Video Games and Tabletop Gaming Apps
Feb 5, 2019
Mystic Vale is an interesting take on the deck-building genre, as you actually change your cards in your deck, instead of changing the overall count of cards in the deck itself. In the physical world, this relies on sleeved cards that you’ll insert transparent other cards into. However, in the Digital version that’s available now, it is as simple as changing the cards for “real.” You can download and play this version through Steam right now.
A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.
Mystic Vale is a deck-building card game, in which players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game!
- Innovative Card Crafting System creates a game experience like you’ve never played before!
- Beautiful artwork and graphics that bring the game to life.
- Concise rules offer a deep gaming experience with meaningful decisions.
- Tremendous replay value that will increase with future expansions.
May 3, 2018
The Battle Fleet series continues with explosive land based tank warfare.
Mythical City Games announced that the tank based sequel of the popular turn-based military strategy game “Battle Fleet 2” is now available on Steam for PC and Mac. Battle Fleet: Ground Assault builds upon the Battle Fleet series unique turn-based strategic and tactical game play, by focusing on land battles this time instead of naval campaigns, adding destructible environments, armor, shell types, brand new single player campaigns and an intense multiplayer mode.
The Normandy invasion has started and it’s time to move your battalions of tanks off the beaches and into the battlefields of Europe. You are in command of each tank, all the way down to the angle and distance of each shot. Choose your shell type and take on the armored machines of the Axis powers, or switch sides and defend fortress Europe from the Allied invasion.
- Play the strategic single player campaigns, random skirmish mode, full cross-platform multiplayer, or even hotseat multiplayer.
- Build your army from 20 different tanks, each one unique to each faction, with different armor, guns, mobility, and hit locations.
- Choose between High Explosive or Armor Piercing shells to do the maximum damage to your enemy.
- Aim for different sides of a tank to maximize your chance of penetrating their armor.
- Utilize recon planes to reveal enemy locations or airstrikes to target dangerous tanks.
- Tank commanders gain experience with each Campaign battle.
- Battle across the Western Europe campaign with new campaigns coming later this year.
- Use artillery to protect your lines in campaign battles.
- Deploy Strategic Command Cards to surprise your enemies with special actions like laying mines, sabotage, enhanced aiming, airstrikes and more!
- Battle Fleet: Ground Assault features full 3D models of WW2 era tanks.
- VR Support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality coming soon.
“Battle Fleet: Ground Assault has been in development for a couple of years now and we are happy to finally deliver this new installment of the franchise to the fans. While keeping the science and game design from Battle Fleet 2, using armored vehicles instead of vessels, enabled us to create an even more authentic battlefield experience,” says Mythical City Games CEO, Jedrzej Jonasz
April 22, 2018
Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace is a digital adventure game developed by LuckyHammers and published by Asmodee Digital. Based on the beloved Mansions of Madness board game series, this game invites you to experience Arkham Horror Files universe in a whole new way, elevating the immersive aspects of the game as you explore the mansions in a beautifully rendered, three-dimensional space. You can choose your favorite investigators from the Arkham Horror Files universe, playing as Jenny Barnes, Roland Banks, and Harvey Walters as you seek to understand and overcome the forces of the Mythos.
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? Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Games are proud to announce the upcoming release of Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace, a video game coming to Steam in the first quarter of 2019! Check out the Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace Steam page!
Mar 18, 2018
Holistic Design Inc. announces the launch of the Noble Armada: Lost Worlds project on Kickstarter.
Noble Armada: Lost Worlds is a real-time strategy PC title based on HDI’s Noble Armada miniatures game.
Set in the Fading Suns Universe, where the suns themselves are dying, humanity battles to revive its lost greatness – or just take what is left. The five great Royal Houses dominate human space as they battle each other for control of the greatest resource – humanity itself. In Noble Armada: Lost Worlds, players take on the role of a noble in one of the five Royal houses, vying against rival fleets and houses for control of human space. They battle pirates, barbarians, heretics and others in their quest for supremacy. Noble Armada is a game of broadsides and boarding actions, as players maneuver their ships to line up their best shots, fire off broadsides of fiery energy and then board their enemies to end the battle with desperate boarding actions. As they travel from planet to planet, making allies and building up their fleets, they also gain the experience they need to make their crews and marines truly formidable. Players can choose from a wide variety of missions involving five different houses. They can also design their own battles in the game’s Skirmish mode. There they choose what ships they and their enemies command, as well as the victory conditions. The video game version of Noble Armada takes the miniatures game and turns it into a fast-paced strategy game. It utilizes the original miniature game mechanics while taking advantage of the best features of its new digital home. “The game is wrapping up its alpha testing and along the way we realized there were several great additions for which we did not originally budget,” said Holistic Design President, Chris Wiese. ” This Kickstarter is to help fund development of a Mission Editor to be distributed along with the game, in addition to Android and iOS ports of the game. Should we raise more than the $3500 that would take, we have a number of stretch goals we would like to fund as well.”
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.
Dec 5, 2017
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!
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.
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
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.