Price Drop: Catan HD (Games)


Catan HD 4.6.2

Device: iOS iPad Only
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> $ 1.99, Version: 4.6.2 (iTunes)

Description:

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"Catan", the legendary strategy game provides gaming fun anytime, anywhere.

True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.

Challenge other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer to prove your strategy skills or play against the AI:
Various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his…

The popular Catan expansions "Seafarers", "Cities and Knights" and two new special scenarios are available as In-App purchases.

The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy!

The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan – but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.

Exciting adventures await you in the two new scenarios "Enchanted Land" and "The Great Canal". Vanquish dragons and bag their treasures or build a canal to help barren grain fields bloom once more.

Features:

– Available languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
– Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
– Update 4.0+: Synchronous online multiplayer games
– Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
– Scrollable game board including zoom option
– Freely combinable game settings
– Game statistics
– Comprehensive tutorial
– Seafarers LITE: New scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants
– Cities and Knights LITE: Test the new expansion in the scenario "The first Island"
– 3 different graphic sets to choose from

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Catan FAQ:

Question: An expansion seems gone after an update or reinstallation of Catan or after restoring the device?
Answer: Don’t worry, your initial purchase is already saved in your iTunes account. You can restore your InApp purchases by selecting the restore-option in the Catan IAP menu.

Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating or restoring my device. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: When saved games can’t be automatically restored, we’ve integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter "CatanWarp*" (* = 1–15) as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button and restart it. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number (1–15). Levels up to the specified number will be unlocked in the custom game mode as well.

Question: Are dice rolls really random?
Answer: Of course! All dice rolls are 100% random and not modified in any way. We’re avid Catan players ourselves. We’ve played the iOS version hundreds of times while developing the program. There have been times when we won and lost a few games in a row because of the dice – just like when playing the board game!

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Questions or suggestions for improvements:
Mail to ios@usm.de
We are looking forward to your feedback!

For more information on news and updates: www.usmgames.com
or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and twitter.com/USM_News

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What’s New

– Fixed some edge case bugs with ‘brawn before brains’ achievement
– Fixes and optimizations regarding game almanac
– Various smaller tweaks, bugfixes and optimizations

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Price Drop: Rivals for Catan (Games)


Rivals for Catan 1.1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> $ 1.99, Version: 1.1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

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Be the Prince or Princess of Catan and decide on the fate of its settlers!

This exciting Catan card game challenges you to rule a realm on Catan. Construct cities and settlements, build ships and roads, and hire heroes to outplay your opponents!

Three different game modes provide varied challenges:

– An easy-to-play introductory game, ‘The First Catanians’ is exclusively played with the cards of the basic set and using simple rules. The ideal way to get started with the game!
– Theme set games represent new eras on Catan, adding numerous cards to the game: Make clever use of trade advantages and the opportunities of cards like the university or the pharmacy to achieve domination over Catan!
– The ‘Duel of the Princes’ is the most advanced game mode: it is played with cards from all theme sets, offering even more strategic and tactical possibilities, thus providing some truly sophisticated games.

Features:

– Based on the original card game by the creator of Catan, Klaus Teuber
– Exciting two-player duels
– Three game modes with various difficulties
– Numerous AI opponents with different personalities and tactics provide varied challenges
– Online and local multiplayer modes (online multiplayer via Apple Game Center)
– Based on the rules of the comprehensive, revised edition of the Catan card game
– Including Cards Almanac for easy reference and comprehensive tutorials to get started

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Questions or suggestions for improvements:
Mail to ios@usm.de
We are looking forward to your feedback!

Please do not ask your questions in the reviews as we do not have the possibility to respond to you there.

For more information on news and updates:
www.usmgames.com
Or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and on twitter.com/USM_News

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What’s New

1.1.1

– Fixed an issue in online games that allowed players to see the cards on their opponent’s hand

1.1.0

– Fixed issues with Gold Cache card
– Several improvements in multiplayer games
– Optimized building process by computer opponents
– Various smaller tweaks and optimizations

We’re already working on the next major update.

Rivals for Catan

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Price Drop: Catan (Games)


Catan 3.0.0

Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Games
Price: $ 4.99 -> $ 2.99, Version: 3.0.0 (iTunes)

Description:

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"Catan", the legendary strategy game on iPhone and iPod touch provides gaming fun any time, anywhere. True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.
If there are no other players available, various Catanians, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his…

The popular Catan expansions “Seafarers” and “Cities and Kights” are available as In-App purchases.
The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy!
The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan – but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.

Find out if you really are a secret colonialist, confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan!

Features:

– Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
– Hot-Seat-Multiplayer mode
– Smart computer opponents with individual strategies
– Scrollable game board including retina-graphics and zoom option
– 3 different graphic sets to choose from: Play with the classic set or select the original graphics from the US or German board game editions
– Freely combinable game settings
– Situation-related music and sound effects
– Game Center Achievements and local game statistics
– Comprehensive tutorial
– Seafarers LITE: New scenario "The 4 Islands" and two additional game variants
– Cities and Knights LITE: Test the new expansion in the scenario “The first Island”

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Catan FAQ:

Question: An expansion seems gone after an update or reinstallation of Catan or after restoring my phone?
Answer: Don’t worry, your initial purchase is already saved in your iTunes account. However for technical reasons you might have to select “Buy” again. Confirm and an iTunes message will tell you that you’ve already purchased it and that you can re-download for free. You will NOT be billed twice!

Question: I lost my campaign progress after reinstalling, updating or restoring my phone. Is there any way to restore it?
Answer: When savegames can’t be automatically restored, we’ve integrated a cheat code: In the campaign mode go to select player and enter „CatanWarp*“ (* = 1–15) as your player name and confirm. Exit the game via the home button and restart it. The campaign can now be continued from the specified level number (1–15). Levels up to the specified number will be unlocked in the custom game mode as well.

Question: Are dice rolls really random?
Answer: Of course! All dice rolls are 100% random and not modified in any way. We’re avid Catan players ourselves. We’ve played the iOS version hundreds of times while developing the program. There have been times when we won and lost a few games in a row because of the dice – just like when playing the board game!

Question: What about online multiplayer and further expansions?
Answer: Further content for Catan is already in development. Check our Facebook/Twitter sites for updates and/or beta news.

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Questions or suggestions for improvements:
Mail to ios@usm.de
We are looking forward to your feedback!
For more information on news and updates:
www.usmgames.com
or visit us on www.facebook.com/UnitedSoftMedia and twitter.com/USM_News

*****

What’s New

Cities and Knights expansion now available as In-App purchase!

-Cities and Knights LITE available in basic game
-Improved almanac layout
-Extended tutorial
-Numerous smaller tweaks and optimizations

Catan

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