Even though King of Dragon Pass [$9.99] is one of the nichiest (is that a word?) niche titles that has been released lately, I just can't get enough of it. It's been over two months since our review, and I'm still working towards ascending to the position of king. I love how different each play through is, too. I've lost count of how many times I've needed to reboot my tribe, but each time I've taken a different approach and was met with a substantially different outcome.

The one exception to this is the duck people. They're always jerks, and a few weeks ago I started a "relentlessly murder all ducks" policy that has been met with moderate success. KoDP players know what I'm talking about. Show no mercy.

Anyway, the one thing that I mentioned in our review that I really wish the game had was universal compatibility. These massive text-based games I want to be playing kicked back with my iPad, not hunched over my phone. In a recent blog post, the developers confirmed that the original game will in fact become universal in a future update. (Previously, they were undecided on a universal update or a separate HD version.) Unsurprisingly, the iPad version of the game is going to feature much less scrolling, and better yet, the crazy art that accompanies so much of the game won't be obscured by so much text like it is on the iPhone.

No word on release yet, as the same post mentions that the update hasn't been through any kind of QA yet, but it's still reassuring to know that it's in the pipeline and that it will be universal. Seriously though, check out our review if you haven't. King of Dragon Pass most certainly isn't a game for everyone, but if it hooks you, it won't let go.

  • http://twitter.com/drelbs drelbs

    Fantastic news!

  • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

    Oh my Gosh - Finally! I have waited for that update so long... This is a Must-have-Game for every iPad Owner as soon the Update does hit the iTunes Store who are into those kind of Games. I have literally spent Weeks InGame at the Office with this small Sucker just to build my own Tribe and make it conquer the hole....i am again straggling...

  • http://twitter.com/bassoonified Hans P. Köter

    My prayers have been heard :)

  • Tof Eklund

    No no nonononono! You've got it all wrong - forging a healthy relationship with the Ducks is key to getting along with the other Elder Races (Centaurs, Minotaurs - maybe even the Dragonewts, though they mostly do their own thing). Torment the innocent Ducks and not only will the ghost of Carl Barks haunt you, but you will bring a terrible judgment upon yourself. Be warned! You dirty Duck killer. :P

    (Disclaimer: this is *not* intended in any way as a personal attack, but as a kind of an in-joke and a commentary on just how many different play styles can work in this game. King of Dragon Pass is truly the best game on iOS and I am pleased as punch to see a Universal Update.)

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Those ducks. Where do I even start. I let them on my land, I propose an alliance, and they tell me to get bent. Those ducks are not innocent. They're smug as hell and need to be annihilated.

      • http://profiles.google.com/rekzkarz Ari Krawitz

        I got this game and have zero idea WTF I'm doing!  Never know how to handle those ducks, either!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome in every way. I'm really looking forward to this.

    Thanks A# for being so good to your customers.

  • Ali Khazayeni

    it is great but i play hours this game and now i need some thing new ! anybody know any other text base game ?

  • http://dustofhue.com Leon Chia

    Funny, the ducks are now my favourite source of food imports! For the record they don't seem to like me, but when I was running low on food and the game told me the ducks have lots of it, I started buying food from them on a yearly basis! They never seem to bother me otherwise.

    Good thing I don't like duck meat (in reality)!