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In particular, any sale or commercial use of these data is prohibited. This content was published on September 18, Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line. Artifact is an upcoming digital collectible card game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The game focuses on online player versus player battles across three boards, called lanes, and is based upon the universe of Dota 2 , a multiplayer online battle arena game also developed by Valve.
Artifact features Steam Marketplace integration for buying, selling, and trading cards, and was designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield. As a digital collectible card game DCCG , the gameplay of Artifact is to build a deck of collectable cards, obtained via purchasing or trading with other players on the Steam Marketplace , in order to defeat an opponent in a 1v1 situation. The victor is the first person to either destroy a structure called the "Ancient", which appears after a tower has been destroyed, or the first to destroy two towers in total.
Each deck contains 40 cards and includes five heroes, with over 40 of them being available at launch. Each time a card is played, the initiative passes to the opposing player.
After all cards have been played in a lane, heroes and "creeps", which are weak, but numerous mobs that can not be directly controlled and respawn every round, begin attacking whatever is opposite them, including the opposing tower if there are no units left. As with Dota 2 , the game will focus on online player versus player matchmaking and will not have a single-player component, although a tutorial against an AI-controlled bot is used for teaching new players how to play. Artifact was first announced via a teaser trailer during The International , a large Dota 2 -specific eSports tournament organized by Valve Corporation , although no specific details were revealed.
He further stated that he hoped Artifact would be for card games what Half-Life 2 was for single-player action games. The Gathering creator Richard Garfield , who joined the project in Despite IceFrog , the lead designer of Dota 2 , not working on the game, Newell compared Garfield to him, praising both their talents and similarities.
The game was created using Valve's in-house Source 2 game engine, and features direct integration with the Steam Marketplace for buying, selling, and trading cards. Global Offensive , Garfield notes that printing restrictions do not exist with digital cards, and that Valve would directly control the production of them to limit extreme rarity.
Steve Jaros wrote character lore for Dota 2 and continued that role with Artifact by having each individual card provide more lore, which he hopes will keep both games narratively connected. Programmer Jeep Barnett said they plan to have card set expansions progress over time, so that heroes in one set may have an aged version in a future set, or may die in one, and events of previous expansions will influence future ones.
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