Nomad Games’ free-to-play deck shuffling game is now live on Steam Early Access ahead of the full launch later this year for PC, iOS and Android.
The Free-to-Play version of Smash Up will be launching with three factions that you can play, build and fight without spending a dime. If you decide you want the full Starter Pack, you can get it at the discounted rate of only £5.99 / $8.99 throughout the Early Access phase.
Players can get in and enjoy the fun that has made this tabletop game so popular with its fans across the globe. Additional factions and bases will be made available for purchase over time. The following factions are announced as free to play, and the other currently announced factions are available as part of a Starter Pack promotion:
Free to Play:
- Aliens (Early Access)
- Zombies (Early Access)
- Pirates (At Launch)
- Robots (At Launch)
- Wizards (At Launch)
- Tricksters (At Launch)
In Smash Up, designed by Paul Peterson, players take two factions, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, and combine their decks into a force to be reckoned with!
When the game begins, players take turns drafting one of several faction decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on a base when it is scored.
Each combination gives a different experience, Pirate-Aliens play very different than Pirate-Zombies, and with 8 factions in the base set there are tons of combinations to try out!
- Play with up to 4 players or solo against the AI
- Online play against opponents from across the globe
- Add-on faction decks, including the base game set and more
- Random or manual faction selection
- Save game function for storing progress on the go
- Fully automated scoring
- Tutorial system plus ‘Step Through’ and ‘Review’ modes to help players learn
- Leader-boards and Achievements
- Three free to play factions