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  PLAYFUSION AND TOMY INTRODUCE THE LIGHTSEEKERS TRADING CARD GAME
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05/08/2017
 


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Cambridge, UK – May 8, 2017 – PlayFusion, an innovative independent game, technology and robotics company and creator of Lightseekers – a ground-breaking new platform that connects video games, smart action figures, augmented reality trading cards, and more – has launched the Lightseekers Trading Card Game. In partnership with TOMY®, the global master toy licensee, the augmented reality trading cards are playable as a physical, standalone game and can be used to enhance gameplay within the Lightseekers mobile game. The game is available for download in the US, UK, and Canada in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store.   

Lightseekers, which showcases more than 350 printed cards at launch, allows players to take control of a hero and use an arsenal of cards, featuring spells, creatures, items, and locations, to defeat their opponents. Each card is scannable by the Lightseekers mobile game to unlock in-game effects such as new spells, boosts, or even followers that will fight alongside you!

The game is quick and easy to learn, but also provides great depth for advanced players who wish to experiment with deck building and tactical play using unique mechanics.  The card game is intended for two players, but supports as many players as you wish. Games typically last between 10-15 minutes, but can vary based on deck complexity, skill level, and number of players.

Cards are available for purchase online at Toys”R”Us and Amazon in the US and UK.  Cards are also available in Toys”R”Us stores across the US.  Players can purchase the following packs:

Intro Pack – MSRP $29.99

The Intro Pack includes everything you and a friend need to start playing the Lightseekers Trading Card Game:

  • Two intro decks (one Storm and one Tech)

    Each deck includes one hero card, five combo cards, and 30 action cards

  • One Booster Pack
Containing another nine random cards that can be used to start building your own custom deck
  • Each Intro Pack also contains two play mats, two health counters, the full game rules, two deck storage boxes, a trading shield, and a Tribute Card
Starter Decks – MSRP $19.99 (available for all six in-game Orders)

Each Starter Deck includes:

  • One hero card, five combo cards, and 30 action cards

    Each deck has 5 exclusive cards that can only be found in these Starter Deck packs

  • One Booster Pack

    Containing another nine random cards that can be used to start building your own custom deck

  • Each Starter Deck also contains one play mat, one health counter, the full game rules, a deck storage box, a trading shield, and a Tribute Card
Players keen to build their own custom decks can add Booster Packs to expand their collection. These are priced at $3.99 and include one hero card, one rare card, two uncommon and five common cards, as well as a chance to find rare “shiny” cards.

Playing the game

The heroes of the game use a specific branch or subset of magical energy, which is referred to as an ‘Order’. There are six known Orders that equate to six different playstyles. 

Each Order contains three ‘Elements’ that generally break down the gameplay to a specific style: aggressive, defensive, or utility-based. 

Players can deliver damage or receive healing over time by using powerful rotating buffs, sacrifice cards needed to play devastating combo attacks and build the ultimate deck using items that allow them to play cards across Orders.

More information can be found on the Lightseekers website: https://www.lightseekers.com/tradingcardgame

Assets can be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.lightseekers.com/press  

A video trailer is also available here: https://youtu.be/47_ihgS5eKQ

About PlayFusion

PlayFusion ( www.Playfusion.com )  is an independent, employee-owned, game and technology developer with studios in the UK and USA that is pioneering the future of mixed media connected play. PlayFusion’s proprietary technology platform uniquely fuses video games, robotics, toys, and transmedia entertainment for game developers, toy manufacturers, retailers, and other content and brand owners. PlayFusion recently introduced their new original IP Lightseekers along with toys and trading cards from master toy licensee TOMY.

About TOMY International

TOMY International ( www.tomy.com ) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under the The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular licensed properties such as John Deere, Pokémon, Chuggington, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lamaze, Zootopia, Inside Out, Miles from Tomorrowland, The Good Dinosaur, Winnie the Pooh, Princesses, Cars, Fairies and Toy Story, and other well-known properties. TOMY International's mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY.

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