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June 2024 Newsletter
Check out our June newsletter. We discuss the latest Fireside Chat, our Fan Art Contest, the new Summons reveals, and more.
May 2024 Newsletter
Check out our May newsletter. We discuss some fiery news, a new interview with our Co-founders, and a recap of our recent Community Events.
How Wildcard Leverages Beamable to Build an Unmatched Gaming Experience
How Wildcard uses Beamable to streamline the development process and build an unmatched gaming experience
April 2024 Newsletter
Check out the April 2024 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe! We discuss our inclusion in Farcaster, a recap of GDC 2024, and more
February 2024 Newsletter
Check out the February 2024 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
January 2024 Newsletter
Check out the January 2024 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
Wildcard: A Year in Review - Triumphs and Milestones of 2023
Take a walk down memory lane and explore Wildcard's unforgettable 2023
Behind the Scenes: Unveiling the Magic of Wildcard’s Livestreams with OBS
How Wildcard uses OBS to seamlessly produce dynamic live and pre-recorded events remotely
Wildcard: A Must Watch Game for DreamHack Atlanta 2023
Wildcard stands as a revolutionary fusion of gaming genres, aiming not just to engage players but to immerse an entire community within its universe.
Wildcard Announces Participation at DreamHack 2023
Wildcard is thrilled to announce its participation as one of the Games to Watch in the highly anticipated DreamHack 2023, the world's premier gaming lifestyle event.
December 2023 Newsletter
Check out the December 2023 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
Wildcard and Unreal Engine: A Perfect Match for Developers
How Wildcard uses Unreal Engine to create a rich game experience and bring characters to life
November 2023 Newsletter
Check out the November 2023 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
October 2023 Newsletter
Check out the October 2023 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
How Wildcard Leveraged Magic Eden’s Launchpad For A Sold Out Genesis Mint
How Wildcard leveraged Magic Eden’s Launchpad for a sold out Genesis Mint
September 2023 Newsletter
Check out the September 2023 Newsletter for the latest updates and events in the Wildcard Universe!
How Wildcard Uses Space and Time to Deliver a Robust Blockchain Experience
How Web3 Game Wildcard plans to leverage partnership with data warehouse Space and Time to deliver premium blockchain experiences
Special News Beat Into the Metaverse with Wildcard
"We have publicly unveiled Wildcard, the most anticipated Web3 MOBA game of the year. We launch into the metaverse with our 1st public playtest on February 23rd, 2023."
How a crypto skeptic is making Web3’s most anticipated game | Paul Bettner
Back in June 2022, Paul Bettner's Playful Studios made a splash with a different kind of Web3 game with triple-A quality.
Wildcard, the Revolutionary Multiplayer Game Bringing People Together
Discover Wildcard, the thrilling multiplayer battle arena game.
Wildcard’s Genesis Mint Launches April 20 on Magic Eden
Web3 card collector battle arena announces its Wildpass Mint, which gives you exclusive perks and a quick trip into the game.
Wildcard announces genesis mint starting 20th April
Wildcard, the PvP collectable card and arena action game, has announced the start date for its NFT genesis mint, slated for 20th April.
Playful Studios unveils Web3 game and raises $46M for The Wildcard Alliance
Playful Studios, the maker of Words With Friends and Lucky's Tale, unveiled a Web3 game and raised $46M for The Wildcard Alliance.
This Week in the Metaverse: Wildcard is hosting a public mint
The NFT market had a great first quarter
Top 5 Mints to Watch For April 2023
Web3 games and NFTs are exploding! There is no shortage of projects to discover and get lost in. To find innovative, original, and creative projects that stand out from the crowd and resonate with you – the collector – check out these up-and-coming projects.
Playtesting FAQs
How do I play the game?

Sessions currently happen on a limited basis exclusively in our Discord server. Once accepted, join us there and look for the #calendar channel to RSVP to the playtest events that suit you.

When will the game be openly playable?

We will be expanding playtest sessions over time and aim to be fully openly playable later this year.

How will I know if I'm accepted as a Wildcard playtester?

Accepted playtesters will be notified via email and Discord ping after receiving the Playtester role. Please note: you must be a member of our Discord to participate at this time.

Can I stream or create content during playtests?

We're thrilled that you're interested in creating Wildcard content. Please open a ticket in #ask-the-team in Discord and we'll set you up with the pre-alpha content guidelines.

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FrostBurn arena


An explosive force on the field, with her trademark cannonball move, Janz is a big part of the Chronos offensive line.

Janz is seen as the star of her team, and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay that way. Despite her size and power, she’s remarkably sneaky, and loves to observe other creatures from a distance, getting to know them, so she can analyze them and beat them. Sometimes, she even studies her own teammates. This makes her Locke’s go to “scout” in reconnoitering Bolgar’s team. Of course, she might do more than scout for Locke. And it was King Valla who did her last upgrade...


Lumph is the Wildcard defensive champion…

or at least he was five years ago when his Aura Shield made it nearly impossible for team Chronos to score against team Lubabub. Lumph was so often cited as the reason that Lubabub took the championship that he believes it and is convinced he’s a superstar and that no one compares to him in terms of defense. Lumph loves stinky food, stinky smells, and mud. He especially loves eating old lettuce and worms. Unfortunately, unlike Gorrit who’s been training for years, Lumph is so convinced that no one can match his defensive skill that he’s gained a lot of weight and lost a lot of muscle but he hasn’t noticed that at all. He’s still convinced that he doesn’t need to train because his signature move, Aura Shield, is still the best move around! He may have a rude awakening on Frostburn…



An original favorite in King Valla’s game retinue, Wotchy has been fiercely protecting his Champion since his first day in the arena. Now after many seasons as Locke’s faithful companion, Wotchy is all too ready to step up and serve his team as a full fledged Summon. Besides, Locke needs to spend some time whipping that new pup, Volt, into fighting shape. Wotchy’s ready to prove his good boi bone-a fides - and show his teammates the true meaning of loyalty.


A fan favorite and the leading creature player for the Lubabub team, Gorrit is a serious athlete.

He’s the main offense for the Lubabubian team and like all superstars, he’s in great shape. Born in the high forests of Lubabub, he has trained from birth for victory. He eats THOUSANDS of calories a day but because there is no “junk food” in the Lubabubian jungle, he’s very healthy. (Hopefully, he won’t get a taste for junk food on Frostburn!) Although Gorrit was depressed when Bolgar withdrew from playing Wildcard, he kept at his training. His huge body needs three beds and hotel rooms often need to be expanded for him.


Fendor is a robotic replica of Lumph.

Realizing Lumph was a nearly unbeatable defensive lineman in the last Wildcard games, Locke decided to make his own, better, version. Locke had to add his signature to Fendor, though, and gave him a big boost of personality – lovability and studiousness. This accidentally resulted in Fendor becoming Lumph’s biggest fanboy. He’s spent his existence studying Lumph and all his games, all his moves, all his big moments -- Fendor just LOVES Lumph! He has his poster on his wall, buys all his memorabilia, and just can’t wait to meet his hero in real life and assumes Lumph wants to meet him too.


Spord is a mushroom from the forests of Lubabub.

He has the unique ability to clone himself, but each clone ultimately develops a unique personality, sometimes even personalities that disagree with each other. A patriotic Lubabubian, he’s a utility player on the field, having been picked to fill space on the team, and fill space he did! If given time, he can clone so many versions of himself that he can overwhelm any defense. Five years ago during Bolgar and Locke’s first Wildcard battle, Spord Spud was discovered obscuring Locke’s defense cannon. Spord was subsequently suspended from the Wildcard Games. But he’s served his time, and when Bolgar came back, he brought Spord with him. Still, Spord has a chip on his shoulder: he’s adamant he did not sabotage Locke’s turrets and even though he’s back on the team, he still feels overlooked by Bolgar. Spord thinks he’s a really important player, but is jealous that other more “indivisible” players get all the limelight and attention. Even though everyone gives Lumph credit as the defensive hero who prevented Locke from winning all those years ago, Spord believes it was him and his clones on the field who let Lumph shine. Spord feels overlooked… and just might act out.


Rumors of a mythological creature on Lubabub are true.

Much like the Yeti or Sasquatch on Earth, the Aloe have kept themselves hidden from outsiders. Deeply spiritual, they live separately from the other Lubabubians high in the mountain rainforests where humans and other creatures can’t reach them. Once, when Burr had been caught in a trap and was in danger of bleeding to death, Bolgar dipped his hands into the shallow waters of a forest lake and prayed to the spirit of the planet itself… out of the mist walked Aloe. She saved Burr’s life but made Bolgar promise never to speak of her or her species. Bolgar kept her secret for years. But when Bolgar decided to face Locke again, he journeyed far and wide in pursuit of Aloe. He needed a surprise when he faced the Chronos champion. When he arrived at the fabled Aloe homeland, the Aloe debated whether or not to intervene in the affairs of Lubabub – and their society ultimately voted to ignore Bolgar’s request. But this didn’t sit right with his old friend. She left her swampy homeland, against the ruling of her people, to aid Bolgar in his conflict with Locke. No one but Bolgar knows about her species' secret magical power... a power Boglar insists must stay a secret until game day. Aloe comes across as aloof and superior, but really doesn’t understand the complex world of Jot Rustin, Locke, and Frostburn and doesn’t particularly want to! She’s there to do her job and isn’t interested in anything else.


Sembler is a kid at heart and spends his time creating friends to play with.

In the arena, he can pump out additional summons over time unless, of course, something scary is coming after him in which case he flees!


Slow and steady wins the race.

Slowclaw isn't in a hurry, but that's probably because she hits like a tank! She doesn't have the most defense, so be sure to give her some support.


Timing isn't everything - It's the only thing.

Created by her beloved bestie Princess Neva, Skye is quickly becoming Wildcard’s favorite busy-botty. She’s keeping an eye on the action - and her team on the move. This helicopter mom boosts the speed of her teammates as she hovers nearby. Skye’s enthusiasm is infectious but her impatient nature keeps her a bit uptight. But don’t worry, she still knows how to cut loose - she’s got a part-time gig as a metronome for a speed metal band.


Grab the Game by the Horns.

Don’t be fooled by the wild and formidable Hornelius - his horns may be elaborate, but his strategy is simple. Summon in the way? Toss it. Summon not in the way? Toss it just to be sure. Hornelius isn’t afraid to make a mess of his opponents - and his table manners aren’t great, either. While this soft-hearted hothead may occasionally lose his cool, his masterful moss-sculptures tend to be a welcome peace offering. (apology gift?)


Stay Dizzy!

This Manic Pixie Dream Bird is always ready to take a spin in the arena. Beakit’s energy and attention may be all over the place, but her Boomerang Beak goes exactly where she wants it to. Don’t bother her while she’s having her beak sharpened, though - that’s her ‘me time’.



Chonk’s got size. Chonk’s got swagger. But Chonk’s greatest skill may just be his sense of humor. This absolute unit might look like target practice, but when all eyes are on Chonk, his teammates take advantage. He’s one part drama queen, one part class clown, and always the life of the party. If only he could nail down his signature catchphrase - of course, it doesn't help that he won’t stop coming up with new options. After all, Chonk’s always gotta keep ‘em guessing!



There’s nothing spontaneous about Lavadrop’s combustion - he’s always ready to fling some flames onto the arena floor. Everyone notices when Lavadrop plops into the action - and you better believe they know to watch out for that not-so-friendly fire! A notorious accomplice to all sorts of risky fun, Lavadrop also has a practical side - his side-hustle selling the magma stones he spews has sparked a hot new jewelry trend. His team spirit always shines through - and the steam sauna he powers only adds to his team’s esteem.



Volcrab knows he can get a bit too heated - but that never stops him. He’s a caustic crustacean bent on Wildcard domination, and he’ll burn every bridge to get to the top. His explosive gameplay is matched by his scorched-earth trash-talking tactics, but Volcrab always leaves it all on the floor. (With all the lava, of course.) His dedicated fans - the VolClub - admire not only his fearsome firepower, but also his willingness to extend a claw to help raise up the next generation of competitive crabs.


When she gets in the zone, don’t get in her way.

Soaring and scorching over the arena floor, Pyrokeet brings the heat - and she’s always got something new to drop. A bird-of-all-trades who’s constantly reinventing herself, Pyrokeet is a true artist who knows that sometimes you have to burn it all down to build it back up again. Her frequent rebirth continues to dazzle her admirers- Pyrokeet’s only constant is change, after all. She’s always hatching her next plan - and she knows we’re all ready to watch the fireworks.



Whenever Grumph gets on a roll, there’s no stopping him - but his bad vibes are highly contagious. Don’t worry if he’s not too talkative - that’s how you know he doesn’t like you. Or anyone. Ever. No one really enjoys having Grumph on the team, but the energy he brings to the arena floor more than makes up for how hard he is to live with. But don’t ask him to change - and, really, don’t ask him anything, because he’s unlikely to answer you with more than a grunt and an eyeroll anyway. He’s always got a chipped tooth or two - he bites WAY too hard - and he holds the record for highest recorded blood pressure of any Umph - and that’s just on a normal Tuesday.


Say lessss.

Burnout was built to be a fearsome opponent - created in the Summons shop at Malus Motors, she was the last surviving prototype after several experimental versions of the firesnek model were accidentally left in the same staging area overnight. No one with any sense willingly crosses paths with Burnout: she never backs down from a challenge, and she refuses to be upstaged. She’s not quite so ruthless with other species/models, but she still revels in intimidation and ferocity. She mostly keeps to herself, but when she does decide to speak up, her dry wit and withering put-downs are legendary - she’s always leaving scorched earth in her wake.


Life is never boring when you’re ready to drop a bomb.

Punk baddie Boomshot is a ringleader - and it’s always time for the circus. She’s an instigator, a troublemaker, and she’s never met a pot she didn’t stir. Boomshot’s always starting something - and she always knows when to throw something new into the mix. Which to her mind is always a good thing - she tends to get restless when the action dies down, and she lives to be entertained. Her dares are legendary, and her approval is doled out sparingly. But no matter what, she keeps a careful eye out for her fellow Punks - after all, she’s the dance captain for the Punk musicals during Wildcard’s off-season.


Drop dead reckoning.

When you hear the sound of her chainsaw, it’s too late to run - D.F.A. (Death From Above) is the Punk diva of destruction. She tends to take everything personally - and her preferred therapy is processing all those feelings on the arena floor. D.F.A.’s emotional gameplay is pure operatic spectacle - a soaring aria of plummeting pain followed by a melodramatic death scene. She has very insistent opinions, very specific ideas, and knows exactly what she wants when she wants it - but those wants are always changing. However, her volatility is matched by her dedication to her craft - she zeroes in and delivers exactly where she can do the most damage. D.F.A.’s motto? Hit them with your best shot - and make sure no one saw you coming.