Hand of Fate deals out Early Access


Tabletop roguelike deck builder Hand of Fate is now available through Steam Early Access. Players collect equipment, enemy and item cards, then play them out in a 3D RPG setting. Defeating the boss in a particular scenario earns more cards.

"Anyone who falls in the cross section of PC gamer and board or card game enthusiast will have more fun playing Hand of Fate than a Game of Thrones fan reading the manuscripts of the two unreleased books," said Morgan Jaffit, director of Defiant Development.

The game was quietly funded this past winter through Kickstarter. Hand of Fate is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015, respectively.
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Hand of Fate, an Action RPG, Collectible Card Game Hybrid

Available on Steam Early Access



PS4 Release Coming in Q4 2014, PS Vita Q1 2015



BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND -- July 8, 2014 -- Defiant Development sees days of gaming in the cards for action RPG and collectible card game fans, as the Kickstarter-funded title Hand of Fate is now available on Steam Early Access. The finished game will be coming to PS4 in Q4 2014 and PS Vita in Q1 2015.



In Hand of Fate, players collect equipment, items, artifacts and enemies as in-game collectible cards in a card based RPG; then play their deck, bringing to video game life a beautiful 3D world in which gamers make difficult decisions. Sometimes their choices have unexpected consequences and players must crush their foes utilizing a third person action-adventure combat system. The more bosses a player defeats, the more cards they obtain.



Players must tread with caution as Hand of Fate incorporates rogue-like elements. If a gamer dies before defeating a level's boss the player must start from the beginning of that stage in their next play through. Each subsequent play through is unique as levels are procedurally generated via luck of the dealer's draw.



Inspired by tarot cards and fantasy games, Defiant Development seamlessly blends tabletop card gaming with their favorite videogame genres.



"Hand of Fate combines the furious fast-paced action of button mashers with fantasy and role-playing elements that anyone who has ever picked up a 20 sided die will recognize," Morgan Jaffit, Director, Defiant Development, explains. "Anyone who falls in the cross section of PC gamer and board or card game enthusiast will have more fun playing Hand of Fate than a Game of Thrones fan reading the manuscripts of the two unreleased books."

The Early Access build of Hand of Fate is now available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam at a discounted price of $25 USD, with the final release planned for Q4 2014.

About Defiant Development



Defiant Development is a Brisbane-based Australian indie developer. The studio has completed numerous contract assignments for companies including the Dallas Mavericks and Qualcomm. The firm has also created its own mobile titles including Heroes Call and Ski Safari, the latter of which has accumulated more than 100 million downloads.



Defiant Development's goal is to create innovative games while implementing lessons learned working on previous projects.



To learn more about Defiant Development please visit http://defiantdev.com/index.php

This article was originally published on Joystiq.