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App description: PLEASE NOTE: The expansion is out now! Be sure to search the store for DARK PROPHECIES to continue with all your cards in the new app!

Shadow Era is a full-scale, 'Magic' style, free to play collectible trading card game featuring gorgeous card art and deep strategy, while still being easy to learn and have quick battles on the go.

"A fantastic representation of what freemium games should be." - Touch Arcade

"Shadow Era is a must-download for fans of CCGs." - TUAW

"Shadow Era is a deep CCG that's easy to pick up, but nearly impossible to put down." - Slide To Play (4/4)

"Shadow Era is a game that you won't want to miss out on." - No DPad ("Must Have")

"It's essentially Magic: the Gathering for iOS." - Gizmodo

"The presentation and complexity of the game is absolutely stunning" - AppSpy

"Shadow Era proves that digital CCG's can be just as much fun as their real world counterparts" - Gamezebo

Start your campaign by choosing your Human Hero, and get a free starter deck. Battle with AI opponents or other players to earn more cards, try out new classes, and even play as one of the evil Shadow Heroes. Your progress and cards will be saved on the server and can be accessed from any device or play on the web right in your browser!


- amazing card art to rival even the top trading card games
- almost 200 cards and more being added constantly
- cross-platform multiplayer battles
- Game Center leaderboards
- full support for Retina and iPad displays
- fantastic 3d graphics and special effects
- amazing custom soundtrack

Please visit http://www.shadowera.com for the game rules, full card list, tutorials, and active forums.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the older version of the game client and will soon be removed from the store. Please search for the DARK PROPHECIES expansion to continue with all your cards in the new app!


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The massive v1.26 update adds custom multiplayer games and the new Rogue class!
02-23-2011, 05:20 AM
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Hey yay it's out!

02-23-2011, 05:24 AM
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It is good to have this out. Still waiting for the propagation to this part of the world...

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02-23-2011, 05:35 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
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Cool, been looking forward to this!
02-23-2011, 05:40 AM
Best TCG out there!

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02-23-2011, 06:24 AM
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02-23-2011, 06:34 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
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Hey, SE came before Orions2.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
02-23-2011, 06:36 AM
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Wooot!!! Finally. Just 16 hrs to go lol

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02-23-2011, 06:38 AM
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This looks really nice can't wait

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02-23-2011, 06:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 134
It's looking really nice, but I think I'll pass on this one.

I always get frustrated by the small screen my iphone has when it comes to games like this.

Really wanan try it out though so I just might anyway.:/