Monday, May 6, 2013

GW Releases Talisman Prologoue on Mobile Devices



Games Workshop has released its first game on mobile devices.  Does Talisman portend things to come?
The release was annunced on Games Workshop's blog this AM and leads to lots of discussions about the future of Games Workshop.

From Games Workshop:

Talisman Prologue, the digital version of the classic adventure board game, is now available to play on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and BlackBerry, making it our first ever digital game to be released on phones and tablets.


Nomad Games, the team behind Talisman Prologue, have been very faithful to the original board game, as I found out when I took the iPad version for a spin. You start out as a Warrior and, like the board game, you have to adventure around the board in search of weapons, treasure and magical gifts and fight Orcs, Ogres and other evil creatures when they get in your way.


Initially I thought the game was quite simple - you move, you pick up stuff, you fight a Hobgoblin, and so on. But as the game progresses you find it quickly becomes more intricate - you have to plan your moves carefully, make decisions on what skills or abilities you will use (or lose) and pray that you don't fall foul of the Black Knight. It also becomes more addictive as you quest to unlock new characters and abilities. With ten playable characters and 50 missions to fight through, Talisman Prologue is a game that will certainly keep you entertained for hours. And when you've completed the game? Play it again and try and beat your previous score. I know not to fight The Sentinel now, so I should get a better score next time.

You can download Talisman Prologue from the following places:

Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone
Google Play Store for Android-powered phones and tablets
BlackBerry Store
Amazon App Store for Kindle Fire devices.

You can find out more about the game and download it for PC from the Talisman Prologue website.

The full story can be seen on Games Workshop's blog.  And this brings up the question is this a new direction for Games Workshop?  

Is this part of a big strategic realignment or preparation for a sale?

Loken


6 comments:

Son of Dorn said...

The game is currently freezing on the original Kindle Fire, but the developer has promised a patch by the end of day.

SandWyrm said...

GW released their first mobile game and it's only five bucks? Wow. Good for them!

Son of Dorn said...

Indeed so. Hoping for similar results with Space Hulk :)

Krisken said...

About damn time releasing on something other than Apple products. I can actually use this one.

DerFoLiciouS (Dark Angels) said...

They just announce the release? Burned through the game a week ago, already deleted it...

Farseer Thaldin said...

Wonder if there is any support for the Windows Phone?

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