“My favorite game of PAX 2012 was Card Hunter. There is no pause between the question and the answer. Card Hunter now, Card Hunter forever.” Tycho, Penny Arcade
“”…and I say without any embellishment whatsoever – It’s downright amazing.” Forbes
We’re launching summer of 2013. Sign up to play the beta!
Card Hunter is an online collectible card game with some twists:
- It’s free to play and you can win cards by playing the game.
- Search dungeons to find treasure and then equip your loot to build out your decks.
- Use your cards to move your characters and battle monsters’ decks.
We’re taking two great flavours and combining them into something new. Classic fantasy adventuring meets collectible card gaming!
Tired of pressing buttons while grinding away at quests? Card Hunter is all about skill – your skill at deck building and playing your cards. Tired of paying for endless new card sets? Card Hunter lets you win by playing, not by paying.
Card Hunter is being developed by an all-star team. Our resumes include games as diverse as BioShock, System Shock 2 and Magic the Gathering, to name a few.
Stay tuned to our blog for lots more info over the next few months!
Any questions? Check out our forums.
For an overview of how to play, check out our Help page!
Watch our awesomely inaccurate launch trailer!
Where do I play Card Hunter?
Card Hunter will be playable in a browser using Flash. We hope to provide a downloadable client as well. We are also looking at iOS and Android tablet versions.
When will the game be released?
We don’t have a firm release date yet. We have been in a closed Beta since January 2013. Our goal is to hit a quality level rather than a release date, so we can’t commit to anything definite in terms of a time frame.
Will there be a Beta? How do I get in?
Yes! It’s already happening. Sign up to play the beta!
Will there by competitive multi-player? Co-op play? How much single-player content will there be?
Card Hunter is both a single-player game and a multi-player game. The game will feature competitive multi-player at launch. In time, we plan to add a co-operative mode and other group play modes as well.
What will I have to pay?
You can play Card Hunter for free. However, if you wish, you can buy some stuff with real money. You can subscribe to become a member of the Card Hunter Club. This boosts your loot drops. You can buy treasure chests that contain loot and costumes for your characters. You can also buy some Treasure Hunt adventures which give you an epic quality item if you complete them.
Aren’t free to play games just designed to make you have to pay to win?
Some free to play games are designed that way, but our model is that we want to provide you a great free experience with the option of purchasing stuff if you like the game and want to enhance your experience. We are striving hard to make sure the game isn’t “pay to win”. With the exception of the Treasure Hunts and the costumes, you can access everything else in the game for free.
Where can I get more information on the actual game?
Isn’t a browser based Flash game going to be “dumbed down”?
Flash is just another technology. A lot of Flash games are rather simple for reasons that have nothing to do with Flash itself. We think you’ll find there’s more than enough depth and intriguing gameplay in Card Hunter. The browser model allows us to avoid a lot of compatibility problems – you should be able to play on a PC, Mac or any platform where you can run a Flash player.
What role are Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias playing in development?
Richard and Skaff are working as design consultants on the game. They’re helping us make sure this is a truly great collectible card game.
I want to make a Let’s Play video of the game. Can I? Can I monetise my video?
We here at Blue Manchu welcome you to use Card Hunter content to make ”Let’s Play” type videos and are happy for you to publish them online. But, to better maintain order in the land of Cardhuntria, we first ask that you abide by these rules. Decree the First: Include a copyright attribution in the form of ”The game shown is © 2011,2012, and 2013 of Blue Manchu Pty Ltd”. Decree the Second: Blue Manchu reserves the right to revoke this authorization at our discretion at any time, for example, if we think that you are using the material for some purpose which might infringe our copyrights or trademarks (like copying our game). Decree the Third: Recall that Card Hunter and all of its associated intellectual property is owned exclusively by Blue Manchu. If you break these rules, please be advised that we will send forth a force more terrifying than Melvelous, Greenfang, and Xanthicius the Yellow Dragon combined: our IP attorney.
I want to work on the game. How do I apply?
Check out the Team page for job announcements and contact details.
Will Blue Manchu be doing other projects? Will you ever do games like Irrational Games made?
Yes, we hope to do other projects in the future, and possibly first-person 3D games. We have nothing to announce yet though.