Independent developer ZiMAD has announced it will launch the free-to-play, online collectible card game (CCG), Star Crusade: War for the Expanse on Steam and iOS this spring. Currently in beta on Steam, the game will put players in control of one of six mighty factions vying for power in a faraway sector of outer space.
Star Crusade: War for the Expanse will offer a deep and highly customizable card battle experience with more than 400 playable cards set in a rich sci-fi universe with multiple play modes, including single-player matches, ranked matches and random draft “raid” battles. The game also emphasizes strategic deck construction by letting players vary the size of their decks from 25 to 40 cards; smaller decks start the game first and develop more quickly, but larger decks have more survivability.
In addition, the beta version will soon add “Modules,” a unique new game mechanic that will let players further customize their powers before battle. Future updates will add new cards, new play modes – such as four-player 2v2 cooperative play – and new features such as full deck sharing, gifting and epic, long-term events in-game.
Speaking about the game, ZiMAD producer Alex Rechevskiy said:
“There are few truly dominant players in the digital CCG scene, but we intend to change that. We feel so strongly about the strategic deck construction, Modules, and multiple play modes in Star Crusade – which we know will add tons of variety to the genre – that we’re ready to take on all comers. Come play the game at GDC and see for yourself.”
Star Crusade: War for the Expanse will feature hundreds of distinctive cards upon release and many more to come in the form of expansions, offering deep strategic options for CCG veterans while still remaining accessible for newcomers. The game’s fast-paced combat and countless combinations of card- and faction-specific tactics, supported by frequent content updates, will offer limitless strategy. Star Crusade is scheduled for release this Spring for PC via Steam and for iOS.