Planar Conquest for iOS available now ahead of console release
Wastelands Interactive is working on a turn-based strategy game for PC, XBox One and PS4, which will launch in the second quarter of 2016. If you don’t want to wait that long, or just don’t care about those particular devices, you can play Planar Conquest now on iOS.
There’s a bit of history behind this project, as Planar Conquest is actually a reimagined and “immensely enhanced” version of Worlds of Magic, which was release last year for PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign. But that game had a lot of issues. So, rather than continue to pump time and energy into updates and marketing to overcome the bad vibes, they overhauled the project and relaunched it as Planar Conquest. Those who bought Worlds of Magic will get Planar Conquest for free, but that’s of course irrelevant to us iOS gamers. We’ll be paying $12.99.
And I love that. When developers charge $12.99 for a game, you know you’re getting a complete gaming experience that’s likely a few levels beyond what you’re used to playing on your iPhone or iPad. Further evidence is that Planar Conquest requires an iPad 3 or iPhone 5 and higher. Also, it looks like this:
As for the gameplay:
Become an all-powerful Sorcerer Lord and lead one of 8 different races to the ultimate victory. Explore multiple planes of existence, raid dungeons, and conquer cities. Expand your armies, cast mighty spells, and summon godly creatures to do your bidding.
“eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate” – Planar Conquest is a massive fantasy 4X strategy game inspired by the immortal classic, Master of Magic by Microprose (1994). A combination of excellent depth known from Civilization and epic fantasy battles from Heroes of Might and Magic make for an immersive and complex strategy experience tailor-made for iOS devices.
It’s worth noting that the iOS version of Planar Conquest—developed in partnership with the mobile division of Techland—version is a streamlined take on the PC version. That may bug fans of Worlds of Magic, but it also gives them a preview of the many gameplay improvements to be present in the 2016 PC/console re-release. Those unfamiliar with Worlds of Magic will still find a fully-featured strategy game in Planar Conquest for iOS.