Since it was established in 2014, the members of Dragon Foundry have been working “to build a trading card game that’s a digital game first and foremost.” Now, the small team is preparing to launch the fruit of that labor, a real-time digital trading card game called Nova Blitz. Now in Alpha, the game has been fully approved on Steam Greenlight.
Nova Blitz takes place throughout a huge galaxy, where arenas are found on different worlds. Warriors called Novas compete with one another in these arenas, utilizing the five aspects of energy – Arcane, Tech, Divine, Nature, and Chaos. These Novas fight one another to become rich, famous, and eligible for a shot at the Nova Blitz Championship title, where the last Nova standing wins everything.
The player’s goal is relatively simple: Reduce the opponent’s health to zero. Battles are short, consisting of an Action phase followed by a Combat phase, using any of the cards in the player’s deck. The deck builder permits up to 20 decks per collection, mixed and matched as much as desired. All battles take place in real time, between players on the internet.
Nova Blitz is now in Alpha and moving towards Beta, which is expected to be completed before the end of 2015. The full release is scheduled for June 2016. Interested would-be Novas are invited to download and try the Alpha build on Windows or Mac, with Linux support coming down the road. The Alpha download is free, and includes a full set of all 200 cards. To help them with final costs, Dragon Foundry has launched a Kickstarter, seeking to raise $40,000 USD; as of this writing they are more than halfway to their goal. Those interested in taking a journey to the far reaches of a fantastic galaxy can keep up with all the latest updates on the Nova Blitz Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.