Come on, everyone, let me tell you a story from a long, long time ago and how it led to Gettysburg: The Tide Turns releasing this week on PC. Once upon a time (around 2013) there was a fantastic mobile developer called Shenandoah Studios that gave us some fantastic strategy games like Battle of the Bulge, Road to Moscow, and Desert For: El Alamein. At around the same time, Shenandoah Studios kickstarted Gettysburg: The Tide Turns, a game that would be coming to iPad and iPhone. The game was pretty quickly funded, but that’s where the pleasant parts of this story end. Shenandoah Studios was sold to Slitherine Studios (the rumors are because of financial issues), and Slitherine proceeded to turn the mobile-only strategy games into cross-platform ones.
The first cross-platform attempt, Battle of the Bulge ($9.99), was a far-cry from the fantastic mobile-only version, and now we got an announcement that after many years, Gettysburg: The Tide Turns is coming, but the announcement only mentions PC, so the fate of the iOS version is uncertain at the moment. A year ago, Slitherine had said it would bring the game to iOS after the PC version, and I’ve reached out to them but haven’t heard back yet. As is to be expected, those who kickstarted the game expecting to get an iOS version of it aren’t happy at the moment, but hopefully Slitherine will bring an iOS version to us soon.