It figures that after I posted our weekly Out Now post where I mentioned that Behold Studio’s highly anticipated Galaxy of Pen & Paper hadn’t released yet that it would find its way to the App Store mere minutes later. That said, I have no problem writing up an extra post to alert all you fine and lovely people that at long last Galaxy of Pen & Paper ($3.99) is available in the App Store! Behold’s original Knights of Pen & Paper ($4.99) released in 2012 and was a quirky if imbalanced love letter to old-school pen and paper gaming in a slick mobile game format. It had a ton of personality, and the following year Behold teamed up with the folks from Paradox Interactive to release a huge “+1" version of the game. A sequel was also planned but with Behold busy on other projects like Chroma Squad ($4.99) the sequel was left to KYY Games. Knights of Pen & Paper 2 (Free) did a lot of things right, but didn’t quite live up to the original.
Then last December Behold announced Galaxy of Pen & Paper, a sci-fi take on the game-within-a-game concept that they hoped would be a return to form for the series. Based on the amazing trailer above, I’d say they’re definitely on the right track. One of the biggest aspects of Galaxy of Pen & Paper compared to its predecessors is that it’s a completely premium game with no IAP, and according to the game’s App Store text it should stay that way forever. The previous games definitely had a gindy feel to them likely due to the inclusion of IAP, so I’m quite looking forward to a premium experience here. So if you’ve been anxiously awaiting this one the time has finally arrived and you can grab Galaxy of Pen & Paper for $4.99 from the link below. And as always the game has a thread in our forums where folks are talking about the game and you can leave your own thoughts as well.