Deck-building games with a tactical edge aren’t rare these days, which is why Nowhere Prophet is bringing its own spin on proceedings. Prepare for an Indian-infused, dustpunk experience with a few cards up its sleeve on Xbox One and PC via Xbox Game Pass.
Published by No More Robots and developed by Sharkbomb Studios, Nowhere Prophet is a digital card game that’s already received plenty of positive attention. It has a unique deck-building system; one where your cards aren’t merely a hand to play with as they’re also the followers of your convoy journeying through this fallen, apocalyptic world. The deck constantly evolves due to recruitment of new followers, or losing people to the wilderness. There’s a good chance you’ll bond with your people, leading to genuine heartache when they inevitably meet their demise on the battlefield.
Nowhere Prophet aims to fuse card-based combat and a tactical battle board together, using procedurally generated maps set on the broken planet of Soma to provide a new journey each time you play. When you factor in over 300 cards to discover, it’s full of possibilities. During the action you can tactically drag your followers onto the battle board, and use ‘Leader Cards’ to utilise your unique skills, potentially swaying the fight in your favor. Meanwhile, outside of combat, narrative decisions have to be made and that will greatly affect your journey; whether that’s by filling your disciples with hope or draining the last bit of life from their tired bodies.
Want to know more about Nowhere Prophet? Then we’d suggest a read of our full review, which offers great insight as to whether it’s worth purchasing, or not. If you feel like grabbing it afterwards, simply make your way to the Xbox Store and pay the required fee of £20.99 (discounted to £15.74 for 16 days post-launch) – unless you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, because it won’t cost you a penny to download. It’s expected to be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 30th July, so there isn’t long to wait if those are your preferred platforms.
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Build a loyal band of followers and survive the journey across a broken world. Barely. Take on the role of a powerful leader and mystic. Empowered with the gifts of technopathy, the ability to sense and affect electrical currents. You are the last hope to a band of outcastes and refugees. Lead them across the randomly generated wastelands. Pick fights with greedy slavers and crazy machines using the turn-based card combat. Can you survive long enough to reach the mysterious Crypt? Nowhere Prophet is a single player card game with procedurally generated maps, a high difficulty and permadeath. At it’s heart are two distinct parts of gameplay: Travel and combat. During travel you navigate across a procedurally generated map. Make sure your convoy has enough resources to travel as you pick your route. On your journey you will encounter strange places and even stranger people. You will be thrust into situations that put the fate of your followers in your hands. If you’re lucky enough to gain some rewards, maybe for helping someone – or robbing them, then you can invest those to improve your decks. Recruit more followers to have more and different units to put into battle. Equip your prophet or level up and learn new skills to have access to stronger action cards in combat. You will have to overcome some enemies to keep your convoy and resources together. And sometimes you may even want to pick a fight for righteousness or just for loot. Once in battle the game changes to the turn-based card game mode. Play convoy cards to put your followers onto the field and position them so you can overcome your enemy. Or play action cards to dramatically change the battlefield. But be careful: If you’re wounded you will have to find a safe place to heal. And if one of your followers takes too many wounds, they are lost forever. Nowhere Prophet is set on a far off planet called Soma. Your story begins many years after the Crash, a complete technological collapse. Civilization has broken down and the lack of resources made everyone turn either bandit or madman. In this world inspired by Indian culture you lead a convoy of outcastes. These desperate men and woman following your vision of a better future. Under your guidance they travel with you through the wastelands. Your goal is the Crypt, a mystical place that promises untainted technology and safety. If you can survive long enough to find it.