The Battle of Polytopia

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The Battle of Polytopia
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Developer(s)Midjiwan AB
Publisher(s)Midjiwan AB
Designer(s)Felix af Ekenstam
Programmer(s)Felix af Ekenstam
Composer(s)Robin af Ekenstam
Platform(s)"Android" "iOS"
ReleaseFebruary 2016
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy
Mode(s)Single-player video game multi-player video game

The Battle of Polytopia, formerly known as Super Tribes, is a 4X turn-based world-building strategy game developed by Midjiwan AB. It was released in February 2016 for iOS and Android.[1]

The player leads one of thirteen tribes to conquer a polygonal square-shaped world by capturing cities. It's playable alone against bots, against friends in the "Pass & Play" mode, and against online opponents in multiplayer mode.[2]

History[edit]

Released in February 2016, the game was originally named Super Tribes. However, in June 2016 the name was changed to The Battle of Polytopia due to trademark issues.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Polytopia is a turn-based single- or multiplayer strategy game. The player takes on the role of the ruler of a Tribe, starting with one advantage over the other tribes, and attempts to build an empire in competition with the other tribes, which can either be controlled by the computer itself, or by a turn-based, "pass and play" system.

There are currently 13 different tribes to choose from. Each tribe has differing terrain and structures.[4]

Available Tribes[edit]

Human Tribes[edit]

These tribes have no modifications, other than their starting tech (or lack of).

Name

Starting Tech

Cost (US$) Cost (CAD$) Release Date (App Store) Color
Xin-Xi Climbing Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Red
Imperius Organization Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Blue
Bardur Hunting Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Black
Oumaji Riding Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Yellow
Kickoo Fishing 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ Feb 4th, 2016 Lime Green
Hoodrick Archery 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ March 23rd, 2016 Brown
Luxidoor None, starts with a level 3 city and a city wall 2.99 US$ 3.99 CAD$ March 23rd, 2016 Purple
Vengir Smithery 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ June 23rd, 2016 White
Zebasi Farming 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ August 4th, 2016 Orange
Ai-Mo Meditation 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ December 1st, 2016 Teal
Quetzali Shields 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ October 19th, 2017 Dark Green

Special Tribes[edit]

These tribes have special tribe-specific modifications to their tech tree and units.

Name

Starting Tech

Cost (US$) Cost (CAD$) Release Date (App Store) Color
Aquarion None, modified tech tree 1.99 USD$ 2.79 CAD$ June 8th, 2017 Salmon
∑∫ỹriȱŋ Forest Magic, modified tech tree 1.99 USD$ 2.79 CAD$ May 24th, 2018 Hot Pink


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cult Turn-Based Strategy Game 'The Battle of Polytopia' Getting Online Multiplayer February 15th". TouchArcade. 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  2. ^ "Take over the world (over and over and over) in The Battle of Polytopia". Macworld. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  3. ^ "Civilization-like Super Tribes is now called The battle of Polytopia, updated with new UI and tribe". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  4. ^ Brouwers, Josho. "Battle of Polytopia". Ancient World Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-10.

External links[edit]

Official Website