Key forgeA trading card game designed by Magic: The Gathering Creator Richard Garfield is changing hands. Fantasy Flight Games has sold its property to Ghost Galaxy, a new company founded by FFG founder Christian T. Peterson. Ghost Galaxy announced in a blog post Dated June 22 It was released on Tuesday.
First published in 2018 Key Forge: Call of Archon It made a big leap when it was launched at Gen Con in Indianapolis. The world’s first unique deck game, every deck is completely different — down to the art and stats of each card.The secret sauce is Powerful computer algorithms Created by a team of FFG capable of producing 32 billion different decks. However, the algorithm broke in 2021 for some time.That failure, not fully explained, started the game Indefinite hiatus From September.
“We don’t currently have the ability to build new decks,” FFG wrote at the time. Deck building algorithm for KeyForge It is broken and needs to be rebuilt from scratch. This is neither an easy process nor a fast process. Therefore, the game will be dormant for a while. […] Please continue to understand that we are working on rebuilding our own deck engine in preparation for the resumption of the game. “
In response, Ghost Galaxy told Polygon that the procedural deck generation approach would be as robust as the original implementation.
“Ghost Galaxy is creating its own software suite that can generate new software suites KeyForge deck. Our team of software engineers is already working on this project, but we expect it to take a few more months to complete, “said Michael Hurley of Ghost Galaxy in an email. “Our new software has all the features that FFG software can perform. Possible number of unique decks. KeyForge It depends entirely on the size of the card pool in a particular set. As we continue to make new cards, the maximum number of theoretical unique decks will constantly increase. “
Ghost Galaxy is part of a small executive in a partially funded organization. Strange starA venture capital company investing in virtual reality, manufacturing and software.