Usually we see board games getting a digital version released onto mobile devices (and other platforms). However, on the flip side of things, 11-bit studio’s This War Of Mine game will be getting a physical board game version made. What’s even more interesting is the fact that 11-bit Studio promises that it’ll be just as intense as the video game. While news of the board game being made has been known for a little bit now, just to make everything official, the Kickstarter campaign for it has launched this morning.
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Tearaway is a platformer, set in a word where everything inside (villains, landscape, protagonist, etc) are all made of colored paper. It was originally released for the PS Vita, with another version coming to the PS4 this Fall with a similar name, Tearaway Unfolded. Along with the console release will come a companion app that allows a second player to partake of the experience as well.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a new game announced today (as finally arriving soon) during Ubisoft’s press conference and there was also supposed to be a companion app coming along with this game as well. This app won’t put your face on a character like the newly announced companion app for NBA Live 2016 EA showed off earlier today. Instead it was something much cooler than that.
A few of the bigger game development companies lately have been making sure to release companion applications for some of their major PC and console game launches. One of these companies is Ubisoft who has launched a companion app for pretty much every release for their more major franchises as of late and Assassin’s Creed Unity is no exception from the rule.
Activision loves making companion apps it seems and with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes yet another companion app for mobile devices as well. This new companion app gives players of the game multiple tools to use while on the go which range from an emblem editor to clan management features.
Fans of tabletop gaming are quite familiar with Fantasy Flights Games. While tabletop is their bread and butter, they’ve also dabbled in software, releasing digital adaptations of boardgames like Elder Sign: Omens, as well as companion apps for their boards games, like the Star Wars Dice app to go along with their X-Wing boardgame.
Watch Dogs is getting a companion App that will allow players to interact with the upcoming title. This news keeps up with the current trend where a lot of major game releases that are coming up for other platforms are getting companion apps that players can use and interact with while playing the matching game.
Today, EA Mobile has released a mobile companion app for Respawn Entertainment’s wildly successful freshman release, Titanfall. The simply named app, “Titanfall Companion App”, is robust both in size (612MB) and features, promising to enhance the player experience with a bevy of tools.
We don’t need to rehash Nintendo’s standpoint about bringing any of their games to mobile devices other than their own. Everyone knows their stance on this by now. The same goes for a lot of titles made by third party developers who call Nintendo their home and this includes Animal Crossing’s creator Katsuya Eguchi. However Katsuya does have some interest in the mobile field.
Konami has followed the release of their Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes mini-game with a sneaky release of a companion app along with it. In case you are wondering why we have called this game a ‘mini-game’, it is simply because it is just a short (but pretty challenging at times) game to tide folks over till the next installment into the franchise hits everyone’s consoles in 2015 (or 2016 depending on how development goes).