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  • Publisher: GMT Games LLC
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 43.4 MB
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Price: $6.99
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App description: Hi everyone!

Welcome to a complete remake of Dominant Species, our first iPad app. This app is a digital port of one of our best-selling games, designed by Chad Jensen. Our original attempt at an app for this game was unfortunately less-than-stellar (to be kind). We knew we could do better, and we committed to making it better. Regrettably, it took us a long time - and three different developers - to finally create this new version. But at last we have an app that we are REALLY proud of. We hope you guys will like it, too, and find it a major improvement over the original game.

This new app update is an entirely new game with 100% new code, so you guys are getting a completely different app from the original. We are providing it as an updated version because that was the only way I could figure out to make sure that the owners of the original could get the new app for free. Please accept this as our apology that the original app wasnt better, for the time it took us to get you the new version, and as a demonstration of our determination to never leave you stuck with a game that isnt a quality product.

For you players who already play the Dominant Species boardgame, this app will allow you to have fun and practice your skills anytime, against a mix of human and computer AI opponents.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the boardgame, we provide context-sensitive explanations and a set of online rules to help you learn the game and get started quickly. You can also get help from us directly, via our Facebook page - which we are revamping to support the new version - at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dominant-Species-for-iPad/320893411343198. If you want to learn more strategy or have questions about general game play (not app-related), feel free to ask your questions on our Dominant Species page on BoardgameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/62219/dominant-species

Here's an updated feature list. Note that we are working on an additional update which will add multi-player Game Center support.


Play against a mix of up to 5 human and/or AI opponents via Solo Play, Pass 'N Play, or a combination of both.
A completely reworked User Interface that makes the game much easier to play
New Pull-Out visual menus that provide quick access to Tile Scoring, Speciation Values, Food Chain, and Dominance Cards.
All New Art from the new version of the boardgames
AI players that are greatly improved from the original version.
A new Undo feature
Autosave and Resume Game
Pinch to zoom and scroll
Context-sensitive help
Color-coded dominance tracking

Finally, I want to personally thank all the great folks at GameTheory, who rewrote the entire app and gave us a product to be proud of. I also want to thank the people who volunteered to help us test Dominant Species, caught many bugs, and gave us great suggestions throughout. You guys did terrific work - thanks!

OK, enough talk. Its time to play. Enjoy the game!

- Gene

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10-16-2012, 09:54 PM
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Nice! I've been looking forward to this.

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10-16-2012, 10:24 PM
Looks Interesting. Any plans for a Lite/Demo Build?
10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
Looks Interesting. Any plans for a Lite/Demo Build?
I don't think they are working on a lite version.The game has always been in top 20 board games so basically this one is for the fans


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10-16-2012, 11:14 PM
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Bought without a second thought! I've been waiting a while for this on! Now if only someone would make Runebound for iPad!...
10-17-2012, 05:46 AM
OMG it's here!

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10-17-2012, 06:10 AM
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First impression, after 10 mn with the app, being completely new to the game.

The tutorial does a good job explaining the basics of the UI and the way it'll be used during a turn, but doesn't give much about the principles of gameplay and rules of the game. As it is, I doubt you can dive in the gane confidently without reading the rulebook.

That's not a problem for me, but given the uproar around the lack of gameplay tutorial in Alien Frontier, you better know it beforehand. And Alien Frontier is pretty simple compared to this. This said, the rulebook is really well written and should be enough to clarify most aspects of the game.

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10-17-2012, 07:45 AM
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Does anybody have a link for the German rulebook?

Thanks in advance!

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10-17-2012, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
Does anybody have a link for the German rulebook?

Thanks in advance!
10-17-2012, 07:56 AM
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Thanks, but I was more looking for a normal manual!

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