Let’s be honest, we’ve all seen our fair share of card-based roguelike games on the market, especially from the realm of the infamous Slay the Spire. It’s a great formula for a mix of strategy, charm, and fun, and it’s why so many have gravitated towards it. While there are plenty of them out there, not as many have made quite the name for themselves due to sharing similarities with their contemporaries. Today’s newest release though seeks to change that, as developer Two Tiny Dice and publisher Asylum Labs have unveiled Forward: Escape the Fold, a new card-based roguelike that’s available on Steam with a 10% discount! Check out the official trailer below.
Forward: Escape the Fold isn’t like your traditional card-based roguelike as mentioned. Instead of having a deck of cards that you collect additions for throughout your runs, instead here you’re picking between several cards to determine the best outcome for your hero card. You could have the choice between gold to purchase items down the line, a chest to potentially get a consumable item, or maybe even a mana potion to help cast your hero’s powerful spell. The choice is yours, and you’ll need to make a lot of them before reaching the end. Will you reach the end of this sprawling dungeon?
Unlike most, I can personally vouch for this game having played its demo during the latest Steam Next Fest. There wasn’t a huge amount available in the demo’s offerings, but what was there signaled an interesting and unique experience worth throwing some time into whenever you have the time to kill. A bite-sized roguelike as the Steam page implies, this can be a great time killer and well worth the current $10 the team is asking for.
Will you be picking up Forward: Escape the Fold? On the broader spectrum, what is your favorite roguelike? Let me know!