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App News: Pathfinder Impressions, Stalag 17 Released, Suburbia for Android Next Week and more.

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Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Impressions from Gen Con
Reader Harm van der Schans pointed out that we didn't mention the upcoming digital port of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in our Gen Con wrap up from the other day.

It wasn't included for a couple reasons. First of all, we posted about the Pathfinder announcement last week and, secondly, I forgot about it. Serious mental breakdown considering that the Pathfinder app was easily in the top 2 or 3 things being shown at the convention this year.

Let's fix this.

We were able to sit down with one of the developers from Obsidian Entertainment on Saturday morning and take a look at the game in action and, upon viewing, rocketed to the top of my want list. If the physical version of the game has a failing for me, it's that the roleplaying aspect seems a bit thin. There are times where it definitely feels like you're playing a card game and not smashing villains. The app changes all that. Not only are there cut-scenes introducing plot points and NPCs that appear in the game, but all the locations are icons on a great looking map. Once you enter a location, it zooms to that location, which is a fully animated landscape.

The card game portion is still completely intact, with cards and dice being displayed on top of the backgrounds. There are even digital dice that you can flick around the screen instead of the dice rolls happening behind the scenes.

What really made it stand out what the inclusion of material from the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path that isn't in the cards from the game. Not that there are new cards or adversaries, but that they pulled story items from the adventure path to flesh out the app and make it feel less like a card game and more like a true RPG.

We weren't able to take any pictures of the app, but Owen at Pocket Tactics used his powers of evil to snag a few shots.

If you like that one, there's more over at Pocket Tactics to ogle over.

From what I can remember, it will be for iPad and Android tablets. Possibly PC as well. We'll try to get more info (and more pictures) as we move forward.

Stalag 17 Releases for iPad
Stalag 17 is a game from Gen-X Games and designer Óscar Arévalo in which each player is trying to bust three prisoners of their nationality out of the titular WWII prison camp.

Oh, did I mention it's now on iPad?

We don't know much about it, as it came out of nowhere. Seriously, we had heard nothing about it and the developer, Silver Apps, doesn't appear to have any web presence at all.

What we do know is that it's for iPad only, costs $7, and that's about it. The iTunes blurb doesn't even spell out any features, just tells the fluff behind the theme.

Feeling daring? Go and check it out at the App Store.

Suburbia Coming for Android Next Week
When Suburbia was released for iPad earlier this year, it was also announced that an Android version was coming.

A little while later, an Android version did appear but only for Kindle Fire users. You can snag it here.

For the rest of Android users, it's been a long wait, but Suburbia is coming to other Android devices next week, or at least tablets with at least a 7" screen.

We're not just saying this, either, it's right from the mouth of devleoper Jeremiah Maher, posted earlier this morning.

Keep an eye out on Google Play for this one to hit.

Letter Pix for Android Gets a Link
We posted about Mike Elliott's digital word game, Letter Pix, coming for Android yesterday. Unfortunately at the time, we couldn't locate the game on Google Play, so we didn't have a link for you Android users.

We're a little more wide awake today, and we managed to locate an Android link for those of you who wanted to give it a try.

You can snag Letter Pix for Android here, and you can grab the iOS version here.
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