Ace-in-the-hole developer Nerial (Reigns) and poker-faced publisher Devolver Digital (also Reigns) have announced Card Shark, a tale of deception throughout 18th Century Europe… or the comprehensive catalogue of card tricks and other deceptions employed by the Comte de Saint Germain as described in “Mémoires Sans Parole”, coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in 2021.
A wild card of its genre, Card Shark will teach you real card tricks and manipulations as you fleece and cheat your way to the top of 18th-century French society. As you move from the parlour to the King’s table, build up your array of card tricks and use your ill-gotten gains to buy your way into some truly high-stakes games.
A game about cheating at cards
The game is all about being ahead of your opponents and the stakes only get higher as you progress. The art by Nicolai Trohinsky is quite charming and I myself was immediately taken by it.
Remember this one rule and maybe, just maybe you’ll survive to the next hand – Just make sure you don’t get caught. Your fellow tricksters do not take kindly to cheaters.
Card Shark is designed by Nerial with art by Nicolai Troshinsky and music by Andrea Boccadoro. Follow @Nerial on Twitter or visit cardsharkgame.com for more cunning deceptions.