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CARLSBAD, Calif., June 13, 2013 – Playdek,
the award-winning, leading digital board game developer and
publisher, today announced the launch of
Agricola, the ultimate farming strategy game and a global
favorite with hobby gamers for its ability to draw players into its
simple, yet deep world of sowing and reaping. Available on the
App Store for iPhone, iPad
and iPod touch,
Agricola tests players’ strategy skills by asking
them to make choices necessary to build the most productive family
To support the new game line and offer players even more
options, this fall Playdek will also launch two
Agricola in-app expansions -- the Interactive and Complex
Based on the board game by the renowned German designer Uwe
Rosenberg and Lookout Games,
Agricola is a turn-based game suitable for families, as
well as serious strategic players. Easy to learn, the app can be
tailored for easier or more advanced play for board gamers familiar
with the series. Its message of sustainable living is sure to
appeal to all ages.
Set in 17
th century Europe, players begin the game with a farmer
and a spouse, a two room hut and an empty plot of land. The
challenge is to use your family members to gather resources in
order to grow crops, raise animals and build the most productive
farm with a balance of farm goods by the end of the game.
“There’s been a lot of anticipation for
Agricola and we are so excited to launch this summer when
families will be looking for great ways to entertain themselves
while traveling or staying at home,” said Joel Goodman, CEO,
Playdek. “While the game is easy to jump into, it has
the depth of features gamers expect and more challenging play to
keep more advanced players hooked. It’s a subtly addicting
game that will appeal to a wide audience of players.”
More challenges and strategies are available when players opt to
add occupations and minor improvements into the mix. Add a baker or
butcher to the family or an extra oven or workshop to the home and
reap more—but remember, while a bigger family can mean more
hands to help, players will have more hungry mouths to feed at
“Playdek has set a new benchmark for iPad gaming with
Agricola,” said Hanno Girke, Owner, Lookout Games.
“The company has done a tremendous job translating the
features of the game for tablets and mobile. Playdek continues to
raise the bar in this genre.”
Agricola can be played offline or online. Offline options
include pass-and-play Family Game or Basic Game modes or
single-player mode against the included computer opponents. A Solo
Series, found in the original board game, lets players compete
without an opponent but against a series of increasing score goals.
Online options include asynchronous (turn-based) or real-time play
against others, as well as a Quick Match feature that allows
players to set the game type for others to join. A new Matchmaking
feature introduces player rankings. For those new to
Agricola, several game tutorials and features such as the
Rule Book and Card Gallery make it easy to get started.
The game supports seven languages: English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. To see images,
technical requirements and more information, please visit,
www.playdekgames.com or the
App Store. (SRP $6.99). Age
Rating 12+. Available this fall, the two new in-app
expansions will have a promotional launch price of $.99 each.
About Lookout Games
Founded in 2000, the German independent board game publisher
Lookout Games is best known for their award-winning board game
Agricola that has been published in 16 languages worldwide.
Lookout Games continues to support the Agricola line with
innovative expansions and to publish other award-nominated board
and card games.
About Playdek, Inc.
Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the
world’s best tabletop gaming. Winner of Boardgamegeek’s
Golden Geek award for Best Mobile/Handheld game (2011, 2012) and
Pocket Tactics “Publisher of the Year” (2012), Playdek
brings the best of hobby gaming to digital.
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