Gamasutra – Press Releases – Award Winning Strategy Game Evolution Develops New Traits On Steam, Mobile February 12


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KENSINGTON, MD. – January 8, 2019 – Evolution, the adaptation strategy game of North Star Digital Studios will bloom on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android on February 12, 2019.

Inspired by the award-winning table game, Evolution retains the elements that made the analog edition so popular with over 1.6 million gamers worldwide, but delivers a fast paced pace and features only possible in a modern video game. Meticulously designed so that even those unfamiliar with the original board game can get started right away, the digital version includes a learning-as-you-play tutorial, an exciting campaign mode with “Apex Species” to test your wits and cross – Multiplayer platform that effortlessly pairs players with others of similar skills.

Create new species and adapt them to their survival in an ever-changing environment, brought to life by a beautifully hand-painted watercolor art style and an original earthy, contemplative soundtrack. Combine different traits rooted in science, such as a long neck or defensive shell, in limitless combinations to help creatures thrive in the struggle for the survival of scarce food resources and defense against deadly predators. Develop symbiotic relationships or even evolve carnivorous traits and feast on enemies in this addicting turn-based strategy game.

Evolution brings stunning new illustrations, animated maps, lush environments, distinct enemy AI, and over 24,000 possible species to the virtual table. The campaign features varied scenarios and intelligent “apex species” that require careful planning and strategy to survive.

Fight for online survival and take on live opponents from around the world in fully cross-platform, skill-based matchmaking. Go from a field researcher to a Nobel laureate in the progression system. Test yourself against others in the ongoing seasonal tournaments. Turn-based and simultaneous play options allow for fast and smooth multiplayer games in under ten minutes.

“The original Evolution The tabletop game has developed a fanatic following among gamers since its release in 2014, ”said Scott Rencher, president and co-founder of North Star Digital Studios. “With the Evolution video game, we’ve done everything to make it not only a great board game adaptation, but a fantastic strategy video game in its own right.

Evolution will be available in English on PC and Mac via Steam for $ 14.99 on February 12, 2019. The game will also be available as a free version on iOS and Android with a full version available for $ 9.99 on the same day. Those who purchase the game in the first week will receive a 20% discount on the introductory sale.

For more news on Evolution and other North Star Digital Studios projects, follow them on Twitter and Facebook or visit the official website.


Gameplay trailer

About North Star Digital Studios

North Star Digital Studios is a digital board game development company based in Kensington, Maryland. Founded in 2014 by Scott Rencher and Dominic Crapuchettes of parent company North Star Games, the company is dedicated to adapting North Star board games into digital versions that capture the hearts of the originals while taking full advantage of what the games video have to offer. Evolution is the first release from the studio.

Media contacts

Zack Furniss / Rob Rich

RP Stride for North Star Digital Studios

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