Deck-Building RPG Deck of Ashes Leaves Early Access June 9th

Deck of Ashes

Buka Entertainment have announced a release date for early access deck-building game Deck of Ashes.

As stated in our prior coverage, Deck of Ashes tasks player with exploring a dark fantasy world on your quest to cure the Ash Curse. Your upgradeable camp acts as a central hub where you can rest and recover cards between expeditions on your search for resources. Death is normally permanent, though there is also the opportunity to sacrifice a piece of yourself by dabbling in forbidden, dark magics.

As stated in the press release, the game has been in Early Access since April 2019. The full launch will add a new character (“with a new story campaign and three card architypes”), an epilogue to the game’s story, and full Russian localization.

In addition, a Day One Edition will be available for only two weeks after its release (up to June 23rd). This edition will come with “digital bonuses such as the expanded art book, HD wallpapers, all character skins and the personal gratitude from the dev team!”

You can find the Release Date Announcement trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

“The Outcasts brought Ash Curse upon us all, and they are the only ones who can lift it.” – Ash Master.

Deck of Ashes is an adventure game with tactical card combat. One character at a time, lead the cast of antiheroes on a quest for redemption. Explore the cursed fantasy world and hunt down powerful cards. Put your survival and resource management skills to the test when upgrading your Camp of allies.

The choices that drive your journey – where to go, which resource to collect, which risk to take, and which card to craft – are the difference between success and untimely demise.


Can You Rid the World Of the Ash Curse?


  • Creative deck-building – collect combat cards that fit your unique playstyle and crush the enemy!
  • Unique hand-drawn eerie art style.
  • Dynamic dark fantasy world – travel through a procedurally generated, changing world in search for cards, supplies and glory!
  • Various biomes that harbour different monster classes – each biome affects the gameplay and offers a unique set of opponents!
  • Survival and resource management – you have limited opportunities to restore health or spent cards, so use them wisely!
  • Camp – strategically improve your base depending on your style of play.
  • Permadeath – unless you use the help of dark magic, then when you die, you die for good.

Deck-building Done Right
We provide you with the best deck-building tools we could develop. If you are a newbie – we got you covered, as there are sets of cards that obviously work well together. And if you are ready to go crazy with your own deck idea, there is a 100+ cards for each character to explore and combine. BEWARE: a ton of potential to go nuts with the unexpected combos!

Dynamic and Dangerous World
Deck of Ashes features a procedurally generated world where danger waits around every corner. Sudden ambushes, cataclysms, and random events will force you to constantly adapt and explore fleeting opportunities to gain an edge! Refine your strategy on the go to ensure your survival!

Upgrade the Camp to Meet Your Needs
Different strategies require vastly different upgrades of your Camp. The resources are scarce, and you won’t be able to upgrade everything in one playthrough, so choose wisely!

Deck of Ashes is currently in early access on Windows PC, and Mac (both via Steam), and launches June 9th.

Image: Steam

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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.