It was only a matter of time until a company like Valve starts making an online digital card game not unlike bigwigs Blizzard (with Hearthstone) and Cygames (with Shadowverse).
During The International 7 Day 2, the company teased an upcoming card game called Artifact which is based on the DOTA 2 universe. The game involves three boards and a selection of characters from DOTA 2, as well as some element of “building barracks, creeps, and lanes” according to TI7 event host Sean “Day9” Plott.
This is obviously going to draw comparisons with Hearthstone and Shadowverse. Until we see some actual gameplay (maybe before the Grand Finals this weekend?), we’re left to speculate how this game will play out. In the meantime, here’s what the TI7 crowd thinks (via Reddit). Expect hilarity and disappointment.