Today was going to be a day off at Take Your Turn Central (my recently renovated headquarters), but what did I see when I checked my inbox?
A message from Asmodee Digital answering a question that had been going through my mind since the news last year that they were going to be releasing the award-winning (and dare I say it in my best Valley Girl voice, totally awesome) Terraforming Mars.
What was that question?
Was this going to be a Steam-only release or would we mobile players get a chance to change the Martian landscape?
Yes, Asmodee will be releasing Terraforming Mars for iOS and Android devices as well as Steam.
“Terraforming Mars, the multiple award-winning game, will soon be available on iOS, Android and Steam. The story takes place in the 2400s, when the Earth is overpopulated and natural resources are running out at an alarming rate. Humans are beginning to die out and have no other choice than to colonise planet Mars to ensure their survival.”
The game will have a nice range of modes: Full single player like the actual board game, single player against the AI, local pass-and-play multiplayer and online. Given Asmodee’s feelings about asynchronous multiplayer, I’m not holding my breath for that, but I hope it is. It would greatly increase my ability to play it.
Terraforming Mars will be coming to Steam Early Access soon and is scheduled to be released in Q2 2018.
Now they can just answer the mobile question for Scythe and we’ll all be happy.