Jerpix Launches New Digital Collectible Card Game: Orbs
San Francisco - July 17, 2013 - Jerpix, an independent developer with a passion for strategy games, today announced their first project - Orbs CCG. Named a " Digital CCG to Watch in 2013" by Forbes.com, Orbs CCG offers a unique take on collectible card games (CCGs), combining strategic elements from popular fantasy-themed CCGs with the convenience of being able to play in either real-time or asynchronously, one turn at a time over the course of days.
Playable online from any browser, Orbs CCG is a deep strategy HTML5-based CCG by Jerpix, a startup game company backed by Y Combinator, the top-tier startup incubator in Silicon Valley. The Orbs CCG team includes ex-Google engineer and Jerpix founder Jeff Pickhardt, and Tom Martell, professional gamer and winner of the 2013 Magic Pro Tour Gatecrash (the highest form of competitive tournament for Magic: The Gathering).
In addition to basic multiplayer, Orbs CCG will also feature online tournaments, including drafting. Furthermore, Orbs CCG boasts an epic single-player campaign mode in which the player must obtain all six Legendary Orbs and save Orbworld from its impending destruction.
Orbs CCG features four types of cards:
"My motivation for making an asynchronous collectible card game is that I personally used to play Magic with a lot of my friends and family," says Jeff Pickhardt, founder of Jerpix. "But for reasons of time or location we're just not able to play together anymore. Orbs CCG makes playing a trading card game with friends and family much more accessible and convenient."
"As a pro gamer, I really like deep strategic games - the kind of games that I and other Magic players have fun playing," says Tom Martell, co-game designer and consultant for Orbs CCG. "That's exactly what we've done with Orbs CCG. The game offers creative deck building, and every turn features strategic and interesting decisions to be made."
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Jerpix is a startup game company based in Silicon Valley, California, with a mission to make deep strategic digital games, the kind that can support professional tournament gameplay. It's currently developing Orbs CCG, a competitive online collectible card game. Jerpix is backed by Y Combinator, a top-tier startup incubator that also invested in Twitch.tv and Dropbox.