Video Games and Tabletop Gaming Apps

Asmodee Digital Partners with Playdeck

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Feb 3, 2018

Asmodee Digital announced a partnership with Playdek to publish select titles from Playdek’s impressive, award-winning catalog of games for iOS, Android and Steam.

Titles currently transferred to the  Asmodee Digital publishing arm include:

Ascension: iOS, Google Play, Steam (PC) – In Ascension: Deck Building Game, players can go alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: The Gathering tournament champions, Ascension provides hours of strategic gameplay for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike

Summoner Wars: iOS, Google Play – Summoner Wars is a fast, tactical card game for two to four players that blends table-top strategy and collectible card gameplay. Players take on the role of Summoners: powerful beings who harness the power of mysterious Summoning Stones to lead their race to conquest on the war-torn planet of Itharia. Expandable with Factions and Reinforcement decks, Summoner Wars is a uniquely engaging experience.

Twilight Struggle: iOS for iPad only, Google Play, Steam (PC/Mac) – Designed by award winning creators Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, Twilight Struggle puts players at the center of the Cold War, controlling one of the two modern superpowers, as they work to spread their dominance throughout the world via political influence and coup attempts.

Agricola: iOS – Based on the board game by the renowned German designer Uwe Rosenberg and Lookout Games, Agricola is a turn-based game suitable for families, as well as serious strategic players. Easy to learn, the app can be tailored for easier or more advanced play for board gamers familiar with the series. Its message of sustainable living is sure to appeal to all ages. Set in 17th century Europe, players begin the game with a farmer and a spouse, a two room hut and an empty plot of land. The challenge is to use your family members to gather resources in order to grow crops, raise animals and build the most productive farm with a balance of farm goods by the end of the game.

“Playdek is an extremely valuable player in the digital board game space, and we look forward to this ongoing development partnership to continue our goal of bringing the best possible tabletop experiences to digital audiences,” said Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital.

“Publishing titles with Asmodee Digital is a strategic decision to bring the necessary resources to the well-known board games our team has worked so hard to translate digitally,” said Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek.

Legends of the Alliance App for Imperial Assault Available Now

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Dec 5, 2017

The legends that these heroes forge are now yours to play. The Legends of the Alliance companion app for Imperial Assault is now available for download from the App StoreSteam or Google Play!

Across the galaxy, the Empire chokes out the last fires of the Republic, smothering freedom wherever they can find it. Yet a noble Rebellion has arisen to combat the Empire, and new heroes are born every day—entering the ranks of the Rebel Alliance and doing their utmost as pilots, soldiers, saboteurs, and diplomats to bring the Emperor’s tyrannical reign to an end.

With the Legends of the Alliance companion app, you have the chance to unite with all of your friends in a cooperative campaign. The Legends of the Alliance app takes over all of the functions once performed by the Imperial player, freeing you to experience entirely new campaigns in a fully cooperative environment with your friends as you fight side by side against the Galactic Empire!

New Carcassonne Game Now Available on Steam and Android

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Dec 3, 2017

Round Up Your Meeples and Conquer a Medieval Landscape – Asmodee Digital Releases Award-Winning Tile Game Carcassonne for PC, Mac and Android

Asmodee Digital, leaders in digital board game entertainment, today announced the Steam launch of Carcassonne, the digital version of the award-winning tile-laying board game, for PC and Mac, along with an all-new version of the game for Android mobile devices.

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/598810/Carcassonne__Tiles__Tactics

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asmodeedigital.carcassonne

Carcassonne presents an all new, 3D version of the classic game. Two to six players take on the roles of founders of the region as they build roads, abbeys and cities in online asynchronous multiplayer gameplay.

Simple to pick up but challenging to master, the new Carcassonne presents players with endless opportunities for tactical play. Within minutes, players will find themselves in tough situations – determining where to put their last meeple, whether to use tiles to expand the city, or to hinder their opponent. Players place only one tile each round, and have the option to place one meeple on it. Each game develops differently, full of boundless possibilities, and the quick-fire nature of the game ensures that Carcassonne always runs at a brisk pace.

Launching today on Steam for PC and Mac, Carcassonne is available at the discounted price of $9.99 for a limited time and comes complete with two popular expansions – The River and The Abbot – to further enhance in-game options.

In addition, Asmodee Digital’s new Android version of Carcassonne has been released with exciting new features, including beautiful new artwork, 2D and 3D perspective, pass-and-play mode, updated AI (three different AI behaviors thoroughly tested by Hans im Glück: Easy Neighbor, Fierce Egoist, and Risk-Taker) and asynchronous online play (cross-platform compatible with Android and Steam), including ranked games and leaderboards. It will be available at the discounted price of $1.99 for the first 30 days after launch and comes with the The Abbot expansion.

The game will continue to be developed with already many projects underway:

  • Additional expansions coming after launch include Inns & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders and Princesses & Dragons.

  • For all the Carcassonne pros, a Champion AI will be released for free within the next few months.

Munchkin® To Be Adapted to Digital Platforms For the First Time in History by Asmodee Digital and Steve Jackson Games

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Oct 29, 2017

Asmodee Digital, a leader in digital board game entertainment announced that the multi-million selling dungeon adventure card game, Munchkin, created and published by Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, will be reimagined for digital platforms, under license. The upcoming digital adaptation will put everything players love about Munchkin at their fingertips in the next year.

Designed by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic, Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure… minus all that pesky roleplaying business. Friends compete to kill monsters and grab hilarious magic items, like the Horny Helmet, Boots of Butt-Kicking, Staff of Napalm, and Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. While their opponents are busy giggling, players are free to backstab friends, steal their stuff, grab the treasure and run!

Without the standard, long-winded RPG elements, Munchkin is not only fun and fast paced, it’s easily one of the most accessible games of its genre.

“We are thrilled to partner with Asmodee Digital for the first adaptation of Munchkin to digital platforms. Munchkin has become an evergreen game over the years and we believe the time has come to offer fans around the world a truly innovative experience,” says Phil Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games.

Digital Version of Ticket to Ride: First Journey Now Available

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Oct 7, 2017

Ready for a new journey? The official digital adaptation of Ticket to Ride: First Journey is available on mobile, tablet and computer!
Children are finally able to join the great Ticket to Ride adventure through the two actual maps: Europe and USA!

Enjoy a fantastic journey with this very simple and family-friendly app. Collect train cards, claim routes on the map and do your best to connect the cities shown on the tickets. On your turn, draw two trains cards from the deck or discard train cards of matching color to claim a route between two cities. Have fun through original illustrations and funny animations once you connect the cities. Learn more about the different cities and their iconic monuments.

Trials of Frostgate Available through the Road to Legend App for Decent: Journeys in the Dark

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October 1, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce that a new adventure is now available for purchase through the Road to Legend app! Trials of Frostgate challenges you and your fellow heroes to four distinct trials, and each trial is guaranteed to test your strength and your resolve in a different way. Unlike a campaign, which progresses through a story with every new adventure, each challenge in Trials of Frostgate can be attempted multiple times as you attempt to best your scores from previous encounters!

In the city of Frostgate, the Northern Tribes gather each winter for feasting, celebration, and their most sacred rituals. Amongst these rituals, the Trials of Frostgate stand proudest—tests of courage, skill, and strength of arms, where the proudest and bravest warriors earn tattoos of their totemic animals. Four trials await you—and only the boldest heroes can withstand them all.

As part of the Road to Legend companion app, Trials of Frostgate invites you to experience the danger, excitement, and heroism of Descent: Journeys in the Dark as a completely cooperative experience. The companion app takes over command of the monsters that you battle, leaving you and each of your friends free to become the heroes of Terrinoth.

 

Ogre Video Game In The Works

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Sept 1, 2017

Auroch Digital is bringing their official adaptation of OGRE, the legendary wargame from Steve Jackson Games, to Steam.

Engage in futuristic warfare with armored hovercraft, super heavy tanks, infantry, and giant cybernetic war machines called “Ogres”.

Ogre is a turn-based strategy game of mechanised warfare, requiring tactical decision-making and strategic thinking. It’s the official video game adaptation of the legendary tabletop wargame from Steve Jackson Games, developed by the award-winning Auroch Digital.

In the warfare of the near future, one type of unit inspires such fear that even allies keep a safe distance: the Ogre. These AI-powered tanks are so powerful they’re the equivalent of a battalion of tanks and infantry.

Hovercraft, tanks, marines, infantry, and the monstrous Ogres all take part in an endless world war. As a player, you take command and vie for supremacy on the irradiated battlefields of the future.

 

Play Board Games Immediately With DIZED

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July 29, 2017

Dized announces Blood Rage, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, and Bang! to be first games to get custom Dized tutorials.

The IndieGoGo campaign for the app launches on August 28th.

If you ever just wanted to pick up a brand new board game, sit down and play straight out of the box, soon you will be able to. Dized is an application that puts players in the game from the moment the box is opened with interactive tutorials. These step-by-step guides are like a friend at the table who knows the rules inside out and the best way to teach them. Most importantly, the app allows players to make their own decisions and choices and reacts accordingly.

The company announced today the initial line-up of interactive tutorials slated for the app. The first games to receive the Dized treatment are Blood Rage, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne and Bang! In the works are tutorials and other content related to these games, such as the setup and the rule lookup tools.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such esteemed titles and publishers. The diversity of this library shows that Dized works with a variety of different games, ranging from casual to core. Eventually, we want to bring these tutorials for all games out there, and that’s one of the reasons why we’re crowdfunding Dized through IndieGoGo – to be able to scale up in a way we wouldn’t otherwise be able”, states Dized CEO Jouni Jussila.

Dized has been under development since 2016. After a successful proof of concept released last year, a new version of the app is now ready to show the real potential of Dized.

“We’ve discussed with players from all backgrounds and one thing is clear: there is a need for a better way to learn games. Dized has already been tested with audiences and the feedback has been spectacular, not just among players but with all branches of the industry,” Jussila continues.

Dized’s partners include some of the biggest names in board game industry, such as dV Giochi, Hans Im Glück and acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang.

“If you love playing games and don’t like reading rulebooks, there’s no reason for you not to support Dized right now. Dized is different from a regular “How To Play” video, because videos aren’t context sensitive. With Dized you can experience the game as you are learning it. You can even ask it rule- related questions,” Eric M. Lang explains.

Dized is free to download and available before the campaign starts with demo content. During the campaign, backers will be able to purchase subscriptions that give access to premium features. On top of the interactive tutorials, rule lookup, and setup tools, the team has big plans for Dized. The goal is to create the ultimate companion app, no matter if you’re looking for community features, expo tools or additional digital content.

“Our goal is to create a one-stop-shop for board games. So come August 28th when the IndieGoGo campaign launches, be sure to show up and change the world of board gaming forever. We have tons of awesome perks lined up, and big game announcements to follow”, concludes Jussila.