Playdek, a leading mobile video games publisher, and Wizards of the Coast , a subsidiary of Hasbro, and leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer, today announced the release of the highly-anticipated Lords of Waterdeep on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available on the App Store, Lords of Waterdeep is a stunning digital adaptation of the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons strategic board game.
In Lords of Waterdeep, two to five players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. Often employing shady dealings in the underbelly of the city and back alleys, the Lords, through their agents, negotiate and outwit each other to rule the city, its treasures and resources.
A strategic board game with worker placement mechanics, Lords of Waterdeep unfurls in eight rounds of action. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins. Agents must complete quests to score victory points and can expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions and either hinder or help the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact carefully laid plans.
Cards and characters will be familiar to those who know and love the tabletop board game. The characters and stories will immediately intrigue those new to the game. Three different types of quests will keep players trying to outguess each other.
“At Playdek, we know that adapting these beloved board games to the mobile space is a big responsibility and we strive to maintain the integrity of the original gameplay design,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “In the case of Lords of Waterdeep, we also had to remain faithful to the iconic D&D Forgotten Realms lore and characters. We couldn’t be more pleased with our new mobile version of Lords of Waterdeep and feel it is true to the original while offering the best of digital gameplay.”
With Lords of Waterdeep for iOS, players can now instantly engage in D&D action and are able to play against the computer, friends or the online community through Playdek’s real-time and asynchronous game servers. The digital game will support between two to five players in pass-and-play and asynchronous online multiplayer, as well as play-versus-computer, giving players the chance to play whenever they want.
“Lords of Waterdeep is one of our premium, award-winning board game offerings and is beloved by D&D fans all over the world,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “We are thrilled with the work Playdek has done to bring one of the Forgotten Realms’ most iconic cities to life, as part of our overall digital strategy to help fans experience the rich fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms on a variety of mobile platforms.”
Other features of Lords of Waterdeep for mobile include:
- Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
- Selectable online game clocks
- Rematch button for online and offline matches
- “Next Game” button takes you to your next online game
- Player ratings
- Multiple player offline profiles (for households)
- Select your faction to act for you in the town of Waterdeep
- Game tutorial
- Rule book and card gallery to review game text and effects
- Options for music and SFX, animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups
- Retina support
· iPhone/iPod 5 screen support
To see images, technical requirements and more information, please visit playdekgames.com. Lords of Waterdeep is available for $6.99 on the App Store.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
About Playdek, Inc.:
Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming. Winner of Boardgamegeek’s Golden Geek award for Best Mobile/Handheld game (2011, 2012) and Pocket Tactics “Publisher of the Year” (2012), Playdek brings the best of hobby gaming to digital. www.playdekgames.com| facebook/playdek | twitter/playdek
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