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iPad: Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy - 4X space strategy

04-23-2013, 06:27 AM
#1
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Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy - 4X space strategy

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

We'd like to announce that our fresh title Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy is waiting for Apple's approval and should be able for purchase next week!

Eclipse gameplay trailer:



Here's a couple of screenshots to show you how it looks like:











For more screenshots and information visit our website.

Last edited by BigDaddysCreations; 04-25-2013 at 02:54 AM.
04-23-2013, 06:48 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
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Can't wait! Played this at my FLGS on Tabletop Day and looked into picking up a copy... Until I saw it retails for $99.99

Now I don't have to worry about that giant hit to my wallet, the sheer amount of space this game takes up, the fact that teaching this to new players is tough (better for dedicated play groups), AND the digital version comes with async multiplayer so I always have opponents to play against!

04-23-2013, 08:52 AM
#3
And they've announced the price is only $6.99. That is an unbelievable deal for this game and the amount of depth it has, and the implementation, which looks to be top-notch.
04-23-2013, 10:05 AM
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Looks fantastic, but is there any chance for an iPhone/Universal version?

It's not so easy to get our iPad away from our daughter...

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04-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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It's iPad only, sorry. Fitting this UI into an iPhone seems next to impossible
04-23-2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddysCreations View Post
It's iPad only, sorry. Fitting this UI into an iPhone seems next to impossible
Does the game track any sort of single player vs. AI stats like win/loss record vs. AIs?

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04-23-2013, 11:06 AM
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No, there's no stats tracking, we simply had no time to add this.
04-23-2013, 01:09 PM
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Question to BDC - I have never played Eclipse but know it is rated highly on BGG and am really looking forward to playing the game on my iPad. In preparation for the release of the app I have been reading the game rules and notice there is a diplomacy element to the game. Is this available in single player games vs AI or only used in multi-player.
04-23-2013, 01:11 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 19
This looks awesome. I'll most likely get it when it's out for sure. I'm a sucker for 4x games, even more so when it's in space.
04-23-2013, 01:30 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 825
I have really been looking forward to this. Day one purchase for sure.

Now if Playdek would hurry the hell up with Agricola.......................

Current Favorites: Lords of Waterdeep, Ascension, Cafe International, Lost Cities, and Agricola.

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