Fort Sumter is a 2-player, card driven game which portrays the 1860 Secession Crisis that led to the attack on Fort Sumter and the American Civil War. A Unionist player competes against a Secessionist player over 3 rounds, then culminates in a Final Crisis in the confrontation where a winner is determined. In partnership with GMT Games, Playdeck Games will release a digital version to the Android, iOS, and Steam platforms.
“This partnership is an exciting time for us, and we cannot wait to bring the Fort Sumter design from the legendary Mark Herman to the digital space. From We the People to Empire of the Sun, both Playdek and GMT Games have been fans of Herman’s revolutionary game mechanics and gripping gameplay. With Fort Sumter coming to the Mobile and PC platforms, we know you will be fans too!”
For more information on the release of Fort Sumter, and their planned GMT Games library, visit the Playdek Games website.
United Soft Media (USM) has released a digital version of Legends of Andor (LoA) for both iOS Universal and Android. The mobile app – subtitled “The King’s Secret” – does not follow the exact same campaign as in the cardboard box, but fans of the game will find the characters, map and gameplay familiar.
Legends of Andor is a co-op epic fantasy adventure that takes you into a fantastic kingdom full of magical creatures and brave heroes. Players must defend the king’s castle, playing as a warrior, sorceress, dwarf and archer. These four characters must complete difficult trials, defeat evil opponents and protect the country from a dark secret.
During the mobile campaign, a player will guide the heroes through twelve exciting legends in which new, challenging opponents and familiar companions await. Players familiar with the board game will be able to delve deeper into the mystical past of the legendary kingdom of Andor and get to know a previously unknown story.
The LoA app is a single-player experience, with simple rules and an extensive tutorial that make it easy to get started. Although no LoA knowledge or experience is needed to play, both long-time fans and newbies alike should enjoy a challenging gaming experience.
The app was developed together with original Andor board game designer, Michael Menzel. It is available for the iPhone and iPad via the App Store and for Android via Google Play. It can be played in German, English, French and Spanish.
Clank! fans who download the free Renegade Game Studios Companion App will enjoy “Mini-Quests” that add even more excitement and replayability to the game. An official solo play mode also allows individual players to enjoy the game on their own.
The app launched last year with support for FUSE by adding a free thematic 10-minute timer with a taunting voice-over to enhance the player’s experience. The Clank! addition to the app is also a free, optional add-on.
It’s kind of funny that a game known more for its amazing production values than its gameplay has made the way to a medium in which cardboard doesn’t exist. How do you recreate the utter coolness of Colt Express‘ 3D train on a 2D touchscreen? Turns out Asmodee can do it pretty well, as the newly released digital version of Colt Express looks downright amazing.
That’s right, Colt Express, the 2015 SdJ winner was released for iOS, Android, and PC today. It includes online multiplayer for maximum chaos, but it also has a single-player story mode with a 30 mission campaign. Buried within the campaign are digital-only variants to unlock which will mix up what you know about Colt Express, and you might even find a variant in online multiplayer mode as well.
If you haven’t played Colt Express, it’s a programmed movement game in which each player plays a card to a central pile. Some of the cards are face up so you can see what the other players are planning, but some are face down and these tend to screw up your best laid plans. Once all cards are played, the pile is picked up and flipped over and revealed card-by-card, and now the actions are played out on the aforementioned 3D train. It’s a chaotic, yet incredibly fun, mess. Don’t sign up if you’re looking for a deep strategic or tactical experience.
The fan-favorite Cthulhu Realms is coming to mobile due to the fantastic work of the same people that brought Star Realms to the digital scene. Cthulhu Realms is a deck building competitive game where players use conjuring power as currency to buy new cards and play minions and locations in order to damage your opponents sanity. If you go insane, you’re out! The last player remaining, or the player with the most sanity when the market deck is depleted is the winner. The upcoming mobile app is available now through Google Play and will be coming to iOS App store soon and will feature a slew of awesome content and multiplayer options for the paid version.
Full App Features: Drive people insane across the globe. Play the AI on 2 difficulty settings. 8 additional campaign missions. Battle your friends face to face with Pass and Play. Play against many more opponents online. Challenge a friend to online Player v Player combat.
Since Cthulhu Realms is mechanically very similar to Star Realms, which has seen impressive popularity on digital platforms, this newest game-to-application entry has a lot of experience behind it to be a worthwhile download. That experience, I expect, will come in the form of consistent patches and bug fixes, a very stable online environment, and a very challenging single-player experience you wouldn’t get from the physical version. Check it out on your favorite app store soon!