Student Entrant 2017

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Benjamin Gibson


Azrak is a digital card game for Android inspired by trading card games like Magic the Gathering. In particular I've always loved the combo-building aspect of these games: finding cool and interesting ways for cards to interact. So in designing Azrak I've aimed to a build a game that does just that and strips out all the rest. It works like this:

*Pick a combination of cards from a small random set
*See how well they worked together

That's it.

Furthermore the random set of cards is the same for everyone playing at the same time as you, without your devices having to communicate with each other at all. This means you can play at your own pace and when you're finished your results are compared in an elo style matchmaking system.