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

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.

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  • ghaith khlifi
    ghaith khlifiHónapja

    well you cant experement and be himerdinger if you are like me all thou i was playing from beta i have less then 50% of the champions and i cant build what i want cuse i dont have cards also you have to wait for 3 week to be abole to collect 4 champ cards i have allways wanted to craft alot of decks like karma/ez or go hrad but i have never been abole to cuse they just die or get nurfed before i can get to collect the cards for it its just not fun at all

  • Byron Bosom
    Byron BosomHónapja

    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!

  • Johnathan Tang
    Johnathan TangHónapja

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

  • JollyTension

    4:00 Irelia/Azir: No

  • Auro

    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.

  • Victor Vu
    Victor Vu2 hónapja

    4:53 gong plonk

  • Shark Rollzr
    Shark Rollzr2 hónapja

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

  • Sönke Hamester
    Sönke Hamester2 hónapja

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

  • dude the
    dude the2 hónapja

    The love of mtg by the devs is adorable

  • HANT2
    HANT22 hónapja

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

  • Glow ecco
    Glow ecco2 hónapja

    are you happy with how far Runeterra got until now?

  • LanFour
    LanFour2 hónapja

    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"

  • Rick Jason Obrero
    Rick Jason Obrero2 hónapja


  • Hodgson D
    Hodgson D2 hónapja

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

  • Raymund Tuparan
    Raymund Tuparan2 hónapja

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

  • luna sea
    luna sea2 hónapja

    Thank you devs for this wonderful game!

  • Kennel Correa
    Kennel Correa2 hónapja

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

  • rok pučko
    rok pučko2 hónapja

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

  • Pr4t By TH3M!S
    Pr4t By TH3M!S2 hónapja


  • Touff
    Touff2 hónapja

    Looks like Domics made the animations!

  • kwan fu
    kwan fu2 hónapja

    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

  • Elina Sanglert
    Elina Sanglert2 hónapja

    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

  • Vincent Schäfer
    Vincent Schäfer2 hónapja

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

  • Zenthia T
    Zenthia T2 hónapja

    Super glad to hear the thoughts behind this game!!

  • Penguin Jesus
    Penguin Jesus2 hónapja

    dev doodles is like my favourite thing riot has made

  • Stefan Lopuszanski
    Stefan Lopuszanski2 hónapja

    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.

  • Burgeranus
    Burgeranus2 hónapja

    Nerf heimer

  • Neekos-san
    Neekos-san2 hónapja

    we need bacon back

  • Yinore
    Yinore2 hónapja

    I love LoR, You're awesome 😍😘🥰

  • Ops Zeu
    Ops Zeu2 hónapja

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

  • Gustav Jensen
    Gustav Jensen2 hónapja

    I only watched this video because of the Heimerdinger thumbnail.

  • 0Tidus0989
    0Tidus09893 hónapja

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

  • Yoga Nainpril sinaga
    Yoga Nainpril sinaga3 hónapja

    LOR is really great thats why i prefer this then HS

  • Tyler Samuels
    Tyler Samuels3 hónapja

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

  • Fran
    Fran3 hónapja

    I love dev doodles

  • Ninjen S N
    Ninjen S N3 hónapja

    I love this series

  • Ace Healer
    Ace Healer3 hónapja

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

  • Green Sky
    Green Sky3 hónapja

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

  • Andrej
    Andrej3 hónapja

    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

  • Jade Frost
    Jade Frost3 hónapja

    I still wanna see what bacon was like tho :0

  • HolyLion
    HolyLion3 hónapja

    Buff Aurelion Sol

  • Abyssalczech
    Abyssalczech3 hónapja

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

  • Martin Liu
    Martin Liu3 hónapja

    Absolutely love Lor, truly remarkable game

  • Iconic Blue
    Iconic Blue3 hónapja

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

  • Wesley Julio
    Wesley Julio3 hónapja


  • Key Man
    Key Man3 hónapja

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

  • dead wolf xd
    dead wolf xd3 hónapja

    imagine that HEARTHSTONE wrote: trolled XD

  • WebBowser
    WebBowser3 hónapja

    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.

  • Spook
    Spook3 hónapja

    Another banger by riot kassadin

  • superscheire
    superscheire3 hónapja

    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!

  • Igor Sidorov
    Igor Sidorov3 hónapja

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

  • DJ Wologda
    DJ Wologda3 hónapja

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

  • doing63
    doing633 hónapja


  • Xilofone
    Xilofone3 hónapja

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

  • AstyuteChick
    AstyuteChick3 hónapja

    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

  • Sspace Tyme
    Sspace Tyme3 hónapja

    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.

  • Mark Joseph Mendez
    Mark Joseph Mendez3 hónapja

    hearthstone stole bacon's era. nooooooo

  • Dragunnitum Gaming
    Dragunnitum Gaming3 hónapja


  • Tio Alra
    Tio Alra3 hónapja

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

  • AR BEN
    AR BEN3 hónapja

    Why is it lol yt doesnt notify for new videos

  • Nasus Kim
    Nasus Kim3 hónapja

    thank you for all your hard work!

  • Illusory
    Illusory3 hónapja

    I hope theres a version for Mac otw!

  • Vojin Djordjevic
    Vojin Djordjevic3 hónapja


  • Avatari Nega
    Avatari Nega3 hónapja

    I like how card were yugioh

  • Alfonso Delos Reyes
    Alfonso Delos Reyes3 hónapja

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

  • Iron Warrior
    Iron Warrior3 hónapja

    LoR is amazing game! Love this doodle

  • João Eduardo Lira
    João Eduardo Lira3 hónapja

    Thank you guys for sharing that!!! ^^

  • MAX Dj
    MAX Dj3 hónapja

    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

  • MAX Dj
    MAX Dj3 hónapja

    Me: google's heartstone

  • ChicoFishBanana
    ChicoFishBanana3 hónapja

    I keep thinking the twisted fate statue was a bong

  • Archenn
    Archenn3 hónapja

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

  • ShiRokku 3
    ShiRokku 33 hónapja

    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!

  • KalonOrdona2
    KalonOrdona23 hónapja

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

  • Nhat Linh Kim
    Nhat Linh Kim3 hónapja

    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

  • Captain Cissoid
    Captain Cissoid3 hónapja

    Soooooo Warwick confirmed yes maybe please yes?

  • Salmon 14
    Salmon 143 hónapja

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

  • evoke
    evoke3 hónapja

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

  • hvip4
    hvip43 hónapja


  • 8SH0CK8
    8SH0CK83 hónapja

    Interesting video series

  • DeltaRed12
    DeltaRed123 hónapja

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

  • Teddy Bear
    Teddy Bear3 hónapja

    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 ?

  • BenitoHermano
    BenitoHermano3 hónapja

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

  • BenitoHermano
    BenitoHermano3 hónapja

    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!

  • Turing Eret
    Turing Eret3 hónapja

    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.

  • Syrix
    Syrix3 hónapja

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

  • wolfVFV
    wolfVFV3 hónapja

    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.

  • Yuri The Greatest
    Yuri The Greatest3 hónapja

    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

  • Poppy
    Poppy3 hónapja

    Do u plan to make a physical version?

  • Some Random Gamer
    Some Random Gamer3 hónapja

    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.

  • NotNinjaPredator21
    NotNinjaPredator213 hónapja

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

  • Samuel Zhu
    Samuel Zhu3 hónapja

    so WW coming?

  • eldric chuong
    eldric chuong3 hónapja

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

  • Instinct Gaming
    Instinct Gaming3 hónapja

    From LoL: Supremacy to LoR

  • Cobalixe
    Cobalixe3 hónapja

    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

  • Dracarys Noema
    Dracarys Noema3 hónapja

    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]"

  • Maricarla Reyes
    Maricarla Reyes3 hónapja

    I want more Dev doodles :)

  • wongwiwat khwannaen
    wongwiwat khwannaen3 hónapja

    When remodel champions amumu corki veigar (yordle )

  • Chael Amoroso
    Chael Amoroso3 hónapja

    LoR iz addiction, a good one I would say.

  • DuckyTheGod
    DuckyTheGod3 hónapja

    Crazy to think theyve been working on LoR since before Hearthstone

  • Fajar Hariyanto
    Fajar Hariyanto3 hónapja

    why i'm watching this vid thooo