Who would have thought that card games would become such a phenomenon in modern gaming times, eh? Yes, if you’re like me, you might have a big soft spot for roguelikes that build decks like Slay The Spire, Cross Blitz, Monster Train, or Rise Of The Slime. And now you can add one more to the burgeoning card-fighting subgenre: Griftlands.
Developed by Canadian company Klei Entertainment – a well-established studio with a rich history creating an eclectic variety of indie hits like Don’t Starve, N +, Mark Of The Ninja and Invisible Inc. – Griftlands is a science deck-building game – roguelike fiction with RPG elements. Check out the latest game launch trailer below:
As you can see, Griftlands features turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with a strong narrative focus. You’ll fight tough bosses, build a team, master hundreds of maps, make important decisions, and explore a mysterious sci-fi world. Here’s the recap courtesy of the game’s official Steam page:
Griftlands is a rogue-like deck-building where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken down sci-fi world. Every decision matters, whether it’s the job you take, the friends you make, or the cards you collect. Death comes quickly, but each room offers new situations and strategies to explore.
Play as Sal, Rook or Smith. Three unique character campaigns with their own specialized decks, abilities and maps to explore. Sal is an adventurer in search of profit and revenge. Rook is an aging spy who works on his own. Smith is an idle loafer who just might save the world. The story of each playable character takes place in a unique environment, with different factions and locations to explore and exploit.
But tell us, will you get Griftlands back? Or are you going to give it a big place? Shuffle your decks in the usual place at the bottom.
Griftlands is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.