Boomzap’s multiplayer strategy game is now available for Android tablets, and a free-for-all tournament launches on all platforms
December 8, 2016, Seattle/Singapore – Just in time for the holidays, the much-awaited Android version of Legends of Callasia is here! The award winning cross-platform strategy game by veteran game studio Boomzap is now available on Google Play for mobile tablets. A free-for-all tournament also launches on the same week, which players on PC, Mac, and iOS can also join for cool prizes such as game codes, XSplit licenses, and more.
Inspired by classic turn-based strategy games like Civilization, Heroes of Might & Magic, and Risk, Legends of Callasia is a world conquest game with an original simultaneous gameplay mechanic where players can plan and resolve their turns all at the same time, adding a strategic element in predicting others’ moves. Easy to pick up and learn, the game has a classic tabletop feel, allowing players to form and lead heroes and armies, build castles and cities, and control territories and kingdoms.
Already a critical success on Steam, Legends of Callasia recently won Excellence in Gameplay and Best Multiplayer Game in the 1st International Mobile Gaming Awards in Southeast Asia for its iOS version.
The full game includes the following features:
Three Factions to choose from: Hundred Kingdoms, Faeborne, and Revenant
Over 25 Heroes with different classes, traits, and bonus cards
30 Single-Player Campaign Levels worth almost 40 hours of gameplay
More than 35 tabletop-style Skirmish/Multiplayer maps playable up to 8 players
Pay once and play on all platforms
An expansion called “The Stoneborne” adding a fourth playable faction, underground maps, and more additional content was also released last October.
The developers behind the game regularly stream and play multiplayer matches with the community on their official Twitch channel. In the tournament, players will fight for ranking points to climb the leaderboard, and the top 16 will play 1v1 matches in a single elimination tournament using standard brackets.
Download Legends of Callasia from Google, App Store, or Steam at $14.99 USD. Pay once in any of these stores and you can get the game on all platforms. A demo version with unlimited multiplayer playtime can be downloaded for free. The expansion is available for purchase at $7.99 USD. More details available at legends.boomzap.com.
Boomzap Entertainment is a virtual game development studio headquartered in Singapore, and is proud to be a regional leader in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian game development industry. Since its formation in 2005, Boomzap has developed and released over 40 game titles on PC, Mac, Wii, iPad, iPhone and Android, winning multiple awards and selling tens of millions of units worldwide, making it one of the top casual game studios in the industry today. Learn more about Boomzap atwww.boomzap.com, or follow their social media pages for updates:Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,Reddit
Game Title: Legends of Callasia
Developer/Publisher: Boomzap Entertainment
Genre: Strategy, Multiplayer
Release Dates: June 10, 2016 (Steam); September 8, 2016 (iOS); December 8, 2016 (Android)
Platforms: Windows PC, Macintosh OS X, iPad, Android tablets
Today’s update includes balancing adjustments for the Revenant faction and several bug fixes. But more importantly, the game is now on Google Play and we’re having a free-for-all tournament on all platforms to celebrate, with cool prizes such Steam keys, X-Split licenses, and more. Watch out for a 24-hour livestream on TowerRushChannel on Sunday, 6:30AM EST.
If you have an Android tablet, you can download the game for free and log in using the same account from the Steam or iOS version and carry over your game progress.
Leaderboards will be reset and qualifying rounds for the tournament will begin on December 9, 2016 (GMT +8). The top 16 players at the end of the first round will move on to the next phase: the single-elimination 1v1 matches using standard brackets. Full mechanics here: http://legends.boomzap.com/contests/
Meanwhile, here’s a list of changes made in the latest patch:
Patch Notes v188.8.131.52
Bug fixes for missing text for Dwarf Campaigns.
Fixed reported turn-based objectives that get failed even when the counter still says the player has 1 turn left.
Abomination – Increased Def to 30 from 28.
Wraith – Changed trait from Charge to Barrage.
Fixed issue with Winter Harvest being unplayable on Underground maps by allowing it to be played during Wilt seasons.
Fixed card frame art for To The Rescue card.
Adjusted card rarity for Raise The Dead card.
Adjusted AI behavior to be smarter when playing cards.
Welcome to the 4th Legends of Callasia Tournament! Fight to the top of the leaderboard for a chance to win cool prizes and, of course, bragging rights! This competition will have two phases:
Qualifying Round: December 9, 2016 – January 6, 2017 Elimination Round: starts January 9, 2017
Anyone who has purchased the game and/or the expansion can join the tournament by playing Ranked Multiplayer mode on PC, Mac, iOS, or Android.
Player must host or join a ranked multiplayer game with any setting or number of players. If there are several Ranked MP matches open, you will matched at random and you cannot select who you are playing against.
The game uses an Elo ranking system. By default, players have 1000 rank points. After every match, the winning player takes points from the losing one. The difference between the ratings of the winner and loser determines the total number of points gained or lost after a game. Players with higher points will rank higher in the leaderboard.
A minimum of 10 ranked games must be played in order to qualify.
The leaderboard will be reset before the start of the tournament. At the end of the qualifying rounds, the top 16 players in the leaderboard will move on to the next phase: the elimination tournament.
This will be a 16-player Single Elimination tournament using standard brackets. Pairings will be based on the rankings from the first phase. Players have one (1) week to confirm. Otherwise, their slot will be assigned to the next player in the leaderboard (i.e. Rank 17 and so on).
Game Format and Settings:
Matches will be best two out of three 1v1 games and will be played on different 2-player maps per round. The maps will be announced at the start of every round and will be unlocked for the player as a participation reward as he/she progresses.
All games played will use the following settings:
AI: Not applicable
Neutral Creeps: Normal
Starting Gold: 300
Quick Start: On
Random Start Position: Off for games one and two, On for game three (Players starting in position 1 for game one will be starting in position 2 for game two. If a third game is required it will be played with the ‘Random Start Position’ enabled.)
Disable VP Win: Off
Quick Battle Scene: Off
You and your opponent will have one week to schedule and complete your best of three match. Since we have players from different time zones, please plan to be available at least a few days per week at odd hours so that everyone can play their games without any problems.
For everyone’s convenience, you can arrange matches using the Discord server #tournament channel (https://discord.gg/010B25KKhFcUalCDH). If your Challonge handle is different than your Callasia or Discord username, please edit your name for this event only so that players can find each other easily with no issues.
If you are unable to contact your opponent within the first two days of your match being posted, please report to @legendsofcallasia on Discord so we can help find them.
If a player does not respond within four (4) days then they will forfeit their current match.
If players cannot accommodate each other’s schedules and no time can be arranged where they can play then the match will be randomly awarded by the contest administrators.
Streaming / Reporting Results:
Everyone is encouraged to stream and highlight their games on Twitch so others can watch (and for review purposes in case of any issues)
If you are unable/unwilling to stream, feel free to ask on Discord so a moderator or streamer can spectate. If no one is available, please upload a screenshot of the result screens showing both players’ names and scores.
Post and tag @legendsofcallasia on Discord with links to the videos/screenshots.