Greenlit!

Successfully funded on Kickstarter!

#6 Players Choice - Best Upcoming Indie 2015


Be Both Adventurer and Dungeon Master

With Labyrinth, embark on a new Collectible Card Game (CCG) adventure: Assemble powerful decks of Heroes to invade rival dungeons and engage in epic player vs. player 3D battles--then, use the loot from your conquests to customize your own dungeon and put together a powerful deck of bosses, minions, and traps to defend your riches at all costs.

Core Gameplay Features

  • PvP game which marries CCG & RPG
  • Your Offense deck forms a party of Heroes to raid a dungeon
  • Your Defense deck forms a dungeon with Bosses to defend your loot when you are not online
  • Tactical turn-based action fused with CCG strategy
  • Boss cards define their own uniquely themed dungeon rooms
  • Free to Play with hundreds of cards to win, craft, and purchase
  • Releasing on PC and Mac; iOS and Android to follow

Chat live -- just look for the Oracle at the bottom of the Labyrinth website. Or talk to us using: community forum, Labyrinth CCG Steam group, @labyrinthoracle, Facebook, or Twitch.

Bring 'action' to collectible card games

With the inclusion of a turn-based 3D combat system, we are excited to bring more action and tactical thinking to the battlefield, upending many conventions of traditional card games. Every card is more than a means for achieving victory: it's also part of a living, breathing world. This also plays to our studio’s experience in making AAA action games.

Design for deep CCG strategy

The combination of tactical action with familiar CCG strategy opens the door to a new kind of adventure game. We are happy that the creator of Ascension and Solforge, Justin Gary and his team at Stone Blade have joined us to add their decades of experience playing and designing CCGs to our own. Together we are exploring this new frontier and discovering new possibilities for rich gameplay.

Create an expansive world rich in culture--both magical and familiar

We are passionate game developers. We want that to shine through in Labyrinth. In crafting the diverse world of Hylea, whether we are describing the Cosmos and creation story of Starfall or the jewelry of a Giant from the Northern Clans, we strive to have our passion and attention to detail reflect in every facet of story and art.

Build a game that will last for decades

First and foremost, Labyrinth is a collectible card game. With their hallmarks of creative play, endless combinations, meta-game thinking and the potential for vast expansion, CCGs offer the best and longest-lasting experiences in gaming. We've captured these proven qualities and folded them into an exciting new game.


Labyrinth is a love letter written to the things that first ignited our passion for gaming--collectible card games, fantasy RPGs, and turn-based PC strategy games. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this project and any feature requests!

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State of the Meta

In the past we showed an analysis of hero or boss balance versus their popularity. Below are graphs updated with data from this current update. As can be expected, Lavella, Korghan, and Renna are quite popular since they are basic heroes, but other combinations of similar Discipline heroes provide a bit more power, propelling the Faith, Warfare, Wizardry parties to the right on the win / loss axis. We are taking this data into consideration in re-balancing for the upcoming update.

As can be seen from the boss balance chart below, Maessna is clearly a powerful boss, but hasn't become the most popular boss like Radaghar with Pale Rider had in the past update. Our analysis shows that Caster cards give Maessna her advantage. It's possible that Adolphus, also a Caster, could become very strong if played similarly, but may be overlooked being one of the basic bosses. MechaScorpion also remains strong, but is not popular. As for the heroes, the upcoming update takes the data shown below into consideration for re-balancing the cards.

Additionally we have put together a system that, on a daily basis, automatically monitors all the cards used in Labyrinth. This monitoring system provides a huge amount of data that we are taking into account now when we rebalance cards. Because the core set is going to change fundamentally in the next update, we don't mind sharing this meta changing information right now: here is a summary of some cards you might want to play (or not play) pulled from today's card ranking.

Upcoming Build

New Boss!

New Boss

We're hard at work on the next update, which should be dropping soon, in a week or so. Our main focus with this update has been balance, but we've also been making some significant changes to the card pool in other ways. Here is a preview of some of the upcoming changes:

Balance

In the last update, our goal was to re-establish the difference between the abilities that affect health: melee attacks, ranged attacks, and healing. The efficiency of ranged attacks and healing abilities were reduced to account for their greater flexibility. This mostly affected Heroes, which reduced their overall damage output, and as a result the balance of the game shifted in the direction of Bosses. Our data have shown that since the last update, both Heroes and Bosses were winning about 50% of the time. In another game, this might be the ideal balance, but because of the nature of Labyrinth's asymmetrical gameplay, we feel that the active human player should be winning more often that not. All things being equal, this means that the overall balance should favor Heroes. We've spent the last month doing a thorough pass on the card pool to shift things back toward the Heroes. We've also identified and corrected some outlier cards that were way above the curve in terms of power level.

Perks

We have also taken a fresh look at Perks. Our experience showed that common perks had kind of a clunky role within the card pool. Some of them were very powerful and were crafted by players early, but then those same players would later open several duplicates that were only good for Stardust. In general, it wasn't clear what made a Perk common or some other rarity. We've introduced a new keyword: Stack. Stack is always accompanied by a number. You may add a number of copies of a Perk with Stack equal to the Stack number. From now on, common Perks will generally have Stack. Higher rarities may also have Stack, but its main home is common. To go with the new keyword, we've designed a new suite of Perks at common. Most of these new cards modify specific spells. Our intent is evoke the feel of adventurers leveling up their key skills and abilities. Perks that affect the whole deck have been shifted to higher rarities, which is a better place for powerful, "build-around" cards. The big-picture goal is to make common Perks more collectible, and have their own role within the design.

Basic Card Pool

We've also made a significant number of changes to the basic (free) cards. Our intent is to further simplify the cards that players are first exposed to in order to reduce the complexity of the game in the first several hours of play. Some of the staples have been moved from basic to common, and simpler versions have taken their place at basic. Other staples have been kept at common in a simplified form, but may be modified with Perks to regain their original complexity (and sometimes gain new power.) These changes should help new players understand the game a bit better, and grow into the complexity of the game over a longer period.

New Features and Content

There will be a new boss and we will introduce a hero skin too. Plus other additions...

Future Hero/Boss Price Change

Thank you to everyone who purchased one of the new heroes or bosses. We appreciate your supporting Labyrinth development while it is in Early Access. In order to run Labyrinth as a free to play game that can sustain its operating costs and better cover the cost of development for a given hero or boss and their associated level-up cards, we will be increasing both the cash and Gold prices of the non-basic heroes and bosses in the patch after this one. We want to give players advanced warning so that they can buy any hero or boss at the lower price right now if they should so desire. Heroes and Bosses will still be purchasable with Gold.

Stardust Miscalculation

There was a bug in the calculation for Stardust that was refunded after the account reset in the last update. We said that we will be fixing affected players, but have not had the time to complete the calculation. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Backer Rewards

Codes for some of the Backer rewards, those mentioned previously, have not yet been distributed due to time constraints working on other aspects of Labyrinth. It is in the works. Sorry for the inconvenience with this too.

Development

The Engineering Team worked on perk stacking; purchasing and switching skins for heroes and bosses; tutorial data progression data moved to server; added partial Victories; daily gold cap; Hero/Boss shop card preview; raid limit display, raid credit display; Discipline packs; season reward dialog and info; ranked crowns; Steam DLC.

The Art Team worked on the Blade Master Skin; a Spirit Beast Boss concept; Skinned Death's Harvester and Celestial Giant; completed Celestial Giant; made backs for Shadow boss, Renna, and Fayden.

The Audio Team worked on sounds for minions; traps; planning for Heroes' sounds; added missing sounds; preparation for Voice Over.

The Design Team worked on ​new beast, caster defense cards; made card revisions to sorcerer, celestial, elemental, giant defense, ​mechanic, spirit cards; card balance pass; ​ blast vs ranged mods; ​card display cleanup; finished celestial giant; formalized adventure mode spec; automated Meta and card analytic monitoring.

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 73 Patch

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 73 Patch

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Between healing and a shot in the dark, we are attempting to fix some connection bugs that emerged once there were lots of players playing lots of encounters...

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 72 Patch

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 72 Patch

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This patch mainly addresses bugs and other issues with cards. It should also fix disconnect problems we have seen with Giant Queen. We are still gathering...

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 69 Progress

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 69 Progress

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The next major update is coming soon, in a week or more. Accounts will be reset then. Non-basic heroes and bosses will be added to the store. 2 new heroes...

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 67 Progress

Labyrinth CCG + tactical RPG : Week 67 Progress

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Learn how to potentially overcome some struggles you may have with balance. Includes card suggestions.

Comments  (0 - 10 of 14)
Bearkiddy
Bearkiddy

I may be blind or dumb or both but how do I get invited to play this awesome game?

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Maninblue999
Maninblue999

Hey freerangegames

Would you consider adding "finishing moves" to the game, sort of like they have in Dragon age Origins?

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freerangegames Creator
freerangegames

That's an interesting idea. It might be difficult to implement since there are a variety of finishing moves, but we'll discuss it among our designers.

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Guest
Guest

me gusta este juego

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Skulling97
Skulling97

Looks really nice, i can't wait for play it.

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Guest
Guest

"on it's quest" - > on its quest

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Barderella
Barderella

"on it's quest" ACTUALLY should be "on its' quest"
Learn grammar before you attempt to correct others bro.

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freerangegames Creator
freerangegames

Sorry, but its' is never correct. However, where is this typo? I cannot find it any where.

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Barderella
Barderella

Its' means "belonging to". That is correct version. However, I couldn't find that error anywhere either, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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freerangegames Creator
freerangegames

Its-not-its.info
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Thinking about it though, the possessive of its when talking about its as a word, would probably be its'. For example, "its' usage" which means "the usage of its". So never say never.

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freerangegames Creator
freerangegames

I've looked all over our pages here and cannot find the typo, "on it's quest". I must be blind. Can some one join me on this quest and help me find it? I doubt our guest here will see the reply to their message.

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