Unique RISK-Style Mobile Game Helps Friends Stay in Touch by Fighting
April 20, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsApril 20, 2017 - In a move that will appeal to mobile users who love the board game RISK, Play By Turns Ltd. is introducing a new multiplayer game that is modeled after the classic board game and incorporates strong multiplayer features to keep players engaged.
The game, called Attack Your Friends!, immerses players in intense, two-player battles where players are competing to dominate the world map. "The idea has been to recreate a board game multiplayer experience for mobile device game play," explains Christian Lovstedt, Project Lead at Attack Your Friends! "Anyone who has played RISK as a board game knows how intense the atmosphere can be when struggling to control the map. This game turns your friends into enemies that you'll want to stay in touch with again and again."
What sets the game apart is that it is the only strategy multiplayer game on the market designed completely around asynchronous game play, in which players are connected but do not have to play simultaneously. Since Attack Your Friends! is based on taking turns, players send turns between each other and are notified when it is their turn via the mobile device push notification system. "The cool part is players don't have to be online at the same time, and they can play their turns at their own pace," Lovstedt said.
In keeping with the traditional board game concept, players use troop cards and die with Attack Your Friends!. In addition, players get to choose between three climate zones for their setting: Tropical, Desert and Arctic. To gain an edge on the competition, players can also collect Defense cards, adding an additional strategy dimension to the game.
Play By Turns Ltd. is holding true to its goal to recreate classic board games for mobile devices and connect those who view gaming mainly as a pastime. Attack Your Friends! delivers chat features that make it easier for players to connect with each other and form alliances. "We looked at the multiplayer board game mechanics and advanced it for mobiles," Lovstedt said. "It's like carrying a board game in your pocket."
Attack Your Friends! is currently available to download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play. For a video trailer, game logo and more information about the game, visit www.attackyourfriends.net.
About Play By Turns Ltd.
Play By Turns is an independent game developer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2012, the company has been releasing niche products that have a strong social component for customers to play with a group of friends. Learn more about Play By Turns Ltd. and the mobile game Attack Your Friends! at www.attackyourfriends.net