Hothead Games settles on Kard Combat, deals out some details

Hothead Games, we have never been this disappointed in you. After you asked for titles for your magically-charged iOS trading card game, and we responded with pure gold like Hocus Poker and Guess Who: Portraits of Power, you went with ... Kard Combat. Sure, it succinctly sums up the free-to-play game's two biggest constituent elements, but we think that moniker could have used a bit of spicing-up. Also, some spell-checking, because "Card" is spelled with a "C," you silly geese.

Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield served as a co-designer on Kard Combat, and explained in a press release, "For years I've wanted to create Magic-like experiences for people who play video games. Kard Combat on iPhone and iPad does this and is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but with plenty of depth for the hardcore player." Check out the gallery below and the trailer after the jump to see just what kind of depth we can expect from the egregiously misspelled title.
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Hothead Games today announced Kard Combat, a single and multiplayer strategy card game for iPhone and iPad, available to download for free and coming soon to the App Store.

In Kard Combat, players choose their destiny by selecting a mage and participating in an ancient tournament of cards and magic.

One of the game's co-designers, Richard Garfield, creator of the collectible card game phenomenon, Magic: The Gathering comments:

"For years I've wanted to create Magic-like experiences for people who play video games. Kard Combat on iPhone and iPad does this and is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but with plenty of depth for the hardcore player. Hothead has created a truly magical game."

Kard Combat features:

A 33 battle campaign with unique challenges and collectible items
Free online Multiplayer mode to battle friends and foes
Single Duel mode to sharpen your skills
Over 100 incredible, hand-drawn cards to collect and cast in battle
Four unique mages to master, each with their own strengths and abilities
OpenFeint and Game Center enabled
The trailer for Kard Combat can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1pClCQ6u34

Download additional screenshots and images here: http://www.triplepointpr.com/dl/hothead/Kard_Combat_presskit.zip (11.2MB)

Kard Combat will be available to download for free in the App Store soon. For more information, visit www.kardcombat.com

About Hothead Games
Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don't have a "make your own ice-cream sandwich bar" like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out at www.hotheadgames.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.