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Play test for ccg "Archons of Magic" is required

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Archoniac
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Typical battle situation.

I am independent game developer and also I am huge fan of collectible card games like Magic the Gathering and Shadow Era. So finally I've made a ccg myself, which can be played here:

https://apps.facebook.com/archons_of_magic

And now I am in desperate need for beta testers to get feedback and ideas. Really, all I want is to do game that would be interesting for everyone, by gamer for gamers as they say.

During development I had following concepts in mind.

1) Advanced Engine.
Collectible card games are more than just words written on cards, it is rules that transform these words in interesting gameplay. So special intention-frame engine was developed, a meta-language in some sense, that gives possibilty to code almost anything you can imagine. Cards like "At the beginning of the turn put token on each creature under your control. If you have more than 20 tokens remove them and gain extra turn." could be implemented (and they did!) with just few lines of code.

2) Easy-to-use, easy-to-learn
Despite engine complexity, gameplay should be simple enough. Player should think strategically, not tactically. So, all player have to do is just cast a card, and everything else would be done by game itself!

3) Variety.
There are lots of cards with unique abilities and new cards are being added each day. Cards uniquness and variety should provide new game experience each time you start new fight.

4) Game with friends.
No computer opponent could compare with the duel against your friend. And there should be no limitations or restrictions for this kind of play. All you have to do is to invite your friend and you may start your fight immediately.

If you have any questions or suggestions you may answer here or visit game community page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archons-of-Magic-Community/308492389258535

or game forum

http://forum.ossgames.net

Also you may write me directly at skoffer[at]ossgames[dot]net

Telc
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Would like to play but it is

Would like to play but it is stuck, "entering astral"... ?

juggler5
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Playtest Swap

Hey Archoniac! I'm interested in testing your game, and I wonder if you could give mine a go?

Check out http://www.bgdf.com/node/7146 if you're interested!!!

kos
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Sounds interesting

The ideas sound good, and the screenshots are nice.

However when I try to go there:
- Firefox returns a blank page.
- IE returns http error 500.

Regards,
kos

Archoniac
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Can you try it one more time?

Can you try it one more time? And tell me exact time when you will it do it, please? I'll be able to check logs.

upd: I have found source of these errors, it happens because you were not logged in facebook. Now I've implemented login screen, so it should be fine now.

Telc
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doesn't work for me... 1.20

doesn't work for me... 1.20 Berlin time..

Archoniac
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Fix it.

Well, I have fixed some bugs, now it can be run on most major browsers and mentioned problem was connected with flash player version. So, play test is still required :-) And I would be happy to hear how game is actually played - cards interaction. I can give all cards that are available now to beta testers - just let me know.

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