Most CCGs put you in control of powerful wizards, technologically superior aliens, secret agents — or a combination of all three. Claimony’s Allians, an upcoming F2P CCG for Android, iOS, and Steam, has instead decided to take a different path, by putting the players themselves into the game.

Allians uses your Steam profile to create a card with a faction of your choosing and five stats based on your Steam activity. It’s easy enough to do via the card creation page on the Allians website. Try it for yourself and see how you match up with my card. Personally, I think I’m OP.


The game is certainly looking to forge a strong link with e-sports. I learned about it via a press release titled “Allians CCG lets you play against the female leads of competitive Counter-Strike” which seemed to go in about three different directions. It’s already got a Hall of Fame, which I presume are filled with significant e-sports stars/streamers? Sorry, competitive CS:GO isn’t my scene.

As for the game itself, there’s a description on the Kickstarter page and you can learn more on the Allians website. Having seen similarly “meta” gaming concepts, I think it’ll be a little to esoteric to draw in a huge audience, but at least Claimony has a plan and offers a unique hook to get players interested.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. HiMaster on September 10, 2016

    cool, they are inventing even more ways to scam people. and i love how they do not show the gameplay at all.

    developers/publishers really are the lowest life form.

  2. Hellsworth on September 9, 2016

    So… let me see if i get this right. Pay to Steam to Win. The more money spend on steam = more hours on games spent on steam = more stats in my card = win! That it? If it is, P2St2W just got invented!

    • Razor on September 10, 2016

      Don’t worry, there will still be traditional p2w elements in the form of booster packs.

    • Curst on September 10, 2016

      I don’t think it’s as easy as buy more games = get more power. I have nearly 300 games and my stats are still pretty poor because my playtime isn’t anything special.

      As far as I can see, there are no fast and easy ways to increase your stats. Your card is either already strong or it will take years/months to get there.

      • Björn on September 13, 2016

        Correct! The fastest way will be to play Allians but you will of course be a stronger card to start of with if you are a serious Steam achievement hunter.

    • Preciel on September 11, 2016

      about time we got a new meta ROFL

    • Björn on September 13, 2016

      Nope. a) you play with other players cards. Although your own card does have a place in battles it’s limited to sort of an “oh shit”-card to avoid damage. Your card will be more attractive for others to use in their decks the better it is though.

      b) it’s not about the hours, it’s about the achievements. And not only how many but how hard they are to unlock.

      c) there is no payment to unlock any skills and or game mechanisms. The only thing you can buy with money is new cards. Just the same way as you acquire new cards in HS. But you will also be able to buy packs from gaining currency by playing matches. There is also a limit on how many high-rarity cards you can have in your decks. So you don’t need to spend a single dime to reach the top 🙂