By Ettin Entertainment
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Steam City is a game of territorial maneuvering and building.
You build up a steam powered city, compete for industrial dominance and fight to control key city infrastructures.
Play style is turn based board game, with placement of tiles followed by pick of new tiles from a common pool. You can either play single player, local multiplayer, or multiplayer over the Internet.
In the grim alternative reality of steam and coal, the sky will darken as you put up smoke stack after smoke stack and your network of steam pipes will spread like tentacles holding the city in its iron grip.
I just don't understand what it is that I'm supposed to do. The tutorial doesn't really explain it well, and the directions don't seem to be complete. I take my turn and earn a point or two while the computer competitor's score doubles and triples mine -- even when I think I'm doing well. It looks like it is probably a fun game, but right now it is just frustrating and needs an update with better directions (the instructions also seem poorly worded, as if English isn't the language or origin, so perhaps it is just something screwed up in translation?) Hopefully the creators will take the time to do a good upgrade. Thanks!
Pretty good but...
It's an interesting game and fun but it doesn't count your steamed building properly when playing single player, doing the same set up as the computer gives you less steamed buildings than the computer gets, still pretty fun. Would also be nice if there was other modes like free build or something.
It's a challenging game with rules that can turn the score balance over with its "industrial lead" trick.
That said, there's a game-ruining bug which scores your buildings differently than the computer's in single player.
Basically: putting a roof on a building nets you 1 point, no matter how tall the building. But the computer will net 1 point per unit-high the building is.
So if I have a 5-tall building: a roof grants 1 point. The computer would net 5 in the same circumstance.
There was also a time when the end game screen claimed the computer controlled two cannons when it only had one.
If these issues are solved, and perhaps more terrain implemented, it would be 5 stars
- Category: Games
- Released: Sep 04, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 43.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ettin Entertainment I/S
- © Ettin Entertainment I/S
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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