27 March 2018
Civilisation-building card-drafter released on mobile last year
Just in time for you to spend the long Easter weekend glued to your laptop, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization has arrived on PC.
Vlaada Chvátil’s epic card-drafting empire-builder arrived on mobile last year with much fanfare, proving to be a fantastic port of the original tabletop game, helped by a refined set of rules designed for the digital edition and a great tutorial and user interface that makes the complex title easier and quicker than ever to enjoy.
In fact, our only real complaints were that the graphics could be a little hard-to-read on smaller screens and running the game even in the background sucked up a good deal of battery charge – both issues that should be resolved by the larger monitors and charge capacities of desktops and laptops.
The PC version of Through the Ages, which is available via Steam, seems to be a straight port of the mobile app to PC and Mac, with the main addition being Steam achievements.
It includes solo play, plus both local and online multiplayer, supporting cross-platform matches with mobile users on iOS and Android.
The game costs £12.39 – a little more than its mobile counterparts – but is currently on sale through the weekend until April 2nd for £7.68, so it might be worth picking up soon (that is, if you even planned on waiting).