FORCED SHOWDOWN

"Extremely fun game with constant action and virtually limitless replayability. Every new battle you start is different, there are endless possibilities of deck building with all 4 characters." - Jyren
"I love this game! I have played many hours of The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Ziggarut, Rouge Legacy, Risk of Rain and other rouge-likes you probably havent heard of. I have to say this game is among my favorites and its brand new." - Mîchæl
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"I wish I knew how to eloquently express how excellent this game is. It just taps so many buttons for me with the nicely balanced rogue-like, the achievable-yet-challenging unlockables, the genuinely interesting deckbuilding, and satisfying combat." - John

"It plays like I always felt ARPGs and MOBAs should - skillshots, accuracy, timing and evasion; button mashing and brute-force will get you nowhere in this game." - Radical "Venom" Max
"FORCED SHOWDOWN combines everything I like in video games.
The combat is skill based and offers on the fly strategy solving skills. It has a great difficulty curve that makes me want to hone my skills to become better as time goes. The card system takes some beats from Hearthstone in how decks are created. Playing cards and combos at the start of each round offers a great way to shake up the rounds." - It's High Noon

"Gameplay: Amazing
Graphics: Godlike
Varity: Great" - Carlolz
"There are tons of cards to collect that, besides all the different characters, companions, monsters, arenas, modifiers and whatnot, add to the enormous variety that makes every playthrough feel completely fresh." - Nachtfischer

May you die gloriously and to great applause!

Greetings Human and welcome to FORCED SHOWDOWN: "The only show in the galaxy with lives on the line!" Pick one of the 4 contestants from across the FORCED universe - each a master of their own style of combat - and try to become a superstar of my show, as you battle through worlds of monstrous enemies and face off against epic arena bosses. You may die horribly and repeatedly, but think of your fans and smile for the cameras!

Cards boost your action abilities!

In my show, you will unlock cards that let you boost your stats and upgrade your abilities differently each battle. Use clever deckbuilding and show off your epic combos! In the end though, it's all up to your own action skills, on the arena floor, to carry you through both times of luck and misfortune.

Features

  • Intense singleplayer action gameplay with deckbuilding to upgrade your stats and abilities in new ways each battle.
  • 4 characters with unique attacks and ability sets + unique cards to mutate and upgrade their abilities. (+1 with the Drone Invasion expansion)
  • 150+ cards to unlock and use in your deckbuilding. (all in-game; no microtransactions!)
  • 60+ quests unlock content and achievements.
  • Dinosaur and dragon companions to unlock and have fight by your side.
  • Fight in 8 different worlds.
  • Encounter 70+ different enemies.
  • 10 bosses for raid-like finales.
  • In higher difficulties, each boss also plays cards against you in arenas.
  • Puffs???
  • From Roguelike-learner to Super Hardcore: The first game show makes sure new players get a chance to learn. Less than 3% of players are skilled enough to beat the endboss of the third show.
  • 40+ special rules make sure each battle is unique. Discover what they do and learn to handle the challenges.
  • Bonus levels (added in free content update 43)
  • Emblem System: Unlock mastery emblems for each game show that let you play it with added special challenges. The best players in the world can manage 12 mastery points in the toughest game show. The maximum is 30. (added in free content update 42)
  • Daily modes and monthly seasons to test your skills and strategies against the rest of the world, and win awesome prizes!
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 240 or equivalent, minimum 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX: Version 10
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or equivalent, minimum 1024 Mb of VRAM
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS X 10.11 or higher
Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent, minimum 512 MB VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: OS X 10.11 or higher
Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 500 Series or Radeon equivalent, minimum 512 MB VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 15.04
Processor: Intel Core i3, 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 240 or equivalent, minimum 512 MB of VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.4 Ghz. or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or equivalent, minimum 1024 Mb of VRAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
  • I think Forced Showdown has done a great job of incorporating different strategic layers on top of a twin stick shooter.

  • It might not be the most original idea ever, but it is a solid twin-stick brawler with familiar elements from card games. And we just can't stop playing it.

  • Forced Showdown is a clever little game that skillfully mixes action elements to a card game core, providing a lot of fun. Only the lack of any multiplayer mod is a real drawback. If you're a solo player you won't regret spending your money.

  • A mix between a card game and an hack'n'slash, it's filled with interesting content, although the mechanics are sometimes over-complicated.

  • The game has taken an interesting departure from its predecessor and I found myself slightly preferring the first game. That’s probably just down to my own personal preference in genres so if a deck-building / action-RPG / Rogue-like hybrid appeals to you, Forced Showdown is worth your time and money.

  • Forced Showdown's design makes it fun to exterminate hordes of enemies for a few hours on various arenas, but later on the progress of unlocking much needed cards stalls significantly, just like our enjoyment.

  • How would it be if we could put together Hearthstone and The Binding of Isaac in just one game? BetaDwarf’s Forced Showdown is the answer, and a very solid, surprising and original one. A title full of content that can provide any player a great amount of fun through the dozens of hours you can spend with it.

  • The strategic card selection and management combined with satisfying action makes for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I enjoyed seeing my character slowly become more powerful as you gain better cards that will help you progress further.

  • Deeper than the previous iteration on this new franchise, but it still has a lot of room to improve especially on its visual presentation.

  • Forced Showdown is an action RPG Roguelike where you have to fight for your life in a sequence of arenas. Going forward will let you face enemies each time stronger and merciless. Cards are the way: they will give you more juice, power and support abilities to survive longer. Luck is also essential to win all the battles till the end. If you like hard challenges this game is for you.

  • Nevertheless I have to give BetaDwarf props for trying something different here by mixing up an original blend of genres and for creating something innovative. And although I’m afraid I’m going to have to recommend the original Forced over Showdown any day, I really hope that this team keeps striving to create new and interesting concepts because that is sadly something pretty hard to come by nowadays.

  • Forced Showdown is a game that left very little impact on me. I played it, it was a game, and I understood every part of it. The parts come together nicely, but aren't mechanically deep at all. Combat is simple, even with the card system at play, the structure is extremely repetitive, and everything else just falls in line around that.

  • Nothing about it feels genuine, nor is any of it engaging enough to sustain more than a few hours of interest.

  • I really wanted to like Forced Showdown. Maybe there’s something about it that just didn’t *click* with me. Too many half-baked ideas does not a casserole make, my mother always said. If they had taken the time to expand on what makes each of the genres compelling, this could have been a whole different review. Instead, it’s a hot mess on your keyboard.

FORCED SHOWDOWN
$19.99 $9.50
Title: FORCED SHOWDOWN
Genre: Action, Indie, RPG, Strategy
Released: 29 March 2016
Developer: BetaDwarf
Publisher: BetaDwarf
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Full controller support
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