Strife Developer's New CCG Arena Game Hits Steam Early Access

Brawl of Ages is out now on Steam.

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Strife and Heroes of Newerth developer S2 Games has released its free-to-play online collectible card arena game Brawl of Ages on Steam through Early Access for PC, Mac, and Linux.

It sounds like it's in the vein of Supercell's Clash Royale, as Brawl of Ages aims is a card-battling game that aims to combine the "quick competitiveness and on-the-fly strategy of the collectible card arena genre with the customization and personalization only possible in a PC game."

Brawl of Ages offers "simple core gameplay," though S2 Games stresses that it also includes "endless strategic options."

"As we developed Brawl of Ages and took feedback from the closed beta, we were inspired by several RTS, MOBA, RPG, and Tower Defense games as we wanted to hit the key features of these games with none of the drawbacks typically found in these genres," S2 Games CEO Marc DeForest said. "Brawl of Ages was designed with casual and competitive gamers in mind so players can quickly enjoy an intense action-strategy game or dig deeper and create unique decks and strategies as they rank up over time."

Like Blizzard's massively popular Hearthstone, Brawl of Ages lets you build a deck of cards from across a "broad selection of unique card types." After putting a deck of 10 cards together, two players go head-to-head in battles where each player tries to take down their opponent's base.

There are three modes available in Brawl of Ages, including Ladder, Conquest, and Brawl Club. You can learn more about these and more items at the Brawl of Ages Steam page.

Like other free-to-play games, Brawl of Ages features microtransactions. The full launch is scheduled for later this year, and there will be new "features, modes, and other content" in the final edition.

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