Posts Tagged ‘Mega Crit Games’

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 up, do check out today’s daily run; its starting deck includes 15 copies of the potion-brewing Alchemize. Read the rest of this entry »

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 queue of different passive and active effects in the orbs – with actual attack cards almost a secondary concern. I’ve pulled off clutch wins with orbs and suffered dismal defeats, and I’m keen to learn more. Read the rest of this entry »

Slay The Spire’s daily runs are proper good now

It’s not news that Slay The Spire is great–we’ve written about that oh so very much–but you might have missed how great its ‘Daily Climb’ daily run mode has become. On the deck-building roguelikelike’s journey through early access, developers Mega Crit Games have kept adding daily modifiers that change the game in strange ways, and it’s become my favourite way to play. I’m not even in it for competing on the leaderboards, I just like these strange variants – especially after Friday’s patch added a Draft modifier that makes spire-climbers build their own starting deck. Read the rest of this entry »

Slay the Spire’s daily challenge mode just got even better

This isn't the daily, just a moment that I had to share

Slay the Spire is brill, if you haven’t heard, and with each early access update it only gets briller. The most recent one spruced up the daily challenge mode, making it even harder for me to resist playing it every day until the third character comes out. Before the daily modifiers mainly just made your life miserable – introducing tougher enemies, lowering your health and so on – but they now tend to come with benefits as well as drawbacks.

Alec has already sung the praises of the mode’s earlier form, and now I get to do the same with this better version.

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Slay The Spire’s excellent new daily challenge mode is a reason to play forever

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Casually fulfilling its destiny to become the videogame that consumes the rest of my life, ultro-superb CCG/roguelike combo Slay The Spire just introduced its third mode, the Daily Climb. It’s about the most logical move Spire could have made, adding a daily challenge mode of the type popularised by Spelunky and The Binding Of Isaac (even big ol’XCOM 2 was inspired to do it, though the sadly the take-up hasn’t been great).

Just as my Spire obsession was starting to waver – I’ve unlocked everything, and the difficulty gonkery for the sake of difficulty gonkery of Ascension mode isn’t quite for me – this solid gold reason to play every day turns up.

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Watch this Slay The Spire infinite combo deck winning on the first turn

As you might have noticed, we’re playing a lot of Slay The Spire round these parts. With a few wins under my belt, I’ve learned about the power of building lean decks in the roguelikelike dungeon-crawling card game, but I’m still blown away watching a video of an infinite combo winning battles on the very first turn – with only two cards in the entire deck. It has caused several blasphemous exclamations in the RPS treehouse. Read the rest of this entry »

How Slay the Spire was tested on Netrunner pros

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Roguelike card game Slay the Spire has swept through the RPS dungeons like a powerful disease, covering us in tiny, number-shaped pustules. In search of a cure, we spoke to its designers, Anthony Giovannetti and Casey Yano of Mega Crit Games. Read on to learn some of their methods and future plans. We’ve already told you they’ll “almost certainly” be adding more characters. But did you know they tested the game on expert Netrunner players? Read the rest of this entry »

Slay the Spire adding more characters ‘almost certainly’

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The roguelike card game Slay the Spire has marched into RPS and conducted a coup. Now a slug with a pocketwatch is forcing us all to write articles about how great it is. For example, I’ve just done an interview with the game’s creators, which you can read later. For now, let me sneak out this bit of info, while the slug isn’t looking: They plan to add new playable characters after the game’s full release. “We will almost certainly have more than three characters,” said Anthony Giovannetti of Mega Crit Games. OK, it’s no huge surprise, but at least you know they don’t plan to dust it off when it drops out of early access in the summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Slay the Spire is pretty good and here’s why

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Slay the Spire is a juicy, bloody fillet of a card game rolled around in the random oils and spices of a roguelike. I’d further this culinary analogy by cooking it in an RPG oven but let’s just go ahead and eat it raw. Because it’s delicious. Also, I’m a vampire now. I had an altercation in a glowing city and the game took all my normal attack cards and replaced them with “bite” cards, transforming me into a frail but dangerous demon of the night. I’m fine with this.

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Slay The Spire made me fall in love with deck-building

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A ghost set me on fire. Earlier, I was beating on a parasite that was hiding inside a metal shell. I found a gelatinous cube that had absorbed so much junk it had become sluggish and bloated. I reached inside it, lost a layer of skin on my hand, but retrieved an ice cream. Don’t laugh. It’s a very useful ice cream.

I’m playing roguelike card game Slay The Spire, and I’ve fought through packs of cultists, slavers and thieves, but now I’m on fire and I can’t do a great deal about it. I burn whenever I breathe. It seems unfair but this is partly a hell of my own making.

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