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Tomy and Esdevium announce Lightseekers partnership

Published on: June 5th, 2017

The augmented reality trading card game launched at the UK Games Expo at Birmingham NEC.

LightseekersTomy has joined forces with Esdevium Games for the launch of the new Lightseekers Trading Card Game. The augmented reality trading cards are playable as a physical, standalone game and can be used to enhance gameplay within the Lightseekers mobile game. The cards are part of a next level connected play experience including smart action figures and accessories launching autumn/winter 17.

Esdevium Games’ expertise and leadership within the world of trading cards will be invaluable in reaching expert TCG players and influencers. This new partnership was launched at the UK Games Expo in NEC (2nd June – 4th), the UK’s largest Hobby Games Convention, where consumers also got their first proper hands-on experience of Lightseekers products and the opportunity to buy the trading cards.

Lightseekers TCG showcases more than 350 printed cards at launch, and allows players to take control of a hero and use an arsenal of cards, featuring spells, creatures, items, and locations, to defeat their opponents. Each card is scannable by the Lightseekers mobile game to unlock in-game effects such as new spells, boosts, or even followers that will fight alongside the player’s character.

The game is quick and easy to learn, but also provides depth for advanced players who wish to experiment with deck building and tactical play using unique mechanics. The card game is intended for two players, but supports as many players as desired. Games typically last between 10-15 minutes, but can vary based on deck complexity, skill level, and number of players.

Lightseekers has been created by PlayFusion, an innovative independent game, technology and robotics company. The ground-breaking gaming concept is a new platform that connects video games, smart action figures, augmented reality trading cards, and more.

The Lightseekers mobile game is available now for download in the US, UK, and Canada in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store.

Cards are available for purchase from leading hobbyists and games retailers, and Toys R Us and Amazon from July 1st.

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