Valve, a developer of iconic franchises such as Team Fortress, Portal and Half-Life, has released its first full game for over five years. The artifact is CCG, which is now available on PC and costs 20 $ / 16 GBP / AU $ 28. To celebrate the launch of the artifact – which comes on iOS and Android in 2019 – Valve also released a new trailer that you can watch above.
The artifact is conceptually based on Dota 2, another Valve title. The game sees players who stand against each other on three separate board games – similar to Dota 2 – and victory is given to anyone who successfully lands on the opponent's side and either destroys two of the three enemy towers, or defeats the Ancient that appears after destruction of one tower.
Each player has a pack of 40 cards, five of which are a hero. There are currently forty different heroes available to allow players to start different strategies. The other 35 cards in the game pack are heroes and items divided into four different color motifs – red, green, black and blue – depending on their unique effect on the board.
The artifact is designed by Richard Garfield, who previously created the very popular card game Magic: The Gathering. GameSpot is a complete review of the new title is on the way, but in the meantime look at some beta game artifact.