Digital expansion of award-winning board game “splendor” transports players to the heart of the Renaissance and compete in an online global quest to create to world’s most-powerful gem empire
Paris – September 30, 2016 – Days of Wonder, a worldwide innovator in board game development and publishing, owned by board and card game publishing leader Asmodee, have announced the release of an online multiplayer mode for Splendor, a popular strategy game available for iOS, Android and PC. A faithful adaptation of the outstanding board game published by board creators Space Cowboys, which has sold more than 400,000 worldwide, Splendor transports players to the heart of the Renaissance, and allows them to compete against players from around the globe to try and become the world’s greatest gem merchant.
In Splendor, players take on the role of a wealthy Renaissance-era gem merchant and take hold of the reigns of their empire with the goal to expand it in wealth, prestige and international recognition by winning challenges and collecting as many gems as possible. Players can accomplish these goals with strategy by operating mines, leading expeditions, connecting with other influential merchants, and many other challenges.
In the new online version of Splendor, players will be playing against other gamers from around the world in a competitive, but friendly and unifying game environment and format, they can enjoy anywhere, anytime, on their mobile device or PC. The online version also allows players to arrange their own exclusive games with friends which can only be accessed by those invited into the competition.
“The online version of Splendor fully captures all of the fast-paced, addictive gameplay of the board game and transports it into a new digital universe where players can enjoy the game on the go and in an interactive and enthralling new social format which can be shared with friends,” said Yann Corno Chief Technical Officer of Days of Wonder. “We also believe there is a massive collection of brand new features in the online version which fans of the original game and new players will both fall in love with.”
New “Challenges” Mode
The online version of Splendor features a new “Challenges” mode players can discover. Similar to chess, “Challenges” mode presents players with complex situations which push them to achieve specific goals such as earning a number of points, earning a special card, or collecting a specific combination of gems. The “Challenges” may also have to be executed in a limited number of attempts, in a limited amount of time, or a specific order.
Players can set for themselves the minimum level of Karma to participate in the game. They are incentivized to finish their online game sessions in order to increase their Karma. Conversely, each time they disconnect from an online session, they will lose Karma points. By selecting ranked games to climb the chart, they get involved in a bitter struggle for power against the best. In addition, non-ranked online gameplay sessions offer a less competitive and more free approach, enabling players to meet other opponents for friendly games.