Gamasutra – Press Releases – Poland Joins the Battlefield in Latest KARDS Expansion, Legions
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Reykjavik, Iceland, May 31, 2021 – KARDS, the WWII CGC, adds 84 new playable maps that feature Polish combat forces and advanced game mechanics in its summer offensive, KARDS Legions. The distinctive Polish playstyle is inspired by the important role played by the country’s military and intelligence forces during World War II, when Polish nationals fought both inside and outside of Poland , with their machine guns and cod machines used in several campaigns with great distinction.
Polish units present the unique Exile ability to KARDS, allowing units to be played as if they were part of their nation in exile. Polish pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain come to life with the Spitfire MK V and can be deployed to combat as a Polish or British unit. Polish troops with tank crew fought on the dreaded Eastern Front until the Battle of Berlin, and in KARDS they are represented by the exiled T-34 unit in Soviet decks.
Intel is another new keyword in KARDS This allows you to gain information about your opponent’s hand and cards, which gives an edge to the conflict to come. Before and during World War II, Polish experts in intelligence gathering and cryptoanalysis were instrumental in deciphering the famous German Enigma code. Cracking the Enigma code provided the Allies with a significant advantage during WWII; some historians call it the decisive factor in war. KARDS pays homage to this with the introduction of Intel.
KARDS: Legions also continues to provide new frontline reinforcements for players to devise new strategies. For example, the British M3 Grant medium tank emerges from the sandstorm with a powerful defensive boost for commanders. At the same time, the American SB2C Helldiver wreaks havoc on an opponent’s strategy by adding a copy of the Helldiver unit to a player’s hand each time they gain an additional Kredit slot. KARDS: Legions Cards are available in boosters in the in-game store. Packs can be purchased using real-world or in-game currency.
KARDS has attracted over half a million players worldwide and has witnessed a combined total of over 30 million battles since entering Early Access in 2019. The 1939 Games team is proud to be getting over 18,600 reviews on Steam, giving the game a “ very positive ” review score. Register now on Steam for free and join the legions of active KARDS players from around the world fighting for tactical supremacy. KARDS has over 60,000 players per month and is playable in 11 languages.
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1939 Games was founded by Gudmundur and Ivar Kristjansson, brothers with over 25 years of experience in the video game industry. With a common interest in collectible card games and WWII, the duo wanted a game that combined their passions. When they couldn’t find it, they set about making it themselves. KARDS is that game, a digital CCG (collectible card game) that uses historical military units as the inspiration for its cards. Blending traditional card game elements with WWII strategy, it’s a sleek, action-packed experience that stands out in the genre.