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Boom Beach is a freemium massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game for iOS and Android, developed by Supercell. It was soft launched in Canada on 11 November 2013 and widely released on 26 March 2014.
Boom Beach is a strategy game that combines attacks on other players with attacks against computer generated bases. The game's storyline is set in a tropical archipelago with the player on an island with defenses and troops (similar to Supercell's Clash of Clans game).
Players can build their base, upgrade their defenses and other buildings, and unlock troop upgrades. Boom Beach combines single player campaign play as well as the ability to attack other players in multiplayer mode on the same map. It has been a top 10 game in 22 countries at its launch. The game pits the player against an enemy known as "The Blackguard" which is often represented by Lt. Hammerman. Other computer generated enemies are Dr. T and Colonel Gearheart.
Apart from the main aspect of the game, there is also a cooperative form where players gather "Intel" (by surviving or ordering attacks, or by rewards) which is then used to attack computer generated bases in Task Force Operations.
Boom Beach requires the player to collect and store resources such as gold, wood, stone, and in higher levels, iron. Gold is mainly used to train and upgrade troops, while the other resources are used for constructing and upgrading these buildings. The game also uses a premium purchasable currency, diamonds, which are available in small quantities from gameplay. Diamonds can be used to speed up every aspect of the game (except for submarine dives); from construction time of buildings and statues, to troop training and time of armory research. They can also be used to purchase more gold, wood, stone, and iron. The only things that cannot be bought with diamonds are Intel, Prototype Modules, Power Powder, and Power stones, which are used to create statues which boost various aspects of the game such as troop health, building health, resource production, gunboat energy, etc.
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