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Acram Digital, maker of fine digital board game conversions, has announced their next A2D project and it’s a doozy. The worker placement legacy game Charterstone, from Stonemaier Games and designer Jamey Stegmaier, will be inserting its electrons on Steam, Apple iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch next year much to the joy of its many fans. In Charterstone, players build up from a simple worker placement game to a monumental resource manipulation, multiple worker type, adorable civilization in a multigame epic. Acram Digital is known for making high quality digital versions of board games, with the impressive translations Istanbul, Steam: Rails to Richesand Eight Minute Empire already under their belt. Expect Charterstone to hit the system near you in early 2020, and for more details check out Acram’s website on Charterstone here.

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.

Fans of Lorenzo Il Magnifico will soon have a new way to play their favorite game: via Steam.  While it is becoming increasingly common for popular boardgames to receive a digital treatment for play on computer and mobile devises, it is no surprise that the Kickstarter campaign for the digital edition of Lorenzo Il Magnifico was funded in a mere 22 minutes!  Lorenzo Il Magnifico received the Seal of Excellence from The Dice Tower and it remains one of the top-rated games on Board Game Geek.

Backers have already unlocked numerous exclusive cards for the digital edition, but more have yet to be unlocked.   Backers will also receive access to the game two months prior to its official release.  The Pazzi Conspiracy, a new expansion for the physical copies of Lorenzo Il Magnifico, can also be supported through this Kickstarter.  One of the unique touched to the pledge levels is the opportunity to have a custom-painted avatar in the final digital edition of the game.  Backers who select this pledge level will also receive a high-resolution wallpaper with their portrait as part of the package.  Sample custom portrait artwork features Dice Tower’s Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer in Renaissance clothing.

The Kickstarter campaign runs through April 13 with an expected delivery date of Jun 2019. Check out the Kickstarter campaign to learn more.

Not to miss out on the blossoming digital games market like many of it’s kin, the award-winning Evolution from North Star Games is available now on Steam, iOS, and Android. This new desktop and mobile version boasts new artwork, animated cards and environments, a campaign mode with many A.I bosses, and all the same great gameplay that put Evolution on the map. Cross-platform multiplayer means you’ll be able to play anyone, anywhere, from any preferred device. After 4 years of development, North Star Digital Studios is confident they have made the experience as streamlined as possible so that online matches are ten minutes or less.

“Within moments of playing their first game, even new players will understand why the Evolution board game became an award-winning franchise with more than 1.6 million players around the world. Anyone can jump right into the diverse ecosystem on PC, Mac, iOS or Android.”

That’s not all though, as North Star Games is celebrating that launch in the best way manageable – by giving away 10 free copies of the physical edition of Evolution every day for 100 days since it’s launch. All you have to do to enter is play an online match each day to be eligible. It’s well worth it to not only support the game and it’s fresh online community, but to also snag some free games for you or your loved ones. If you’re interested in learning more about Evolution: The Video Game, or other North Star Games Products, be sure to visit the appropriate app stores or their website for photos, gameplay videos, and future updates.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions is debuting Steam PC/Mac and Nintendo Switch.

Steam is set to unroll Feb. 19 and Switch in March with all versions with cross-play ability and linked accounts, so your cards, decks and collectibles will be across all linked platforms.

Warhammer Champions will be moving to landscape as such, and will also apply to the mobile version on Monday.

The Steam version will support card scanning on webcams/laptop cameras, and scanned cards on linked Steam or mobile accounts will be in the Switch version. The Switch version will have full joycon support and playability in docked mode.

More information can be found here.

Exodus: Proxima Centauri was designed by Agnieszka Kopera and Andrei Novac, and released in 2012 by NSKN Games. Both Sam and Tom listed it in their Top 10 Space Games of 2018.

Now the game is being released in a digital form on Steam on August 17th, 2018.

“And so the Exodus began… after a war that lasted only 83 days, Earth has been reduced to a nuclear wasteland. Nine factions fled the planet in search of a new home among the stars. Only six survived the journey before encountering the Centaurians, an advanced alien race, who guided the remains of humanity to safety in the Proxima Centauri star system. Now each faction vies for control, exploiting resources and Centaurian technologies, and battling each other to become the leader of the next chapter for the human race.” [source]

Players take control of one of 6 factions and try to grow their empire. The game progresses through a series of turns where players seek to take control of planets and resources, sometimes through direct confrontation. Exodus Proxima: Centauri is a 4x game which includes elements of eXploration, eXtermination, eXploitation, and eXpansion.

The digital game, developed by Offworld Games, will be available on Windows and Mac systems via the Steam store with fairly low system requirements.

Related: The Dice Tower videos and podcasts featuring Exodus Proxima: Centauri

Publisher Asmodee Digital have enlisted developer, Flaming Fowl Studios, to adapt the immensely popular Gloomhaven board game for PC. Its set to be released on Steam in the 4th quarter of 2018.

“Deep in the darkest dungeon, amongst the clinking chains and screams of their victims, Flaming Fowl and Asmodee Digital have teamed up to make you once again live through the epic journey of Gloomhaven… digitally!

Our development minions are working days and nights so that you can discover or rediscover this one of a kind tactical, turn-based RPG. 

In this rogue-like dungeon-crawling adaptation of the famous board game, you will journey through terrifying randomly generated dungeons, fight against increasingly horrific and powerful foes…or die trying.” [source]

The digital adaption of Isaac Childres‘ critically acclaimed board game will play out in a turn-based, rogue-like game with tactical gameplay. No longer do you need to imagine the world of Gloomhaven, as the dungeons and monsters are rendered in stunning 3D graphics.

It’s not clear if the mystery of unlocking the heroes and locations will follow the same system as the board game but it appears that they will all be available. The minimum PC requirements indicates that the game will only work on Windows PC and not Mac computers, though the hardware requirements are fairly minimal. See the Steam product web page for more details.

To celebrate the release of their new digital offering The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, Fantasy Flight games is offering a limited edition version of the physical game that has been around since 2011.

The special edition is available now as a preorder directly from Fantasy Flight Games. An order for the collectors edition of the card game includes early access (August 28, 2018) to the new digital game on Steam including some in-game bonuses such as unlocked packs and avatars only available to those who pre-order this set.

The “The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition” physical bundle will include a complete starter set, a custom playmat, MP3 soundtrack, art prints and your very own One Ring (the power of invisibility is not included). To attract new and experienced players alike, the starter set will feature new artwork on all cards, but will retain complete compatibility with existing sets and expansions. There will also be two new heroes in the set,  Thorin Stonehelm and Gildor Inglorion, and two new quests. And for those who really like to set the scene, you’ll get a code to download the score for the digital game that you can use to enhance your game nights.

See the pre-order page for more information.

 

The award winning Scythe by Stonemaier Games has commanded a top 10 spot at BoardGamesGeek ever since it came out in 2016 and is #1 on the Dice Tower People’s Choice Top 100 Games of All Times.  Scythe’s third expansion, The Rise of Fenris, was just released this Summer.

Now, you can play Scythe on the PC.  In association with the Stonemaier Games and Asmodee Digital, The Knights of Unity have developed Scythe Digital Edition. Early access is available now on SteamScythe Digital Edition features the same great gameplay and art as the tabletop boardgame.  The accompanying soundtrack for each faction in the digital game is as unique as the factions and wonderfully consistent the 1920 alternative history beautifully illustrated by Jakub Rozalski.

While the game is in early access, users may provide feedback to the developer to improve gameplay and features of the game in Steam forums and reviews.  The game is expected to remain in early access for the next two to four months.  However, the game is fully functional with single-player and local multi-player modes.  The game also includes a tutorial and different visual themes. The game is supported in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Polish.

Currently, the Digital Edition features only the base game and does not include any of the expansions.  iOS, Android, and other formats planned for later.  Go to Steam to learn more about Scythe Digital Edition.

 

Asmodee Digital have announced their first, self-developed, third-person digital game inspired by Fantasy Flight Games’ board game, Mansions of Madness.

“The year is 1926. In a once sleepy town, evil is stirring. The town is plagued by murders, disappearances, and impossible claims of creatures spotted in the shadows that defy explanation. You are one of Arkham’s leading investigators, tasked with getting to the bottom of these strange occurrences by exploring the desolate halls and dark alleyways. And now, a new doorway to the mythos has opened before you. Do you dare to enter?” [source]

Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace is developed by LuckyHammers (who are also developing the Terraforming Mars digital game) and published by Asmodee Digital. Players will be able to play as a team of investigators which include Jenny Barnes, Roland Banks, and Harvey Walters. The investigators will explore the mansion and uncover its dark secrets while also battling eldritch forces, traps, and horrors which threaten the sanity, and lives, of the team.

Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace is expected to release on Steam in the first Quarter of 2019 and will only be available for the PC. For more information check out the Steam and Fantasy Flight websites.