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Prismata—the gripping debut from Lunarch Studios—radically redefines the strategy genre by combining elements of real-time strategy, card games, and tabletop strategy games to create something entirely new and unique.

Competing against other humans or ruthlessly efficient AI, you'll plan devastating attacks through a series of quick-fire turns. Will you outwit your opponents by striking at the perfect moment? Or will you fall victim to a devious trap?Game Modes
  • Campaign: an enthralling 40-mission story-based single player adventure
  • Casual Match: play friendly games against other humans or one of 30 different AI personalities
  • Combat Training: over 50 hand-crafted puzzles and scenarios dripping with fascinating strategy insights
  • Ranked Play: get paired against opponents of similar skill and compete for a spot on the leaderboards
  • Custom Games: play bots or friends with fully editable unit pools, time controls, handicaps, AI difficulty, and more
  • Expert Challenge: ultra-difficult mission variants for players seeking extreme challenges
  • Event Mode: heart-pounding blitz brawl tourneys and crazy mode-of-the-week events with prizes

The StoryHundreds of years in the future, humans have engineered a prosperous new civilization on the distant planet Beacon, where the sun never sets. Meanwhile, the planet's frigid dark side has been colonized by an enigmatic faction of intelligent machines that threaten humanity with conflict.

In these new cybernetic times, human soldiers are obsolete. Instead, warfare is conducted swiftly with massive armies of robots. The Swarmwielders—human commanders of these mechanical forces—are the defenders of society, training relentlessly for the day when the machines strike again. However, when their own robots start to mysteriously malfunction, the humans find themselves endangered by something much closer than the machines lurking beyond the fringe.

  • State-of-the-art enemy AI created by Professor David Churchill, winner of the 2013 StarCraft AI competition
  • A custom replay browser where you can watch, share, and analyze game replays
  • New Prismata units added regularly, each with a unique role and purpose in combat
  • 100+ Steam Achievements to unlock
  • Real-time spectator mode: watch live matches featuring top players
  • Absolutely zero pay-to-win—no card packs to open; all units are free for all players
  • Over 500 customizable emotes and 250 awesome unit skins to collect
  • No randomness! Your fate is determined by your skill alone
  • Over 100 trillion unique gameplay scenarios, each with a different optimal strategy to discover

GameplayIn Prismata, you’ll collect resources, create workers and technologies, assemble an all-conquering army, and trade blows with your opponent until one of you is obliterated. Prismata blends elegant turn-based mechanics with the tactical decision-making elements that are at the heart of real-time strategy games.

Featuring simple and intuitive economic and combat systems, Prismata is incredibly easy to learn. However, no two Prismata matches are ever the same. Every game, players get a new pool of extra buildable units that must be used to their fullest potential. There are always new builds to plan and discover, and new threats to respond to. Each battle is fresh and unique.

Containing no pre-built decks, random advantages, or luck-of-the-draw moments, Prismata’s cat-and-mouse duels celebrate quick-fire tactics, deep thinking, and decisive strategy. Will you execute a perfectly-timed attack, or will you build up a monstrous economy and overpower your opponent with a massive army?Testimonials from supporters and Kickstarter backers:"Almost nothing comes close to achieving this level of polish, depth, and replayability."

- Kevin "qxc" Riley, retired StarCraft pro-gamer and game designer

"Full skill, full focus, no RNG. It is beautiful!"
- Adrian "Lifecoach" Koy, Hearthstone and Gwent professional

"It's so good. I wake up and I'm like 'Yes, I get to play this game again.' I love it."
- Frederick "Freddybabes" Bird, Gwent Challenger, Open, and Slam champion

"I'm over-the-top addicted. Best game I've ever played."
- Mike "Timex" McDonald, poker professional

"A game I have been looking for all my life."
- Steel_hs

"One of the most intricate, well-thought-out, and best games I have ever played... the first and only game of its unique genre."
- Rachenite

"More worthwhile than any other game."
- Aetherllama

"Truly unique in its ability to refine RTS and card game themes down to the core strategic decisions without the RNG or APM."
- DiamondGP

"Finally, a card game that removes the ‘luck’ aspect."
- hepcecob

"When I start Prismata, it feels like my inner child is opening a bottomless toy box that's always holding something new and exciting."
- daxtrax

"I honestly feel like a genius after I play a good game."
- DDarkray

"Prismata is very approachable, yet there's always more to learn."
- zihkrihk

"I'm a filthy casual and I love playing a quick competitive game."
- RupertE

"10/10 strategy game! Phenomenal concept, unlimited replay value."
- 4nonym0u5

"Why did I even bother with those other games."
- arisuMizuki

"I feel fortunate to live in the age of Prismata—the best game I've ever played."
- Gameking511

"No mortal has 400 real APM. That's why we play Prismata, and leave StarCraft to the demigods."
- jrkirby

"If you ever thought you'd be great at StarCraft if only you had the APM, now you can prove it."
- Lenor4ever

"After 3 years and 11,000 games, I'm still innovating new strategies, and I don't expect that to ever stop."
- Apooche

"Prismata is the best thing that ever happened to me."
- Arkanishu

"It's as good as they say."
- Naitso
Release date
Lunarch Studios
Lunarch Studios
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 0.5GB VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: *Extremely* old (2006 or earlier) graphics chipsets may not support the hardware graphics acceleration used by Prismata. In this case, the game's performance may be reduced.

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 0.5GB VRAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: *Extremely* old (2006 or earlier) graphics chipsets may not support the hardware graphics acceleration used by Prismata. In this case, the game's performance may be reduced.
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Prismata reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
Early Access Review Interesting game, for now I give positive to reach the 10 reviews and this qualified. We'll see that wave later
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Product received for free Early Access Review Lo recomiendo... ╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱ ╱╱┏╮╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱ ╱╱┃┃╱╱╱┳╱┓┳╭┫┳┓╱ ▉━╯┗━╮╱┃╱┃┣┻╮┣╱╱ ▉┈┈┈┈┃╱┻┛┛┻╱┻┻┛╱ ▉╮┈┈┈┃╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱ ╱╰━━━╯╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱╱
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Early Access Review Tactics Game. No (360) Controller Support. Interesting Game concept and as far as I've played no "Buy what!" Rumgenerve. High-quality Presentation. Makes a mood and is a good Demo.
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Microsoft from Spain
Product received for free Early Access review The game was free for a couple of days as a measure to advertise. It Worked because a lot of people now have it in their library. The problem is that after several updates, much of the content step to be paid. Which infuriates me because at first it wasn't like that. I put bad note and bad rating just for this, as it is an entertaining card game. 5/10
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Early Access Review I have always loved Collectible card Games and have played MTG (Online) for a long time and most recently Faeria and Nova Blitz relatively extensively. RTS and Construction Strategy Are also Fun for me. However, all these Games have always had Attributes that are not that for Me: With age, I lose the Fun Of Games to put the reaction Time over "Thinking." So I prefer Rather rounds of based Games. When Purchasing Collectible card Packs or Extensions, at some point the Pleasure is replaced by Reason. That's why I prefer to play Games like Dominion, Dream Quest, Pathfinder Adventures or Sentinels of the Universe. For Games like Civilisation, Endless Legend/Space and Stellaris, I basically lack the Time to have long Sessions. There are now a lot of Games that hit my Taste, but they all have something in common: They are almost always based on the Element of Chance. Whether it's Dice or cards are shuffled, very few Games can do without Chance. Puzzle Games are an alternative (E.g. Drod), but they are either "Finally" Or eventually become "Frickelig" and/or boring. This is all different for me at Prismata and along with the really good bots the Main Reason I deal with it. Finally a Game without Play2Win, without Collectible card purchases, with clear Playing Time, with Puzzle and Tactics elements, without random Garn Or Loss and constantly available Playing partners at a Strength I can choose. In addition, and last but not least: With Developers who are Concerned and have the Skills and Possibilities to actually implement such a Project! Now all that remains is to take full advantage of the Game and, above all, get better and better!
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