A new roguelike deck builder is on the horizon and this one has some impressive credentials, Roguebook from Abrakam Entertainment SA and Nacon.

Similar to games like Slay the Spire, Roguebook is a deck building roguelike where the player must traverse a map, collect cards, and use them to defeat enemies. It has a unique storybook aesthetic and is co-designed by Richard Garfield, probably best know for creating the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The game will feature four playable characters and the player will choose two of them at the start of the run to form their party. Be sure to checkout the trailer below to see it in action.



Roguebook will launch on Steam June 17th  for $24.99 USD. You can add it to your Steam wishlist here.

Checkout the press release below for more information:

Lesquin, France, June 1, 2021 – With two weeks before its launch on PC, Roguebook – the roguelike deckbuilder developed by Abrakam Entertainment and co-designed by Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The GatheringTM – is unveiling more about the combat mechanics. Only the finest strategists will manage to defeat the evil entity hidden within Roguebook’s pages!

Roguebook you choose a team of two heroes from a selection of four available. Sharra cuts down enemies with power, Sorocco blocks enemy attacks with resolve, Aurora wields magic with talent, and Seifer unleashes his rage against those unfortunate enough to attack him.

Each hero has their own unique cards. Players will need to develop strategies and play their cards at the best moment and in the right order to create devastating combos. At the start of each turn, players know what the enemy attacks will be. Sometimes the best defence is attack, but sometimes it’s wiser to focus on defence to avoid a crushing defeat.

In true roguelike fashion, you must start again from the beginning after a defeat. But you become more powerful with each run thanks to the new cards and skills you have unlocked. It’s by starting again and again that players can fight their way through a bestiary that includes over 50 different enemies.

Aaron Evangelisti
Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?