Factsheet

Developer:
Heart Shaped Games
Based in Chelsea, Michigan

Release date:
Released to beta January 2013, Slated for release on Steam in 2015

Platforms:
PC

Website:
highgroundsgame.com/

Regular Price:

FREE Over 240 collectible characters available for purchase through the in-game shop.

Description

Highgrounds is a strategy game with collectible units, similar to Magic the Gathering but without cards. Highgrounds has a unique combat mechanic: you can choose to place your characters “on the front line” or “in the back”, and each character has a different ability depending on their placement. Additionally, the order of your units within the front line and back line also matter very much. A well-timed shuffle can spell defeat for your enemies… or for you. Highgrounds is a game of skill and wit above all else. Complete the single player campaign to amass a powerful army, then compete in multiplayer matches to prove your worth (and win more units).

History

Highgrounds is the 2nd original strategy game design by Heart Shaped Games. It started life as a weekend collectible card game prototype, and after success in early playtests, grew into a full-on digital play-by-mail multiplayer strategy game. The game has been available as a public beta at HighgroundsGame.com since the begining of 2013 and has since seen releases on Kongregate.com, Newgrounds.com, and ArmorGames.com. It is slated to be released in full on Steam in 2015.

Features

  • You can play Highgrounds both in real-time or asynchronously (if you like to play at a slow pace and/or juggle several games).
  • Collect over 240 units and Customize your Crew: No two characters are alike. Collect them all to complete your own unique Army.
  • Participate each week in our free tournament and events. Each week you can earn new free units and gems which can be spent on booster packs.
  • The game has seen two major expansion sets (Invasion and Commanders) that each introduced new unique ways to play.
  • Active community: Meet and battle with new players using the online ranking system and matchmaking.

Videos

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Screenshots

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Awards & Recognition

    Highgrounds has not received any awards or recognitions yet. Please check back later to see if things change.

    Selected Articles

      • "...a multiplayer strategy game so ingenious and accessible that you should probably just stop reading this and go play it."
        - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
      • "Highgrounds is 'Magic: the Gathering' for the web generation."
        - Ben Popper, The Verge
      • "...a surprisingly fun deck building game."
        - Penny Arcade Report,

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      About Heart Shaped Games

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      Heart Shaped Games is a design-centric independent game studio focused on building meaningful and memorable games. Founded by former Mircrosoft Xbox LIVE Arcade Producer Scott Brodie, we build games players love!

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      Highgrounds Credits

      Scott Brodie
      Game Designer, Programmer, Founder

      Nate Berna
      Artist

      presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks