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Card Hunter, the RPG and collectible card game hybrid that launched last year, was one of the first "real" games we've seen for browsers, but even at the time it was obvious it would be best as a mobile experience. We weren't alone in that thinking: Newly-founded DropForge Games will be handling mobile porting duties.

"The number one request from the Card Hunter community has been 'when will this be on my tablet?'" said developer Blue Manchu CEO Jon Chey. "The game's design screams out for a tablet experience."

The mobile version announcement this morning didn't put its cards on the table about platforms or a release window. We followed up with DropForge VP Joe McDonagh who told us, "No release date confirmed. We're working on the plan right now but at a minimum we're going to release some new adventures for it. We're also going change the UI to optimize for tablet."
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Card Hunter (PAX Prime 2012)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2014 – DropForge Games, www.dropforge.com, the newly formed Seattle-based mobile games company announced today that, in partnership with Sydney-based Blue Manchu, they will be developing and publishing a mobile version of Card Huntertm (www.cardhunter.com) for release on tablets.
Card Hunter, a unique hybrid role-playing game (RPG) and card collection game (CCG), has been extraordinarily well received by both players and game critics alike. Its awards and recognitions include being in Game of the Year lists published by PC Gamer, The Artery, Digital Life, Gamezebo and Yahoo Games. Card Hunter is also nominated for a Game Developers Choice Award as Best Debut Game in 2013.
DropForge Games to Bring Multi-Award Winning PC Game Card Huntertm to Mobile
Blue Manchu's acclaimed PC game is ideally suited for, and coming to tablets

"The number one request from the Card Hunter community has been 'when will this be on my tablet?'" remarked Jon Chey, founder and CEO of Blue Manchu and the game's principal designer. "The game's design screams out for a tablet experience."
Card Hunter was the result of a design-collaboration between Jon Chey, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias. Garfield and Elias were, respectively, the original designer and business manager for the pre-eminent hit, Magic: the Gathering.
"We think card games will be huge," commented David Bluhm, CEO of DropForge and 14 year mobile games veteran. "And we aim to bring a new, exciting hybrid game genre to more than 200 million tablets."
About DropForge
DropForge was founded in Seattle by former game industry pioneers and is focused on building world- class games for a worldwide audience. Visit www.dropforge.com.
About Blue Manchu
Blue Manchu was formed by Jon Chey after leaving BioShock developer Irrational Games, of which he was a director and co-founder. Chey started Blue Manchu, a self-funded studio, as a vehicle for creating unique and original games. The studio's first game, Card Hunter, was released in 2013 and has been both widely acclaimed as highly innovative and exceptionally well-received by the game community. _________________________
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.