Artifact, the digital card game set in the world of Dota, is now available worldwide for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam. The game combines deeply-strategic, competitive gameplay with the rich popular setting. Just before the release, the developers have shared Prelude, the first comic for the game. With the actual release, Valve also presented the second issue, Call to Arms, that you can read online on the official site.
“We hope all gamers enjoy Artifact, especially fans of Dota 2 and card gaming enthusiasts,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell. “Working with Richard Garfield has been an incredible opportunity for everyone at Valve, and we look forward to expanding the game with him based upon feedback and input from the community.”
“Working on Artifact has been fantastic – a digital card game which really leverages what is made possible by the medium rather than being limited by it,” said Richard Garfield. “That has been a long time dream of mine and Valve has been a terrific partner in the development.”
In a surprising gesture, the devs have also announced that anyone who has purchased the game will be getting a free month of Dota Plus:
— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) November 27, 2018