I see a lot of games every day, but for some reason I’d missed the existence of Louis Rigaud‘s Iris and the Giant, a tactical collectible card game roguelike with RPG elements that looks downright gorgeous. Published by Goblinz Studio, this beautiful adventure explores the story of a young woman facing her inner demons, something that you don’t often find in other games belonging to this genre. Interested? Iris and the Giant should get a Steam release of February 27th, and if that wasn’t enough, a free demo has just been uploaded, letting players check out the first few levels of the game.
Iris and the Giant is a fusion of a collectible card game with RPG and roguelike elements. You play as Iris, who must brave her fears in her imaginary world. Behind the game’s unique minimalist art style players will explore a touching story of a young woman facing her inner demons and soothing the raging giant inside.
Build your deck
With every encounter, unlock new cards and earn points to boost Iris. Each attempt makes you stronger, and lets you go further!
Tactical battles: Face monsters in fights mixing CCG mechanics with RPG and roguelike elements
Deckbuilding: build a deck as you progress. Choose the best options for your long-term strategy out of a wide variety of cards
Deep customisation: The game is packed with 51 cards and choices in how to specialise your character, your deck, and your playstyle
A touching adventure: A lot of care was put into adding a compelling and emotive story to a genre traditionally light on narrative
A progressive difficulty curve: Makes the game accessible to all, but offers a challenge to even the most hardened of players
A poetic, melancholic story
Throughout the game, you can uncover fragments of Iris’ memories, giving you new insight into the reasons behind your adventure in her mind.