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Steam's Anniversary Reminded of Valve's Biggest Failure of 2018

Maciej Gaffke, 14 September 2023, 16:04

There were many successful launches cited on Steam's anniversary page. Among them, there was also one of Valve's biggest failures.

Artifact Goes F2P; Valve Ceases Development

Adrian Werner, 05 March 2021, 10:40

Despite attempts, Valve failed to save the card game Artifact. The devs have announced the end of the game's development. Servers, however, will remain active, and the game has switched to full F2P model.

Artifact 2.0 Beta Registration Will Start Next Week

Pri, 19 May 2020, 11:45

Valve is working on big changes in its 2018 card game, Artifact, which was not particularly successful, if not outright a failure. Registration for the beta version of the refreshed title - Artifact 2.0 - will start next week.

Artifact Will Receive Single Player Campaign

Christian Pieniazek, 21 April 2020, 20:56

While working on Artifact 2.0, an extensive update to its 2018 card game, Valve doesn't forget about the lovers of solo experience. The studio is preparing a full-fledged story campaign, which is to appeal to the tastes of both newcomers and people who know the game world like the back of their hand.

Artifact 2.0 - Valve on Salvaging the Card Game and Beta-tests

Adrian Werner, 31 March 2020, 13:14

Valve informed about the changes we can expect in Artifact 2.0. We have learned about the planned modifications to the gameplay and development system, as well as plans for beta-tests.

Artifact Will Not Die. Valve is Working on Artifact 2

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 15:37

Valve didn't abandon Artifact. According to Gabe Newell, the developers are working on a complete re-working. The changes are to be so serious that among the developers the project is called Artifact 2.

Gabe Newell Admits: Artifact was a Giant Disappointment

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 12:34

„Artifact was a giant disappointment.” That's what Gabe Newell said in an interview for IGN. Valve's CEO admits that he is thinking about this and other failures, but treats them as valuable lessons for the future. By the way, Gaben mentioned why we had to wait 16 years for the announcement of the new Half-Life game.

Artifact hasn't got Any Updates From Valve for a Year

Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2020, 11:57

Artifact, a card game from Valve Software, has not received any update for a year. No new content has been created, no balance fixes have been implemented, and no errors have been fixed. According to the developers' announcements, the game was to be thoroughly rebuilt, but it is not known whether something is being done in that direction.

Artifact's Lead Designer: Game Can Still be Saved

Bart Swiatek, 05 July 2019, 11:45

In a conversation with Eurogamer, the creators of the card game Artifact told us about the challenges and problems they encountered while working on the title. Lead designer Richard Garfield, known for his creation of Magic: The Gathering, believes that Valve's production can still be saved.

Artifact - Game Development Stopped

Adrian Werner, 30 March 2019, 21:16

Valve has announced that it's stopped the planned development of Artifact. Instead, the developers focus on reworking the game.

Artifact - Valve Lays Off Two Lead Designers

Adrian Werner, 09 March 2019, 21:00

Artifact's situation is getting progressively worse. As it turns out, the title has lost its two lead gameplay designers, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias.

Artifact Players are Abandoning Ship

Adrian Werner, 04 March 2019, 12:20

Artifact The Dota Card Game from Valve keeps losing players. In the last month, the game had as little as 700 simultaneous players and the number is constantly dwindling.

Artifact loses 75% of players just two weeks after launch

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 December 2018, 16:48

The Dota card game from Valve is going through a rough period right now.

Artifact owned by nearly a million players

Bart Swiatek, 06 December 2018, 16:11

Valve's card game found almost a million buyers within the first week. However, the game's reception from the players is mixed, mainly due to the unusual business model.

Artifact in reviews: decent, but not for everyone

Milosz Szubert, 29 November 2018, 14:23

First reviews of Artifact – a card game from Valve, set in the universe of the popular MOBA Dota 2 – appeared on the web. The reviews are generally positive, but the game is not for everyone.

Artifact: Valve's dota card game launches today

Bart Swiatek, 28 November 2018, 14:42

PC version of Artifact - the card game from Valve, authors of the iconic FPS series Half-Life, debuts on the market today. The title is available on Steam.

Valve releases a new game this November

Mathias Zulpo, 02 August 2018, 13:59

Artifact, a Dota 2 card game, is launching November 20, 2018, Valve confirmed. You'll also be able to test the game out earlier, a fact which has nothing to do with preorders.

Valve’s next game is Artifact: The Dota Card Game

luckie, 09 August 2017, 14:33

Valve has announced a new game - that sounds pretty exciting until you hear it is not Half-Life 3. The company is working on Artifact: The Dota Card Game, which is supposed to challenge Hearthstone in 2018.