|Spectromancer: Gathering of Power|
The main duel screen
|Developer(s)||Three Donkeys LLC
Jagdish Chanda (Flash)
Spectromancer (Russian: Спектромансер) is a computer game developed by Apus Software and Three Donkeys LLC. The game was released in October 2008. The expansion League of Heroes, Truth & Beauty, and Gathering of Power are upgrade to the game rather than a stand-alone expansion and were released respectively at 2010, 2011, and 2013.
The game was developed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, Alexey Stankevich (creator of Astral Tournament and Astral Masters) and Skaff Elias. Spectromancer's gameplay revolves around a playing-card dynamic. In the single-player campaign, the player traverses a mythical world collecting various cards to use in duels. There is also an online arena, where a player can duel other players, and a high score list.
Unlike most collectible card games, players do not construct a deck before the game starts. Instead, at the beginning of each duel, each player is randomly given twenty cards, four from each of five elements. (The four classical elements, plus a fifth element of the player's choice.) These cards vary in mana cost and function. Each turn, the player gains one mana in each element, and may play a single card. Playing a card does not cause it to become "used"; there is no concept of a hand or a discard pile. The game ends once one player succeeds in bringing the other player's life total down to 0.
The free trial offers the full single player mode, and online mode currently with limited number of player versus player duels per day. The full, purchased version offers twelve classes as of 1.2, with their corresponding specialties.
Jagdish Chanda has developed the flash version of this game in 2009, 2010 and 2011. All three version of the flash were a big hit among the web game.
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