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With all the negative news surrounding Playdek these days, it’s sometimes hard to remember they’re still one of the best digital board game developers out there. That’s going to become obvious later this month when the all-new version of Lords of Waterdeep hits the App Store, Google Play, and Steam.
For those of us who already own Lords of Waterdeep on our iOS devices, not a lot is going to change other than it will now be 64-bit compliant and, therefore, continue to keep working after we upgrade to iOS 11. For users on other platforms, this is a much bigger deal. First of all, the conversion to Unity means that Lords of Waterdeep will finally be making its appearance on Android, and for those of you who prefer a mouse to a touchscreen, it will also be coming to PC/Mac via Steam.
As for changes, from what I can tell they are most cosmetic. The board has a very cool pseudo-3D thing going on now, similar to how the hills and buildings in the Sorcery! series kind of popped off the screen. It’s a little thing, but really makes the board come to life in a way that it didn’t before. So, it’s the same old Lords of Waterdeep we’ve known and loved for years, only we can stop worrying about its imminent demise. If only Playdek could do the same thing for grandma!
The new version will be going live next Wednesday, August 23, and will be a free update for iOS users. Playdek hasn’t yet revealed the price for the other platforms but, unless you just can’t stand euro games or worker placement, you’re going to want to get this on at least one of your devices, regardless of price. It’s one of the best board game conversions ever, and it’s great to see it getting some love again.
Brad over at 164 put together a preview video of the game in action. Take a look.