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App description: Among the Stars is a digital version of the highly acclaimed board game & a 2015 Origins Awards Best Card Game Nominee.

Imagine a distant future. A once peaceful galaxy has been torn apart by war. Alien races fight for power and dominance. And then a new threat appears on the horizon, with the potential to wipe them all out. In the face of this new enemy, all races must make peace and unite to survive. You represent one of those races. Your goal is to help build space stations throughout the galaxy, to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations and help defeat the new threat you all face. However, your most important task is to make your space station the greatest of them all. Among The Stars will allow you to select locations through card drafting, and use them to build your station, scoring victory points based on their placement. Construction lasts four years, and the alien race with the most points at the end wins.

BUILD

Build your base in space! Use your cards to build new modules for your space station. Choose your cards carefully. If you do not use a card, your opponent may do so. Do you want to build in a location so it benefits your station, or simply because you do not want your opponents to build there?

POWER

Manage the power reactors across your space station. It is crucial to plan ahead and build enough power reactors to sustain the expanding base. Power reactors have a short range so you need to cleverly plan the layout of your base to maximize power usage.

DIPLOMACY

There are five different location types. Balancing the station is key to victory. By careful planning and taking advantage of card abilities you can create amazing combinations that will bring you ahead of your opponents. Over 120 card locations guarantee high replayability and a lot of strategic depth.

RACE

Each race has a unique skill that can be used to snatch victory from your opponents. Using race skills forces you to change the style of your play and adds another layer of complexity to your decision-making process.

OBJECTIVES

Objectives are another way to gain an advantage over your opponents. You can play it safe and ignore them, or you can risk it and try to claim the objective for additional reward.

CAMPAIGN

Enjoy a single player challenge-based campaign. All campaign missions alter the rules of the base game in a unique way. Every mission requires a different strategy to bring you victory.

AMONG THE STARS MAIN FEATURES:
A digital version of the highly acclaimed board game
A unique single player campaign
Card drafting mechanics combined with physical card layout with 120 cards
8 different races, each with their own skill
A cross-platform asynchronous online multiplayer and local multiplayer for 3 to 4 players
Challenging AI opponents
8 miscellaneous objectives helping you to get an advantage over your opponents
Leaderboards, in game manual and tutorial for newcomers

KeKhan's comments:

Among the Stars

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Genres: Games Strategy Board
$4.99 USD















Minimum iOS Version: iOS 9.0

Download Size: 339.1MB
05-10-2018, 09:41 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 3,546
somebody playing this? impressions?

05-10-2018, 09:53 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,288
The board game seems to have been released on mobile.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110277/among-stars

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TheStars&hl=en

I think it would be better to wait a little more update as an initial release.

If you're curious about reviews as a board game, check out the following:


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05-10-2018, 10:32 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2017
Location: Germany
Posts: 65
I like the game, very good implementation.
05-10-2018, 12:33 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 429
I am on the beta - edited note.

I’m a bit frustrated by this game. It looks good and has some redeeming features, but I have never got past the first single player campaign level. You have to win with VP and get 3 of each location type, on a number of occasions I get one of those, but not both (very frustrating to never get the right colours in last round). My last 2 games though, the AI just froze on the last turn... same place. As the game is a bit too slow for my liking (have to watch AI turns and all animations) - that’s a couple of hours I won’t get back.

Unless I’m being a complete muppet, I don’t feel that a campaign first level should be that difficult. I have a number of UI improvement suggestions I’ll add in due course but really,I can’t enjoy the game at the moment.

I think I’m on a beta build though so take the AI glitch with a pinch of salt unless reported from release build too.

Last edited by skoptic; 05-10-2018 at 08:25 PM.
05-10-2018, 02:12 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 259
Does it cloud save across devices and how active is the multiplayer?
05-10-2018, 11:03 PM
#7
Skoptic, Did you report your findings directly to the developers via Test Flight?


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05-11-2018, 01:29 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColeDaddy View Post
Skoptic, Did you report your findings directly to the developers via Test Flight?
Yup - thats being a responsible beta tester Have you managed to get past the 1st level of campaign?
05-11-2018, 05:54 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Great southern land
Posts: 171
I’m still working on first level of campaign, no freezes. I came within a couple of points of both objectives. Multiplayer appears to be fairly active. For some strange reason though, your email is your username.
05-11-2018, 07:27 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Great southern land
Posts: 171
I have gotten past the first level on the campaign now. I’m not having any problems with crashes or freezes. I have joined a few multiplayer games but not actually played any yet (still waiting on other players). This is on 24 hour timer games. You can have games from 15 minutes a turn up to 48 hours a turn. Game is easy to learn, but a little harder to master (I’m not a rocket scientist by any stretch of the imagination). Fun game if you like building and a space setting.