Hothead Games (Chromanoids™, Cell Bound™) recently announced that their next game will be a single and multiplayer strategy card game for the iPhone and iPad called Kard Combat. The title comes with a fairly nice pedigree seeing as it was co-designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of the insanely popular Magic: The Gathering. The game will be free to download and should be available App Store soon.

In Kard Combat, players choose their destiny by selecting a mage and participating in an ancient tournament of cards and magic. One of the game’s co-designers, Richard Garfield, creator of the collectible card game phenomenon, Magic: The Gathering comments: “For years I’ve wanted to create Magic-like experiences for people who play video games. Kard Combat on iPhone and iPad does this and is simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but with plenty of depth for the hardcore player. Hothead has created a truly magical game.”

Full list of features:
  • A 33 battle campaign with unique challenges and collectible items
  • Free online Multiplayer mode to battle friends and foes
  • Single Duel mode to sharpen your skills
  • Over 100 incredible, hand-drawn cards to collect and cast in battle
  • Four unique mages to master, each with their own strengths and abilities
  • OpenFeint and Game Center enabled

About Hothead Games

Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don’t have a “make your own ice-cream sandwich bar” like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves.