About a month ago, I wrote about an interview by Paradox Interactive's CEO, Fredrik Wester, where he talked about the possibility of Paradox bringing franchises like Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, and even Stellaris to mobile in the next year, year and a half. Needless to say, I was very excited about the possibility of killing my siblings and children on my way to the throne or trying to conquer the world on my tablet. Paradox has been developing some of the best grand strategy games in the last few years, so seeing any of those on mobile would be great. While that was all we heard about Paradox's mobile plans at that time, today the company gave us more evidence that it's seriously considering entering the mobile realm but isn't yet sure about the best way to go about it.

So, earlier today, Paradox posted the tweet you see above where it's asking whether players think Paradox should make grand strategy games for mobile. More interestingly, it links to an 18-question survey all about how Paradox on mobile should look like. The survey asks about what kind of games players would like to see (full strategy games, companion apps, etc), offers different price points as possibilities, (it asks players to choose which would be the cheapest and the most expensive price for a Paradox strategy games), and more. The price-related questions are intriguing since the cheapest price is I think $4.99 and most expensive is well over what most would pay for a mobile game. At the same time, there are questions about F2P games, so perhaps Paradox is exploring that possibility, too.

If you want to fill out the survey go here. I'm glad to see more evidence that Paradox is giving serious consideration to bringing its very successful strategy games to mobile. It's also pretty clear that the company wants to make sure it makes the best possible choices in terms of features and price. I hope we'll hear more in the near future, but it sure looks like Paradox strategy franchises might be coming to an iPad near you in the future. Excited?

  • FrehleyzComet

    Watched the video and Crusaders looks awesome!! Only problem is the video is only a smudge smaller than my 6+ screen and I couldn't read anything. The text is sooo tiny.

  • Zaraf

    These games are soooo complicated. Huge learning curve. Pretty satisfying once you get into it, but a single game can take hours, if not days. They are likely going to be premium priced. I can't imagine them doing too well on mobile. But what do I know.

    • Reckall

      They are VERY long games - and I'm talking about days or even weeks for a single play through. However, they are immensely replayable: after you reunified Italy starting as Florence, you can try to create a commercial empire as Spain, or delve into the intrigues of the Holy Roman Empire states, or maybe go East and into feudal Japan...

      And, yes, you can play only for a few minutes and save - which can be heartbreaking if England just declared war and you, as Scotland, are mobilizing... 😀

      Anyway, as an addicted to Paradox's current generation of PC/OSX games, I truly can't wait.

  • TimTim92

    Take my wallet

  • Merciah

    I like