It seems like a few of the good strategy and board games are going on sale now on the Apple App Store as quality publishers have started cutting prices revealing their holiday app deals.
I’ve played these games and do recommend them as valuable additions to your iOS gaming collection. Prices are discounted at the time of this post, but they may change at the whim of the publisher.
And on with the deals:
Talisman- A great conversion from the well-known adventure board game. Reduced to @2.99 from $6.99.
Small World 2 — Huge discount (9.99 -> 2.99) for this sequel to strategy board game of the year. Well worth picking up at any price.. a steal here 😉
Battle Academy — Derived from an original BBC online game concept, Battle Academy blends intuitive design, compelling gameplay and technical innovation. Reduced to $9.99 from $19.99. Yes, a premium priced title that gets you hours of engaging gameplay.
Panzer Corps — Grognards rejoice! Considered teh spiritual successor to the Panzer General series, Panzer Corps is the closest you can currently get to serious armor strategy on the iPad. Reduced from $6.99 to $2.99.
Over the last few years I’ve become more of a fan of Steam and a couple of other online delivery services for my PC gaming needs. I can’t actually remember the last PC game I bought in a brick-and-morter store for my desktop.
And now, the Steam Summer Sale is reaching its mid-point and so far, I think I’ve been a very good boy; not bought anything. Yet.
Yes, I have a few items on my Wishlist but I may not pick them up just yet — being a PC and MAC gamer, I tend to prefer games that swing both ways, and also use Steam Cloud for storage / sync.
Though if any one of those games on that list drop below $5.00 — I’ll be getting them, and looking at expanding my local hard drive storage.
Ahh, yes, the pleasure and problems of a lovely summer season and digital gaming. Temptation, monitoring the deals page, and the constant hunt for more drive storage space. Man, I’m livin’ the life :/
About a year or so ago I downloaded a nifty little PC game called Artemis — Starship Simulator.
Actually, that name’s a bit misleading — it’s more of a Star Trek bridge crew simulator. There are other reviews that cover it better, but suffice it to say it’s a cool game to bring to a LAN party or a friends place where you have easy access to the network and a fist-full of laptops. Great if you have access to all that gear, but not that great for a quick and spontaneous game with friends.
The iOS version of Artemis works and plays with the PC version, yet does it all on an iPad — even my original iPad 1 running iOS 5.
Each bridge position is controlled from one iPad, though with a quick settings change you can control multiple positions with on a single iPad.
The really cool thing is that an iPad can even act as the game server.
Now, Artemis is not a game for everyone. It’s really a collaborative starship combat simulator, but if you’ve got a few friends and a few iPads, it’s now much easier to host a pickup game on gamenight.
Shields up! Red Alert! Arm photon torpedoes, we’re going in!
Yep, I’m having fun with Ace Patrol, as you may have seen in my previous post, it’s a light single/multiplayer, World War I strategic combat game. Airfights consist of up to 8 combatants, four per side, and vary depending on aircraft, pilot skill, and game difficulty level.