Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game by Mega Crit Games and Humble Bundle, developed by and .

Official trailers

Nintendo on Thursday, June 06, 2019 released the trailer:
Slay the Spire - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch.

Story intro

Slay the Spire is a combination of roguelike-like gameplay with a deck-building card game. At the start of a playthrough the player selects one of three predetermined characters, which sets a starting amount of health, gold, a starting relic that provides a unique ability for that characters, and an initial deck of cards with basic attack and defense cards as well what potential color-coded cards tailor to that character they will see through the run. The goal is to work through several levels of a spire, each level having a number of potential encounters distributed in a branching structure with a boss character at the end of the level. Encounters include monsters, campfires to heal or upgrade cards to more powerful versions, shopkeepers to buy cards, relics and potions as well as to remove cards from the deck, chests with random loot, and random choice-based encounters. Combat is played in turns. Each turn the player receives a fresh hand of cards and three energy points. The player can play any combination of cards as long as they have the energy to pay for the energy cost of each card, and at the end of the turn, all cards not played are sent to a discard pile. Players' cards vary by the character but generally consist of attack cards to damage opponents, skill cards that buff themselves, debuff opponents, or add to their blocking power for the turn, and power cards where the effect remains in play until the end of combat. Each opponent on the field will telegraph what move they will make: if they will attack and with how much damage, if they will block, cast a spell to buff themselves or debuff the player. In some cases, the opponents' attack or the player cards may add unplayable cards representing battle conditions like Wounds to the player's deck. The player can determine the best strategy to avoid taking any damage after they complete their turn. If the player's health drops to zero, the game is over and they must restart from the bottom of the spire. Otherwise, if the player defeats all the monsters in an encounter, they typically receive gold and a choice of one of three randomly-selected cards to add to their deck, if desired. Other loot that can be obtained from monsters or other encounters include relics that provide a permanent character buff for the duration of the game, such as increased maximum health, additional energy points, lower casting costs, and automatic blocking, and single-use potions that can be used during any turn for no cost to restore health, buff the player, and debuff or damage the enemy.

About

Slay the Spire was scheduled to be released on January 23, 2019, on May 21, 2019 and on June 6, 2019 by Humble Bundle and Mega Crit Games.

It is a single-player video game.

The game is made with libGDX engine.

This video game is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

External links

Official website: megacrit.com

Other websites: Steam, PlayStation

Wikipedia: Slay the Spire

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