Dev Doodles: Bacon - The Card Game Before the Card Game | League of Legends

13 000 Դիտումներ 206հզր

Devs were deep in development on a League card game when their world was forever changed by Hearthstone’s launch. They were faced with a decision: Ship a nearly-ready game that wasn’t up to the new standard? Or start from scratch?

This is the story of how Legends of Runeterra almost wasn’t.

Animated by: Ehlboy

League of Legends PC - Free Sign Up \u0026 Download


  1. Byron Bosom
    Byron Bosom
    5 օր առաջ

    Thank you for sharing this! A card game I had been working on for about 2 years if close to its final version and earlier this year a card game came out with some of the ideas I wanted to for the environmental feel of it and I thought I could be the first. Also found out they started less then a year ago and dont even have 70 cards base cards. It was kind like how yall talked about hearthstone. But I love yalls game so much and know others do to. Makes me feel like I can do it and another log has been placed on the fire to help me keep in going with it. Thanks again!

  2. Johnathan Tang
    Johnathan Tang
    5 օր առաջ

    "kitchen table magic" they tried so hard not to mention mtg too

  3. JollyTension
    8 օր առաջ

    4:00 Irelia/Azir: No

  4. Auro
    16 օր առաջ

    Such a shame that the balance team focus on data rather than player feelings and emotions now. The game meta is in such a bad state right now and they barely seem to make balance updates anymore. The most recent patch notes were so lacking. I hope they fix it because I love this game and it is imo the best card game on the market right now.

  5. Victor Vu
    Victor Vu
    22 օր առաջ

    4:53 gong plonk

  6. Shark Rollzr
    Shark Rollzr
    22 օր առաջ

    This Dev Doodles comment section is WAAAAYYYYYYYYY different than the newest Dev Doodles

  7. Sönke Hamester
    Sönke Hamester
    23 օր առաջ

    BRING BACK DOMINION, so the real Pros will have a Reason to return. SUCKERS!

  8. dude the
    dude the
    24 օր առաջ

    The love of mtg by the devs is adorable

  9. LRNZ Edits
    LRNZ Edits
    28 օր առաջ


  10. HANT2
    Ամիս առաջ

    lor : give creativity in building deck lor player : 60% copy mogwai deck

  11. Glow ecco
    Glow ecco
    Ամիս առաջ

    are you happy with how far Runeterra got until now?

  12. LanFour
    Ամիս առաջ

    Find the icon of LoR in your computer, left click and choose properties, (or just highlight it and pres ctrl+enter) Take a look at the 'target' box. "--launch-product=bacon"

  13. Rick Jason Obrero
    Rick Jason Obrero
    Ամիս առաջ


  14. Hodgson D
    Hodgson D
    Ամիս առաջ

    Very charming video lol love the game, great work team!

  15. Raymund Tuparan
    Raymund Tuparan
    Ամիս առաջ

    Imagine jhin in LOR and every kill he have will make it a flower trap card

  16. luna sea
    luna sea
    Ամիս առաջ

    Thank you devs for this wonderful game!

  17. Kennel Correa
    Kennel Correa
    Ամիս առաջ

    La que yo v**** necesito un tutorial de league of Legends en inglés

  18. rok pučko
    rok pučko
    Ամիս առաջ

    all these 5 minute yammering could be in truth: we saw hardstone/gwent(witcher card game) and decided to make our own

  19. Pr4t By TH3M!S
    Pr4t By TH3M!S
    Ամիս առաջ


  20. Touff
    Ամիս առաջ

    Looks like Domics made the animations!

  21. kwan fu
    kwan fu
    Ամիս առաջ

    you guys are amazing,,I am forever thankful LOR is the best card game in my life ever the challenge is how you guys handle rotation and never produce some boring deck like freeze mage or fatigue warrior or some cards that is battle cry auto win the game stuff like that

  22. Elina Sanglert
    Elina Sanglert
    Ամիս առաջ

    Really love the game, i always get amazed by the massive amount of different playstyles you can go for. And it all looks really good

  23. Vincent Schäfer
    Vincent Schäfer
    Ամիս առաջ

    Am I the only one that wants to know what bacon would have been like? :,(

  24. Zenthia T
    Zenthia T
    Ամիս առաջ

    Super glad to hear the thoughts behind this game!!

  25. Penguin Jesus
    Penguin Jesus
    Ամիս առաջ

    dev doodles is like my favourite thing riot has made

  26. Stefan Lopuszanski (Stexe)
    Stefan Lopuszanski (Stexe)
    Ամիս առաջ

    Oh wow, I remember being at the Hearthstone announcement too. I think I briefly saw Jeff Jew there too. Funny how far things have come.

  27. Burgeranus
    Ամիս առաջ

    Nerf heimer

  28. Neekos-san
    Ամիս առաջ

    we need bacon back

  29. Yinore
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love LoR, You're awesome 😍😘🥰

  30. Ops Zeu
    Ops Zeu
    Ամիս առաջ

    riot,me da uma conta nivel 30 pls kskskksksks,prr ta dificil pra subir de nivel

  31. Gustav Jensen
    Gustav Jensen
    Ամիս առաջ

    I only watched this video because of the Heimerdinger thumbnail.

  32. 0Tidus0989
    Ամիս առաջ

    You have to admit though that calling it "Legends of Bacon" would have made the game even better! B)

  33. Yoga Nainpril sinaga
    Yoga Nainpril sinaga
    Ամիս առաջ

    LOR is really great thats why i prefer this then HS

  34. Tyler Samuels
    Tyler Samuels
    Ամիս առաջ

    Gah, these things never fail to make me happy with the Devs. It's nice to see their process and how much they care

  35. Fran
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love dev doodles

  36. Ninjen S N
    Ninjen S N
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love this series

  37. Ace Healer
    Ace Healer
    Ամիս առաջ

    Aww, man. Am I really going to start playing LoR because if this video? The cards do have some cool art...

  38. Green Sky
    Green Sky
    Ամիս առաջ

    Hey, don't worry, it's not too late for Legends of Runeterra to fade away. Give it time. :)))))

  39. Andrej
    Ամիս առաջ

    Ah yes very good strategy game Like league of legends yes League of legends is a very totally balanced game with no broken champions totally normal game

  40. Jade Frost
    Jade Frost
    Ամիս առաջ

    I still wanna see what bacon was like tho :0

  41. HolyLion
    Ամիս առաջ

    Buff Aurelion Sol

  42. Abyssalczech
    Ամիս առաջ

    what i miss most in digital card games is to talk with my oponent face to face voice to voice

  43. Martin Liu
    Martin Liu
    Ամիս առաջ

    Absolutely love Lor, truly remarkable game

  44. Iconic Blue
    Iconic Blue
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love dev doodles Would love to see champion lore done in this style !

  45. Wesley Julio
    Wesley Julio
    Ամիս առաջ


  46. Key Man
    Key Man
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love hearing stories of the creation process! Thanks you guys! :D

  47. dead wolf xd
    dead wolf xd
    Ամիս առաջ

    imagine that HEARTHSTONE wrote: trolled XD

  48. WebBowser (WebBowser)
    WebBowser (WebBowser)
    Ամիս առաջ

    Honestly this is some nice insight to the dev process, thanks for throwing this out. This kind of candor is rare in the industry. Obviously I have no idea what "Bacon" would have eventually turned into, however LoR is easily the most fun I've had with any card game, HS included. I'm happy ya'll stuck with it and made the game you did.

  49. Spook
    Ամիս առաջ

    Another banger by riot kassadin

  50. superscheire
    Ամիս առաջ

    I know riot gets a lot of backlash now and then along their approach to players of their game, but it's so refreshing to see that we can't just view the entirety of riot as the same and gems like you 2 also exist in that space. A really wholesome story and i'm glad to see you 2 making your passion a reality!

  51. Igor Sidorov
    Igor Sidorov
    Ամիս առաջ

    I love runeterra universe and league of legends characters much much more... but hearthstone still wins as a card game :/

  52. DJ Wologda
    DJ Wologda
    Ամիս առաջ

    Yu-Gi-Oh did it 10 years earlier...

  53. doing63
    Ամիս առաջ


  54. Xilofone
    Ամիս առաջ

    and then mfs just build and play the most popular on the web anyways

  55. AstyuteChick
    Ամիս առաջ

    I'm sry I want that Riven 5:36 I don't care how. Plushie, soft toy, artwork does not matter. I. just. want. her. ty

  56. Sspace Tyme (plus the in between)
    Sspace Tyme (plus the in between)
    Ամիս առաջ

    Crazy jank for me is being able to have 4 copies of Terror of the Peaks enter the battlefield at one time so that I can deal 400 damage in one turn in Arena lmao.

  57. Mark Joseph Mendez
    Mark Joseph Mendez
    Ամիս առաջ

    hearthstone stole bacon's era. nooooooo

  58. Dragunnitum Gaming
    Dragunnitum Gaming
    Ամիս առաջ


  59. Tio Alra
    Tio Alra
    Ամիս առաջ

    Wait, legends of runeterra was basically produced since heart stone???

  60. AR BEN
    AR BEN
    Ամիս առաջ

    Why is it lol yt doesnt notify for new videos

  61. Nasus Kim
    Nasus Kim
    Ամիս առաջ

    thank you for all your hard work!

  62. Illusory
    Ամիս առաջ

    I hope theres a version for Mac otw!

  63. Vojin Djordjevic
    Vojin Djordjevic
    Ամիս առաջ


  64. Avatari Nega
    Avatari Nega
    Ամիս առաջ

    I like how card were yugioh

  65. Alfonso Delos Reyes
    Alfonso Delos Reyes
    Ամիս առաջ

    LoR is amazing. Can't wait for Poppt to drop 😂

  66. Iron Warrior
    Iron Warrior
    Ամիս առաջ

    LoR is amazing game! Love this doodle

  67. João Eduardo Lira
    João Eduardo Lira
    Ամիս առաջ

    Thank you guys for sharing that!!! ^^

  68. MAX Dj
    MAX Dj
    Ամիս առաջ

    When this is recommended 8years later I will be proud to say I was a part of the days where the comments where mostly frech

  69. MAX Dj
    MAX Dj
    Ամիս առաջ

    Me: google's heartstone

  70. ChicoFishBanana
    Ամիս առաջ

    I keep thinking the twisted fate statue was a bong

  71. Fyreflie
    Ամիս առաջ

    Can’t believe you called it Legends of Runeterra and not B a c o n

  72. ShiRokku 3
    ShiRokku 3
    Ամիս առաջ

    Never played LoR, but I am so happy to hear it has been a success story since you all got it out in the world. Runeterra is already one of my favourite fantasy worlds. The more we get to see it in so many forms, the better imo :D Can't wait for Arcane series and the MMO!

  73. KalonOrdona2
    Ամիս առաջ

    these guys are justifying the nerd stereotype and I love it!

  74. Nhat Linh Kim
    Nhat Linh Kim
    Ամիս առաջ

    Just love LOR, the World of Runeterra i can explore is massive, in every cards, regions, stories behind those cards... Just like drugs to me

  75. Captain Cissoid
    Captain Cissoid
    Ամիս առաջ

    Soooooo Warwick confirmed yes maybe please yes?

  76. Salmon 14
    Salmon 14
    Ամիս առաջ

    When are we getting a dev doodle about riot zed threatening fans and acting like a 2007 anime villain

  77. evoke
    Ամիս առաջ

    this kind of title is insensitive to people who take a moral stance against hurting animals

  78. hvip4
    Ամիս առաջ


  79. 8SH0CK8
    Ամիս առաջ

    Interesting video series

  80. DeltaRed12
    Ամիս առաջ

    Heimerdinger doing some crazy things to Twisted Fate's cards there.

  81. Teddy Bear
    Teddy Bear
    Ամիս առաջ

    did u guys try out a mix between rpg and deck builder thing where u could upgrade each card by equiping it with different items that would change how the card plays out ?

  82. BenitoHermano
    Ամիս առաջ

    Competition ain't so bad after all A masterpiece of a card game was born

  83. BenitoHermano
    Ամիս առաջ

    Xd got disheartened by Heartsone Then learned fron their mistakes, then created a better version That's why i like competition, kind of glad hearstone released earlier so that they can put more effort in this masterpiece!

  84. Turing Eret
    Turing Eret
    Ամիս առաջ

    What about the part where you let your prototype get leaked because you couldn't be bothered to have decent cloud security? Or what about the part where you kept jerking the company that was actually designing and programming the game around only to end up precisely where we started? For those that don't know, Riot outsourced the design of Bacon to another company and only provided oversight and "direction" to that company. I use quotes because they weren't really good at directing. Bacon could have been released to market a year before Hearthstone even was announced.

  85. Syrix
    Ամիս առաջ

    I would love to see iced version. I am a fan of complex rules and just seeing it would be nice.

  86. wolfVFV
    Ամիս առաջ

    These clips show why riot is a great company. It's honest. "I hope it isn't good" "It's so much better then what we have" I do not see other company's talking about stuff like this with this honesty.

  87. Yuri The Greatest
    Yuri The Greatest
    Ամիս առաջ

    Legends of runeterra is something truly unique. It feels like I'm playing a physical card game digitally and no other digital card games capture that feeling

  88. Poppy
    Ամիս առաջ

    Do u plan to make a physical version?

  89. Some Random Gamer
    Some Random Gamer
    Ամիս առաջ

    I wonder if LoR is going to have a "wild" system, like Hearthstone. I played LoR in the beta stages, and it was a lot of fun! Trying to get into now, though? Whole other game, with such an overwhelming amount of stuff already.

  90. NotNinjaPredator21
    Ամիս առաջ

    Yeah Legends of runeterra is a very cool game with a cool mechanics

  91. Samuel Zhu
    Samuel Zhu
    Ամիս առաջ

    so WW coming?

  92. eldric chuong
    eldric chuong
    Ամիս առաջ

    Do you guys think that legends of terra will come out on mac?

  93. Instinct Gaming
    Instinct Gaming
    Ամիս առաջ

    From LoL: Supremacy to LoR

  94. Cobalixe
    Ամիս առաջ

    All the game now is meta decks and half of the cards being unplayable because they don't know how to balance cards. You wanted a game with interactions, and we got almost no interaction. No, using a unit at turn 1 and it getting destroyed at turn 1 isn't interaction, for interaction you need multiple decisions and variables, not your typical 2 counters. This comment is not praising Riot so it will be buried

  95. Dracarys Noema
    Dracarys Noema
    Ամիս առաջ

    There's actually an article in Kotaku from 2013 that indicates that some sort of card game was scrapped by Riot. Apparently the first iteration of LOR was called "League of Legends: Supremacy" The articles' title is "Hacker Claims League of Legends Maker Buried a Finished Card Game [UPDATE]"

  96. Maricarla Reyes
    Maricarla Reyes
    Ամիս առաջ

    I want more Dev doodles :)

  97. wongwiwat khwannaen
    wongwiwat khwannaen
    Ամիս առաջ

    When remodel champions amumu corki veigar (yordle )

  98. Chael Amoroso
    Chael Amoroso
    Ամիս առաջ

    LoR iz addiction, a good one I would say.

  99. DuckyTheGod
    Ամիս առաջ

    Crazy to think theyve been working on LoR since before Hearthstone

  100. Fajar Hariyanto
    Fajar Hariyanto
    Ամիս առաջ

    why i'm watching this vid thooo