InterPop is thrilled to announce that our Emergents Trading Card Game is live and out there in the world. No more Public Beta, Early Alpha. The game is there for you to download and play, explore and enjoy. There will always be a little work to do – some patch notes to release – but that is where you come in as a player of this game which so many people have worked so tirelessly to bring to life: join our community on Discord to tell us what you think.

The game began several years ago as Brian David-Marshall and Zvi Mowshowitz – who became long time friends through the competitive card gaming scene – found themselves both looking to find a better way to make a digital card game. Something that was more akin to the physical card games that would see players buy and sell cards as the metagame shifted and new strategies were called for.  

“I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time,” said Hall of Fame gamer Zvi Mowshowitz. “I set out to assemble a team and create the new tradable card game that I wanted to play –  a game that would offer the strategic depth and constantly changing interesting choices that have kept me playing such games for decades, with game play that flows smoothly in a native digital environment, and with an economy granting players true player ownership of their cards and encouraging the ability to easily and efficiently buy and sell cards on demand.”

Brian David-Marshall co-designed the original game alongside Mowshowitz and also created the super-powered universe that the game plays out in. It was a culmination of years working in both games and comics for David-Marshall. Joining them on the journey were former Magic World Champion and Hall of Famer Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, card gaming champion and gaming industry veteran Corey Burkhart, and folks like Drew Nolosco, formerly from Wizards of the Coast, and Leonard Perez who came in from Scopely. 

And that is just a fraction of the people who have worked so diligently to launch Emergents TCG.

“When I take a step back and look at the team that we assembled to make this game, I am blown away by the talent and experience they bring to Emergents TCG, like Hall of Fame card gamers Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa and Zvi Mowshowitz and iconic comic book artists whose work is always on the pull list at my local comic shop. And what they have delivered is a deep strategy game with killer artwork that drops you into a fully realized superpowered universe,” said David-Marshall, known simply as BDM to the TCG world.

Today the product of that team’s efforts are finally ready, as we at Interpop launch the Emergents Trading Card Game. Players can download the game and explore the universe with a free card set that offers a robust metagame – even the game’s designers still disagree on which of several viable strategies is best – and new cards are released almost daily for sale. A forthcoming achievement ladder built into each card will unlock chroming features and even exclusive variant art versions. Players can always sell their cards back inside our store for a significant percentage of the purchase price or if they have unlocked chrome or art variants they will be able to explore trading or selling the cards on a secondary marketplace.  

TCG veterans will find a lot of familiar elements right off the bat but there will be many things that are new, like starting your turn defending then ending it launching your attack, a new system of building resources and choosing when to try for a wild card. If you’re entirely new, there’s a tutorial to quickly bring you up to speed. 

On every level, this is a game that everyone at InterPop is – if you will pardon the word play – super-pleased with and we are excited to meet you in the PvP queues and play a few games.