Palo Alto, CA (October 04, 2011) – The Pumpkin Betrayal is proud to announce the Open Alpha release of JollyGrim. The gameplay is a cross between strategy role-playing and collectible card games. JollyGrim is a game that encourages players to use clever tactics and quick-thinking to overcome their opponents. The game features Player vs. Player matchmaking along with challenging single-player modes.
In JollyGrim, battles take place on a grid. Every card in the game has a unique movement and attack range. After moving, every card has a varying amount of time it must wait before it can move again. The same system applies to attacking.
For multiplayer modes, players will select a hand of cards and battle head-to-head. There are currently 25 playable cards with many more planned. The cards in JollyGrim have a wide variety of unique skills which have a big impact on the outcome of any battle. Players can also hone their skills against an AI-controlled opponent.
JollyGrim also features a 15-hour single player campaign. The story follows a student of JollyGrim Academy named Will as he attempts to reclaim a precious school treasure that he has let get away from him. Players will meet plenty of strange characters along the way, many of whom will join Will on his quest. The story is humorous and lighthearted, but the battles will challenge your strategic-thinking skills.
During the next few weeks, there is a unique opportunity to support the game and receive exclusive rewards in the process. The Kickstarter project at http://kck.st/nByoGI will help fans discover the game and interact with the developers.