The final Apple indie game showcase is now available, and while you likely figured it out if you followed the game's forum thread, the secret has been revealed: Card Thief [$2.99] by Tinytouchtales and Mexer is now on the App Store. This is a followup to Card Crawl [$2.99], but instead of being a dungeon crawler, it's a stealth game. Your thief card must move about a 3x3 grid containing guards, torches, treasure, and other cards, with your ultimate goal being to escape with the treasure, and without being seen. Stealth points and lighting regulate the actions you can take, and how you can take out guards. They'll be looking in a particular direction, and actions you take can alert them, so you have to play wisely to amass coins and advance through the deck.

Card Thief is a game you'll likely have to be a bit persistent with, as new features unlock the more you play. You also have to get acclimated to how the different systems work together, as earning and losing stealth points depends on when and where you take your actions. Plus, there's a risk-reward element with the treasure where it requires more stealth points to capture the longer you let it sit, but it becomes more valuable. It takes a few sessions to get the hang of, and some patience will be required. But it could prove to be promising, with new locales and items that unlock as you get more wins. Check it out right now, and check out the game's forum thread. Of course, it just raises the question, since was technically no Sunday game, what was up with that icon for The Witness? Was it just for the Mac release?

  • yogg sarons cousin

    Woohoo! Have a great week everybody

    • Deckard74

      Indeed, may the RNG gods smile upon you 😉

  • Deckard74

    I just bought it without hesitation after playing Card Crawl for the first time today. I have no doubt that the massive hype will be well-deserved!

    • houseofg

      I bought it WITHOUT having played the first one just because you guys are so damn excited about it!

      • JudasKain

        Me too

  • Luci0

    Sweet

  • imdakine1

    Expensive week last week... looks like an expensive week ahead? Instant buy!

  • http://javatune.co drunk_vader

    Instantly bought

  • HelperMonkey

    $2? Didn't hesitate.

  • Tychaeus

    I was quite surprised at the $2 price point, especially since crawl is still at $2.99. Maybe it's just a special sale for a limited time?

    • jeffyg3

      Probably. That's how it was for the first game.

  • Far_Out

    looks great I'm in

  • yachris

    Card Crawl is one of those games I go back and play pretty often.

    The video looks intriguing, bought!