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In the “Oh, Shit, When Did That Happen?” department comes the discovery that Hidden Achievement has launched their digital version of the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game on Steam. The answer to the question, by the way, is Monday.
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is based on the best-selling series from Jim Butcher recounting the exploits of modern-day Chicago wizard, Harry Dresden, and his battles with fantastical nogoodniks that
muggles regular people don’t know about. At least that’s what the first book was about. It’s the only one I’ve read, with the intention of devouring the rest of the series at some point down the road. Unfortunately, the road keeps getting longer and longer.
The card game lets you play as Harry and friends as they take on cases from the books and work together to crush whatever Big Bad is at play. The game covers the adventures from the first five novels as well as the short story collection, Side Jobs. In a cool twist, the short story collection is replicated in digital form as a random scenario generator so you’ll never run out of new stories to play through. Of course, new heroes and the other novels are being worked on and are due to be released as DLC in the future.
The game is based on a tabletop card game from Evil Hat Productions that I haven’t played. I’ve heard nothing but praise for it, however, so if the digital version can capture what the tabletop version offers, it sounds like we have something special brewing. Also, it’s a cooperative game that plays 1-5 players and actually lets you play with up to 5 players online. Is there another cooperative board game with online multiplayer? I can’t think of one off the top of my head, but, frankly, I’m too lazy to think very hard about it.
The current release is for the PC/Mac version via Steam, but there are other versions coming out in the future, including versions for both iOS and Android. We’ll let you know when those go live, but for now you can check it out on Steam. It’s currently on sale, able to be had for less than $20.
Nick is looking into the game and we hope to have his take on it early next week if you wanted to wait before hitting that “Buy” button. I know I’m a little worried about not being a Dresden Files reader and understanding anything that’s going on, or being spoiled before I get a chance to read the novels. Actually, I’m not worried at all, but it sounded good when I thought of it.