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  • Publisher: Playdek
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 162.6 MB
  • Version: 1.13.1
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (35)
App description: **War of Shadows Expansion Now Available!**

A new darkness seeps into New Vigil from the Void, intent on restoring despair and desolation to a world that has forgotten it.
The four factions recall their veteran heroes and reawaken the great war machines of the past, as they plan their first in the chaotic ebb and flow of light and dark.
The War of Shadows has begun!

* New dual-cost Heroes and Constructs require players to use both resources to acquire them, but have incredible power!
* As the balance between Light and Dark shifts, cards gain additional powers depending on whether its Night or Day!
* Playable as a stand-alone 1-4 player game, or combine with other Ascension games!



Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: The Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.


2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
iOS Board Game of the Year -2011
iPad Boardgame of the Year - 2011
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011
Best Online Multiplayer - 2011


Highlights
Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air running iOS 5 and up for free.
1st officially licensed deck building game for iPhone and iPad.
Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
Enhanced visual optimization for iPhones and iPads using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display


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Twilight Struggle
D&D Lords of Waterdeep
Agricola
Summoner Wars
Nightfall
Tanto Cuore
Food Fight iOS
Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
Fluxx
Cant Stop

Artfoundry's comments:
Wow, amazed no one caught this yet. This looks amazing.


06-29-2011, 09:49 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
YES!!! And sorry to Ticket to Ride...

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

06-29-2011, 09:51 PM
#3
Looks awesome Will wait for impressions though as never played this type of thing before IRL let alone as an app. Great level of polish. Just wondering if the online multiplayer lets you challenge anyone or if it's randomised?
06-29-2011, 09:55 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 415
As a board game, Ascension is a blast. I may bite if my other friends decide to grab it.

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06-29-2011, 10:01 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,771
It's pretty popular on BoardGameGeek.com
Anyone who's played the real game have comparisons with this version?

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06-29-2011, 10:04 PM
#6
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
It's pretty popular on BoardGameGeek.com
Anyone who's played the real game have comparisons with this version?
wow, cool - had never heard of it. Now I'm extra curious.

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06-29-2011, 10:08 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
It's pretty popular on BoardGameGeek.com
Anyone who's played the real game have comparisons with this version?
According to the link and the appinfo, looks like some cards have been cut, or is it not?

At work place now and cannot really try it out.

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
06-29-2011, 10:17 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
Just finished to learn the Shadow Era mechanics and i have been blown away
by it's fascinating atmosphere, this one looks very interesting too,
i hope to find here some impressions before to buy it...

Gosh, I'm already very tempted!
06-29-2011, 10:47 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Does anyone know if this is compatible with a Second Gen Ipod Touch? The requirements section in the left column of the Itunes store says it is, but the summary only mentions Third and Fourth Gen.
06-30-2011, 12:01 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 586
Has anyone tried it yet? If so, I'd love to hear your impressions! Is it anything like Dominion or Thunderstone?

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