Name: Mother Lode
Device: iOS iPad
Launch Price: $0.99
Multiplayer: Face to Face
Seller/Developer: Order of Magnitude Games
Release, update, price tracking info on Appshopper.com: http://appshopper.com/games/mother-lode
VGG Entry: None yet.
Notes: Scott at Order of Magnitude Games dropped by to let us know about their release of Mother Lode. According to Scott, it's a riff on the game Survive! that many of today's older gamers loved in the 80s. It's not just a straight remake, though. Scott put in lots of things to differentiate it and let it stand on its own.
One of the features were very intrigued to check out is the way the app deals with hidden information. According to Scott:
Because Mother Lode supports up to four players simultaneously, it is important for players to have a way to view their own information without showing it to opponents. This is accomplished through the player areas in each corner of the board. By holding a touch in this area a player can use their hand to shield their action tiles and miner information from prying eyes. As soon as they release the touch this data immediately becomes hidden again. Multiple players can be doing this at once – even while the current player is taking their turn on the main board!
OOM is doing a a launch sale at $0.99 for two days before going up to the full price of $2.99. We also hear that they are working on an update to add retina graphics for the new iPad. And there is at least one more update planned to expand the game. Players should get in touch with Scott if they have specific comments or requests.
May as well leave you with a trailer too.