Title From Boise Developer Ponywolf Praised in U.K. 'Guardian' Best-Game List 

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In 2017, Boise Weekly profiled Ponywolf, a Boise-based game and app developer run out of the Drake Cooper building downtown. At the time, it had mustered several financial successes, but on June 7, one of its titles, Knights of the Card Table, caught a feather in its cap when it made The Guardian's list of the best games of 2019 to date.

"We had great luck with it critically," said Ponywolf President Michael Wilson, who added that KCT has been one of its most buzzed-about titles so far.

KCT, which runs for $4.99 on Steam and the Apple Store, is a solo dungeon-crawl card game, similar to solitaire, which includes Dungeons & Dragons-like tropes, a dice-rolling element and a story told by a 12-year-old Dungeon Master. To win, players must fight through over 100 dungeons across three worlds.

The Guardian praised the game's intuitive learning curve and accessibility: "If you like the idea of card-battler games like Hearthstone but are put off by their competitiveness, try Knights of the Card Table."

Wilson said other Ponywolf games have performed better sales-wise, but KCT has been a critical darling, with Apple declaring it the App of the Day on Mother's Day this year.

"It's a silly little card game that we love and stuck out there, and it seems to be taking off," he said. "They're things we're making because we think they're fun and funny."

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