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Valve has been pretty open with how they are ‘rebooting’ Half-Life: Alyx, and so far they have kept that promise, providing near-constant updates on the game’s development.
Just before Artifact, so much so that it was internally dubbed as Artifact 2. In that announcement post however, Valve stated that they would be revealing more information about Artifact’s reboot after the launch of HL: Alyx.
Remember Artifact? No? Well it was Valve’s take on the card-gaming genre like Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. If you didn’t know about it, or didn’t even remember it existed until now, then that just goes to show what a complete and utter disaster it was when it launched. Going from 60,000 players at launch, to 10K a week later and then finally down to 345 at the time of this article from last year, it’s safe to say that Artifact didn’t do very well.
Last week it emerged Valve had laid off 13 employees and contractors, and we now know this includes Richard Garfield and his contracted Three Donkeys team who helped created Artifact.
The time has come. Valve is about to release its first non-VR game since DOTA 2 all the way back in 2013. Artifact is a collectible card game based in the DOTA 2 universe, overseen by legendary Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. Like Blizzard, Valve tends to make games these days that will run on just about any system, and based on the Artifact PC system requirements, Artifact is going to be no different.
Valve has announced that Artifact, its first new game five years, will be launching on Steam this coming November.
Valve announced a brand new game a this year’s International Dota 2 Championship. Artifact is a Dota 2 collectible card game, and yes, the reaction from the crowd was just as disappointed as you’re feeling now.
Just Cause 3 is pretty great, when it works. But like any huge game launch, it’s not without its fair share of teething problems. One of the biggest issues facing AMD owners is incompatibility with the Radeon Software Crimson driver, released last week.
Wizards, knights and thieves. The three pillars of beardy greatness, and the foundations upon which Frozenbyte has built one of the most adored 2D platforming series out there today. 2D that is, until today, whence Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power reaches out and latches onto another dimension of platform hopping pleasure.
Well I didn’t see this one coming. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power was only announced a matter of weeks ago, but developer Frozenbyte Games has now confirmed it will be available to purchase on Steam Early Access this coming Tuesday.
Frozenbyte has announced a third outing for Trine, its immensely popular co-op puzzle platformer series. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has the three returning heroes embarking on a new adventure through a picturesque fairytale world.