Factsheet

Developer:
Heart Shaped Games
Based in Chelsea, Michigan

Release date:
Fall 2017

Platforms:
Steam, Android, iOS

Website:
bravehand.com

Regular Price:

See individual store pages

Description

Brave Hand is a beautifully simple, original single-player card game of luck and skill by designer Scott Brodie. As you play, you unlock the story of the Wanderer and the Guardian, depicted across 16 gorgeous hand-painted themes. An elegant design that combines the simplicity of classic card games like War and Solitaire, and the strategy of collectible card games. **Localized versions of this press kit can found here: goo.gl/9ULRN7**

History

Brave Hand began life as a physical card game prototype in 2012. The game came together over a weekend and was an immediate hit with playtesters. The team was preoccupied with the development of other games like the PC CCG Highgrounds and Hero Generations, so the prototype was put on the shelf. After finishing the iOS and Android versions of Hero Generations in 2016, we were exploring designs that could be made in a shorter development cycle, and could take advantage of all of the learning done in making a game for mobile. Brave Hand fit perfectly with those goals, and became Heart Shaped Games next self-funded title. To help draw out the themes of the game, we created an original story that unlocks as you play. We were inspired by the interpretive, visual-heavy children’s books of Aaron Becker, and thought similar illustrations would help give the game a unique appeal and sense of mystery. We partnered with Illustrator Riley Frambes to fully realize our story, and the game features 16 of his gorgeous original paintings.
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