I like playing card games and also enjoy The Witcher universe (both the books and the recent games). So, I was intrigued to see everyone who played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt loving Gwent, Geralt’s favorite card minigame. I’ve been hoping we would see the game spun off as a standalone game, and judging from a recent trademark filing, a Gwent game might indeed become reality. On June 6th, Witcher developer, CD Project, filed a trademark application in Europe for a game called Gwent The Witcher Card Game. So, it’s not a stretch to say that CD Project is at least considering developing Gwent as a standalone game. I suspect the game will be free to play, and I would be very surprised if it doesn’t find its way to mobile since CD Project has already released a (not very successful) Witcher MOBA game on mobile.
If you haven’t heard anything about Gwent in the past, know that it’s a very popular minigame in the extremely popular The Witcher 3 game. Gwent offers four factions – each with its own combat style – along with some clever mechanics, and players have been really enjoying playing it. You can watch the video below to see how it plays, and as you can see, it already looks like a standalone game. Hopefully, CD Project will indeed develop the game, and we’ll be playing it on our mobile phones before too long.