for you, the player!
We've taken Epic Everything as far as we can on our small budget. We’ve poured our heart and soul into making it the best it can be, but we believe it can be so much more! That’s why we need your help.
We understand that investing in Epic Everything is a risk. That’s why all of our reward tiers are huge values. We want to show that we appreciate the faith you’re placing in Epic Everything by providing you with special edition cards, discounted packs, and Kickstarter exclusive rewards. We value you and want you to feel like you’ve made an investment that’s worth it.
There’s so much more we want to add to the game: an immersive campaign, multiple expansions, and additional modes of play. We need to fund continued art, music, and development, while putting our core team on the project full time to give players the best experience possible; but we can’t do it without your help! Your donations and interest in Epic Everything enable us to successfully create a fully-featured and truly genre-defining game.
Be one of the pioneers who bring Epic Everything to life!
Risks and challenges
We want to introduce an entirely new element into a genre that’s had relatively little innovation in the past. Adding in real-time gameplay and tweaking it in terms of pace, depth, and balance until it’s just right will be a long process, so we can’t say for sure how long the game will be in beta for. Every reward tier already includes closed beta access, but it will take some time to go from a beta to a polished game ready for an official launch.
We could run out of funding, lose key team members, or face many other mishaps on the long journey to launch, but we ensure you, we are equipped to face these challenges. We have a detailed and well-thought-out development schedule from now until alpha and closed beta release, and a plan from going from closed beta to launch, and have prepared for many circumstances as part of that.
Hopefully, our attention to detail and dedication to quality is apparent from what you’ve seen above. We believe in testing everything we can, questioning any and all assumptions, and just making Epic Everything the best it can be. We're incredibly devoted to making a game that will be worthy of your support and time.
We plan to fully utilize our alpha and beta testing periods to fine-tune the game and iron out any bugs we may find. So while it may take a while, we promise the game will be made, and it will be absolutely…
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