The folks at Games in Schools and Libraries are fans of North tar Games in general and Evolution in particular. We’ve had Dominic Crapuchettes, Evolution designer, join us on Games in Schools and Libraries #58, and Bruce Voge, of North Star Games, is a recurring host for On Board Games.
To sum up, we like Evolution because there are so many ways to play. Sure the classic version, with or without the flight expansion, is pretty neat but that’s old news. Evolution the Beginning is Donald’s favorite because it is fast and streamlined so every turn is filled with action and interesting decisions. On the other hand Chris prefers climate because it adds a great deal of variation to the base game and is a bit deeper game more suited to game enthusiasts.
They sent us the following press release, that we thought you’d find interesting. Doubly so because they are giving away so many games.
Evolution: The Video Game Launches on Darwin's Birthday
North Star Games Will Give Away 1,000 Evolution Board Games to Celebrate!
KENSINGTON, MD. - Feb. 11, 2019 - The official launch date of Evolution: The Video Game, the strategy game of adaptation from North Star Digital Studios is Tuesday, Feb. 12th. It’s also Darwin’s Birthday. Coincidence? Nope. It just seemed like a natural selection!
Over 4 years in development, Evolution: The Video Game represents a massive evolutionary leap of the Evolution board game. It's the most refined and beautifully detailed board game conversion ever. From the very start, players will adapt nigh-infinite species combinations by merging natural traits such as climbing or horns to survive deadly predators and dwindling resources. North Star Games has created a new Release Trailer with new environments and campaign footage.
Within moments of playing their first game, even new players will understand why the Evolution board game became an award-winning franchise with more than 1.6 million players around the world. Anyone can jump right into the diverse ecosystem on PC, Mac, iOS or Android.
1000 Free Board Games
North Star Games is so confident that players will be blown away by the lush game-play, they are giving away 1,000 copies of the original Evolution board game just for trying it out. Every day for the first 100 days after launch, 10 winners will be randomly selected out of everyone who played an online game that day. It's free to enter on iOS and Android. Just download Evolution (free-to-try in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store) and play an online match each day. New winners will be selected daily out of everyone who played an online match that day. Winners cover the cost of shipping.
While Evolution’s digital adaptation is loyal to the original board game, it has also done some evolving of its own. Stunning new artwork, animated cards, lush environments, distinct enemy A.I. Bosses, and a new campaign mode are but a sample of the new features exclusive to the digital edition.
Playing against human opponents from around the world provides its own thrill in fast-paced games. Cross-platform multiplayer provides a deep pool of players to battle wits with, and skill-based matchmaking encourages healthy competition. Evolution’s digital form has been crafted to play as fast as possible, so matches generally last less than ten minutes.
“Since its release in 2014, the original Evolution tabletop game and its many iterations have been a huge hit with players,” said Scott Rencher, president and co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “We wanted Evolution: The Video Game to not only stand out as a worthwhile adaptation of the tabletop original, but as a great strategy video game all on its own.”
Evolution: The Video Game is available in English on PC and Mac via Steam for $14.99. It is also available as free-to-try on iOS and Android with a full version available for $9.99 as a one time purchase. Those who purchase the game in the first week will receive a 20% launch sale discount.
If you would like a free copy for review, reply and let us know which platform you prefer (PC/Mac, iOS, or Android).
About North Star Digital Studios
North Star Digital Studios is a digital board game development house based in Kensington, MD. Founded in 2014 by Scott Rencher and North Star Games, the company is devoted to adapting North Star board games into digital versions that capture the heart of the originals while taking full advantage of what video games have to offer. Evolution: The Video Game is the studio’s first release.
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