Floppy Knights, a turn-based card battler from indie developer Rose City Games, has played its hand onto both PC and Xbox One today with a 10% launch discount until May 31. You can also find the game through Xbox Game Pass on both platforms. Check out the launch trailer for the game below.
What is Floppy Knights Exactly?
In case you’re unfamiliar, Floppy Knights follows inventor Phoebe and her robot arm Carlton as they engage in battle using floppy disks stored with small yet unique creatures. Across an expansive landscape, play your cards (or in this case, floppy disks) right to deal massive damage and overpower your opponent, earning yourself a decisive victory. A player is only as strong as their deck though, so you’ll need to plan out which disks to bring out for what occasion. With many floppy disks to choose from, there’s surely plenty of room for strategizing.
All of this is overlayed with a beautiful art style and a great soundtrack. You may find the art rather familiar in fact, and it’s not just you. It holds a very similar style to its stylish deckbuilding brother Dicey Dungeons thanks to a shared artist, though isn’t created by the same developers naturally. With the tunes coming straight from composer Grahm Nesbitt (known for the indie game Garden Story), you’re sure to be jamming out as well.
The developers behind the game had the following to say in a Steam post celebrating the launch:
When creating Floppy Knights, our goal was to create an approachable tactics game that everyone could feel excited about. From working on a game jam concept to paper prototype, to full time development and eventually releasing on Steam, we’ve poured our heart and soul into this game and we are SO excited to (finally) share it with you.”
In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you think Floppy Knights will be the next great indie game for you to sink your teeth into? Out of all games you’ve played, which has had the greatest artistic flavor? Let me know!