For those still catching up: Rise of Humanity is a strategic turn-based deck-building video game created by our proud member Cybernetic Walrus. Set in a dystopian world ruled by an evil AI, you control a band of misfit survivors turned resistance fighters on their quest to outsmart and defeat an army of powerful robots in order to restore humanity’s former greatness.
With this Early Access release, you’ll be able to take out the scrap in two different modes. There’s the Story Mode that introduces four different heroes, each with their own cards and abilities, and continues the story from the end of the Prologue. This mode contains six different missions with increasing difficulty taking place in different environments. It’s a great way to get to grips with the rules and figure out how to survive different scenarios agains different types of enemies.
Players who’ve blasted their way through the story content can unleash their strategic master brain in Daily Challenge Mode. Here, you fight three different missions with random heroes under battle conditions that change every day. You’ll need to get the most out of the hand you’re dealt to climb the leaderboards and become a veritable Rise of Humanity champion.
Cybernetic Walrus aims to keep adding both story content and new cards as Early Access moves forward. Being both a turn-based strategy game and a deck builder, Rise of Humanity requires an enormous amount of balancing. The team wants to work together with the community to carefully introduce new characters, cards, and enemy types. It’s always difficult to accurately pinpoint, but they expect to remain in Early Access for 6 to 18 months, at which time there’ll be a fully playable story campaign, eigh hero characters and a full set of 270 cards.
That’s quite some work to be done, but we’re convinced that turn-based strategy and deck building fans alike will find something to love in the Early Access version, and we wish Cybernetic Walrus the best of luck with this exciting release.