By Affogato LLC
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Now you can play Strategery, the award-winning strategy game, for FREE! Strategery Lite features the same exciting gameplay as the full version, with no time limits or ads, but you'll have to upgrade for all the fun gameplay options and to play online.
Strategery, Macworld's 2009 App Gems Award winner for Best Strategy Game, has been completely overhauled for version 3.1! "There is no game I play on my iPhone more than Strategery," writes Lex Friedman.
Strategery is a fast-paced game of world domination, designed and built from top to bottom for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Play against the computer or your friends in an epic battle of strategy and risk.
"Strategery offers depth that can—and will—claim hours of your time."
"My latest iPhone gaming habit is Strategery"
- Slate Magazine
"Lots of fun and the gameplay has a great feel."
- Daring Fireball
• Challenging game of offensive and defensive strategy
• Play for a couple minutes or a couple hours (it's pretty addictive)
• Two difficulty settings: "Easy" and "Normal" (upgrade to the full version for "Hard" and "Brutal")
• Pass-and-play multiplayer (up to 5 players)
• Automatically saves your game to resume later
• Randomly generated maps make every game a unique challenge. Strategery Lite includes small and medium maps (upgrade to the full version for large and epic).
Upgrade to the full version for:
• Online battles
• Manual army placement
• Automatic border placement
• "Hard" and "Brutal" difficulties
• Large and Epic maps
• "Winner keeps all" game mode
• "Land grab" game mode
What's New in Version 3.1
• Now a universal app that is iPad native
• Complete UI overhaul
• New bright and dark color schemes
• Smarter computer opponents
• Pick your own color
• Color blind assistance
• More options at the end of a game (e.g. play the same map again)
• Options for pass and play mode stored separately
• Play with fewer opponents (pass and play mode)
• Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Check out the full version for even more new stuff, like online battles, bigger maps, and more options!
Great but (Battery) draining game
I didn't think I'd like this but for free, it was worth a shot. I'm so glad that I did. Despite the compaints others had regarding automatic placements, I didn't think it had such a negative impact on my play experience. What did, however, was the affect Strategery had on my battery. On my 3rd Gen Ipod Touch, latest OS, with no apps multitasking in the background and a full charge, I can MAYBE squeeze an hour of gameplay before getting the 20% battery message. This doesn't happen with any other application, music, or video playing. This is the sole reason why I haven't opted to upgrade to the full version. If this indeed an issue that affects both versions, and a fix is issued, then I will gladly pay for the upgrade. Until then, I'll hold off. But it should still be said that this game, as simplified as it is, is superb and HIGHLY addicting.
The computer cheats
Battles are won by adding the total of the dice, if you have 5 armies you get 5 dice. It seems like my armies roll 1s and 2s way too much causing my 3 armies to lose against a single army or my 8 armies to lose against 4 armies.
The "auto" placing of armies after your turn also seemed skewed towards placing them buried in your empire more often than on border areas where they would do some good. In the lite version I play it as a handicap against me (and it is), but I get so frustrated that it makes me not want to buy the full version.
Upgrade the random number generator, let us place our armies in the lite version, and maybe (maybe?) give us access to a really big map and I would consider buying the full version. Not having army placement has worked against them using this to hook players into buying the full version.
Could be excellent
Really good game; abstract, beautiful, quick. I wish I could make my next move while the phone is calculating the move I already made (faster game play), and I wish the colors were possible to tell apart if you have a red-green color deficiency (they're impossible to tell apart and it would just take a different hue to fix it).
But really, the biggest quibble: the sound effects during game play are small, quiet, and appropriate. But when you win a game, suddenly you're holding a Ren Faire in your hand. So you either turn off sound, or everyone turns and stares at you when you win. Or you only play when you're completely alone.
Seriously: you're playing a game Kirk an Spock would have played, and suddenly... medieval trumpets?
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 30, 2010
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 5.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Affogato LLC
- © 2010 Affogato LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.