Last week publisher NACON and Abrakam Entertainment announced Roguebook, a roguelike dechbuilder coming to PC this summer. They promised a demo, and it’s here — but only until Steam Game Festival ends. That means you’ve only got about a day to try it!
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 like the Roguebook demo, you might want to think about preordering it — because NACON says the save file in the demo won’t work on the finished version unless you preordered. (That’s kinda scummy, but we aren’t the ones to blame…) A preorder will also net you an exclusive outfit for your characters upon release day.
Check out the demo of Roguebook by hitting this link. 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.