With 60 hours left in its campaign, Nova Blitz TCG from Dragon Foundry has reached its Kickstarter goal of $40,000. It actually reached it a day or two ago! Promising innovative real-time gameplay, Nova Blitz wants to bring something new to the genre, and it looks like you guys want them to also!
Dragon Foundry have an impressive line-up of talent on their team. Between them they’ve been making games for over 15 years and have worked on titles such as Magic: The Gathering, Guild Wars 2, and Saints Row IV. Quite the pedigree, so if anyone can bring something new to the genre I’d put my money on Dragon Foundry. Nova Blitz TCG was Greenlit on Steam after only 10 days, so there’s certainly a call for the game.
The game has received some high praise so far, with the following comments coming from Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering:
“I’ve been looking forward to a digital trading card game which has the depth of Magic for a long time. The real time nature of Nova Blitz keeps games moving. And the team’s knowledge of strategy games keeps it firmly in the strategy camp, and not in the twitch camp.”
Nova Blitz features real-time gameplay, which means to waiting for your opponent to act first. You can either rush out and try overwhelm your opponent, or take it slow, see what they play and counter. Intelligence and bluffing are rewarded.
The alpha for Nova Blitz is available for download now from the official site, http://novablitz.com/game/download/, and it available for Windows, OS X and Linux. It’s certainly worth checking out, and has some cool things planned for Steam regarding cards and trading. Check out the Kickstarter video below, and head to the Kickstart campaign if you want to help reach some awesome rewards in the stretch goals!