developer: Niebla Games
publisher: Niebla Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
Causa, Voices of the Dusk is a card game set in a fantasy universe in which players recreate the forgotten history of a place called Astraria. The chosen cards and strategic decisions that influence the chance of success and the story being shaped are important here. The game was developed and released by Niebla Games - an independent studio from Chile (this is the debut project of this developer).
The action of Causa, Voices of the Dusk takes place in the hut of a sorcerer named Maelkava. He invites the hero to play a magical card game that aims to stop a sinister, supernatural force called Dawn. In the course of the game we get to know the stories connected with the land of Astraria, playing as the leaders of various factions. However, we are never sure when these stories happened and whether this place still exists.
In Causa, Voices of the Dusk, our task is to defeat the rival whose cards are on the other side of the game table. We use our own deck for this purpose, which develops as we progress. We have four cards in our hands at any time, and in a single round we can usually play two of them.
It is worth noting that every action requires an appropriate level of indicator called Cause and we may not be able to use one. Several other concepts representing 4 Powers in in the world - Glory, Spirit, Influence and Wealth - are connected to this mysterious statistic. When forming the deck, we have to decide which of them we focus on.
Cause we gain by sacrificing our cards. Interestingly, we can then bring them back into play at a critical moment, which is an additional factor deepening the strategic layer. It is also important to choose the right Leaders - each of them has specific special abilities (the player chooses from different factions), which allow us to draw or play more cards.
In Causa, Voices of the Dusk we can play both alone and with others. The game offers role-playing campaigns and an online PvP mode.
Causa, Voices of the Dusk has quite a simple graphic design, which consists mainly of the interface and illustrations decorating individual cards - it is worth noting that some of them are partially animated. The game uses quite a serious style, which is a bit like the layout of a manual for a "paper" RPG system. While playing, we also see spectacular light effects on the screen, which accompany the use of specific cards and abilities.
The game was released in a free-to-play model and we will also find there a micropayments. The game also uses the cross-platform function - owners of different devices can play together.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz / AMD A8-7650K 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 5770 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10