(Edit 3/31/20) – Sagrada is now out on full release, iOS & Android! It’s $9.99 CDN for me, so maybe $7.99 US? Not sure. It requires you to be in Portrait mode, which I guess makes sense.
Here’s hoping that notifications work on the mobile platforms (it did ask me if I wanted them enabled, but I’ve been asked that before and still not received them). Dire Wolf told me that Steam notifications would be coming soon. Other Dire Wolf games have great notifications, so I’m confident that this one will too.
It’s unclear if the multiplayer bugs I mention below have been fixed or not. I’ll keep updating this post once I know more.
(original “first look” below)
Dire Wolf Digital has a great history of digital games, from the wonderful Raiders of the North Sea (hey, I should probably review that sometime, eh?) to the very good adaptation of Yellow & Yangtze (I’m not a huge fan of the game itself but the digital adaptation is great!). They’ve also done Lotus (something I’ve reviewed!) and Lanterns (another good app I should probably review at some point)
I did a review of the boardgame so I’m not going to go into great detail on how the game plays.
Basically, though, a number of coloured dice are randomly taken from a bag and rolled (2 x the number of players plus one more die). Then, in turn order each player drafts a die to put into their stained glass window pane, following a few rules:
- No dice of the same colour or the same number can be placed next to each other.
- You must place the die adjacent (even diagonally) to a die that’s already in your window.
- You must follow any placement restrictions on your window (if a square has a colour, the die placed there must be of that colour; same with a number)
Once each player has chosen, then players choose again in reverse order (so the last player chooses two dice in a row).
Do that for 10 rounds and score.
Go to the review for more detail on how to play.
How is the app?
Let’s take a look.