August 4, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Ravensburger Digital today is pleased to introduce Puerto Rico HD 1.0 for iPad. Puerto Rico never looked more beautiful - Puerto Rico the game that is. Ranked as the #1 game on BoardGameGeek for eight years in a row, over 250,000 units of the board game sold, and winner of the International Gamers Award, it was no surprise when Ravensburger Digital decided to reinvent the company's classic strategy game. Unveiling their iPad app to a new generation of players, this advanced multi-player game will please Puerto Rico veterans and new gamers alike.
Sailing to the shores of Puerto Rico, players put their entrepreneurial skills to the test, as they take on roles of Captain, Settler, Prospector, Builder, Mayor, Craftsmen or Trader in a multi-player, multi-task setting. But choose wisely! Your role may dictate your victory. How do you win? Well as they say, to the victor go the... victory points? Yes! In this game, wealth is measured in more than just doubloons. Conquer other players by accumulating the most victory points through the construction of the grandest buildings, harvesting the most fruitful crops and shipping the most bountiful harvest back to the Old World - all of which is only a finger tap away on the new application for iPad. Strategy, creativity and some luck may just make you governor of the island.
Andreas Seyfarth, the creator of the original board game, commented, "this conversion was really successful. All the game play modes have been enhanced: Online mode, Solo mode, multiple difficulty levels - everything is there." Noted for its complexity, Puerto Rico finds sweet simplicity as an app on the iPad. With a built-in tutorial for those new to the game (or anyone who needs a quick refresher course) the app brings to life the world of Puerto Rico and allows them to share their experience with fellow Puerto Rico fans all over world. Staying true to the original game the application version doesn't lose any of its lusters, which Seyfarth applauds, saying, "The conversion of the rules and the game play is impressive, the developer really did a great job. Now I have to get an iPad just for Puerto Rico"
Fans, old and new, will definitely be pleased with the direction that this ship is sailing.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 16.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Puerto Rico HD 1.0 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Ravensburger Digital (Publisher) is part of Ravensburger Group, internationally well-known for its high-quality games, puzzles and books. We develop Ravensburger products for all major digital platforms, including online & browser games, PC games and mobile applications. Ravensburger Digital has already published several highly successful game titles like the Memory(R) and Think(R) series on the iTunes App Store. For further information regarding Ravensburger Digital, please visit our website.
Codito Development (Developer) was founded in 2003 and, through their Sage Board Games division, are bringing a remarkable "who's who" list of board game apps to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Reiner Knizia's "Medici" and "Ra" are available in the App Store now, as well as Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling's "Tikal". Copyright (C) 2011 Ravensburger Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.