Game: Hand of Fate
Developer: Defiant Development
Release: Q1 2015
Genre: RPG, Card game
An infinitely replayable series of quests – earn new cards, build your deck, then try to defeat it! In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.
So you think there are not enough Australian developed Action RPG / Card game hybrids? Well it's your lucky day! The kickstarted indie-game Hand of Fate will soon be released on PS4 and Vita. For the Vita it is one of very few western RPG's, making it even more rare. The card part of the game takes place in a room with a scruffy looking dealer, who puts cards on the table that act like encounters. Each time he flips a card something happens, for example you get to fight a bunch of bandits or goblins. If you succeed, you are given reward cards that give you better weapons, more health etc. It is also possible to build decks to customize your encounters. Check this Gameinformer video out for some gameplay, or why not play the game right away on Steam early access.