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App News: Galaxy Trucker attempts mission to Steam, Portal set to release Tides of Time

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Galaxy Trucker moves to the big screen, now available for PC/Mac

While the mobile version of Galaxy Trucker is nearly old enough to be in kindergarten, it's still one of the best board game apps ever created. It was Czech Games Edition's first foray into the digital realm and they not only knocked it out of the park, but set the bar for board game apps for the past half decade.

Unfortunately, it's only been on iOS/Android, so if you wanted to sneak a game while pretending to work at your desktop, you were out of luck. Not anymore! Today, Czech Games has released Galaxy Trucker for PC/Mac via Steam!

Titled Galaxy Trucker: Extended Edition, the Steam version comes packed with the original game and all its additions (campaign, turn-based asynchronous play or real-time play just like at the table, and more) and also has the Galaxy Trucker - Alien Technologies expansion packed in as well. So, you're getting everything the mobile version offers at a price that's kind of crazy.

You can nab the PC/Mac version today for just over $6! Six bucks for a game of this caliber is ridiculous and, as you might expect, won't last. It's a launch price that will stick around for a week or so and then it will go to it's regular price of $10 (which is still a bargain).

CGE wrote:
The award-winning adaptation of Vlaada Chvátil’s award-winning board game. Already includes the ALIEN TECHNOLOGIES expansion!

Build space ships, dodge meteors, and fight off bad guys, all in a quest to be the trucker with the most cosmic credits at the end of the game.

“This is one hell of a good game” – Pocket Tactics, rated 5/5
“They hit it out of the park” – BoardGameGeek, rated 5/5
“Hands-down the best adaptation of a board game to the digital format yet seen” – Pocket Gamer, rated 4.5/5

FEATURES:
- Official adaptation of a space-faring classic
- Family-friendly gameplay accessible to all ages
- Build your own spaceship from different tiles
- Local multiplayer on the same device
- Compete online and play multiple games at the same time
- Go frantic in real-time mode, or slow things down in turn-based mode
- A campaign, special ship parts and more exclusive to this digital version!
- Comes with the Alien Technologies expansion!

Can you build a space ship from sewer pipes? Are you willing to face meteors, pirates, and smugglers? Can you fly a five-engine ship after four engines have been destroyed? Then you are our kind of trucker!

We offer good pay, a xenologically diverse crew, and a dynamic work environment. Bonuses paid for prompt delivery.

Sign up to be a galaxy trucker today!

Check it out for mobile and Steam at the links below:

- Galaxy Trucker for iPad, $5
- Galaxy Trucker for iPhone, $5
- Galaxy Trucker for Android, $5
- Galaxy Trucker for PC/Mac via Steam, $6.19 (on sale)





Portal Bringing Tides of Time to mobile on March 9
Portal Games was one of the first companies to bring their games to mobile way back when Neuroshima Hex! arrived in 2010. They've been relatively quiet since then, but March 9 they're making a splash with the digital release of card game, Tides of Time.

Portal wrote:
Tides of Time combines the ease of play of a microgame with the strategic depth of the set collection and drafting for a unique two-player experience. The players are dealt a hand of 5 cards and draft one card at a time, passing their hands between them after each selection. Each card has a suit as well as a unique scoring rule that may score the player points based on the suits of cards drafted. At the end of each round, the players select one card to keep in their kingdom for future rounds as a Relic of the Past.

Tides of Time was created by Kristian Čurla, and developed by Michał Walczak (Cry Havoc). The game was illustrated by Tomasz Jedruszek, Chris Ostrowski, Dan Pellow, Blake Rottinger, Artur Sadlos, and Rafał Szyma.

Tides of Time was nominated for the 2015 Golden Geek in the Best Card Game and the Best 2-Player Board Game categories.

-play against an AI opponent or against your friend in the Hot Seat mode
-explore the achievement system and master the game
-learn the rules in the Tutorial mode
-play in English or Polish

According to their Twitter, we can expect it to release on March 9.

I don't know anything about this game, but looking at the teaser trailer, it looks awfully shiny. More info when it releases next week for both iOS and Android!


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