The Battle of Polytopia released on PC back in August of this year with iOS and Android versions being dated too far behind. But now developer Midjiwan AB has released the Moonrise update to put it on the same level as its PC counterpart, bringing with it all of the features the popular strategy title has on that platform.
The Battle of Polytopia introduces a whole host of new features to the game including multiplayer matchmaking which’ll allow you to play against anyone from across the globe. Additionally, you can now create yourself an avatar to use in these online matches with a pool of randomly generated options to choose.
There are also several changes made to maps which are now available in-game. Maps can now go up to 900 tiles in size, bringing in new generation settings in the new added Creative Mode which includes Dryland, Lakes, Continents, Archipelago and Water World options. You can also engage in Mirror Matches with these against the same tribes, whether that means against computer AI or other players you’ve matched with.
The Battle of Polytopia is a turn-based strategy game that feels a lot like in the same vein as Sid Meier’s Civilization series. In it, you take on the role as the leader of a tribe where you must control the map, fight enemy tribes, and discover new lands. There are three game modes to choose from; Perfection, Domination, and Creative. Because of it’s pick up and play design philosophy, coupled with the completely offline option, it makes it a perfect candidate for playing while on the road.
You can play The Battle of Polytopia, and its Moonrise update, by downloading it from the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. It’s a free to play title with in-app purchases, but there’s also a Google Play Pass option where all microtransactions are automatically unlocked.