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  • Publisher: iNigma
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 79.9 MB
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 3 (1)
App description: H.P. Lovecraft's KINGSPORT FESTIVAL: The Rituals of Mysteries is the long-awaited official port of the board game by Andrea Chiarvesio and Gianluca Santopietro inspired by the short story "The Festival", one of the milestones of the famous Cthulhu Mythos that made famous the Solitary of Providence, became popular as the Master of Weird.

In the unimaginable darkness of Kingsport, silent wanderers are called to a profane celebration. Their goal: to invoke unthinkable horrors! A dread terror that is not of this world or any other but rather from the spaces between the stars demands your submission.

EXTEND YOUR CULT: gather resources, learn spells, conquers the city, defeat your opponents! Accepts the challenge in games for three, four or five players.
INVOKE THE MOST POWERFUL ELDER GODS: awaken the Ancient Ones, summon blasphemous creatures and gain the most valuable "gifts". Discover all the most famous protagonists of the monstrous Lovecrafts pantheon.
PRESERVE YOUR SANITY: the power dulls the reason, unspeakable visions undermine the perception of reality: protect your mind from the dark recesses. Test your strategic and management skills.
CAST THE MOST POWERFUL SPELLS: from the pages of old forgotten tomes, including the indescribable Necronomicon, you can learn disturbing arcane knowledge to enhance your destruction. Can you handle so much power?
EXPAND YOUR OBSCURE INFLUENCE: insinuate yourself in the main buildings of the dream town by expanding your evil influence. This time, you are the bad guys. Why settle for the lesser evil?
FIGHT THE MOST FAMOUS INVESTIGATORS: from the pages of the American author's fiction, the most famous characters that have already challenged the cosmic horrors return! Now they will try to stop you: are you ready to defeat them?
A DISQUIETING ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK will accompany you on an unforgettable digital gaming experience. The silence will break while the shadows around you will lengthen.
AN AFFORDABLE SPECIAL PRICE: for its first release, the game is available at a special launch price. Don't wait and take advantage of this offer now!

Supported languages:
* English

©2014/2015 Tiopi srl. All rights reserved. Kingsport Festival, Sir Chester Cobblepot and iNigma are trademarks of Tiopi srl, in Italy and in other countries.
02-01-2015, 12:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,777
Port of a boardgame release last year.

Boardgame geek reference.
Dice Tower overview video.

Looks pretty decent, I just hope the iPad port is good.

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02-01-2015, 09:24 PM
I didn't know how to make the die 'stick' in the X Elder slot so I asked here but have since figured it out, just tap the picture of that elder. Decent game for $3.99 (intro price) but, and I don't care but most of you do, no multiplayer. Dev has promised scenarios and festivals soon in a free update.

Last edited by Mack the Knife; 02-01-2015 at 11:35 PM.
02-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
I love Kingsburg, so it was an easy choice to pick this up.

Edit: 204MB installed file size.

Last edited by ojtitus; 02-02-2015 at 11:31 AM.
02-02-2015, 05:05 PM
if anyone needs to know how to play, HERE is a good video explaining the board game.
02-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 369
Any imps on this?
02-03-2015, 06:41 PM
i saw this one once but not since...
02-04-2015, 09:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
So, has anyone had any thoughts or reviews about this?

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02-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: Belgium
Posts: 351
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
So, has anyone had any thoughts or reviews about this?
The review of ipad boardgames gives the advice to wait until the app is sorted out.
02-04-2015, 02:26 PM
read that review and there are a couple more app videos plus that one i listed above for the actual board game. BUT, bear these in mind:

1. "Know this: the first time you play this game you are going to lose. This is less a statement about the caliber of the AI (which we would rate as “above average,” to the game’s credit) and more a statement to the fact that the interface of the app is fiddly, inconsistent, and not really explained"

this may be true for him but i beat the first game (however, dead last in the second ) and while some things aren't clear and possibly confusing at first, play a few games and you will get that rewarding experience of "ah ha! so that's how that works, cool!". my god, you gotta figure some things out for yourself you know!

2. it's a launch price so by the time things get "sorted out", it may cost $2-3 more.

i like it quite a bit and figuring out the nuances is part of the fun and challenge of learning something new. but then again, i like skinny redheads and mayonnaise sandwiches so your mileage may vary.

Last edited by Mack the Knife; 02-04-2015 at 02:47 PM.