Immerse yourself in the rich world of Stormbound, as four kingdoms struggle for dominance. Construct a deck of unique and powerful cards and then dive into real-time battles against other players.
Novel gameplay combines your favorite aspects of collectible card games with the tactical strategy of board games. Play cards from your hand to the game board and then watch your units march on the enemy base.
*Tactical gameplay that rewards the most clever strategists
*Real-time PVP battles against players all around the globe
*Dozens of powerful cards to collect and upgrade!
*Incredible 2D and 3D art immerses you in the world of Stormbound
*Four distinct kingdoms with unique advantages and playstyles
Stormbound: Kingdom Wars was developed in co-development with Kongregate as publisher, and has received support from Creative Industries Fund NL.
Best Casual Entertainment With Stormbound: Kingdom Wars we aimed to create a collectible card game that sets itself apart in the mobile genre. It's easy to pick up, yet hard to master, and the abilities of the cards invite you to keep combining them to discover your perfect strategy for every match. Its art style looks unique yet accessible, which not only makes the game instantly recognisable, but also adds to the fun of collecting all the cards and discovering their visual effects when deployed. And on top of its visuals and gameplay, you can play Stormbound with anyone, anywhere, in synchronous multiplayer (which is not an easy task on mobile, but we are very glad we did it!). Stormbound is a mobile game that tries to up the ante on all fronts, and we at Paladin are very proud to have created this game together with Kongregate's support in co-production.
Motivatie 2e categorie
Best Art Direction The art of Stormbound has a unique and clean aesthetic. The simple shapes and limited color palette provide a style that sets a relaxed mood during gameplay, keeping a clear view on gameplay decisions. The graphic design of the cards makes each and every one of them stand out, adding great collectible value even before taking their unique abilities into account. The design and feel of the collectable cards, game grid, backgrounds, menus and UI all come together in one coherent, pleasing style that conveys the balance between the simple controls and well thought-out intricacies of gameplay. Accessible on picking it up, yet more than enough to keep you engaged and enticed in the long term.
Motivatie 3e categorie
Best Game Design Stormbound expands on the genre of the collectible card arena battler. Its uniqueness lies in the balance it strikes between accessibility and deep involvement. The game's core rules are simple, and require limited input. But make no mistake - this easy-to-pick-up gameplay contains a lot of competitive depth when explored further! Stormbound is easy to learn, yet hard to master. After the first few sessions, there's ample opportunity to develop your skills - which keeps drawing you back in for another game. The intricate depth of the card abilities opens up a world of possibilities for how the different cards combine, and how they should be deployed to make the most of their effects to counter the actions of your adversary. Combining accessibility with depth of possibilities, Stormbound adds a new layer and depth to the card battler genre.
Motivatie 4e categorie
Best Technical Achievement Stormbound may look like just another mobile game on the outside, but actually has some surprising technical achievements under its hood. Synchronous multiplayer, cross device play, and an authorative server play a major part in the technical solutions we've had to come up with during mobile development. All gameplay happens on the server itself, while the device itself only serves as input and display. Combined with the fact that multiplayer is synchronous, this is not something that is easy to do on mobile platforms, and certainly was a first for us at Paladin - something we are definitely quite proud of.