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Old 12-12-2013, 04:18 PM
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Default Suburbia for iPad (City-Building Board Game)

Suburbia for iPad, the official digital adaptation of Ted Alspach's city-building board game is now available on the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suburbia/id681966300?mt=8

The winner of the prestigious 2013 Mensa Select Mind Games award challenges you to manage a growing metropolis. Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against multiple computer personalities, your friends, and players around the world. Or take on the Single Player Campaign, and travel to real-life cities, each with unique goals.

Build residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas like stores, museums, airports, and of course suburbs. The market is always changing, so spend your cash wisely. Be careful not to grow too quickly, or you'll lose both income and your reputation. Make the right moves to grow your population and you will emerge victorious!

Two to four player Pass-and-Play games
Five unique AI (computer) personalities
Single Player Campaign
Asynchronous turn-based Online Multiplayer through Game Center
Interactive Tutorial
Rule Book and Tile Reference
English and German language tiles
Over 50 different buildings
Unlock Essen SPIEL Expansion tiles
Supports all iPad models, including iPad mini, and original iPad, running iOS 5.1 and higher
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:00 PM
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This looks lovely! From the same Dev as It's Alive too, I'm so very tempted!
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:03 PM
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Very slick presentation but have to admit even after viewing the tutorial twice and making a stab at the first city of the single player campaign, I'm still a little fuzzy on the inner workings. Like the game will brilliantly show me all of the city stat changes that will result in placing tile x at location y, but at this point why half of those stat changes are resulting from this potential placement isn't clear.

Also worth clarifying, much like Carcassone and Agricola, realize that when they speak of the single player campaign, they don't mean you vs. AI opponents but truly you vs. the environment. A nice way to learn basic mechanics but nothing about dealing with real opponents. The game does have AI opponents, they're just not part of the campaign (or maybe they're brought into later cities, but I doubt it).

Lastly I love the idea of the public and private goals, some of which are clearly encouraging poor play (like end the game with the lowest income). I love the idea of trying to win the game while also trying to be the biggest loser as well in a certain category.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:57 PM
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Buying within a heartbeat.

Looks like something wifie would love to play with. More impressions later.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:54 PM
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This looks really nice, so it was very easy pushing that buy button. Hopefully it won't take me too long to wrap my head around the game.

If LG wants to edit the OP with the appinfo I'll edit and remove mine.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:12 PM
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Any GC achievements? If so, how many?
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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Doesn't look like it
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:39 PM
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Bought this as soon as I saw it was released. I love Suburbia and the idea of playing a version without the fiddly upkeep of the physical version is enticing. That said, the release version is rough around the edges. There doesn't seem to be any music past the intro. Online multiplayer seems to be completely broken, as in when I attempt to join an auto-match it crashes to the springboard. During a regular game I had an error come up which made progress impossible (one instance of buying a basic tile caused an error and made it impossible to discard a market tile, with no other way to progress the game.)

That said, I am still satisfied with my purchase and hope to see fixes and improvements in the near future.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:44 PM
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Whoa... ninja release!
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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BGG has this one in the news for about a week. But crash reports over BGG has been me worried.
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