Among the Stars is a digital version of the highly acclaimed board game & a 2015 Origins Awards Best Card Game Nominee.
Imagine a distant future. A once peaceful galaxy has been torn apart by war. Alien races fight for power and dominance. And then a new threat appears on the horizon, with the potential to wipe them all out. In the face of this new enemy, all races must make peace and unite to survive. You represent one of those races. Your goal is to help build space stations throughout the galaxy, to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations and help defeat the new threat you all face. However, your most important task is to make your space station the greatest of them all. Among The Stars will allow you to select locations through card drafting, and use them to build your station, scoring victory points based on their placement. Construction lasts four years, and the alien race with the most points at the end wins.
Build your base in space! Use your cards to build new modules for your space station. Choose your cards carefully. If you do not use a card, your opponent may do so. Do you want to build in a location so it benefits your station, or simply because you do not want your opponents to build there?
Manage the power reactors across your space station. It is crucial to plan ahead and build enough power reactors to sustain the expanding base. Power reactors have a short range so you need to cleverly plan the layout of your base to maximize power usage.
There are five different location types. Balancing the station is key to victory. By careful planning and taking advantage of card abilities you can create amazing combinations that will bring you ahead of your opponents. Over 120 card locations guarantee high replayability and a lot of strategic depth.
Each race has a unique skill that can be used to snatch victory from your opponents. Using race skills forces you to change the style of your play and adds another layer of complexity to your decision-making process.
Objectives are another way to gain an advantage over your opponents. You can play it safe and ignore them, or you can risk it and try to claim the objective for additional reward.
Enjoy a single player challenge-based campaign. All campaign missions alter the rules of the base game in a unique way. Every mission requires a different strategy to bring you victory.
AMONG THE STARS MAIN FEATURES:
A digital version of the highly acclaimed board game
A unique single player campaign
Card drafting mechanics combined with physical card layout with 120 cards
8 different races, each with their own skill
A cross-platform asynchronous online multiplayer and local multiplayer for 3 to 4 players
Challenging AI opponents
8 miscellaneous objectives helping you to get an advantage over your opponents
Leaderboards, in game manual and tutorial for newcomers
Add VP scores per card at the end game station review
Add race skills replays
Increase online game timeouts
Fix Minireen ability in campaign mission
Fix Humareen ability for some buildings type
Fix Business Office when resuming a game
Fix game crashes
Ratings and Reviews
Buggy, no one playing online
This game is a great first implementation, but needs a good amount of polish. Unfortunately, no one actually plays online so expect that this will be mostly pass and play and playing with the AI. In any case, now I want to purchase the physical game! Bugs and lots of nice-to-haves listed below.
- bug: The game got stuck during tutorial so I closed the app and you can’t “continue” the tutorial where you left off so I never got to finish my game
- bug: AI got stuck “thinking” on first level so I have no choice but to abort and lose my progress
- bug??: nowhere in the game can you see the “max” effects of cards even though they exist and apply to card abilities in the background. Please add the “max” text like they have in the physical card game
- drag and drop placement would be cool
- get more people to buy so online is more popular
- maybe make price free with free demo and IAP to purchase the whole game. This could help with feedback number two above.
- enlarge cards in your hand. See hearthstone for a great “hand” implementation. Something like that would be nice.
- swipe to change currently viewed player would be nice
- show draft direction on main play screen with arrows between player icons indicating hand pass direction. Also visually represent
- have a “view all cards” button on main menu so people can study the different cards in the game
- expansions please!!
Great port of the board game!
This game is true to the board game it is based on, but adds nice graphical touches, effects, and sound to enhance this experience. I haven’t really noticed any bugs, but there is a minor problem when choosing to use more than one energy to power up a section you are adding to your space station. Normally your available power sources are highlighted, but when you are drawing more than one power from multiple available reactors, none are highlighted so it can be confusing as to what your choices actually are. Aside from this, I have not really experienced any bugs. I hope they offer new updates offering more of the content from the game expansions, soon.
ugh why is this buggy
I gave this a better review after being impressed with the potential maybe 6-8m ago. Reinstalled to check updates and find that I cannot use card exhange power— i just cannot choose anything, yet exiting and coming back to custom game says i used race power already. Just a giant game killing bug. Likely this will end up on Steam without any fixes.
I think the same dev for Roll for the galaxy,which crashes on my ios 6s 20% of the time despite being a pretty nice implementation, with sketchy AI that often plays kingmaker among other fishy behaviors, but then plays very well sometimes. (the game deleting aspect of the crash might be “fixable” by loading game from app store for some reason)
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the report. We are looking into this.
- Cublo Sp. z o.o.
- 320.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Polish
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Cublo Sp. z o.o. 2019
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