Digital Update: Smash Up Coming to Mobile and Police Precinct Released for iOS/Android
July 13, 2016 - 7:03pm
Way back when, digital board game powerhouse Playdek was tasked with bringing AEG's popular card battler Smash Up to our touchscreens. As time wore on, it became clear that the likelihood of a Playdek fueled Smash Up was about as good as me actually winning a game of Fast Food Magnate. In other words, it ain't happening. It appeared that a digital version of everyone's favorite pirate/robot (or is it zombie/wizard) game was unlikely to ever happen. Until today. https://youtu.be/biZPjMCQUbI Earlier today, Nomad Games--of Talisman: Digital Edition fame--announced that they've been working on a digital version of Smash Up now for about a year and that it should be releasing this autumn for iOS, Android, and Steam. According to Nomad's Marketing Manager, Rebecca Bate, the app will have eight factions playable at launch. Not to worry, however, as the press release also states that the cardboard expansions will become available as DLC down the road. The app will have solo play vs. AI as well as online and pass-and-play multiplayer for up to four players. To quote a certain cartoon pig, that's not all, folks. We've also learned of a digital release of the cooperative gem, Police Precinct. The digital version has a slightly tweaked moniker, Police Precinct - Online, but otherwise appears to be a clean port of the tabletop version. Police Precinct puts you and up to five of your friends in charge of tracking down a murderer, while at the same time keeping the peace in your not-too-peaceful town. The app is playable solo or you can play with up to six online or via pass-and-play. You can nab Police Precinct for iOS Universal or Android, and it runs $9 on either platform.