Hill Gaming Company has been pulling together some of the best card game artists and designers out there to bring you Arkon, their first card game. In the game, players are looking to control the clans in the Wildlands. Innovative mechanics within the game include bidding as well as multi-use cards. Their Kickstarter campaign will be getting underway in February of next year.
About the game:
In Arkon, players assume the identity of a mysterious outsider and vie for control of the fractured clans of the Wildlands. Arkon creates unique gameplay through a number of dynamics. First, all cards have multiple ways in which they can be played, which creates more options and strategic depth. Second, with Arkon we wanted to take a novel look at resource systems. Unlike conventional systems we wanted something that had more tradeoffs and created more interaction and that is what led us to bidding. With bidding, all players are involved on every turn. Finally, Arkon is a game where your decisions matter but you are never out of the game – there are a variety of cards that swing the game back in your favor. Creating this careful balance between implementing comeback effects, while not making the game luck-contingent on draws, was a careful balancing act. We are glad to have team members like Tyler Hill, gold level professional Magic the Gathering Player, to guide us!
Hill Gaming Company, an indie tabletop gaming publisher, is launching their pilot card game, Arkon, on Kickstarter on Feb. 1st, 2018.
Arkon is an innovative game designed for quick accessible gameplay. With a range of novel mechanics from bidding to multi-use cards, Arkon has a low barrier to entry but deep depth of strategy and replay value. Arkon also has a team of incredibly talented artists and designers, with pedigrees ranging from working on Magic the Gathering to Game of Thrones TCG (Trading Card Game).