Publisher NACON and Abrakam Entertainment have announced Roguebook — a roguelike dechbuilder coming to PC this summer.
Roguebook was co-designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering. In the enchanted world of Faeria, players choose two heroes (four are available) and form a team to take on the powers of the titular book. The Roguebook isn’t a force for good; it pretty much threatens all of existence.
The hook is that no two games will be the same. The Roguebook changes its strategy each time, so the obstacles and enemies you encounter will be different. This is a deck-building game and you battle with cards, but unlike most of them, you’ll want to collect as many cards as possible (instead of developing a streamlined deck). The more cards you have, the more abilities and moves you can use to fight in the Roguebook’s worlds. You can also upgrade some cards by inserting gems to earn unique bonuses.
If you’re interested in trying out Roguebook for yourself, good news — you only have to wait a few hours. A demo of the game will be available to download for free during the Steam Game Festival lasting from February 3 through February 9. There will also be several livestreams of the game, the first one featuring Richard Garfield as a guest…tune in at 1 PM Pacific / 4 PM Eastern to watch.
Roguebook itself will go on sale June 24 for PC via Steam. Console versions for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and XBox One are also planned.