picture-4Move over Kolonists [App Store], the Catan Community & News section of the official web site just announced that Settlers of Catan is on its way to the App Store:

This summer the official version of the board game classic "The Settlers of Catan" will be released for Apple's iPhone. The game is being developed by Exozet Games in collaboration with Catan designer Klaus Teuber, and published by United Soft Media. More informations and screenshots will follow soon!

Now, doing a little research on Exozet Games lead me to Catan - The First Island on the developer's web site. All we know right now is what's in the news post from the official site. It could be a port of the mobile version, or something new entirely. Keep an eye on Touch Arcade for developments.

  • Johnny82

    Here's hoping for some spiffy graphics, multiplayer and dice!

  • Johnny82

    Here's hoping for some spiffy graphics, multiplayer and dice!

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Best new I've heard in a while!

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Best new I've heard in a while!

  • Steve D

    Awesome news. Love this game on XBLA.

  • Steve D

    Awesome news. Love this game on XBLA.

  • Michael

    You can play the mobile version for yourself on mplayit.com: http://mplayit.com/#Catan

    • Stanley

      Wow, does that suck. I hope they lose the dorky characters and clunky menus.

      • Chad

        Dorky characters never get removed from the games they appear in.

  • Michael

    You can play the mobile version for yourself on mplayit.com: http://mplayit.com/#Catan

    • Stanley

      Wow, does that suck. I hope they lose the dorky characters and clunky menus.

      • Chad

        Dorky characters never get removed from the games they appear in.

  • Bergamot

    Please oh please be a port of the XBLA version

  • Bergamot

    Please oh please be a port of the XBLA version

  • Ian

    I really hope that it's not pricey - Kolonists is $2 at the moment, and Settledown is 3, so if they mark it at $5, it's going to have some competition to deal with.

    Still, I'm hoping it's good - I love the game, and would love a mobile version to be able to play anywhere.

  • Ian

    I really hope that it's not pricey - Kolonists is $2 at the moment, and Settledown is 3, so if they mark it at $5, it's going to have some competition to deal with.

    Still, I'm hoping it's good - I love the game, and would love a mobile version to be able to play anywhere.

  • Zorglub

    Exozet Games is also credited for the Nintendo DS version.

  • Zorglub

    Exozet Games is also credited for the Nintendo DS version.

  • Kintaro360

    Boooring...

    how about Metal Gear Solid 1 4 iPhone?

  • Kintaro360

    Boooring...

    how about Metal Gear Solid 1 4 iPhone?

  • Cougar

    Woohoo!! I can't think of a game I'd rather want on the iPhone.

    I hope this includes the expansions. Cities and Knights is so much better.

  • Cougar

    Woohoo!! I can't think of a game I'd rather want on the iPhone.

    I hope this includes the expansions. Cities and Knights is so much better.

  • mrbass@mrbass.org

    DS version has following maps with Seafarers expansion. Doesn't have Cities and Knights but hot dang has everything else.

    - Ore For wool
    - Harbormaster 11 pts
    - Heading for New Shores
    - Drought
    - Treasure Islands 14 pts "Seafarers" (think this one might be Gold)
    - Four Islands 13 pts
    - Four Islands II
    - Fog Islands
    - Oceania I
    - Oceania II
    - The Oases
    - Through the Desert I (love this one played it tons of times)
    - Through the Desert II
    - Greater Catan I (this map takes a moon rotation to complete think it's 18 pts)
    - Greater Catan II

    So only thing we can hope for is spruced up graphics over the DS version and local wifi/ bluetooth or heck even realtime internet play but that might be dreaming. Online games take about 10 to 15 mins whereas games in real life take 45 to 60 mins due to setup and shuffling of resources, etc.

    • Cougar

      Ten to fifteen minutes?? Huh?? Oftentimes my friend's turns take that long, haha. Catan takes 2-2.5 hours, cities and knights around 3, in my experience.

      • mrbass@mrbass.org

        Played over 300 games with sea3D and yea I'd say they'd averaged about 15 mins. Obviously if your playing with low rated players who might not know what they're doing they yea game could take 30 mins or more I suppose. Cities and Knights is around 3hrs yea. Catan in real life usually is 60 to 90 mins in my gaming groups.

  • mrbass@mrbass.org

    DS version has following maps with Seafarers expansion. Doesn't have Cities and Knights but hot dang has everything else.

    - Ore For wool
    - Harbormaster 11 pts
    - Heading for New Shores
    - Drought
    - Treasure Islands 14 pts "Seafarers" (think this one might be Gold)
    - Four Islands 13 pts
    - Four Islands II
    - Fog Islands
    - Oceania I
    - Oceania II
    - The Oases
    - Through the Desert I (love this one played it tons of times)
    - Through the Desert II
    - Greater Catan I (this map takes a moon rotation to complete think it's 18 pts)
    - Greater Catan II

    So only thing we can hope for is spruced up graphics over the DS version and local wifi/ bluetooth or heck even realtime internet play but that might be dreaming. Online games take about 10 to 15 mins whereas games in real life take 45 to 60 mins due to setup and shuffling of resources, etc.

    • Cougar

      Ten to fifteen minutes?? Huh?? Oftentimes my friend's turns take that long, haha. Catan takes 2-2.5 hours, cities and knights around 3, in my experience.

      • mrbass@mrbass.org

        Played over 300 games with sea3D and yea I'd say they'd averaged about 15 mins. Obviously if your playing with low rated players who might not know what they're doing they yea game could take 30 mins or more I suppose. Cities and Knights is around 3hrs yea. Catan in real life usually is 60 to 90 mins in my gaming groups.

  • RJSim

    Channeling Maury Ballstein from Zoolander... "That's what I'm talking about!"

  • RJSim

    Channeling Maury Ballstein from Zoolander... "That's what I'm talking about!"

  • steve

    hell yes. can't wait

  • steve

    hell yes. can't wait

  • Dark NRG

    I still think utilizing Poker Dice engine to make the Catan Dice game (we play alot), which is a lot of fun but not as complex as Catan, would be a winner on the iPhone.

    • Jooooooe

      Agreed- Perhaps Catan Dice could be a "Lite" free version to get folks to buy the full version.

  • Dark NRG

    I still think utilizing Poker Dice engine to make the Catan Dice game (we play alot), which is a lot of fun but not as complex as Catan, would be a winner on the iPhone.

    • Jooooooe

      Agreed- Perhaps Catan Dice could be a "Lite" free version to get folks to buy the full version.

  • chris

    why won't anyone make carcassonne!! i love that game

  • chris

    why won't anyone make carcassonne!! i love that game

  • Adam B

    This is great news. I'm a board game fan who hasn't played Catan yet (I know, I know) but I'll buy this immediately––extra-immediately if there's online multiplayer.

    I'd love to see an official Carcassonne on the iPhone, too. Here's hoping we'll see more Euro board games on the App Store soon.

  • Adam B

    This is great news. I'm a board game fan who hasn't played Catan yet (I know, I know) but I'll buy this immediately––extra-immediately if there's online multiplayer.

    I'd love to see an official Carcassonne on the iPhone, too. Here's hoping we'll see more Euro board games on the App Store soon.

  • Kisco

    Yeah, Carcassonne online would be great!

  • Kisco

    Yeah, Carcassonne online would be great!

  • Bruce

    Good news for sure. But Kolonists is a great game. The card graphics and game play are quite good. Their website forum says they are working on Multiplayer version as well as enhancements to single player games.

    I think the iPhone can really shine with network board games.
    Catan would be huge if done well.
    Zooloretto is a great board game adaptation-- needs network version though.

    Carcassonne would be great, but so would Ticket to Ride -- which already has a huge online player network.

    And finally my favorite that I would really love: Puerto Rico.

  • Bruce

    Good news for sure. But Kolonists is a great game. The card graphics and game play are quite good. Their website forum says they are working on Multiplayer version as well as enhancements to single player games.

    I think the iPhone can really shine with network board games.
    Catan would be huge if done well.
    Zooloretto is a great board game adaptation-- needs network version though.

    Carcassonne would be great, but so would Ticket to Ride -- which already has a huge online player network.

    And finally my favorite that I would really love: Puerto Rico.

  • Greg

    I've heard great things about the actual dead tree version. If they can port the XBox version I'll buy it, otherwise, this game is too graphically ugly and chunky for my taste.

    • Bruce

      I agree. Graphics and game-play organization will make or break this game.

      If it looks anything like that mobilescreen shot above, I won't waste my money.

    • RJSim

      Unfortunately, I doubt it'll be a port of the 360 version. Big Huge Games did that version.

      Why do developers think that those graphics will fly on iDevices? They have to update them for me to buy it.

  • Greg

    I've heard great things about the actual dead tree version. If they can port the XBox version I'll buy it, otherwise, this game is too graphically ugly and chunky for my taste.

    • Bruce

      I agree. Graphics and game-play organization will make or break this game.

      If it looks anything like that mobilescreen shot above, I won't waste my money.

    • RJSim

      Unfortunately, I doubt it'll be a port of the 360 version. Big Huge Games did that version.

      Why do developers think that those graphics will fly on iDevices? They have to update them for me to buy it.

  • cookiemonster

    catan is only fun when it takes 4 hours and your playing with real people

    • Greg

      Well, I guess a pass and play game for car, train, and plane trips would be good.

  • cookiemonster

    catan is only fun when it takes 4 hours and your playing with real people

    • Greg

      Well, I guess a pass and play game for car, train, and plane trips would be good.

  • stubear

    If this is a port I hope it's a port of the XBOX Live! version and not the Catan: First Island game Exocet already published to other mobile devices. If they want to add expansions and what not later, fine, but get the first release right.

  • stubear

    If this is a port I hope it's a port of the XBOX Live! version and not the Catan: First Island game Exocet already published to other mobile devices. If they want to add expansions and what not later, fine, but get the first release right.

  • Will F

    I am on board with agreeing that the graphics need to be improved. I play the OSX version a bit, and have noticed that the resource files are easy to get to, so I may replace the stock artwork with my own renderings... I would imagine the same could be done with the iPhone game.

    Also - what's with the couple of posters - one claiming Catan takes 2.5 hours, and another claiming it takes 4 hours to play a game? Basic Settlers takes 45min to AT MOST 1.5 hours... That's part of the appeal of the game... in the time it takes you to play, for instance 1 game of Monopoly you could play 6 games of Catan.

  • Will F

    I am on board with agreeing that the graphics need to be improved. I play the OSX version a bit, and have noticed that the resource files are easy to get to, so I may replace the stock artwork with my own renderings... I would imagine the same could be done with the iPhone game.

    Also - what's with the couple of posters - one claiming Catan takes 2.5 hours, and another claiming it takes 4 hours to play a game? Basic Settlers takes 45min to AT MOST 1.5 hours... That's part of the appeal of the game... in the time it takes you to play, for instance 1 game of Monopoly you could play 6 games of Catan.

  • John L

    Looks like the game has been submitted for approval to the app store.

    They also have a screenshot on their site:

    http://www.catan.com/gamenews

  • John L

    Looks like the game has been submitted for approval to the app store.

    They also have a screenshot on their site:

    http://www.catan.com/gamenews

  • Wes

    Looks like the game is now available for download at $4.99

  • Wes

    Looks like the game is now available for download at $4.99

  • james

    THIS GAME SUCKS SOOOOOOOO MUCH. It is so rigged it's not even funny. DON"T BUY IT if you are used to playing the real game. The computer will stack up it's rolls against you and it isn't even fun. In the computers 50 or so rolls 1 player got the thief 27 times and another got him 14. I got him ONCE! Oh and when they do "randomly" select the resource. It is ALWAYS the one that will hurt you the most. I had 1 timber 3 brick and 4 grain and it chose the brick. If it hadn't have done the 3 TIMES IN A ROW I would have won the game but it kept me from being able to steal longest road from itself. THIS GAME IS SO RIGGED IT PISSES ME OFF THAT THEY PASS IT OFF LIKE IT IS EVEN FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lothlorienwoods

      The xbox version is the same freaking way. There is no way a 7 is rolled as many times as it is and by all the computer players, never you. Then the theif always steal your cards and blocks your resources. If you get 7 points the computer players start attacking only you, and they always win. I have played this like 10 times and have never won once. It is not a fun game, it is very frustrating and annoying as hell.

  • james

    THIS GAME SUCKS SOOOOOOOO MUCH. It is so rigged it's not even funny. DON"T BUY IT if you are used to playing the real game. The computer will stack up it's rolls against you and it isn't even fun. In the computers 50 or so rolls 1 player got the thief 27 times and another got him 14. I got him ONCE! Oh and when they do "randomly" select the resource. It is ALWAYS the one that will hurt you the most. I had 1 timber 3 brick and 4 grain and it chose the brick. If it hadn't have done the 3 TIMES IN A ROW I would have won the game but it kept me from being able to steal longest road from itself. THIS GAME IS SO RIGGED IT PISSES ME OFF THAT THEY PASS IT OFF LIKE IT IS EVEN FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!