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App News: Asmodee Pushes Mysterium and Potion Explosion to 2017, Battle of Polytopia Expands, and Solitairica Goes to Android

David Neumann
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Asmodee Pushes Mysterium and Potion Explosion to January
The two bright spots for December on the mobile scene were both slated to come from Asmodee in the form of Mysterium and Potion Explosion. After the somewhat cold reception their latest release, Colt Express, has been getting due to its multiplayer woes, they've decided to bring both games back to the drawing board before releasing.

In other words, they're not coming out in December.

Asmodee says we should see January releases for both titles, and with multiplayer that is actually usable. They've also told us that Colt Express will be getting an update in the next week or so which will address multiplayer and make it so you can actually play online.

If you haven't picked up Colt Express yet, now might be the time. It's currently on sale for iOS Universal and Android and next week's update will be free.

- Colt Express for iOS Universal, $4
- Colt Express for Android, $4
- Colt Express for PC via Steam, $10

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Battle of Polytopia Updates with New Tribe and Multiplayer
The little 4X that could, The Battle of Polytopia (formerly called Super Tribes, a much better title), just keeps getting better. It's already a fantastic 4X title that you can play in about 15 mins, and it's free. What more could we ask for? Multiplayer and more tribes!

Developer Midjiwan has updated the app, hell, here's the blurb:

Midjiwan wrote:
-Pass & Play multiplayer with two new game modes.

-Introducing The Ai-Mo tribe! They start with the meditation tech and live high up in the mountains.

Other news:
-UI improvements
-Reduced cost of Forest Temple
-Doubled bonus for forge
-Capitals always spawn with two usable resources (if tech available)
-First time users can pick tribe for the intro game
-Reduced file size
Not much I can add other than, if you haven't downloaded this one, you should. And look! Here's a link for you:

- Battle of Polytopia for iOS Universal, free
- Battle of Polytopia for Android, free

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Solitairica Lands on Android
Another gem of 2016, Solitairica, has thus far only been available for iOS. That changed yesterday when the roguelike, questing card game appeared on Google Play.

Soitairica is a, wait for it, solitiare game. Bet you couldn't figure that out on your own. You have different decks for different classes which you can unlock by earning gold on your journey. Each trip is to defeat the evil Lord Stuck, and you'll battle a myriad of creatures just to reach him. If you lose, start over, but keep your gold and upgrade your character or unlock new decks to give it another try. It's fun and about as addicting as heroin laced with methamphetamine. Once you start playing, you won't stop until everything is unlocked.

You can pick it up for iOS Universal or Android. The iOS version costs $4 while the Android version is free to download with a $4 IAP to unlock the full game.

- Solitairica for iOS Univeral, $4
- Solitairica for Android, free
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