The initial rush of excitement about Dominion’s impending release has died down, and you’re probably ready for a nap. Nope: more cool news. Go put on the сafetière.
Readers who saw our list of most-anticipated games for the second half of 2012 know that Playdek’s hush-hush collabo with wargame publishing house Lock n’ Load was an important spot on our dancecard – but we didn’t know who we were holding it for. Ahead of Gen Con in Indianapolis this week, Playdek have finally made the introduction: it’s a light hex wargame called Tank on Tank.
Lock n’ Load has a knack for creating compelling alternate history wargames, and it’s a bit of a shame that this isn’t one of those. So maybe Tank on Tank isn’t a squad tactical featuring Bavarian nuns fighting Nazi werewolves – but you can see why they chose it as a debut for the Playdek-LnL coalition. Lock n’ Load’s description of the dead tree version highlights that the game is easy to learn and quick to play – a schema that will undoubtedly find a wide audience on mobile. Playdek is promising “stunning graphics” for Tank on Tank – something they definitely delivered with Summoner Wars.
And speaking of Summoner Wars – Playdek have announced officially that they’re bringing it Android – no details more granular than that just yet, but this is Playdek’s first Android title, so they’ll no doubt be using it as a trial balloon to see if the platform warrants future endeavour. It will be playable at Gen Con, so release must not be too far out.