Published by Temple Gates Games LLC
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One-hundred years ago, The Infinity Engine was shattered and its reality-bending shards have destroyed most of the world. Now, it falls upon you to gather your forces, defeat your adversaries, and rebuild the Infinity Engine! Will you survive? Build your armies by recruiting allies and champions from four unique factions. Launch surprise attacks on your foes by instantly deploying mercenaries. Unlock limitless power by mastering the Shard of Infinity. Shards of Infinity is the follow-up to the award winning deckbuilding game, Ascension. App Features: - For 2-4 Players - 30 minute playing time - Network multiplayer - Local pass and play - Solo play against AI
For their other game, RFTG, which I’ve played >1500 games, I see myself doing the same for Shards of Infinity (SOI). I hope to see the same frequency of game expansions releases. As of today, RFTG is at 4 expansions with one more in the works. From what I see, there is one expansion in the works for SOI. The games are speedy and short 4-9 minutes - perfect for a quick game here and there on the road or in transit. So far I’m hitting a 50% win rate against medium. And like the RFTG, the AI at hard is, well, hard. Online playing has the same familiar interface as RFTG (if not easier) and works like a charm - be it with the online community or with your friends. And yes, like RFTG, SOI originally is a physical tabletop game that plays much faster in the electronic format and so online playing with friends - even in the same house at the same table together is preferred since we can cram 3X more games in the same time period. So, what is SOI? A dash of Dominion (buy cards to build your deck), a drop of MTG (win by bringing opponent hit point down to zero - not by victory points), and fast forward about 20 centuries. There are multiple paths to victory and each player begins at an identical footing (unlike RFTG, where the random draw determines your starting world, stats, and starting cards.)
My friends and I get a lot of mileage out of the tabletop version and the app is every bit as fun to play. AI provides a solid challenge and pass-and-play works like a treat. Highly recommended!
So I’ve been playing quite a bit since this was released, and my initial impression.... It’s very good. It takes the best parts of Hearthstone, mixes them with the familiarity and gameplay of Ascension, and ends up feeling a bit like what Star Realms should have been. It’s very good.