Deckbuilding empowers this bullet hell brawler!

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Drone Invasion Expansion!

Expand the Show with a new Mode, Boss, Environment - more Enemies, Modifiers, Cards and the brand new mech contestant Settsu and much more!


SHOWDOWN Drone Invasion Expansion available on Steam
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Enter a Galactic Game Show!

Battle hordes of brutal foes to become a superstar in C-SAR’s ever-changing action game show.


Earn powerful cards, and build a deck to conquer the arenas!

Showdown is also a strategy card game! Summon helpers, change the rules, alter your skills and experiment with a vast amount of combinations.

Upgrade your contestant and do mindblowing stuff or just perform better overall.
Spells add a strategic layer and will often give you options that really take advantage of your deck.
Consumables adds extra combat options, including hypnotizing enemies, summoning allies and bombs!

Keep fighting & exploring

Explore the infinite variations of C-SAR's show.
Take on magnificent and varied challenges in this action-adventure.

5 Futuristic Gladiators ready for action!

Contestants

Try various skillsets, explore and extend their possibilities with cards as the RPG element.

Test your strategies against other players, as you compete to be the fastest in 3 different online modes

Competitions

Compete to be the master of the daily challenges. New seasons every month!

3 cool and cutesy pets to help you

Companions

Ally yourself with powerful creatures on your adventure. Try a dinosaur that thinks you are tasty!

More than 60 different enemies to test your skills against

Exotic Enemies

C-SAR has ensured a great host of varied enemies, all with unique fighting styles and skills, part of the reason why the show is so popular.

More than 10 huge bosses, who also have decks!

Titans

Mighty Titans are often encountered during the show, these are ultimate challenges and slaying them is a sure way to stay a crowd favorite.

4 Campaigns, 3 daily modes, more than 20 modifiers and 9 environments, such variation!

Formats

C-SAR has an almost endless amount of show formats, rules and surprises to ensure his audience is never bored.

Get ready to rrr.. Shuffle!


What do players say about FORCED SHOWDOWN?

Easily one of my favorite games of 2016. Forced Showdown has near endless replay value and very fun gameplay. The heroes have their own feel and playstyle which all feel viable/strong. The cards are also more diverse than one would think from this sort of game. There are a ton of different deck types and strategies you could use between all the heroes. And it's all wrapped into a fun progression system that makes getting further into the "shows" even more exciting.

Get it. It's fun.

Traveler, 16 August 2016, 16.3 hours played

Ask yourself two questions
1: Do you like deckbuilding games?
2: Do you like action games


If yes, then Forced showdown is a game for you!
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All in all. This is a very good game that provides deckbuilding, action, achievement hunting and grinding. Best game 2016!

10/10

Markljunggren, 16 august 2016, 137.6 hours played

So, this is going to be a bit of an "early impressions" review, which I dont normally do, but... this game has impressed me so much that I feel like adding to the thumbs-upness that it already has. Not to mention that while complex, the mechanics are easy enough to grasp that I feel I've got a good handle on things here. And to explain a bit about myself, I'm a huge fan of three things: 1, bullet hell games, 2, roguelikes/rogue-lites, and 3, CCGs (or TCGs, whatever you want to call them; games played with collectible cards). Very, very familiar with and fond of all three.

Imagine my surprise when I found a game that smashes all of those three things together.

Imagine even more surprise when I found out that said game actually does it RIGHT. (...)

Misery, 25 august 2016, 12.4 hours played

Randomness adds replayability rather than frustration and just overall a really fun and rewarding game.

Hot Local Single, 1. October 2015, 87.9 hours played