The Evolution digital port comes to mobile next month

By Joe Robinson 09 Jan 2019 0

The digital adaptation of popular board game Evolution has been on our radar for a while now – we were hoping it would turn up last year - but sadly it never materialised.

With any luck, this game will join our list of other great mobile board games.

Looks like it’s a sure thing for 2019, however, and we won’t have to wait long! North Star Games’ digital arm, North Star Digital, has announced that Evolution will be releasing on both iOS AND Android on February 12th, alongside its PC release.

The physical game has been played by over 1.6 million people, so the digital version will have a lot to live up to. The press release mentions the digital game is “inspired by” the physical game, so don’t expect a straight 1:1 interpretation, but it sounds like they’re trying to make the best use of the potential of software:

…Evolution retains the elements which made the analog edition so popular with more than 1.6 million players worldwide but offers a swift pace and features only possible in a modern video game. Meticulously designed so even those who are completely unfamiliar with the original board game can jump in right away…

Evolution digital will be a four-player game, and will have the following features:

  • A Learn-as-you-Play tutorial.
  • A solo campaign mode with A.I.
  • Skill-based, cross-platform multiplayer with options for turn-based or simultaneous play.

No mention of pass-and-play, which would be a shame but perhaps it’s something that might be added in in the future.

Evolution will be $14.99 / £9.99 on Steam, where-as both mobile versions will have a ‘free-to-try’ version, with the full game available for $9.99. It’s unclear whether this will be via an IAP or a separate app SKU, but we’ll follow up. There will be a 20% launch-discount during the first week. 

The game enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign back in October 2017, where it raised over $100,000 USD.

Are you excited for the release of this game? Let us know in the comments!

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