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App description: Create your own epic saga of conflict, mythology, and community! This acclaimed game of magical storytelling blends interactive stories and resource management. Its set in Glorantha (the world of the games HeroQuest, RuneQuest, and soon 13th Age).

Its immensely replayable, thanks to over 575 interactive scenes and two objectives. Short episodes and automatic saving mean you can play even when you only have a minute or two. The built-in saga writes down the story for you. And advisors with distinctive personalities help you track your cows.

The gorgeous hand-painted artwork won Best Visual Arts at the second Independent Games Festival.

It's like they took the best parts of Civilization games and combined them with the best part of Choose Your Own Adventure style game books. What I like most about King of Dragon Pass is the seemingly infinite possibilities that the game has. I can't get enough of King of Dragon Pass. [Touch Arcade]
A wholly unique adventure that has no equal on the iPhone. [Pocket Gamer]
An interactive story with a level of complexity and brilliance that's rarely seen in video games. [Gamezebo]

Players say:
I am really happy to have found this game. It scratches so many itches: simulator, rpg, adventure book...Great work! I find myself playing it on both my iPad and iPhone. Very addictive!
I got this game at 6pm tonight. It's now 4am, and I've hardly scratched the surface of the depth of this game.
I now have a fun, engaging, thought provoking RPG on my iPhone, an RPG that fits in my purse and that I can play any time I want, not having to have my computer or Xbox 360 near me to do so.
If Bioware remade Civilization they'd be lucky to end up half as good as King of Dragon Pass.
It's impossible to describe the emotional tug you feel when an old and trusted advisor, who you've watched grow from a young upstart, dies of old age. Or when an exploration team disappears into the wilds, never to be heard from again. Or when a cursed clansman, shunned by his peers, sacrifices himself to stop a raid. This game will never leave my iPhone. That's the only accolade possible.

By the way, we are starting work on another storytelling game, Six Ages.

Echoseven's comments:


See THIS POST for some game play videos.
09-07-2011, 06:19 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,589
A game set in Glorantha? Definately a must-buy for me.
Love the paint work. Reminds me of good old roleplaying times.

09-07-2011, 07:33 AM
#3
Not universal?! Oh...

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09-07-2011, 10:06 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Not universal?! Oh...
Nope, it isn't universal, and there is not an iPad version planned. The reasoning is that the original art is said to not be high resolution enough. Obviously, I would prefer art and UI optimized for iPad, especially at a premium price. At the same time, I've wanted to play this one for many years and expect to end up grabbing it anyway.

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09-07-2011, 10:07 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,910
This is the best game of this week. The graphics and price will likely serve as an excellent filter to keep people who won't understand it from shitting up iTunes reviews.
09-07-2011, 10:09 AM
#6
It doesn't expressly say it in the description, but this is essentially a Gamebook right?

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09-07-2011, 10:12 AM
#7
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Location: Barcelona
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Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
It doesn't expressly say it in the description, but this is essentially a Gamebook right?
It's like if you combined the game series Civilization with a game book. The decision screenshots that have been posted are a minor part of the game.
09-07-2011, 10:23 AM
#8
Played this ever so long ago! If I recall, it has huge content based on the choices you make so makes it highly replayable. And according to their website new stuff for iOS? (not that I remember the old stuff exactly anyway) I'm in!
09-07-2011, 01:52 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,182
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Originally Posted by TheDukester View Post
I'll display my lack of gamer cred here by admitting I know little or nothing about this game.

And what does this mean: "... blends interactive stories and resource management into an epic saga of conflict, magic, and community"?

In English, I mean. How are those elements "blended"? Does anyone know what the gameplay is like?
They take what in many ways would simply be an interactive spreadsheet (You want to negotiate a better price with the merchant? Let's roll against your charisma plus factor in your tribe's relative strength to the party being negotiated with, etc.) but hides all of the dice rolling and number crunching behind a seamless narrative so that it would appear you're simply getting a single scripted response to that decision.

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09-07-2011, 09:27 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
Nope, it isn't universal, and there is not an iPad version planned. The reasoning is that the original art is said to not be high resolution enough. Obviously, I would prefer art and UI optimized for iPad, especially at a premium price. At the same time, I've wanted to play this one for many years and expect to end up grabbing it anyway.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying premium for an iPad-optimized version. In the meantime, I would wait...

I just read that Bill Harris, who hates iOS, starts to think about it seriously (and get a iTouch) just because this game is ported...

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)