Benefits tells the story of a collapsing world, doomed by a dark prophecy. By taking on the role of the little avian thief Volepain, you must assemble your group by choosing from a selection of anthropomorphic characters ranging from the archer tiger Leo, to the gorilla Karst, via the elephant Isabeau, and the parrot Pattenbois. Use each character’s unique skills as well as consumable cards to fight your way through a wide variety of encounters and scripted situations. Choose to approach a scenario using stealth, crafting a trick, making a trade, or engaging in some good old-fashioned punches.
A terrible curse is ravaging the kingdom and the only one who can stop it is a petty thief named Volepain.
The Weaver entrusted the instruments of creation to her children, the Nymphantes.
The Weaver entrusted her children with the destiny of creation and the stability of the world. The instruments of creation have the power to create and destroy the many worlds of Benefits. Discover the true goals of the Nymphants and the Cult or embrace the Maelstorm for eternity!
Play through the story multiple times to unlock all story branches, find multiple solutions to a single problem, and maybe discover a way to achieve what seemed impossible at first. Experiment with different card associations and write your own story with your own moral values.
BenefitsThe tabletop-inspired mechanics are brought to life through a beautiful illustrative art style reminiscent of classic 2D animation from Disney’s Golden Age. The atmosphere is enhanced by a soundtrack by legendary composer Christophe Héral, Beyond Good and Evil and Legends of Rayman fame, while prolific actor Travis Willingham (whose IMDB Profile is so vast that we wouldn’t even know where to begin) offers his valuable voice talents as a narrator.
It is now up to you to forge your own destiny in this perilous quest, when Benefits is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam on September 15.
“Benefits unlike anything else out there, using maps not only to fight and barter, but also to dictate important story choices like where to go, how to infiltrate an enemy stronghold, and who to recruit,” said Alain Puget, founder of Alkemi. “Benefits is more than a card game, it’s an adventure! And we can’t wait to share it with you all when it launches on September 15!
“At Chers Villagers, we seek to provide people with unique experiences, and Benefits is a perfect synthesis,” said Guillaume Jamet, editorial manager at Dear Villagers. “It’s more than a CCG, but a sprawling adventure played in tabletop form! Its whimsy is enhanced by the soundtrack from legendary composer Christophe Héraltop and veteran actor Travis Willingham offering his esteemed vocal talents as narrator. Benefits has freedom, choice and charm to spare!
Our boldest adventurers can sweeten the pot by tossing an extra coin – around €23.99 / $23.99 / £18.78 – for the Deluxe Edition, containing Benefits‘ soundtrack and a digital art book.
- Expanding branching stories with multiple endings
- card-based game
- Deck Exploration Game
- Unique “board game” atmosphere
- Superb art direction
- Original music by Christophe Héral (Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil)
- Turn-based card battle
- Great replay value
- Original story and universe
- Huge cast of characters
- Narrated by Travis Willingham (critical role, The Legend of Vox Machina)
Benefits comes to PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch on September 15, 2022.
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