Summoner Wars, now for Google Play Android Kindle Fire devices!STOP THE PRESSES!

Playdek Games, the masterminds behind the Summoner Wars iPhone/iPad app, is TODAY releasing the Google Play / Android / Kindle Fire version of the app!

Update: It's here!

BGG iOS News got the scoop. The app features all the factions and AIs currently on iOS, and it is cross-compatible, meaning iOS and Android players can face each other online. This is Playdek's first Android app and Plaid Hat Games is honored to be involved.

Here's Playdek CEO Joel Goodman on the possibility of releasing new factions in the future:

"Summoner Wars has an extensive depth of game play content, which is wonderful to have as a developer. We do not have a firm timetable right now, but what we would like to work through in our future content deliveries for Summoner Wars are the four remaining factions for the Master Set along with The Filth and Mercenaries, as well as the Second Summoners sets. We would like to complete the content balance for the game, so that it is completely set up for online tournament play through our multi-platform system."

Amen to that. In the meantime, you can pick up faction packs for $2 or everything for just $8. (Best deal!) The initial download, presumably including the Phoenix Elves, is free.

Joel also hinted at Playdek-run Summoner Wars tournaments coming down the road. Hopefully they're drawing inspiration from Plaid Hat Games' tortugatron-powered official iOS tourneys. I'm trying to move on to round three currently!

Compatibility note: Here's what Playdek has to say about device compatibility:

"We support all Android devices that have a GPU, with the exception of those with a Mali chip. All Mali chip devices will be supported in a future update. We also support all Kindle Fire devices, excluding the 1st Generation Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire TV."

Go download the Summoner Wars app from Google Play or the Amazon App Store today. See you in the threnches!


Comments


tortugatron commented:

I love you playdek. Just thought you'd like to know. We've been through some tough times, but we made it. We made it.

No more iOS tournaments. SW app tournaments now! I see signups going really quick come summer.

T-O-R-T-U-G-A-T-R-O-N Power! More of a mouthful but I like it.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

thenobleknave commented:

Joe, you ninja'ed me! Or I ninja'd you! I'll pull my article.

Good news, everyone!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Anoir commented:

And there was much rejoicing.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Irisches Glueck commented:

yayyyyyyyy.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Colgha commented:

I'm gonna end up still calling it iOS

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Grisamentum commented:

Does anyone know whether you'll be able to transfer purchases from iOS to Android?

Posted on 2014-05-14.

joepinion commented:

I'd be surprised, since that's all wrapped up in Apple's and Google's business. But you never know, all we have is an announcement, best way to find out is probably to query Playdek directly.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Setharillius commented:

That's pretty big news, grats to playdek for being ahead of the news this time!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Classicsmiley commented:

So, can we start asking for the Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 app now? ;)

Posted on 2014-05-14.

joepinion commented:

As a Nokia Lumia owner and lover, that would be great, and considering Playdek's development methods, probably possible. However, I don't know if the Windows phone market warrants it. :) I'd take new factions over a Windows 8 port.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Classicsmiley commented:

Ah, but keep in mind that you can now start creating Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 Universal apps! So it wouldn't necessarily need to be limited just to WP8 users. If I could play it on my Surface Pro (as well as my Lumia 920), I'd be thrilled. :)

Posted on 2014-05-14.

joepinion commented:

Smiley any tips on good turned based strategy games for WP8?

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Classicsmiley commented:

I do most of my strategy gaming on my PC, but I know that Civilization Revolution is rated pretty highly, and is an Xbox Live game to boot. I also really like Robotek, and have played it quite a bit. For a match-three/RPG hybrid, I like Puzzle Quest 2.

And if you use Bing Rewards, you can once again earn $5 gift cards good for either the WP store or normal Windows store! (Referral link available via PM in the forum.)

Posted on 2014-05-14.

mid-boss commented:

The release has been put back a day to the playdeck offices being evacuated due to fire in the local area. Their facbook post sounded pretty calm about it all though.

Still, roll on tomorrow. I've been keeping my old iphone just as a summoner wars device so this is awesome news!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Cyprien Esenwein commented:

Yes! Just got a new Android phone days ago and my only regret was no Summoner Wars. Perfect timing, even if I have to wait until tomorrow

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Adam commented:

Yaaaaaaaaaay!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

bmwrider commented:

Wow.
I thought PHG was deep in the macintosh cult like a
Scintologist and would never leave the fold...
Thank the gods!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

MtS commented:

Wow! This is really big news for me! I thought I'll never be able to join the sw app world! Great news!

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Someonelse commented:

Patience pays off. Can't wait to finally play you guys.

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Classicsmiley commented:

The link is up, although I'm not sure why it says Summoner Wars Beta...
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playdekgames.android.SummonerWars_Beta

Posted on 2014-05-14.

Mugge commented:

Is this supposed to work on phones or only tablets?

Posted on 2014-05-15.

kkortekaas commented:

Holy shit! that's great news!

Posted on 2014-05-15.

RustyKettle commented:

Did anyone else notice some cool hidden surprises in the preliminary 'verifying' screen? I didn't catch them all, but I think we should be expecting the Filth and Deep Dwarves relatively soon.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

MtS commented:

Cr*p, it's incompatible with my device. Well, whatever. Great news anyway.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

joepinion commented:

RustyKettle: Eh??? Care to explain?!

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

Are we supposed to have to repurchase everything if we already bought it all on iOS? I know other cross-platform apps like Sol Forge have your content tied to your account instead of the platform, but I can't seem to restore purchases.

I'll certainly buy it again if needed. Just want to make sure it's necessary.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

prometheuslkr commented:

Went to try and get it on my 2012 Nexus 10, and it said device incompatible :(
Still, cool to see it finally moved away from being iOS-only

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

Just tested, and when I started a Cloaks game on my iPad I was able to play it on my Android. I just can't start games on my Android with the non-free factions because it doesn't think I've purchased them. It seems like it'd be silly if I have to start all my games from home but can then play them on the go. I hope I'm missing something.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

prometheuslkr commented:

Adam, have you emailed playdek yet? Maybe someone over there has some insight.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

Just tested, and when I started a Cloaks game on my iPad I was able to play it on my Android. I just can't start games on my Android with the non-free factions because it doesn't think I've purchased them. It seems like it'd be silly if I have to start all my games from home but can then play them on the go. I hope I'm missing something.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

RustyKettle commented:

JoeOpinion: When I installed the game, there was a black screen with the text something like 'Verifying files:" with a progress bar. It then looped through the files in this package as the progress bar filled up. Most of the files had names and acronyms for existing factions, but files for the Filth and DD were certainly flashed. So they exist in some capacity, but are still being worked on. I imagine others flashed by too that I wasn't able to catch. I don't really want to uninstall and reinstall summoner wars to see if there are more.


Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

I will have to do that later, thanks. I was just asking here first to see if anyone else had the same issue or had been able to transfer purchases.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

RustyKettle commented:

It is all hidden in plain sight.

Get a file explorer like ES File Explorer.
Go to Android/data/com.playtekgames.android.SummonerWars_Beta

You'll see files in and_dxt like:
filth_load.lua
shadowelves_cards.lua
sandgoblins_load.lua
sandgoblins_cards.lua
faction_DD.dek
and so on!

As far as I can see, this means that the sandgoblins, swamp orcs, filth, deep dwarves, mercs, and shadow elves are in development.

Also, if you look in the LUA files for the factions _cards.lua in a text editor, you'll see that the second summoners are there.

So our digital summoner wars content is going to explode here real soon.

That being said, this is exactly what Joel Goodman said in his BGG interview so it shouldn't be surprising.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

I will have to do that later, thanks. I was just asking here first to see if anyone else had the same issue or had been able to transfer purchases.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

joepinion commented:

Rusty: Cool!!! Great insight.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

webchain commented:

WOOHOO!!!!!

Posted on 2014-05-15.

zarfin commented:

not compatible neither with my android phone, nor android tablet :(

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Adam commented:

Whenever I check this thread from any device, even if I close the browser and reopen it, it reposts my comments, sometimes several of them. The delete button does not seem to be getting rid of them permanently, so I apologize if I look like I don't know how to internet.

Posted on 2014-05-15.

Lets play a game! commented:

I also tried downloading a android emulator (named BlueStacks) and was unable to use the SW app. Has anyone found a android emulator for PC that works???

Posted on 2014-05-17.

Triptych commented:

Great news!

Posted on 2014-05-18.

MtS commented:

Lets play a game!: Yeah, after I realized my phone's not compatible I also tried an emulator but no success :(

Posted on 2014-05-19.

JanE commented:

What kind of phone the app needs?
It did not work on my wifes Samsung Galaxy.
We bought it two months ago...

Posted on 2014-05-19.

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