By Clever Mojo Games
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Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.
Roll and place your dice to gain advantages over your opponent and block them out of useful areas of the board. Use Alien Tech cards to manipulate your dice rolls and territory bonuses to break the rules. Steal resources, overtake territories, and do whatever it takes to get your colonies on the map first! Don't dream it'll be easy, though, because the other players will be trying to do the same thing.
Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.
The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system’s star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the space ships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.
As the game progresses, you will place your colony tokens on the planet to represent the amount of control you have over each territory. Those territories exert influence over specific orbital facilities and, if you control a territory, you are able to utilize that sway to your advantage.
The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.
Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory influences into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to conquer an alien frontier?
What's New in Version 1.5
* Updated for iOS 7
* Added game log to end of game screen
* Von Vogt retina image is now properly included
* Gravity Manipulator no longer permits selection of teleported dice
* Can now raid a user with less than 4 resources
* Visual offset for region overlays is tweaked slightly
* Other minor bug fixes
Excellent rendition of the board game!
I played this game with a friend who loves board games, and liked it so much that i tried to find it to buy. But it is really hard to find! This app allows you to play with 4 humans or one human and up to three computer controlled AI players (three difficulty levels that i saw).
I played this on my ipad3 and have had no issues with crashing or freezing. Very very happy with the purchase. I will probably still buy the full board version but i definitely enjoy the app and recommend it to any board game fan.
This is an okay implementation. My major problem is that the AI often freezes the whole game for several minutes on my iPad Air. So far, as long as I'm willing to wait, it eventually becomes responsive again. It at least needs an indicator that it's not dead.
The rest of my gripes are minor: you can't choose the color, order, or names of the players. The graphics feel sloppy: 1px of white on the left and top edges of the initial screen and some icons are noticeably aliased (no hdpi graphics?).
Good but needs Improvement
Excellent implementation of the game, but there are a few flaws. Firstly, for new players there should be a walk through. If you have never played, you will have to learn by reading the rule book. Secondly, late in the game the AI tends to slow down, and the game locks up occasionally. Also, the iconography could be improved. You will need to reference the rule book occasionally just to remind yourself what some of the planet locations do. Still, I enjoy this game and recommend it to similar fans.