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
- Duel – a 2-player variant of the Revival expansion
- New achievments added
- New missions added
- Improved Strong AI
- Galactic Research Facility replay issues fixed
- Vak Race issue fixed
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent graphics and great potential
Played the campaign mode, this game has a lot going for it and is a good use of 6 or so hours, I whipped through all but one scenario so it is not as hard as, say, Brass or Tigers and Pots.
Unfortunately the campaign has a ‘coming soon’ halfway in, so one is not able to play all of the greatly imagined and rendered alien races in this mode. Boardgame-to-app apps have a reputation for being kind of poorly maintained, as their budgets are usually quite low, and even Catan and TTR have blundered through the process. The worst practice is porting iOS apps direct to Steam/PC. (Please stop doing this, guys)
The single player custom games also do not feel very done, without any kind of goal or challenge one is simply playing to make the most buildings. More diverse randomness or customization options would prolong the life of single player. I have not tried multiplayer, but I imagine outside of hotseat it would be somewhat tedious as the turns go very quickly; this is not helped by rather slow animation sequences that cannot be turned off.
However assuming the game is still maintained and developed this could become a great bg app and look forward to it growing.
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.
Among the Stars is one of my favorite drafting games, with placement and scoring rules that are well-balanced between complexity and simplicity. This app is quite a reasonable implementation of the game, and even gets around one of the main problems of this style of game, that it can be hard to keep track of what other players are doing, by showing you what the other players are doing by default, and letting you skip that if you choose. The graphics and music are both very good. Overall, I quite recommend this game!
- 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. 2018
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