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.
Do you think we should make GSG's for Mobile? Take our survey and let us know your thoughts if you play mobile games https://t.co/76XelINaHB
— Paradox Dev Studio (@PDX_Dev_Studio) March 11, 2016
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?