The much-anticipated trading card game (TCG), Synergy of Serra, is transitioning to an open alpha phase, a significant leap toward refining its unique gameplay. Though in its primitive ‘proto-alpha’ version, the game is now accessible to all enthusiasts, aiming to offer a novel approach to the TCG genre.
As the market for TCGs continues to grow, especially within the Web3 space, game developers are challenged to distinguish their offerings. Responding to this challenge, Synergy of Serra has introduced some innovative features in its alpha version. The unique elements in the gameplay help it to stand out amid a cluttered TCG space.
Open Alpha Access
Synergy of Serra’s alpha version is now open for anyone without any keys. This welcoming move, which enables gamers to download the game from the official website, provides an opportunity for players to influence the game’s future development. Although no rewards are associated with the proto-alpha phase, gamers can provide valuable feedback and suggestions to the development team.
Innovative Gameplay Mechanics
Synergy of Serra stands apart in the gameplay mechanics. Each player begins with a basic ten-card deck and a ‘suitcase’ of 100 pre-chosen cards. When a match begins, these suitcases are emptied into a shared pool, from which players draw cards to their discard pile. This gameplay feature not only levels the field but also infuses strategic decision-making into the game.
The game encompasses three types of cards – Units, Attachments, and Power cards – each contributing a unique role. Apart from the conventional card types, Synergy of Serra also includes features like cards that gain strength with each play and the reshuffling of the ‘graveyard’ when a deck runs out.
Another notable deviation from traditional TCGs is the absence of the mana or energy resource mechanism. Synergy of Serra allows players to play any card from their hand every turn. Unplayed cards are discarded, and a new hand of five cards is drawn. As the game progresses, players accumulate Faction Points to boost their unit cards, ensuring quick and action-filled gameplay.