Warstorm (www.warstorm.com) takes collectable card games (CCG) into the massively multiplayer online (MMO) world as a browser-driven game that can be played in short sessions, letting players compete with their friends in asynchronous combat.
In Warstorm, the player becomes a Warlord who obtains heroes, units, items and spells in the form of powerful collector cards. Warlords must then use these cards to create squads that will battle. The gameâ€™s challenge system is asynchronous so that competitors do not need to be online at the same time. A player can issue challenges to friends or a post a general challenge to the player community, battling only when the challenge is accepted. These battles are performed in Warstormâ€™s animated battle viewer that activates squads card-by-card similar to Magic the Gathering. Gamers who enjoy games like World of Warcraft or Lineage but do not have the enough time to dedicate multiple hours per game session benefit from this flexible format.
Warstorm can be played for free, but players can select to upgrade faster by buying cards through micro-transactions or by winning card packs in tournament play where up to sixteen players can compete at-once in a skirmish bracket competition.