Cryptozoic Announces Hawken: The Real-Time Card Game

By Sara Erickson

Meteor Entertainment, Adhesive Games
and Cryptozoic Entertainment
Announce HAWKEN: The Real-Time Card Game


All-New Mech Card Game Lets Players Battle in Real-Time
Coming in early 2014


Lake Forest, CA (January 8, 2014) – Meteor Entertainment, Adhesive Games and Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premiere developer of licensed trading cards and games such as the The Walking Dead Board Game and The Big Bang Theory Party Game, today announced an all-new card game based on the free-to-play First-Person-Shooter Mech video game HAWKEN.

"HAWKEN has been in open beta since December 12th 2012, and now that it’s out of beta and fully launched, it reminds us again how mech games are awesome ” said Adam Sblendorio, senior brand manager at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “We're excited to bring fans of HAWKEN a card game that is true to the twitch gameplay they expect from the video game. Quick reflexes are helpful, but a quick mind will win every time!"

In the HAWKEN: The Real-Time Card Game, players grab a Mech deck that contains cards for primary and secondary weapons systems, thrusters, and various other high-tech instruments of war. Each player draws cards and places them onto the table as fast as they can, keeping in mind that playing too many cards might overheat their Mech. This is real-time gameplay, and the round ends when a player snags the FIRE! Button from the center of the table. Once that's done, players calculate the range and speed of their Mechs, weapons fired, and heat generated to resolve the round. Then it's right back to the action! The HAWKEN: The Real-Time Card Game will debut with two different packages, both featuring two decks: Scout vs. Grenadier, and Sharpshooter vs. Bruiser. Fans can mix and match the cards in each deck to customize their very own Mech deck.

Fans who pick up a copy of HAWKEN: The Real-Time Card Game will also receive a code that can be redeemed on The code is worth $5 of HAWKEN Credits that players can spend on purchases in the HAWKEN video game.

HAWKEN: The Real-Time Card Game will be available in early 2014 for a suggested retail price of $15.00. This game comes with two 40-card decks, a heat and range tracking board, and Mech standees to show off your Mech. For more information on the HAWKEN Card Game, check out the product page here and watch for more news at Stay up-to-date on the latest products, news, and contests by following Cryptozoic Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter.


About Cryptozoic Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, The Lookouts comic book, and The Walking Dead™ trading cards. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for additional product and event information.


About Meteor Entertainment

Based in Seattle, Meteor Entertainment is focused on successfully publishing free-to-play games globally, with an emphasis on compelling content and setting the standard for customer service and community engagement. Meteor Entertainment’s first title is HAWKEN, developed by Adhesive Games. To learn more about Meteor Entertainment, visit

About Adhesive Games

Located in Los Angeles, Adhesive Games is an independent game studio founded by Creative Director Khang Le, formerly of Project Offset. HAWKEN, the studio’s premiere title, is a free--to--play mech first--person shooter that entered Open Beta on December 12, 2012 (12.12.12). For more information, visit


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Media Contact for Cryptozoic:
Adam Sblendario

Toshirauma's picture Sara Erickson

Sara Erickson is Cryptozoic Enertainment's National Hobby Channel Manager and has worked with Cryptozoic since March 2012. She has been in the industry for over 7 years and currently owns Rook's Comics and Games in Montana. When she's off the clock, Sara spends her free time playing new games and chatting with customers at her store.