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Hit PC game Slay The Spire launches on iOS

Deckbuilding roguelike entered early access on Steam in 2018

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Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Slay The Spire, the hit deckbuilding roguelike game, launched an iOS version Saturday. The surprise announcement by publisher Humble Games happened this Saturday along with a stealth release of the game on Apple’s digital marketplace. This is the publisher’s first mobile game.

Slay The Spire entered Steam’s Early Access program in 2018, only to become an instant hit on Valve’s PC game marketplace. The deckbuilding game relies on classic collectible card game (CCG) mechanics to fuel a complex, addictive dungeon-crawling adventure.

Players must rise up the eponymous spire, battling monsters along the way. The gameplay loop continuously rewards players with new unlocks of cards and other items. There are tons of monsters, as well as multiple player characters to unlock. In our review, Polygon noted that it continually undermined our preconceptions of what a CCG and a roguelike game could be.

The iOS version of the game costs $9.99 and is available for both Apple smartphones and tablets. An Android version is also in development.

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