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News Bits: Siegecraft in Development, Ascension Release Update, Ticket To Ride for iPad, Food Fight, Connect2Win Released

Gabe Alvaro
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• Siegecraft - Crossbows and Catapults in Development
• Ascension Release Updated to June
• Days of Wonder Releasing Ticket to Ride for iPad
• Food Fight Coming From Cryptozoic
• Connect Your Corners Renamed to Connect2Win

• Blowfish Studios Developing Siegecraft - Crossbows and Catapults - May 1
Sometimes I miss something and wonder, "How did I miss that?" That's certainly the case with some early previews from Blowfish Studios of an app which they are tentatively calling Siegecraft - Crossbows and Catapults. The inspiration for the app is indeed Battleground: Crossbows & Catapults. No release date is yet given, but you can follow along with their progress on this thread at They're promising a gameplay video soon, but in the meantime get a load of these graphics. It's sort of like you've been shrunk down into the board game.

• Ascension Release Updated to June - May 16
While presenting a preview of some cards from Ascension: Return of the Fallen, designer Justin Gary gave a small aside about the release of the Ascension iOS app:

...unleash this on the world next month along with the iphone/iOS version of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.

• Days of Wonder Releases Ticket to Ride for iPad - May 17
Who keeps a better secret, Days of Wonder or Ah-nold Schwarzenegger? I'll give it to Days of Wonder, who were able to keep their iOS release of their great American train game under wraps until just two days ago on May 16 when they posted a mysterious but familiar looking screenshot with a cryptic message that read "You will likely break down for this game - But who’s this Mechanic?"

I still don't get it, but who cares because TICKET TO RIDE IS OUT ON THE FREAKIN iPAD!

Here's some info from the App Store description:

Days of Wonder wrote:
The best Online adaptation yet of Days of Wonder’s best-selling train game, Ticket to Ride features:

- Alan R. Moon’s official Ticket to Ride maps with original artwork
- Game Center and Days of Wonder Online support for Online Play against other iPad, Mac and PC gamers
-An unparalleled online player community with tens of thousands of live opponents willing and ready to play 24/7!
- Solo play against up to 4 AI players
- Additional maps of Europe, Switzerland and USA 1910 available as in-game purchases
- Terrific iPad video tutorial with voice acting for quick and easy learning
- Detailed, interactive turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial
- Contextual in-game Conductor’s Notes (web-based rules) to help you master all the maps
- Grand Central Station, a fully-animated and colorful experience to discover the world of Ticket to Ride
- Online and offline Hall of Fame

• Incinerator Studios and Cryptozoic Entertainment to Release Food Fight - May 17
Incinerator Studios, who is also working on Ascension, have announced that they have partnered with Cryptozoic Entertainment to bring Food Fight, among other games, to mobile devices. In Food Fight, players draft entrees and side dishes to build a meal that will devour the competition. Here's more from Cryptozoic:

Cryptozoic wrote:
Soon millions of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users will be enjoying Cryptozoic’s unique vision, courtesy of Incinerator Studios.

“I think gamers will dig just about everything this game (Food Fight) has to offer from the fun mechanics to funny characters and art, plus we are launching this in the physical and digital space simultaneously, so you can play anywhere, anytime.” says Cory Jones, president and CCO of Cryptozoic Entertainment.

The release date was previously announced in this blog as Fall 2011. In recent weeks Cryptozoic has posted high quality desktop art on their website that gives a better idea of the art for the game.

• Connect Your Corners Renamed to Connect2Win - May 17
It used to be called "Connect Your Corners". Now this two player abstract has been renamed and rereleased as Connect2Win. This iOS Universal app features local two player, OpenFeint and Game Center, and has an AI with 25 levels of difficulty.
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