Prismata - Lunarch's Genre Blending "Card" Game

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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Ok, right out of the gate I'm going to be honest with you. Prismata really interests me. I can't help it. I enjoy a good card game as much as the next gamer and I've spent countless hours in Real Time Strategy (RTS) games like Age of Empires and Starcraft over the years. Putting them together sounds a bit weird, but after watching the "How To Play" video (shown below) I seriously can't wait to give this game a test drive.

Having said that, it looks like I'll have to wait a bit. While Lunarch Studios does have a beta sign up page running, the game is currently trying to use Kickstarter to gather the required "resources" they need to launch. Lunarch is still quite a ways away from reaching the goal set for their premier title, but there's still plenty of time left so here's to hoping! Luckily, the game itself is pretty darn close to complete. The Kickstarter is mostly being used to fund server structure and some additional game polish

Upon release, Prismata will give all players access to all units (it's ok to think of them as cards if you want) free. Lunarch looks to be aiming to monitize the game through emote and skin purchases but even those can be earned in game as well. Build units and structures in turn based gameplay all in an effort to demolish your opponent. Each game will also be different from your other games through the use of a pool of "random" units every match. There's no cookie cutter "deck building" strategy here. Each game will challenge you to come up with new methods of domination.

You know what? I've said enough, if this sounds like it's up your alley too, check out the "How to Play" video below to see the game in action. I will leave you with these few words though: Tournaments, Ladder, Blitz Mode, and Spectating? All there and more.

You can find Prismata's Kickstarter here.

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About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (18)

donald 7 years ago
wtf! this is not game, this is maths assignment. shame on this game dev

jude 7 years ago
Boring game with deterministic mechanism. Feel like doing assignment more than playing game.

Cyril 8 years ago
It didn't take long for the f**tards that compare every card game to Hearthstone to appear. Hearthstone and Prismata have nothing in common. Leave Hearthstone out of this.

Todoran 8 years ago
game for kids and 25 years old retards :)

Lokos 8 years ago
at least it is not a grabge pay to win rigged game like hearthstone but the Ui is really bad

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Lokos 8 years ago
if it is not pay to win garbage like hearthstone that is great.

if it is not a rigged game like hearthstone that is great also

if the game does not have troll stuff like priest stealing cards in Riggedstone that is great also

but i hate that it is a browser fucking game and the UI is incredibly complicated. i like that it is 2D but everything else sucks. also why is the art like the game was made for 5 year old kids?

p.s. i want to use mouse only to play, and not keyboard. could you not make it like Spectromancer. the Ui will kill this game

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Padsoldier 8 years ago
Looks quite interesting, even though a bit simple. Reminds me of deckbuilding games (where the gameplay is purchasing cards with your resources and building decks to defeat the enemy, recycling it if you drew all cards), except here you have everything in your hand at once.

While I like the lack of unexpected randomness (the side-cards are randomed but it seems they'll remain there until the end of the game so you can plan from the start on accordingly), it worries me a little that it could be possible to calculate "winning strategies" where one player can have a set of moves that can't be defeated. The additional random cards are definitely a redeeming factor here.

If the stated business model works out well then I'm definitely looking forward to this game. It's quite a risk to go for the "cosmetics-only" way, but I hope it works out well. Good luck with it!

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Hantzie 8 years ago
Looks interesting. I want to try.

Elyot 8 years ago
Hi Mike!

I'm one of the Prismata developers, the guy with the long hair in the video. Thanks for writing about us, it really means a lot!

I emailed you a couple of keys if you want to give the alpha a try. I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts on the game.

Cheers,

~ Elyot

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Fromhelll 8 years ago
Saw the first video and thought WTF? The second video explains it very well though, seems like a pretty interesting game.


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