Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Hand of Fate Launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - February 17, 2015 - Hand of Fate, the Kickstarter-funded title from Defiant Development, is available today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game blends RPG and rogue-like features with elements of board and collectible card games. 

Set in a cabin on the edge of the world, Hand of Fate thrusts players into a game of life and death with a dealer intent on their demise. Gamers start by building a deck of equipment, enemies, encounters, loot and surprises - then play it.  Some cards present players with game-changing choices, reminiscent of a tabletop RPG. Other cards require gamers to fight for their lives against terrifying mythical creatures. When this occurs the title switches to third-person perspective and has an action-adventure combat system.

Hand of Fate is the fifth title by Defiant Development. The company has created mobile titles which have accumulated hundreds of millions of downloads. Defiant Development was awarded Studio of the Year at the 2014 Australian Game Developer Awards.

"Hand of Fate builds upon the lessons we learned developing other popular games and pushes the envelope by applying table top and collectible card game elements," says Morgan Jaffit, director, Defiant Development. "We combined a captivating fantasy environment with furious-fast paced combat and engrossing story-telling to create an experience that will keep gamers busy for months to come."

Game Features
  • Breathtaking fantasy world where human inhabitants struggle for survival
  • 465 cards - each one a different decision, battle, piece of equipment, enemy or boss battle
  • More than 1000 lines of dialogue - never hear the same sentence twice in one play session
  • 13 epic boss battles and 24 kinds of enemies
  • More than 100 game changing items including: 25 weapons and 13 sets of armor
  • Two game modes:
  • Story - Defeat the dealer and his treacherous minions
  • Endless - Cycle through a never ending deck of cards and compete worldwide for the top spot on the leaderboard

Hand of Fate can be purchased for $19.99. The game is currently offered on Steam and will be available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live today at 4 pm PST.

Information about Hand of Fate can be found at:

About Defiant Development

Defiant Development is a Brisbane-based Australian indie developer. The studio has completed numerous contract assignments for companies including the Dallas Mavericks and Qualcomm. The firm has also created its own mobile titles including Heroes Call and Ski Safari, the latter of which has accumulated more than 100 million downloads.

Defiant Development's goal is to create innovative games while implementing lessons learned working on previous projects.

To learn more about Defiant Development please visit

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