If you’re a big board game player, you may be frustrated with the amount of iOS compatible apps that emulate your favorite classics. Many of us have grown up on classics like Monopoly, Life, Risk, and more, and crave the multi-player gaming experience that these infamous board games have to offer.
Well, if you’re a fan of the later (Risk that is), you now have a new iOS game to add to the rotation.
The developers noticed that the current version of Risk offered by EA Games does not offer online play. So they decided to have a go at the marketplace by creating a Risk-like counterpart that emphasizes social media and online multi-player integration.
Empous comes with duel support for both Facebook and in-app logins, and allows users to link with friends who are already knee deep in the gaming experience. The game, when maximized to it’s full potential, can accommodate 4 players in a single match. Friends can be invited through Facebook or through their Empous registration, and will be able to go head to head just as if they were sitting around a real board game.
The game itself uses a random map generator to consistently create new environments. This creates a challenge to even seasoned veterans, and allows Empous to constantly generate new turf for the gamer to conquer.
Concept and Functionality:
While still in an early stage of development, Empous has set up a framework to do something truly terrific for board game fans and Risk fanatics alike. While iOS users are versed in Words With Friends, the app store is generally devoid of multi-player games that emulate a real life gaming experience. Empous targets this very niche of gaming, and aims to create a gaming adventure that is suspenseful, strategic, and most importantly, a blast to play with your best friends from across the globe.
We’d obviously like to see this app pick up steam and offer a variety of competitive matches from around the world. How cool is it to conquer a region that your friend actually lives in, and give him a resounding HA! The app has some work to do to carve out a proper following, but if it does, we can imagine Empous catching on for countless iOS and Risk devotees.
Empous: Control the World requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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