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App description: The Tradition of Civilization Continues

The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise and infinite possibility. Your colonists anxiously follow you to shore. The treasures of an entire continent await you.

Finally, the much-anticipated follow-up to Civilization is here! Sid Meier's Colonization takes you into the Colonial Era to discover, explore and colonize vast territories that promise both danger and reward.

Play one of four colonial powers as you set sail to discover the New World. Explore new lands and strategically plant your first colony. Direct its growth, manage its resources and establish lucrative trade routes. Balance economics, political and military strategy to create your own powerful nation.

But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.

Colonization, The newest strategy game from Sid Meier continues the great tradition of Civilization.

User Reviews
The game is a rich and varied Gestalt of top colony activity. Strategies must be divined with care, and constantly modified to ride the chaotic rapids of the thousands of interactive elements in this opus of creative genius. Perhaps. Or it could just be a damn fine game.

Colonization offers hours and hours of entertainment. I played it for over a week to write this review and it commanded my total concentration all the time to play it once through. Because the game can be very different every time you play it, this means that Colonization is the sort of game you could play for ever.

FEATURES
Manage your growth, development and trade to create a powerful nation.
Pit your strategic skills against Colonization's advanced artificial intelligence.
Play either the French, English, Dutch or Spanish colonial powers each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
Discover and explore the Americas or create your own scenario with a random map generator.
Same design principles and interface as award-winning Civilization, making game play easy and fun.

hellscaretaker's comments:


This looks legit come out on Friday so the App information tells me

Here is a link while AppInfor catchs up

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1022704417?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

The official Trailer

08-22-2015, 11:09 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 109
Woah. Great.
Any imps?

08-22-2015, 12:32 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 988
The trailer looks like it's an old PC trailer, and the screenshots on the App Store look even worse. This hardly seems legit to me, unless it's just a super sloppy port. And the 13mb download size doesn't help convince me either.
08-22-2015, 12:50 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake7905 View Post
The trailer looks like it's an old PC trailer, and the screenshots on the App Store look even worse. This hardly seems legit to me, unless it's just a super sloppy port. And the 13mb download size doesn't help convince me either.
It looks like an official port since it has the Retroism icon on the app icon and they are they current rights holder to this game, just nothing done to rework any of the graphics from 1994.

So I ended up buying it and from my few minutes with it, it does indeed feel like a sloppy port of the game with a relative touch mouse cursor and pop-up keyboard as the way of interacting with the game.

Last edited by ojtitus; 08-22-2015 at 01:05 PM.
08-22-2015, 01:11 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
This is completely legit.
Humongous Entertainment is a company founded by Ron Gilbert and Shelley Day. The became known for lots of kid stuff, like the Putt-Putt series.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
08-22-2015, 01:13 PM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 849
going to this website http://retroism.com/ it seems they porting over old games to other platforms, however how good they are is another question

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08-26-2015, 08:36 PM
#7
Fond memories, although was never quite sure when to declare independence, think I survived the resulting onslaught one time. Game was a heavily modded civ2 engine if I recall.
08-26-2015, 08:40 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 1,932
I took a chance on this one a couple days ago and it's a legitimate port down to the on screen Keyboard option and mouse cursor etc and it takes a minute to get hang of it all. Overall I am enjoying playing it so far although at first it was a little frustrating learning the controls etc. A very in depth game.
08-27-2015, 12:37 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 355
I don't know. This was the worst game of the Civ family, at least until Beyond Earth came out. Between that and what sounds like an unfortunate port, think I might pass.
08-31-2015, 03:55 PM
#10
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 17
Best news in months! Indeed, the controls take some getting used to but this is one of the deepest games in the app store. This will keep me busy for months to come😀