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A space-themed strategy board game for the whole family. Two to four players control miners on a dying planet and compete to escape with the most ore. Inspired by board games of old, Mother Lode provides many new twists to keep you on the edge of your seat until the final score is revealed.

Do you keep your miners on the planet to boost your score, or just cut and run? Will you use your actions to help yourself or to hinder your opponents?

Mother Lode introduces a unique system for viewing player-specific information. Look at sensitive info in real-time while other players are taking their actions - all without anyone else peeking.

* Supports two to four human or computer controlled players
* Each planet tile reveals one of 14 possible actions
* Strategic thinking and adaptability required to maximize your score
* Opponent miner values are hidden until the end of the game
* Three creature types are out to thwart you
* High resolution graphics enabled by the new iPad
* Fly escape pods, create wormholes, mine the planet, and escape before the planet explodes!
02-04-2013, 08:47 AM
#41
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Originally Posted by Capronissimo71 View Post
Just downloaded and added to my iOS board game collection!
Did you grab the lite or the full version?
02-04-2013, 08:55 AM
#42
Alas, I never got a chance to expand the game. So the lite version and full version are identical with the exception that the lite version is limited to two player human vs. computer. The full version has four players of any combination human or computer.

02-04-2013, 09:13 AM
#43
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Originally Posted by scartier View Post
Alas, I never got a chance to expand the game. So the lite version and full version are identical with the exception that the lite version is limited to two player human vs. computer. The full version has four players of any combination human or computer.
I really liked the board game feel of Mother Lode, especially the chance to control the NPC pieces (space worms, space squids and space pirates). It just needed a bit of refinement and especially marketing.

I haven't heard of it until I saw it in a list somewhere these few days, and I have been looking for more iOS board/card/dice games for quite a while now...

Looking forward to your next iOS boardgame.

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 02-04-2013 at 10:37 AM.
02-04-2013, 09:37 AM
#44
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Did you grab the lite or the full version?
Only the free version, but i didn't try it yet.
02-04-2013, 11:21 AM
#45
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
It just needed a bit of refinement and especially marketing.
I did what I could regarding marketing. Got in touch with the various review sites. Not many paid much attention. Probably because, let's face it, the game is rough. You hit the nail on the head with it needing refinement. Almost a year after release I can definitely see glaring problems in the original design.

I would love to revisit the game, but now that I have a full time job any development will be relegated to evenings and weekend.
10-06-2013, 07:45 PM
#46
A quick thread revival to say that I made the full version of Mother Lode available for free. I am in the process of shutting down my business. One of the side effects will be to remove the game from the app store. Before that happens I wanted to make it free for those that are still interested.

I have been told that it works in iOS 7, though I haven't tried it myself.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mother-lode/id490363915&mt=8
10-07-2013, 06:51 AM
#47
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Originally Posted by scartier View Post
A quick thread revival to say that I made the full version of Mother Lode available for free. I am in the process of shutting down my business. One of the side effects will be to remove the game from the app store. Before that happens I wanted to make it free for those that are still interested.

I have been told that it works in iOS 7, though I haven't tried it myself.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mother-lode/id490363915&mt=8
Sorry to hear that. Best of luck in your new endeavour.
10-08-2013, 08:08 PM
#48
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 537
Yeah... Sorry to hear about the business, but this is a great game and people show like board games should pick it up!

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10-09-2013, 01:10 AM
#49
Yep not cool, sorry to hear the news and hope it works out positively for you post this.
10-12-2013, 11:22 AM
#50
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,149
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Originally Posted by scartier View Post
I did what I could regarding marketing. Got in touch with the various review sites. Not many paid much attention. Probably because, let's face it, the game is rough. You hit the nail on the head with it needing refinement. Almost a year after release I can definitely see glaring problems in the original design.

I would love to revisit the game, but now that I have a full time job any development will be relegated to evenings and weekend.
Sorry it took this long but I finally checked out the game (was holding out for some sort of stat tracking as I recall way back) and now realize this WAS NOT just "Survive!" with a space theme but, by throwing in an opponent and strategic action cards, much more.

My biggest whines would all be centered around the action cards. They were very awkward to even use without tangling one's fingers, and beyond that, often not clear (without any text that I recall) how they were supposed to be used.

I also still wished there were some basic single player stats for win/loss and other stuff (not even necessarily through GC).

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