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‘One Step From Eden’ Releasing in March

  • Pick it up on March 26th.
  • Arriving digitally on Nintendo Switch and PC.
  • A deck building rogue-like with real time combat.


Developer Thomas Moon Kang and publishers Humble Bundle and Maple Whispering Limited have announced that their indie strategy roguelike, which features deck building and real-time grid combat, titled One Step From Eden will release on the 26th of March on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop and PC via Steam and the Humble Store. A demo is available on PC via Game Jolt, which you can access here. A special thank you to Gematsu for breaking the news first.

One Step From Eden aims to combine strategic deck-building and real-time action with roguelike elements. Players will be able to cast powerful spells on the fly, battle challenging enemies that evolve, collect artifacts that alter the experience, and make friends and enemies. It’s up to you to help keep hope in One Step From Eden, as the world is now bleak from a post-war era. Players will have the option to fight alone, or with a friend in co-op. Whether your character walks a path of mercy or destruction, it’s up to you. Other features are as follows:

  • Deckbuilding with 200-plus spells and 100-plus game-changing items.
  • Action deckbuilding, a blend of bullet hell action and card game strategy.
  • Eight-plus payable characters and bosses.
  • Life or death choices with alternate runs and endings.
  • Unique evolving enemies that get ingeniously more difficult.
  • Procedurally generated worlds and battles.
  • Local co-op and player-versus-player.
  • Full controller and keyboard and mouse support on PC.
  • Steam Workshop and mod support on PC.

Development on One Step From Eden began back in April of 2016. The developers looked at the landscape of video games, and felt there was a void in the genre left since there were no more Megaman Battle Network titles. Desiring to fill that void, the developers began to work on One Step From Eden. This title finds inspiration from other Roguelikes, such as Faster than Light and Nuclear Throne. The deck building aspect of the title was implemented after discovering how well it worked in prototypes, and when discovering it helps allow players to use cards in real time.

Are you excited for One Step From Eden? Is this a title you’ve been looking forward to? For those who’ve played the demo, would you recommend it? For other deck building titles, check out Floppy Knights and Tangletorn. To stay up to date on One Step From Eden, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and their official website.