Days of Wonder Puts Ticket to Ride in Your Pocket
LOS ALTOS, Calif. and PARIS, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Days of Wonder today announced Ticket to RideÃ‚® Pocket, a digital adaptation of its best-selling board game custom designed from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Ticket to Ride Pocket focuses exclusively on the US map that made the game so popular in the first place, to deliver a user experience without compromise despite these devices’ smaller screen size. Four AI personalities (including an optimized version of US rail baron Cornelius Vanderbot Jr.), 20 unique achievements recognizing the players’ in-game accomplishments and 3 distinct leader boards all combine to make this version the best solo way to play Ticket to Ride.
Ticket to Ride Pocket also features a pass-and-play mode for multi-player gaming on a single device. Online play has been purposely omitted to prevent the interruptions inherent to mobile devices that would otherwise mar the online game experience for other Mac, PC and iPad players. Instead, Ticket to Ride Pocket features a brand new local network mode for play between multiple iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad devices over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks.
The modest 20MB file size allows downloads of the application over cellular networks and players who are just being introduced to the Ticket to Ride series will be up to speed in no time with the help of a 90-second video tutorial, custom-shot for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
“The distinctive feature set we developed for this Pocket version makes it the definitive way to enjoy Ticket to Ride as a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ mobile gaming experience,” said Eric Hautemont, CEO of Days of Wonder. “The new local network play also makes Ticket to Ride Pocket the perfect companion for Ticket to Ride for iPad customers eager to play with family and friends in the comfort of their home or while traveling.”
About Days of Wonder
Days of WonderÃ‚® develops and publishes games that Play different.(TM) From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to RideÃ‚®, the world’s best-selling train game; Small WorldÃ‚®, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir ’44Ã‚®, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder’s web site: www.daysofwonder.com
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