Well, how about that. Here I was expecting the usual cavalcade of fake retro 8-Bit bullshit, cutesy-poo single-mechanic physics games, and freemium scams to turn up on the App Store this week and out pops Imperium Galactica II. This is a real-time 4x space game that was released on PC in 1999 by Digital Reality, the Hungarian geniuses behind Sine Mora. I was too busy being in a terrible relationship to check it out when it was new and $50. Now I’m happily married and I can pick it up for the budget price of $3.99. I just downloaded it and took a look around, I have no idea what’s going on but the interface is bad ass and the graphics look pretty good if a little muddy. There is no retina support, and it’s iPad only.
You know, I despise many of the current trends in the video games business. But putting the great PC games of the 1990s onto the iPad is something I can definitely get behind. Now let’s see Age of Wonders, Imperialism II, Star Control 2, Planescape: Torment, Total Annihilation, Dungeon Keeper 2…
6 thoughts to “Imperium Galactica II Released to App Store”
we are getting Baldur’s Gate this summer – https://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/03/21/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-for-ipad-3/
though the Ipad 3 qualifier is a turn off as I have the Ipad 2.
Good news- it’s for ALL iDevices!
In that case – I look forward to revisiting Baldur’s Gate with Minsc and Boo!
Damn, nice. I didn’t play it the first go around. Hopefully it works well on my iPhone.
I still have the PC version (and strategy guide) on a bookshelf in my attic. Let me know if you have any questions
Yes please to Age of Wonders. I’d also take a real port of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 over Palm Heroes.