Independent micro studio BitFlip Games today confirmed that its debut tactical collectible card game Minion Master will move out of beta and will be available commercially through digital channels, including Desura, on December 10th priced at $20.00. Combining the moment-to-moment tactics of Collectible Card Games with the long-term strategy of Miniature Wargaming, Minion Master is a digital board game like you’ve never seen before.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we are pleased to announce the commercial launch of our debut digital board game release – influenced by classics such as Magic: The Gathering, Heroscape, and Starcraft, Minion Master brings the worlds of tabletop and video games together in a frantic new way” said David Steinwedel, Executive Producer of BitFlip Games, “We would like to thank our long-term beta players for their help in shaping the universe and look forward to welcoming new players over the coming months”.
The Minion Master Release update will include a host of new features that expand the universe. The most prominent of which are new micro-management tools which allow players to command individual units, groups, or their entire army at any time. “The most consistent feedback from the community,” said Technical Director Guy Somberg, “was the need for more control. We responded with Micro-Controls, which keep the game fast paced while allowing players to direct any Minion on the board at any time.”
Minion Master pre-orders are available until the game launches on December 10th. In addition to a larger collection of cards to use in game, players who pre-order will receive the first expansion set, a Steampunk-themed set of Minions & cards, for free when available. A demo version of the game is also available for players to try, with a starter deck and limited access to the built in Level Editor. Players can sign up and get started at www.minionmaster.com.