Artifact Classic and Artifact Foundry are two versions of the digital card game originally named Artifact, developed through a collaboration between Valve and renowned designer Richard Garfield. Artifact was designed as a deeply strategic card game, but without the limits of a conventional physical board. After a highly polarizing and ultimately disappointing initial release in November, 2018, a small team at Valve reworked the game into what would become Artifact Foundry, and the original game was renamed to Artifact Classic. Artifact Foundry was designed to address as many complaints about the original game as possible, while maintaining its strategic depth.
Economy Artifact Classic and Artifact Foundry are both free, and every player has access to every card in both games. Neither game features in-app purchases.
When Artifact Classic was released, cards were sold in card packs and could be exchanged between players on the Steam marketplace. When the game was mad...