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Catan HD

By USM

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Description

Trade, build, rule: "Catan", the legendary strategy game for iPad! True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.
If there are no other players available, various Catanians, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his...

The popular Catan expansions “Seafarers” and “Cities and Kights” are available as In-App purchases.
The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy!
The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan – but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.

Find out if you really are a secret colonialist, confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan!

Features:

- Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
- Hot-Seat-Multiplayer mode
- Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
- Scrollable game board including retina-graphics, zoom option and movable UI elements
- 3 different graphic sets to choose from: Play with the classic set or select the original graphics from the US or German board game editions
- Freely combinable game settings
- Game Center Achievements and comprehensive game statistics
- Extensive tutorial and almanac
- Seafarers LITE: New scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants
- Cities and Knights LITE: Test the new expansion in the scenario “The first Island”

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Catan FAQ:

Question: An expansion seems gone after an update or reinstallation of Catan or after restoring my phone?
Answer: Don’t worry, your initial purchase is already saved in your iTunes account. However for technical reasons you might have to select “Buy” again. Confirm and an iTunes message will tell you that you’ve already purchased it and that you can re-download for free. You will NOT be billed twice!

Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating or restoring my phone. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: When savegames can’t be automatically restored, we’ve integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter „CatanWarp*“ (* = 1–15) as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button and restart it. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number (1–15). Levels up to the specified number will be unlocked in the custom game mode as well.

Question: Are dice rolls really random?
Answer: Of course! All dice rolls are 100% random and not modified in any way. We’re avid Catan players ourselves. We’ve played the iOS version hundreds of times while developing the program. There have been times when we won and lost a few games in a row because of the dice - just like when playing the board game!

Question: What about online multiplayer and further expansions?
Answer: Further content for Catan is already in development. Check our Facebook/Twitter sites for updates and/or beta news.

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Questions or suggestions for improvements:
Mail to ios@usm.de
We are looking forward to your feedback!
For more information on news and updates:
www.usmgames.com
or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and twitter.com/USM_News

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What's New in Version 3.0.0

Cities and Knights expansion now available as In-App purchase!

-Cities and Knights LITE available in basic game
-iPad retina graphics
-Improved almanac layout
-Extended tutorial
-Numerous smaller tweaks and optimizations

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

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Love the game. Love the app.

I have not experienced the bugs that some have mentioned. The app is very user friendly and intuitive.

The only improvements I would recommend are in the multi-player options. Bluetooth multi-player possibilities would be an excellent improvement. Game Center capabilities would also be huge! However, those recommendations have been made numerous times and I'm sure those plans are in the works.

An option that has probably not been mentioned is the possibility of playing on an external display. Ideally, when the iPad is connected to an external display such as a projector or a TV/monitor, the game board would be the only thing seen on the external display. The full view of the commodities and resources would still be seen on the iPad for the individual whose turn it is. This way, every player could still see what is happening on the board even when they are not holding the iPad.

This option would create a much more enjoyable experience with this great game, especially when playing in a multi-player setting where only one iPad with the app is available. This would also be a great option that might appease all of those that have given 1-star ratings due to the lack of Bluetooth and Game Center multi-player capabilities.

Thank you for your time and consideration with this improvement.

Great new expansion

Only start a game in the new Cities & Knights expansion when you have enough time. You won't be able to stop until victory is yours!
C&K, particularly when combined with the Seafarers, adds a lot of excitement. This game with all the intrigues from the AI opponents can't be good for your blood pressure!

I had a few crashes, but now the game picks up and restarts exactly where it crashed. No more frustration about a crash right before your winning victory point!

A few, rare "accounting" bugs related to the pirate attacks. Victory points sometimes don't get added, or once I lost one of my cities although I had the most activated knights of them all.

I can't progress past the 4th scenario in C&K. Please fix that!
Otherwise, no problems whatsoever. A great game got even better.

But please upgrade the AI! After getting used to the new logistics of Knight and Cities, I win pretty much every game against the toughest opponents even under the worst starting conditions. It starts to get a bit boring! The AI players make often really dumb moves instead of hindering my progress, steal the wrong progress cards from my hand, etc. Multiplayer option would also be good.

Half developed

C&K Bug 1: Can't advance past scenario 4.
Bug 2: AI tried to play SMITH card, already having one mighty knight and tried to promote two more...game crashes. Reactivate game and it starts right there again and crashes again. no way to interrupt it, I think I managed to play another basic game.
General issue: no multiplayer. Bot's exibit some odd trade behavior. I VERY much do not like the no trade with ANYONE option. Much rather see a not trade with this player option. In addition, I need to be able to indicate that a resource of mine is not available instead of denying the request for wheat 3+ times. Issue: When a player receives a resource of their choosing, I have no idea what they just got. Real game, you'd know. FIX!
EDIT: Now understand there is nothing past scenario 4. big woo. Another issue: The bots cheat. Proof: standard game, bot in front of me has 4 D-cards and I just put the robber on his main source of wood (6). He rolls. I have maybe a stone. Back to me, I roll and get a wood (11), his turn- still with the same 4 d-cards and NOW he plays the knight, puts it on me, steals my wood, builds settlement and wins. Why would any player not move the robber before? I have to belive that it knows what resources I have and 'saw' that he wouldn't get wood, so he didn't play it.

Catan HD
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2012
  • Version: 3.0.0
  • Size: 88.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: United Soft Media Verlag GmbH

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. The Seafarers$4.99
  2. Cities & Knights$4.99

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