Wave goodbye to your long weekend: Through the Ages is out on PC

27 March 2018
ss_b4ad85228b8bad1445909da9081aafb32d62766a.1920x1080-81074.jpg Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
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.

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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).


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