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KARDS Marches Out of Early Access

Following 12 months in Early Access and thousands of hours of battle-hardened playtesting, developer 1939 Games today announced that it has officially launched its WWII Digital collectable card game (CCG) KARDS. Providing a battlefield away from the typical high-fantasy setting of many CCG’s, KARDS enables its players to command a diverse range of units from seven of the major Second World War Powers. Players construct their decks from historically accurate infantry, tanks, artillery and aircraft which are then brought to life through period-appropriate art, sound effects and music designed to appeal to CCG fans and history buffs alike.

C̸r̷e̷a̵t̶e̵d̷ ̸w̷i̸t̵h̵ ̸h̵i̸s̸t̵o̴r̸i̸c̶a̷l̸ ̸a̵u̵t̵h̸e̷n̸t̸i̵c̸i̴t̴y̸ ̴i̴n̶ ̸m̵i̵n̸d̵,̶ ̷K̵A̵R̶D̶S̵ ̵d̶o̷e̸s̵n̷’̷t̵ ̷j̷u̸s̵t̴ ̴b̵r̴i̶n̷g̶ ̶a̸ ̵g̴u̴n̷ ̵t̷o̶ ̸t̷h̵e̶ ̷C̶C̶G̷ ̷s̸w̷o̵r̴d̵ ̷f̷i̵g̵h̵t̵.̸ ̵I̶t̴ ̵u̵s̵e̴s̶ ̷r̵e̷a̶l̸ ̴b̷a̶t̷t̸l̷e̸f̷i̶e̸l̵d̸ ̶t̴a̴c̴t̵i̸c̴s̶ ̶t̸o̶ ̸g̶i̶v̵e̶ ̸f̶r̴e̷s̶h̸ ̶i̵n̴s̸p̶i̸r̷a̸t̵i̷o̶n̵ ̶t̷o̶ ̵p̷l̶a̶y̷e̵r̷s̵,̶ ̷s̶u̴c̶h̵ ̴a̴s̶ ̵i̷n̶t̷r̵o̷d̷u̸c̷i̷n̴g̵ ̷t̸h̵e̶ ̵i̴n̴n̸o̴v̷a̷t̶i̷v̶e̷ ̸‘̶F̶r̷o̷n̶t̷l̴i̵n̵e̵’̷ ̸m̶e̷c̶h̸a̴n̸i̷c̴ ̴t̵h̴a̸t̷ ̶d̶e̵m̸a̷n̵d̴s̶ ̷p̷l̶a̷y̵e̵r̸s̷ ̸m̶a̵n̵a̸g̷e̸ ̷m̴o̴v̷e̶m̶e̶n̵t̶ ̸a̴n̸d̷ ̶u̷n̷i̸t̵ ̵r̴a̴n̵g̷e̵ ̶t̷o̷ ̶f̴i̶g̴h̷t̵ ̴e̶f̶f̸e̵c̵t̴i̵v̴e̶l̸y̵.̸ ̷T̶h̷e̶ ̸f̸r̸o̷n̴t̴l̷i̵n̸e̷ ̸e̵n̶a̵b̸l̸e̶s̵ ̸p̴l̵a̸y̷e̷r̶s̸ ̷t̵o̷ ̷b̴e̸t̸t̴e̸r̵ ̴p̷r̴o̵t̷e̷c̵t̷ ̷t̷h̷e̵i̶r̷ ̶s̶u̵p̷p̸o̷r̸t̷ ̷a̵s̶s̴e̵t̸s̶ ̷a̵n̷d̸ ̴t̴a̷k̴e̸s̸ ̵t̷h̴e̶ ̵b̴a̶t̶t̴l̶e̴ ̷t̵o̵ ̴t̸h̵e̴i̷r̷ ̴e̴n̴e̶m̴y̸.̴ ̶T̷h̸i̷s̸ ̴c̷r̸e̶a̷t̵e̴s̷ ̴a̴ ̸h̸u̷g̵e̵ ̸s̸t̸r̷a̶t̷e̵g̶i̴c̷ ̴e̴l̷e̵m̸e̵n̶t̶ ̴t̵o̶ ̸h̵o̷w̷ ̷p̸l̶a̷y̵e̴r̷s̴ ̸p̶l̴a̸y̵ ̸o̴u̸t̸ ̸t̴h̵e̴i̵r̵ ̸i̵n̴d̵i̷v̷i̸d̶u̶a̸l̷ ̶t̷a̴c̷t̵i̴c̴s̴ ̶a̵s̷ ̶w̵e̷l̶l̵ ̴a̵s̵ ̴p̷r̸o̶t̴e̵c̸t̷ ̶t̵h̴e̴i̴r̶ ̷h̵e̶a̶d̵q̴u̸a̶r̵t̵e̸r̷s̸.̴ ̷T̷h̵i̵s̶ ̶s̵i̶m̴p̶l̶e̸ ̸c̸h̴a̸n̸g̵e̷ ̷a̷d̷d̸s̴ ̷a̷n̵ ̶e̷x̴t̷r̷a̷ ̵l̶a̸y̸e̶r̶ ̵o̸f̸ ̸s̸t̷r̸a̴t̸e̴g̵y̶ ̴t̷o̴ ̶c̵o̷n̷s̴i̸d̴e̵r̴ ̶w̶h̸e̵n̴ ̵p̵l̴a̴y̶e̵r̵s̸ ̸a̷r̴e̶ ̷c̷o̷n̷s̸t̵r̵u̵c̸t̴i̵n̴g̸ ̴t̴h̶e̸i̸r̸ ̵d̷e̷c̸k̶s̷.̸ ̶

Emulating the characteristics of real warring countries from the Second World War, each of KARDS’ seven nations incorporate a range of units to suit every style of play. The British have a strong defensive set to repel invaders, the Germans rely on Blitzkrieg tactics and armour, the US dominates the air and the Japanese project naval power to rule the high seas. Players can mix and match nations to create powerful combination decks as well as draw upon ally support nations such as the French Resistance. 

With its innovative new gameplay mechanics, hundreds of units and dedication to historical accuracy, KARDS promises to deliver hundreds of hours of exhilarating, strategic gameplay for years to come. During Early Access 1939 Games released a huge expansion that brought two nations and 120 cards to the game. This was just the first of many free expansions that form KARDS’ ongoing development roadmap, future updates will bring additional card packs, tactics and modes to the game, guaranteeing fresh and exciting experiences to novice and veteran players alike. KARDS features:

  • Seven nations from WWII participants all with their own units and tactics.
  • Online PvP and ranked matches, including the fast-paced Draft mode.
  • Unique frontline mechanic to constantly drive conflict.
  • Licenced and period art all selected to perfectly evoke the era.

The draft is open, sign up to join the battle today by downloading KARDS for free on Steam.

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