August 13, 2014 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Saskatoon, Canada - Red Finch Software is thrilled to introduce their new game, Epigo for iOS devices. It is a new two or four player strategy game that should feel both fresh and familiar. Epigo's simultaneous action selection makes every round of the game exciting, even though Epigo features relatively simple rules and mechanics. Epigo is also modular - the game includes rules for 4 variants, with more variants available wth each update. Variants modify one or more of the core rules, providing unique challenges and adding countless hours of replayability.
To win, be the first to capture three of your opponents' Epigons by pushing them off the edge of the board. Epigons have a rank between 1 and 7 dictating the speed at which they move. At the start of every round, both players choose and stack three Orders from their hand. The top Order of a stack marks the first move, the middle tile is the second move, and the third tile is the last move. Each Order has arrows on one side, indicating the direction the corresponding Epigon will try to move. Once both players have locked in their moves, the stacks are revealed and unraveled. First, compare the top Order on each stack. The higher ranking Epigon moves one space in the direction shown on the arrows. Then the other Epigon (matching the lower priority Order) moves in the same manner. If both players reveal Orders of the same rank they cancel and neither Epigon moves (players often try to make this happen intentionally for various nefarious purposes). After three moves, players pick up all of their Orders and start the next round.
* Official iOS implementation of the Epigo board game
* Deep and challenging gameplay
* Asynchronous multiplayer with push notifications
* 4 AI opponents of varying difficulty
* Local pass-and-play multiplayer
* 4 game variants included, with more on the way
* In-game tutorial and manual
When moving an Epigon, one of three things will happen: it will Slide, Push, or be Blocked. When an Epigon moves into an empty space, it Slides into it. If that space is occupied however, the Epigon tries to Push in that direction instead. An Epigon must have a majority of friendly pieces moving in the same direction whenever it tries to Push otherwise the move is Blocked.
I am delighted with EPIGO and I can see keeping it in my basic game rotation for a long time. - The Opinionated Gamer
Certainly one of my favorite abstract games. - The Dice Tower
Epigo isn't just a great abstract game, it's a pretty great board game, period. - Pocket Tactics
EPIGO has really quite impressed me. - The Little Metal Dog Show
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 79.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Epigo! Free Strategy Game 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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