• Playdek Updates Ascension, Adds Return of the Fallen Expansion - December 8
In less than 24 hours Playdek took their servers down, brought them back up and updated their flagship app, Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, to a mere incremental version 1.1. In most people's mind's this qualifies as a major update, one that's been highly anticipated and one that's probably not going to disappoint. Here's the good stuff:
What's New in Version 1.1
New Online Game Features:
• Player Profiles
• Player Clocks
• Rematch Invitations
Ascension: Return of the Fallen
Ascension: Return of the Fallen is the first in-app expansion for the popular deck building iOS game Ascension: Chronicle of the Godlsayer and introduces new game mechanics.
Ascension: Return of the Fallen can be played as either a stand-alone game (2 player) or played as an expansion for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.
Ascension: Return of the Fallen is quick to learn and easy to play.
Game play revolves around a Center Deck containing Heroes, Constructs and Monsters; and players take turns recruiting Heroes or Constructs for their decks or defeating Monsters to earn honor and ultimate victory. New cards are revealed every turn, forcing players to react and ensuring that each game is dynamic and unique.
Samael the Fallen God has returned in his true form, and is intent on obliterating your world. Will you be able to overcome monstrous obstacles and assemble a mighty army to end Samael’s reign once and for all?
Highlights of Return of the Fallen
• Available for In-App Purchase
• New Fate Mechanic
• New Faction cards
Upon updating, a user unfamiliar with the Ascension: Return of the Fallen expansion, can preview its cards in the Card Gallery feature of the app before buying it. For $2.99, you can add the 35 different card types to your base Ascension app's 53 different card types.
The version 1.1 update also includes a game clock which works like a chess clock, giving the user a bank of time from 10 minutes to 7 days in which to complete an online game. This bank of time only runs during a player's turn and not while its his opponent's turn.
A new profile feature now shows your overall record including in progress games, completed games, win-loss records for 2P, 3P, and 4P, and forfeits. You get a forfeit when your game clock expires. It does not appear that you can view other player's profiles. Feel free to share your own here!
There is also now a Rematch feature which allows a player to easily invite his last opponent to a rematch with all of the same settings.
I leave you now with some action screenshots from the glorious addition of the new expansion.