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App News: Warhammer Quest 2 Heading to Android and Through the Ages Is Now Available on Steam

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Short news week this week, mainly because I'm on vacation with my family and my wife will kill me if I spend too much time on the laptop. Enjoy, and I'll be back next week with (hopefully) a longer news post!

Warhammer Quest 2 Heading to Android on April 11
The headline really says it all. In fact, that's it.

Just kidding! We all know Warhammer Quest, the Games Workshop Ltd. dungeon crawler from way-back-when. We're all also probably aware of the digital version released for mobile back in 2013. Last year, Perchang released a sequel with prettier graphics and more stuff to do. It's been updated to add random encounters and more content and more fun, but up until now it's only been available for iOS. On April 11th that will change when Perchang unleashes the Skaven on Google Play.

The Android version will have all the same content as the iOS version including the 2 new campaigns, The Lord of Khorne and Shadows Under Reikland, available for $5/each. It will also have six new character classes, each available via IAP for $3.

In other words, it will be exactly like its iOS counterpart in every way.

You can pick up the iOS version right now, if you'd like, and we'll try to remember to post a link to the Android version when it goes live on April 11.

- Warhammer Quest 2 for iOS Universal, $5

Through the Ages Now Available on Steam for PC/Mac/Linux
You might think it would be hard for Czech Games Edition to improve on their digital adaptation of Through the Ages which, to me, is the best darn board game port to ever grace my iPad. Well, you'd be wrong! Dead wrong! Hahahahahaha! You're so wrong!

Ahem. Sorry, I've been on vacation with my three kids and after 19 hours in the car I find that I'm slowly devolving down to their level. I'll do better.

The impressive leap taken by CGE doesn't involve the mobile app at all, but instead the full release of the Steam version of the game, meaning that everyone can play TtA now, regardless of what device you hold closest to your heart (unless it’s Linux). Figuratively, not literally. Please don't hold your desktop up to your chest.

It's available on Steam for PC/Mac and includes some new features that are currently Steam-only, but will be coming to the mobile version down the road:

CGE wrote:
- When building by dragging you can now see prices of different buildings or reason(s) why it is not possible to build.
- Custom game basic Statistics (online game stats will come in the future update)
- New level of AI - Training AI
- New language available - Chinese
- New language available - Spanish
- Nicer background graphics

There are, of course, some features that will remain Steam-only and they all have to do with updating the UI for a keyboard and mouse. CGE didn't rush out some half-assed mobile port onto Steam. Nope, they redid the UI so it works beautifully with a non-touch interface. I like it enough that playing on my laptop might be my favorite way to play...

CGE wrote:
Some features that are Steam only
- Tooltips when you hover mouse over a card or an object
- hot-keys
- play/take cards by double-click
- we will add hotseat as an update later (it needs to be redesigned and we did not want to delay release.)

Of course, all versions of the game are compatible with each other so you can start a game on your Android phone and finish it up on your desktop at home later. This goes for online, asynchronous multiplayer as well. The pool of TtA opponents just grew, get in there and level up. You can get the Steam version on sale right now for the next few days, then it will shoot up to its normal price of $16.

- Through the Ages for iOS Universal, $10
- Through the Ages for Android, $10
- Through the Ages for PC/Mac via Steam, $10 (on sale)

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