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Slay the Spire

Slay The Spire review

A miracle of design

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1 week ago

Catch the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest from now until Monday

Gather 'round and take a seat, Steam have now kicked off their first Digital Tabletop Fest, an event of panels, announcements, and demos for games that "run across the lines between digital and physical games". From now until next Monday you can catch panels from the likes of developers adapting tabletop RPGs, building digital deck-builders, and other such table to screen fare.

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5 months ago

Surprise! Slay The Spire is out on iOS now

Oh iPhone users, you're in for an absolute treat. Slay The Spire has done one of those sneaky surprise launches, making the excellent deck-building roguelike available to download and play on iOS right now. Created by Mega Crit, the game challenges you to battle your way up the Spire - a tower filled with all kinds of monsters that you can defeat using your carefully…

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10 months ago

Slay The Spire’s fourth character rages out

Run! The rest of this news post is a trap. If you keep reading I've little doubt you will wind up Slay The Spire's spire once more, and your evenings will congeal into glorious ascent. The latest character has escaped the beta branch, and is ready to tackle the spire proper. The Watcher is a blind monk who weaves between rampant aggression and calm repose.…

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IGF finalists announced, confirm RPS is correct about everything

The Independent Games Festival Awards have announced their finalists, once more reflecting the esteemed opinions of RPS writers. Sad mutant blueberry simulator Mutazione is the favourite for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, and is also in the running for the Art, Audio and Narrative awards. Two thirds of Alices agree that it is well good.Other grand prize contenders include AI and sadness visual novel Eliza,…

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1 year ago

Watch me slay Slay The Spire’s slimes as the Watcher

The Watcher is the best thing to hit Slay The Spire since sliced fungi beast. She's the new character currently lurking on the beta branch: a monk for whom deck balance is unprecedentedly essential. She's all about flowing in and out of different stances, dishing out unseemly damage, but then taking unseemly damage if you can't play a card that stops her being so angry.…

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Slay The Spire’s next character is a badass monk

Oh no. It's happening again. Slay The Spire has released a new character on the beta branch, and I'm once more betwixt its jaws. She's still being tested and won't appear in the main game for a while, but let me introduce you to the Watcher. She's a monk who flows between "stances". Calm, one moment, a hurricane of double damage the next - albeit…

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Slay The Spire’s fourth character will be free

A fourth playable character is coming to Slay The Spire for free, developers MegaCrit Games announced today. They've muttered before about the possibility of adding more dungeoneers, and confirmed it today while also blasting the first update since their delightful deck-building dungeon-crawler left early access in January. My favourite Spireslayer is the Defect, the character which Mega Crit added long after the first two -…

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2 years ago

Slay The Spire’s Jungle mod adds a whole new act (with lions and spiders)

The newly v1.0 Slay The Spire, wot I called "a miracle of design" in our Slay The Spire review earlier this week, is just the start of the story. The mod scene hit the ground running when support launched last month, with the highlights being an impressive selection of new playable characters and the truly joyful Marty Feldman mode. Now we can add a whole…

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Slay The Spire 1.0 out now, with a higher price – and new content planned

Yes, I'm trying to retroactively validate playing Slay The Spire for almost 200 hours - and all too often while I was supposed to be working on other games - by continually posting about it now. Here's my Slay The Spire review, here are some delightful Slay The Spire character mods and here is the best mod of all time, for anything ever. And this…

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PSA: Slay The Spire gets a full release this week, buy now if you want the cheaper price

Wednesday, January 23 2019 will be a day remembered in infamy. The day that the human race committed, inexorably, to self-destruction. The day that cardsy-roguey titan Slay The Spire left early access and got itself a full release. Such a lovely game, such a lovely game. You can check it out any time you like, but you can never Save & Quit. And so I…

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Slay The Spire dooms us all by adding official mod support

Oh, great. The very last thing I needed was another reason to play Slay The Spire every day for the rest of my life, forever and ever and ever and ever. On the other hand, perhaps I can finally fulfil my dream of replacing The Time Eater with a GIF of Jareth the Goblin King, which I've just decided I've wanted since the day I…

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Slay The Spire shuffles out of early access in January

Splendid deck-building roguelikelike dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire will leave early access and launch in full on January 23rd, 2019, developers Mega Crit Games have announced. If you've foolishly been waiting for the full launch--it's been one of my favourite games of the year for months so holding off is daft okay--there you go. Mega Crit also note that they'll bump the price up a touch…

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Slay The Spire shakes up daily challenges

Delightful deck-building dungeoncrawler Slay The Spire's daily challenge has become part of my gaming routine, always an interesting climb up the roguelikelike tower with different modifiers, and I'm happy to see today's early access patch revamps it a little. Along with removing the vexatious 'Brewmaster' mod, which stacked our decks with potion-conjuring cards, it adds eight new mods to the daily pool while changing how…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Slay The Spire adds new relics and free faces

Nearly every night, I do the 'should I play more Slay The Spire' dance. The cons: I wind up feeling guilty about not spending my free time trying something new, such as any of the half-dozen games I bought in the Steam Sale. The pros: it's always satisfying, and there's nearly always something that makes each run uniquely interesting.That's largely thanks to the devs adding…

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Slay The Spire’s third character, The Defect, has arrived

Delightful deck-building dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire has officially launched its third character, a robot wizard named The Defect, and they're a wild one. The Defect can conjure and consume a series of Orbs with passive and active effects, can pull off wild tricks with huge numbers of Power cards, and can also go full-on murderbot and tear enemies apart with their bare hands. I had…

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Slay The Spire brews up new potions

Deck-building dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire has become even more delightful with today's early access update, which added loads more potions. Before, potions were bland, not requiring much thought or planning, and largely skippable. Now you'll find potions giving ghostly intangibility, fleeting bursts of strength, discard decisions, free cards, and other effects worth considering.To see so very, very many of the new potions and try 'em…

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3 years ago

Slay The Spire’s third character is a robot wizard

The third Slay The Spire character is a robot wizard who manipulates orbs, named The Defect, and you can check it out today. The Defect has arrived in the latest beta build for the early access deck-building roguelikelike, and though they're not quite finished ooh they are an interesting one. The Defect is the trickiest character so far, focused on building, managing, and exhausting a…

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