Valve Introduces Prelude, an Artifact Comic

Prelude Artifact Comic

Artifact is a digital card game that combines deeply-strategic, competitive gameplay with the rich setting of Dota 2 to present players with visually-stunning and immersive card game. With the game’s release only 2 days away, Valve has introduced Prelude, a comic for the project.

You can read it online on the official site of the game.

Artifact is coming to Steam in just two days! In the meantime, we’re happy to launch the first in a new series of Artifact comics, called Prelude. Artifact is more than just a Dota card game — it is a shared universe with a storyline that will deepen the history, expand the world, and change the fates of the heroes of both games.

We’ll also be releasing a second comic called Call to Arms on launch day, which sets the stage for a series of events that will transform the world of Dota forever. Don’t forget to come back and check it out.

Some of the game’s features:

  • STRATEGY UNBOUNDED Wield your deck across three lanes of combat, answer every move of your opponent with one of your own. Unlimited hand size. Unlimited number of units you control. Unlimited mana you can employ. It’s up to you to decide the best way to navigate the constantly shifting tide of battle.
  • FUN WITH FRIENDS If you’ve played card games around a kitchen table, you know the enjoyment that can come with house rules. Artifact allows you and your friends complete control in creating a tournament. Simply select your elimination or non-elimination format and deck constraints; then, challenge your friends to a crucible of your own design.
  • COMPETE GLOBALLY Want to test your skill against the world at large? Valve-sponsored gauntlets and tournaments will give players the opportunity to not just play Artifact for the joy of mastery, but to win prizes based upon their level of play.
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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at and GameSpace.

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