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On a BGG news announcement awhile back, they said the game would be released on 5/3. Has anyone else been able to buy the game or know when the release date is? Possibly later today and I'm just being impatient.
 
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Well, the beta is what's out right now.
 
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It's out now:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/race-for-the-galaxy/id119067...
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Speak of the devil. The home page of BGG has a link in the first news article. Downloading now.
 
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The link works for me as well. Thanks for posting it!

A bit strange that searching for "Race for the Galaxy" doesn't get you to the app.
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bpierce72 wrote:
The link works for me as well. Thanks for posting it!

A bit strange that searching for "Race for the Galaxy" doesn't get you to the app.

Same for Android! Straaange!
 
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Sometimes takes a few hours to propagate in the store search. Should come up soon.
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What is the difference between the iOS version and the free videogame by Keldon?
https://boardgamegeek.com/videogame/104459/race-galaxy-ai
 
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The main differences:

Advantages of the app: iOS & Android support, Steam support coming, includes 6 new start worlds, 3 levels of AI (though easy is very easy), likely to have more people playing online, flashier graphics, tutorial mode, game rules included.

Advantages of Keldon's program: free, all expansions available already, supports 2-6p (the app only goes up to 4 currently).

Both use Keldon's AI - the hard AI in the app seems similar to the hard AI in Keldon's program. I don't know if they are identical.
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zabdiel wrote:
The main differences:

Advantages of the app: iOS & Android support, Steam support coming, includes 6 new start worlds, 3 levels of AI (though easy is very easy), likely to have more people playing online, flashier graphics, tutorial mode, game rules included.

Advantages of Keldon's program: free, all expansions available already, supports 2-6p (the app only goes up to 4 currently).

Both use Keldon's AI - the hard AI in the app seems similar to the hard AI in Keldon's program. I don't know if they are identical.


Thanks.
I'm fairly new to RFTG and introduced it to my partner recently, but she doesn't like it. Then I found Keldon's AI yet before I gave it a try, the iOS version was released. Maybe I should start with 'easy' instead of 'free' though ????
 
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Tsaar wrote:
Maybe I should start with 'easy' instead of 'free' though ????


Maybe, the tutorial is great for totally new players (my 7 & 9 year olds tried it). The medium AI is more forgiving than the hard AI (which is the AI on Keldon's game).
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Not totally new. I played it few times when it was released and recently I traded another game for it. I'm at the stage where "I get it", the symbols no longer confuse and I start to think about strategies.

I wish the app was a bit cheaper but it's not that much money after all, so I'll probably give it a go.

Thanks for your comments, again! thumbsup
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Just to add: played 3x Keldon yesterday (lost twice and one draw) and purchased the fresh iOS app this morning.
Wow, what an improvement of graphics. And I have beaten the easy AI. Very proud
Love it. Now I want to become good at it!
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