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  • Results From Game Design Challenge: In The Cards

    [01.29.19]
    - Danny Cowan
  •  In the days before video games, our ancestors entertained themselves with playing cards. Card games have been around since the 9th century, and digital adaptations of card games accompanied the earliest gaming consoles.

    While adaptations of games like poker and Go Fish remain popular, modern audiences are also drawn to titles that employ traditional card game mechanics like Blizzard's Hearthstone and the Mega Man Battle Network series.

    Curiously, a select few video game developers and franchises have crossed over into the card gaming realm. Rock Band series creator Harmonix entered the field with 2017's DropMix, and fans of From Software's catalog have produced card game adaptations of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. We think there are plenty of other games that deserve similar treatment.

    For Game Career Guide's latest Game Design Challenge, our readers adapted existing video games into traditional card games. Here are our top picks!

    Best Entries

    Noah Amat, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Wizard of Legend: Card Game (see page 2)

    Hue Lorène, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Life is Strange: The Card Game (see page 3)

    NJIKI.T Eddy Alain, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Inazuma Eleven: The Card Game (see page 4)

    Whitney Thorpe, Game Design Student at The University of Montevallo, Starting 5 (see page 5)

    Stève Simon, Game Design Student at ArtFX in Montpellier, France, Nier Automata: The Card Game (see page 6)

    Cole Hopkins, Unaffiliated, Grim Fandango: Department of Death (see page 7)

    Renan Yamao, Game Design Student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Enter the Gungeon: The Card Game (see page 8)

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