Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Chainsaw wielding card game, Chainsaw Warrior by GameTheNews.net, is coming back in Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night. The new game will have an upgraded combat system, new weapons, upgrades, powers, equipment, zones, and unique mini bosses.
Steve Martin, the game’s designer at Auroch Digital says: “Chainsaw Warrior will always be, at its heart, a board game. It’s important to us that people who played the original can jump right in and feel at home, but at the same time we want to use this opportunity to build on the challenge and add in some tricks that the digital format opens up for us.”
To celebrate the upcoming release of this new installment, the original Chainsaw Warrior, which was based on the 1987 classic from Games Workshop, is going on sale for 50% off today.
You can download Chainsaw Warrior for $1.99 on the App Store and Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night will be out later this winter.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Card Dungeon, by Playtap Games, has gotten a major overhaul that adds new features and fixes some old bugs.
Playtap has increased the speed of game play by shrinking the max room size and allowing Crusaders to move faster across the map when there are no monsters lurking nearby. Card Dungeon now also saves your game for you after every turn, making it easier to pick up and put down when you need to.
Last but not least, when you beat the boss on each level the dungeon will begin to collapse. You must race to the exit before time runs out.
You can download the newly-updated Card Dungeon for $3.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Talisman, by Nomad Games, is a great way to play a classic board game – and now with the new update, iPhone users can also enjoy the adventure.
The update also includes a lot of upgrades and bug fixes, such as the addition of two new characters – the Black Witch and Apprentice Mage – and Nomad Games has improved the movement animation of all the pieces. They’ve also made it easier to create, join, and pause an online game so you can spend less time connecting and more time having fun.
You can download Talisman for $6.99 on the App Store.
SettleForge is a single-player board game where players take on the role of the king as they try to reinvigorate their country’s economy. In puzzle game fashion, players must place hexagonal tiles with different buildings on them, but you must keep in mind building regulations and economical dependencies to find the best locations. Will your nation prosper. Will your subjects rejoice? That is for you to decide.
SettleForge supports DICE+, a digital game controller meant to simulate rolling a die. It hooks up via Bluetooth and uses motion detectors to know what you’ve rolled. You can pick up a DICE+ controller on their website for $39.99
While there is no official release date as of yet, you can follow their updates on the SettleForgeFacebook page.
Posted by Ellis Spice on August 15th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Golem Arcana, the point-based army-building board game from Harebrained Schemes – and its accompanying app – are now both available. The app will allow users to connect to the game’s figures, board, and cards via a Bluetooth-powered stylus – with a tap on the pieces or the board from the stylus sending information to the app.
The board game challenges players to assemble an army and take on the enemy with their combination of attributes and special actions. The story behind everything begins with the rise and fall of the Great Khan, with the ensuring chaos causing tribes and clans to rise up and take back their sovereignty and empires to reclaim their lost territory and honor. Now the heirs of the Khan are battling to take control of the Gudanna Dominion.
The app manages all the math for the player, meaning players do not have to memorize a complex ruleset. The app will also download new scenarios and will tally the results of every game into the overall conflict, with major developments triggered by the collective results of the players.
The Golem Arcana app is available on the App Store now as a free download, and the board game is $79.99.
Fish Cook, the economic strategy game by James Ernest of Cheapass Games, is now being digitized for iOS/Android cross-platform play.
The game pits french chefs in 1909 against each other in a race to see who can become the Master Chef – of cooking fish. Players will be cooking delicious fish delights, earning money, and gaining prestige, but they must be careful how they spend their assets. Fish Cook will support the Cat Duo Jovios Controller to allow people to play the game with their friends using everyone’s iPhones, along with an iPad as a stand in board (of sorts).
Fish Cook is on Kickstarter at the moment, and the estimated completion will be early next year.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Editor’s Choice winning board game adaptation, Chainsaw Warrior, is currently on sale for a mere $1.99 and it’s for a very good reason.
Players are being given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a rare and original copy of the 1980s board game of the same name, plus the expansion cards from White Dwarf issue 88. It’s quite the special piece of gaming history for fans of the game, both young and old.
All you have to do to win a copy is to record a play session and submit a video link to the developers at email@example.com, and the best submitted run-through of the game will win the prize. It’s as simple as that! The developers promise that they’ll be marking on score, style, and aggression, and are excited to see how you defeat the Darkness.
Entries need to be submitted by August 17 to be considered, so get cracking.
Do you not have a copy of Chainsaw Warrior? Simply, snag it from the App Store while it’s on sale for $1.99 and enjoy!
Hunted Cow Studios has just announced a new partnership with board game publisher Victory Point Games. The new partnership looks to bring digital versions of Victory Point games to iOS.
VPG co-founder Alan Emrich is looking forward to the pairing. “Victory Point Games is a boardgame publisher staffed by many digital game developers,” he says. “That’s why we’re so glad to have found our kindred spirits in the digital game publishing industry who ‘get’ manual-to-digital game translations. We’re very excited to be working together with a great publisher, our new friends at Hunted Cow Studios.”
Hunted Cow marketing chief Craig Withers mentions some of the titles that should be out in the near future. “Everyone at Hunted Cow is incredibly excited to help bring Victory Point Games to a larger audience. At the moment, the first titles we expect to release are the solitaire games Astra Titanus, Dawn of the Zeds, Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp and Legions of Darkness. The opportunity to work directly with a company of their quality doesn’t come along every day, and we look forward to showing our fans what we can accomplish together.”
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tactical board game Damn Little Town has just been updated to include some very handy new features. The game now offers online multiplayer, along with some limited-edition Meeples to enjoy along the way.
As well as that, the game offers online leaderboards, a new gameplay rule during the Escape Phase (unfinished constructions), and various minor tweaks and bug fixes.
We described the game as being ‘fun’ with ‘good solo and pass-and-play potential’ so the addition of online multiplayer should sweeten things up.
Damn Little Town is out now on the App Store. It’s free to download but $2.99 will buy you the full version.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Square Enix has released the Airport Box Update for Hitman Go today. It’s the first content update for the game since it’s release and it includes 15 new levels, new game-play mechanics (civilian mode, moving walkways, skipping turns), and new enemies. You can access the Airport levels either by unlocking them through regular play or by paying $0.99 to unlock them early.
Hitman Go is available in the App Store for $4.99.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 23rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Classic fantasy adventure board game Talisman is currently on sale on the App Store, priced at only $3.99. It’s all in aid of the imminent release of The Frostmarch.
The board game app is the officially licensed version of the Games Workshop game of the same name, in which players embark on a quest for the Crown of Command. Offering both local and real-time online multiplayer, it’s a relative bargain given the pricey physical alternative.
Talisman is on offer for a very limited time only, so swoop in and grab it for $3.99 now, if it appeals to your tabletop gaming sensibilities.
It’s about ready to go now, but the developer would like to spend more time refining the online multiplayer as much as possible – and polish up everything else while they’re at it, of course. It’s hard to find fault with that logic, especially considering that this multiplayer framework will be used in many of their future releases.
Galaxy Trucker will be coming to the iPad in the beginning of September later this year. A digital version of Through the Ages is also planned.
GMT Games wants to bring Twilight Struggle, the 2-player cold war strategy game, to iOS. They are Kickstarting the project with a goal of $50,000 to fund Playdek’s development of the game. Backers of $15 or more will receive the ‘What If?’ Expansion designed by the original game’s developers Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews.
What If? is a new mini-expansion that lets players explore alternate starting situations for the two superpowers. This expansion will contain eight cards, one set of charts and tables, and the rules on how to play.
So far the Kickstarter has reached $169,019 of the original $50,000 goal, five of the stretch goals have been met and several more scenarios have been unlocked.
Posted by Ellis Spice on June 9th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
After a brief roll-out period over on Android, online multiplayer is now available for the iOS version of Catan. “Cataniens” can compete against others on iOS and Android in both basic and Seafarers games, with support for Cities & Knights set to arrive in the next update. In order to play online, players will need to register in-game.
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The fifth expansion for Carcassonne has arrived, bringing with it ‘The Phantom.’ This new add-on includes a ghostly-transparent game piece that can be played in addition to a regular one during the players turn. If you want to learn how to use the Phantom to its fullest, the developers have also released a short strategy guide on its use.
Carcassonne is available on the App Store now for $9.99, with “The Phantom” available as an in-app purchase for $0.99.
Krosmaster Arena, the online version of the board game from Anakama and Japanime Games, is getting a mobile version coming in early 2015. This miniatures-based board game has had its online version available via browsers for some time now, but now mobile players will be able to play from anywhere. As well, it will allow players to bring in the figures they already own into the mobile version of the game.
I’m sure plenty of people were a bit dubious when Hitman GO was announced for iOS. I’ll even admit that I had my doubts. However, I was quite pleasantly surprised when I managed to see it in action.
Hitman GO is certainly not your typical Hitman game. It’s also not the kind of Hitman game I think most of us were expecting. It’s actually a puzzle game in which players must figure out how to move Agent 47 so that he can avoid guards and either exit the level or take out his targets. The entire game has this spectacular diorama/board game aesthetic, too.
The really interesting thing is how Square Enix Montréal has managed to incorporate so many of the series’ most notable mechanics (stealth, disguises, dual pistols, etc) into such a drastically different setting. And it all looks like it works surprisingly well. If that weren’t enough, there’s also going to be a special unlockable level designed around one of Bloody Money’s most memorable missions: Curtains Down.
Hitman GO will be releasing on the App Store this Thursday, April 17, for $4.99.