Catch a Ride to a Card Game in Hell: Monster Train’s Closed Beta Begins Today

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    AMSTERDAM & SAN FRANCISCO – February 28th, 2020

    Catch a Ride to a Card Game in Hell: Monster Train’s Closed Beta Begins Today

    – Try out Good Shepherd Entertainment & Shiny Shoe’s new strategic deck-building roguelike from now to March 19 –

    Good Shepherd Entertainment and indie developer Shiny Shoe have kicked off the closed beta of Monster Train, the upcoming strategic roguelike deck-building game set on a train to Hell. Players can register at for a chance at access to the beta, which will run until March 19 and features both solo and multiplayer game modes. 

    Hell has frozen over, and it’s up to you to protect the last Pyre from the forces of Heaven and make Hell burn once more. Monster Train adds an extra strategic element to roguelike deck-builders with three vertical play fields that must be defended at a time. Build a deck of spells and minions from over 200 cards, and position your champions on each level to protect the train and your Pyre from invaders. With five clans to combine and fight for, challenging enemies to balance your deck against, and multiple routes to take through Hell, no playthrough is ever the same.

    Monster Train’s unique time-based online multiplayer mode “Hell Rush” lets up to eight players compete against one another in time-based challenges for an exciting experience under intense pressure. Create your own custom challenges and share them with the world to see who can top the leaderboards.

    Monster Train is expected to officially launch on PC in Q2 2020.

    For more information, visit and follow @GoodShepherdEnt on Twitter

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    About Good Shepherd Entertainment
    Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011, operating under the name Gambitious, the Company became a full-featured publisher in 2014. Good Shepherd Entertainment is backed by some of the industry’s most notable names, including Devolver Digital, Croteam and Perfect World, all successful companies in independent game development and publishing.

    About Shiny Shoe
    Shiny Shoe is an independent video game development studio dedicated to creating fun and polished experiences for consoles, PC, mobile and online/social streaming environments. Founded in 2011 and based in San Francisco, Shiny Shoe has collaborated with partners including Double Fine, Stoic, Oculus, and Telltale. In addition to traditional games, Shiny Shoe is introducing new types of massively multiplayer experiences like its original titles Death’s Door and the follow-up, community-driven, Mixer streaming-only game, Death’s Door: Aftermath.


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