July 17th, 2012 by Brad Ward
Ever wondered what it would be like to play Magic: The Gathering and Starcraft at the same time? I haven’t. But now that I think of it, that might just be a super cool idea.
Here’s a press release that plans to do that:
Magic: The Gathering meets Starcraft in BitFlip Games Minion Master
Micro Studio Reveals PAX 2012 Plans, Launches New Trailer and Releases July Update to Alpha Community
Berkeley, CA – July 17th, 2012. – Independent micro studio BitFlip Games today announced that Minion Master, its debut strategy release that seamlessly combines elements of tabletop gaming, turn based and real-time strategy, and collectible card building games, will be unveiled for the first time at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, WA from August 31st to September 2nd. All attendees who visit the BitFlip booth will be given limited edition playing cards from the Minion Master universe and anyone who chooses to pre-order
Minion Master between now and the end of PAX will receive a special in-game character.
Additionally the BitFlip Games team has released the latest iteration to Minion Master, building the universe for its dedicated alpha community. The latest update throws four new Minions into the mix with the introduction of the Werewolf, Slasher, Spider and Peasant and introduces 11 new cards to the game. Finally the July update sees the introduction of the Online Deck Builder that has now launched through the cloud, as players can now create and play with or against their own customized decks anywhere in the world. Players will only be given a few short months to build decks and test strategies against the AI before multiplayer is added later this summer. To purchase Minion Master for $15 and qualify for 25% off the retail price of $20, players will need to pre-order Minion Master before July 31st, 2012.
“Our mission with Minion Master has been to bring together the worlds of tabletop and video games in a fun, approachable way”, said David Steinwedel, Executive Producer of BitFlip Games, “We’ve been heavily influenced by classics such as Magic: The Gathering and Starcraft. With the help of a dedicated community (whose feedback we rely on in shaping the future of the universe), we look forward to showcasing the latest build at PAX Prime 2012”
Honestly, I have never been this excited for a card game, ever.