I discovered early last year that, for reasons I’m not 100% on, I really enjoy deckbuilding games. Dominion, Ascension, you might know the genre. And long-running site fans may remember the Star Realms diaries, a series of videos that saw me and Ranneko face off in White Wizard Games‘ first and most successful deckbuilding outing. I still play Star Realms on the regular, in fact — come challenge me if you have no-one better to fight!
So you can imagine that when I ran across Le Studio des Ténèbres‘ Frost on a routine Steam dive, my interest was piqued immediately. A deck-building game with (seemingly) the same ‘central row’ mechanic that Star Realms and Ascension use? Except it’s single-player-focused, and themed around desperate survival in a desolate arctic hellscape? Yeah, I’m pretty much down with that. Let’s see how long I can stave off freezing to death!
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, not really a factor. Mechanical, medium high.)
(Game source: Patreon funds.)