Have you heard about Blizzard’s Collectable Card Game “Hearthstone”? It is a Free-to-play game that will be available on Windows/Mac and the iPad, with an Android tablet version in the works. People familiar with Blizzard Intellectual Properties will recognize from the title that it is set in the Warcraft universe. Check this out:
Of course, when I hear “Free to Play” and “Collectable Card Game” together, I instantly smell something amiss. The business model for traditional CCGs are all about buying packs of cards with the hopes of getting some better cards for your customizable deck. So what is the gimmick?
From their press release on 3/22: