The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka’a Brings Popular Sitcom’s Favorite Game to Facebook


By Randy Nelson Comment

Mystic Warlords of Ka’a is based on a fictional card game played by the characters in popular CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The game was brought to life on Facebook by Dire Wolf Digital, in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Warner Bros. Television is one of the production companies on the show.

According to our traffic tracking service AppData, The Big Bang Theory: Mystic Warlords of Ka’a currently has 65,760 monthly active users and 6,324 daily active users.

Mystic Warlords of Ka’a is a fairly straightforward, fantasy-themed collectible card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering. Players square off in card combat with other Facebook users and their friends in an attempt to reduce their health to zero and win duels and battles. There are two different types of games, differentiated by the way the cards themselves are played, and both can be played directly or “auto-played.” The basic game system takes into account the rank and runes printed on each card, with higher ranks or runes overruling lesser ones, with the winning card dealing the amount of damage printed on it. When one of the players has their health reduced to zero, they lose. Participating in duels or battles requires energy, which refills automatically over time or can be purchased.

Cards are broken down into “squads” of 10, with players able to select two squads to enter battle with. Winning matches rewards players with coins and experience points. There is a quick duel mode, in addition to a story mode containing missions (various battles) to take part in. This mode includes the player’s Stronghold screen: a world view of Ka’a that features their stronghold, barracks, and other buildings that become unlocked as the player levels up and completes missions. These are locations that players use to build their squads and buy new cards. The screen is also home to the player’s airship, which can be used to go on raids, in which they battle to win ingredients used to craft special cards back at their stronghold. In another part of the game, players can challenge characters from The Big Bang Theory to duels five days in a row to earn special cards.

Players can invite friends to play the game with them and, once they’ve started playing, visit them once per day in order to earn extra energy, experience points, and coins, the latter coming from participating in a daily duel with their friends. Free gifts, including energy, cards, and crafting ingredients, can also be sent to friends.

The game is monetized via a combination of soft currency (coins) and Facebook Credits. Coins, won in combat, can be used to purchase additional cards and other items. Energy refills and additional coins can be purchased using Facebook Credits. Single cards, campaigns and stronghold extras including decorations can also be purchased using Facebook Credits.

Dire Wolf has been upgrading and patching Mystic Warlords of Ka’a on a regular basis since the game launched in July, and continues to do so. The developer recently recently overhauled the animation system, resulting in smoother gameplay, and has added new cards and other content.

This game marks Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s entry in social games. The video game publisher is best known for its core video game franchises like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Scribblenauts, and various licensed games around Warner Bros. Pictures properties. In the last year, the company has been acquiring developers to beef up its in-house offerings.

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