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Cardpocalypse writer discusses building a fictional TCG

Shacknews discussed Cardpocalypse, this single-player card-based adventure, with writer


Helen Cunningham, the game writer behind Cardpocalypse, took a moment out of her busy schedule to chat about the zany game with Shacknews.

"Cardpocalypse is a narrative-driven RPG card game where you play as Jess, a 10-year-old girl in elementary. It's a new school and she's hanging with her friends, and the whole school is obsessed with 'Mega Mutant Power Pets'."

Sounds familiar to many of us who grew up in the 2000s, doesn't it? But as fate would have it, the adults in Jess's life end up banning the card game, so you've got to start playing only when the adults aren't watching. Things get a little weird soon after that, when Power Pets start showing up in school. You have to challenge the Power Pets on your own to card games as you work to save your friends, your school, and quite possibly the world as well.

There's a lot to this ambitious game, mostly stemming from nostalgia for many of us, but also because of how many things you can do in the game. You can collect tons of different cards, change them up as you play the game by putting stickers and even tearing them up, and more.

The game is still planned for release sometime in 2019, so hopefully we'll see it coming down the line soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the full interview above!

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