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Description

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

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?

POWER

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.

DIPLOMACY

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.

RACE

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

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.

CAMPAIGN

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

What's New

Version 1.3

Fix join to private game
Fix multiple reactor source issues
Enable sounds and music by default
Reduce battery usage and heating
Add online game filtering
Add online player list in pause menu
Improve end game score animation

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Good gameplay, minor usability quibbles

EVMN

I own the physical game + the expansions + Fields of Green so obviously I like the gameplay. It is a sold card drafting game with a spatial element and two currencies (credits and reactor power).

But I have a few minor quibbles about the app implementation:

- Your remaining credits is not shown on the buy screen. If you are considering making a big purchase and want to know how many credits you will have left but forgot to look on the main screen, you have to back out of the buy screen, look and remember, then go back into the buy screen.

- Needs an option to speed up the animations. In a 4 player game, I think I spend more time watching the AI play than I do playing myself. I am a fast player who is already familiar with the game so that may not be true for everyone. While I could go to two player to speed things up, that would make some cards less valuable.

- Every time it is your turn, you have to click a Play button. While this is needed for pass and play, it should be an option to turn it off as it is not needed for solo play. Those extra clicks add up.

None of this should keep anyone from getting the game. Those mostly are meant as feedback to the developers.

Among the 5 stars

Talontpf

Beat my expectations for an digital implementation of this game. Everything looks polished, UI is clear, and is just fun to play.

Did run into a bug with the tutorial not accepting inputs and thus getting locked in placed. But that was a one time thing and haven’t run into any problems with the actual game.

Good but needs some refinements

Toxic_Rat

This is a good translation of the board game. The art is good, and the AI appears to be pretty decent. This would be a five star game with a couple of improvements.
First, I'm really disappointed with the lack of drag and drop for building. This would help speed up gameplay.
Second, the animation is nice, but I would like to be able to turn off or speedup the visuals of the other players turns. I'm not generally worried about what they built.

All in all, a good game

Information

Seller
Cublo Sp. z o.o.
Size
354.1 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, German, Greek, Polish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Copyright
© Cublo Sp. z o.o. 2018
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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