The King of Dragon Pass [$4.99] Universal update is almost good to go, as the epic strategy game turns one on the App Store.

The update is scheduled to hit this coming September 5. We're told by the game's creator that this version has a re-worked user interface, ensuring that the game's new art won't be covered up by any elements. We've got screens below, if you'd like to see it.

This update comes with some cool mechanical extras, including a new "interactive scene" with brand new illustration, as well as some bug fixes.

If you're really into King of Dragon pass, here's a heads up: the original PC version of the game is now available on GOG.com, a digital download service that really focuses on putting out quality versions of old PC games for new computers.

We're pretty stoked to give King of Dragon Pass another look on a bigger device. We were huge fans of the original version despite its small size, and we're thinking this update should really crank up its awesomeness.

  • dplynx

    Oh sweet! I've been waiting on this!

  • ducksFANjason

    Fantastic news! I just bought this a few days ago to play on my shiny new ipad 3 and now I won't have to play in ugly 2x mode!

  • famousringo

    Awesome. The iPhone interface works pretty well, but this game obviously wants the big screen.

  • Michael Matzat

    Great! There goes my time to work for uni!

    There have been a ton of great blog updates on their blog lately, read if you care for the game.

  • aXess

    YES YES YES !!! Amazing game that will fit the iPad perfectly !

  • Emos

    Awesome time for me to dive into this game again!

  • soldat7

    iPad 3 Retina support?

  • BobbyBarker

    Have known the dev since basically forever, very happy to see this game get some of the recognition it deserved back in the day.  

  • Greyskull

    I just hope that the update doesn't make the text even tinier.

    • http://twitter.com/KingDragonPass King of Dragon Pass

      Give us some credit, Greyskull.

  • Michael Matzat

    The update is now on the appstore (germany before midnight) 

  • Michael Matzat

    It looks absolutely stunning! Wow!

    Back in the day i only played the iOS version twice (and never won) and absolutly loved it. But when i first heared that they were going to make an iPad version i stoped because i felt this would suit the game much better and i did not want to know everything before.

    Bought the game on GOG aswell, but mostly to suport that there shall be more games like this.

    Now finaly the wait is over, and boy has it payed of. This is the perfect platform for this game. The iPad puts together whats the perfect mix of videogame and chose your own adventure book. This truly is one of those moments were it just feels like your holding a game in your hand that is absolutly A+ perfect for the device.

    Some people rate games like super crate box higly, because it is a good game - but it dos not deserve that high rating because in the end - even with all the efford they put in - it´s a game that just dos not fit the iPad aswell as a PC/Console with gamepad/keyboard and thats the place were it might deserve that high rating.
    Just as the, sometimes brilliant, choose your own adventure boooks are better of just being the book.

    We need more games like King of Dragon Pass on the iPad and other Tablet Computers. There is already many possibilitys in classic fantasy roll playing. Put imagine your own superhero story with public and sometimes secret identities in a city instead of clans and a continent. Training, private social live, patrolin, hunting, relationships, secrecy instead of cattle and so on. Or a detective story, be a cop in a living and breathing city were most criminals or victems are not set in stone before you start plaing.

    I am absolutly stunned by this update. One of the few absolutly PERFECT iPad games.

  • Lazy_Ekans

    Really glad to see this coming. I bought it awhile back and never could get into it. Maybe this update will help ease me into because I only play on an iPad. Very interesting genre of games I'm trying to find the appeal in, but somehow I always manage to get lost and end up giving up once I'm left to my own devices. The only game I've managed to really enjoy is Rebuild, I bought the app and played both flash versions, but the game seemed lacking and plateaus at a certain point. Unlike Rebuild this game doesn't seem to be lacking complexity and I will probably be bashing my head against it come the 5th.

  • Onikage725

    Finally! I can't wait for this. I bought it on Gog as well, to support the devs.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/rekzkarz#a0df5 REkzkaRZ

    Played this game on iPhone, was kinda lost.  Couldn't really figure out the best maneuvers to move ahead.  Sounds like a lot of folks are enjoying.  Why?

    • Onikage725

      It takes a little trial and error, but once you start to understand all the systems the bigger picture opens up. While they are radically different games, this makes me feel like when I first played Ogre Battle. At first you just look at it and think...what the heck. But as you plug on, you learn how stats and reputation are affected, when and when not to draw tarot, etc. it comes together. This game is like that. At first, it is confusing. You'll fail a few times. But soon enough you will be expertly managing your clan.

  • witedahlia

    I love this game! This is what I've been looking for and didn't even know it. It has a lot of complexity and I'm sure I'm messing up a bit since I just started, but there's so much to do and it's just so fun. Definitely worth the money.

  • Andrew Chen

    Put a lot of time into this game...until dragons came and ate us all. Glad to see this universal update is here, I did have some UI issues with the iPhone original especially in scrolling text and selecting decisions.