4x Board Game 'Eclipse' Recieving iOS Treatment
The 4x genre of videogames is one of those niche strategy sub genres that cultivates dedicated fans through complex and epic feeling gameplay (usually in a space setting). Think Master of Orion, or Sword of the Stars (though games like Civilization count as well). One thing that amazes me about the board game scene is the ability to take incredibly complex concepts and turn them into something you can easily sit down at a table with and play for a few hours. Now developer 'Big Daddy Creations' has taken this complex board game and allows the computer to handle all the book and piece keeping, leaving you only with the strategy to deal with. Here's a short video of the game's current status.
Now if you're like me and are unfamiliar with the game, you have no idea what is going on in that video. So what I did was look for a board game review to explain how it works. And here it is!
I kind of want to play the board game now, but man... all those pieces. I see the benefit of a videogame. The iOS version is due out sometime in February.