• Publisher: Playdek
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 167.3 MB
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (33)
App description: Ascension: Realms Unraveled expansion is all new. This new expansion introduces Dual Faction heroes and the ability to Multi-Unite heroes of the same faction for even bigger rewards! It also features 14 new Transforming Heroes, Constructs, and Monsters.

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


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.

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.
Over 50 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
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 iPhone 4 and iPad using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display

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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
YES!!! And sorry to Ticket to Ride...

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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: 345
As a board game, Ascension is a blast. I may bite if my other friends decide to grab it.

Device: iPhone 4S (16 gig), iPad 2 (32 gig) Wifi
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06-29-2011, 10:01 PM
#5
It's pretty popular on BoardGameGeek.com
Anyone who's played the real game have comparisons with this version?

Playing: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle
Waiting:Last Class Heroes, Chaos Rings 3, Starships
GameCenter: StriveMind
06-29-2011, 10:04 PM
#6
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
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.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
06-29-2011, 10:17 PM
#8
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
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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