App description: Alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and rule the galaxy?

A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build mighty spaceships. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy considering the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.

Eclipse other civilizations and lead your people to victory!

FEATURES

* Official iOS version of the 'Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy' boardgame
* Deep and challenging 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) gameplay
* 7 species with different strengths and weaknesses
* Customizable star systems, technology tree and ship designs
* Up to 6 players (human or AI)
* Asynchronous multiplayer with push notifications
* 3 AI difficulty levels
* In-game tutorial & manual

Eclipse received multiple awards:

* 2011 Charles S. Roberts Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame Nominee
* 2011 Jogo do Ano Nominee
* 2012 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Golden Geek Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Winner
* 2012 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
* 2012 JoTa Best Gamer Game Audience Award
* 2012 JUG Game of the Year Winner
* 2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
* 2012 Lys Passioné Winner
* 2012 Tric Trac Nominee

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01-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Hi CJ,

Yeah when you take over sectors with monoliths, you get the 3 VPs. On the other hand, if you lose the sector...

Regarding Round 9 and attacking enemy sectors with no fleets there, sounds strange as from what I know and remember, the neutron bomb should trigger, if you've acquired the tech previously, and you should be able to influence the sector.
01-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Thanks again GH, I do appreciate your help.

I realised after I posted that the endgame may still be visible on my ipad and sure enough it was. It did indeed show that I had captured the opposing sectors, as I had planned. When playing the game though, it seems not to show the planets being taken over in round 9. It just jumps straight to the victory screen.

That is one of my criticisms of the game - it can be a little brusque! In one game, I was in round 5 and planning to give up some sectors to pay my debts. In hindsight, that wouldn't have provided enough money, because the game abruptly terminated with 'you're bankrupt - you lost'.

I would prefer to have a bit of warning about this before I took a game terminating action.

Ah well.

I do now think it a very good, addictive game ( thanks to your help), whereas at the start I hated it and nearly deleted it because of its initially obscure style.

Cheers,

CJ

01-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Glad I could be of help

I like the achievements in this game as they encourage you to play through the other races. Although I don't think I will ever start a 5+ player game against the AI. That would take ages to resolve!
01-19-2014, 11:16 PM
It doesn't take that long solo with 5/6 players. Note that there is an option for game/animation speed.
06-30-2014, 05:53 AM
Is there any ongoing development? or is this dead?

The developer is beyond quiet, even there website is rarely updated, and I'd love to see the expansion make it to iOS. Plus, it's quite a tease to leave a list of requested features on the main site but never talk about updating again.

Last edited by Topherunhinged; 06-30-2014 at 05:56 AM.
10-02-2014, 08:33 AM
With the new iPhones being bigger. Especially the iPhone 6 Plus....does anyone know if this game will support them?
10-02-2014, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by onewithchaos View Post
With the new iPhones being bigger. Especially the iPhone 6 Plus....does anyone know if this game will support them?
+1!

Games like that would be great on the 6+ screen.

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04-12-2015, 07:14 PM
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Surprising a new Eclipse update showed up the other night.
Here's what's listed for it:
- Invitation by Game Center fixed.
- Other bugs fixed.
04-12-2015, 07:20 PM
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That's terribly disappointing.

I'm really sad, I love BDC but they really don't seem to keep working on their games once they get released. They make loads of promises early on and then proceed to not do much of anything.

This is easily one of my favourite board games, but not seeing what your online opponent did on their turn, not even via a log, ruins the ability to play the game asynchronously.

Then little things like promising to adjust it from a slider to end your turn and, well, not... I think I'm done with BDC.

Also, this update doesn't seem to play well with old games, so if you had a game in progress, it crashes when loading it.

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04-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
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Posts: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
That's terribly disappointing.

I'm really sad, I love BDC but they really don't seem to keep working on their games once they get released. They make loads of promises early on and then proceed to not do much of anything.

This is easily one of my favourite board games, but not seeing what your online opponent did on their turn, not even via a log, ruins the ability to play the game asynchronously.

Then little things like promising to adjust it from a slider to end your turn and, well, not... I think I'm done with BDC.

Also, this update doesn't seem to play well with old games, so if you had a game in progress, it crashes when loading it.
Yeah, it's frustrating because it's about 90% there. They just need to add that extra bit of polishing.

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