KENSINGTON, MD. – Nov. 23, 2020.
The US-based digital board game development studio North Star Digital Studios are today very pleased and excited to announce that their ocean-themed tabletop strategy game “Oceans Lite” is now available for free on iOS and Android devices worldwide.
Oceans, part of North Star Games’ Evolution line of games, released this year following a massively successful Kickstarter campaign which raised more than $750,000 USD. Survive in an ever-changing ecosystem by crafting new species of animals. Twelve Surface traits and a huge array of Deep cards representing the unexplored depths of the ocean provide the means to survive and thrive in the harsh underwater environment.
Randomly chosen Scenario cards change the seascape of each playthrough. Combine various traits rooted in science to face these challenges by developing symbiotic relationships, or evolve carnivorous traits to feast on foes. Build the most successful species to rule the seas.
Oceans Lite introduces new players to the world and strategies of Oceans while giving veterans a chance to sharpen their skills. This one or two player implementation of the tabletop game features a learn-while-you-play tutorial from Darwin himself, a solo mode pitting gamers against multiple levels of A.I. opponents, and a pass-and-play mode for going head-to-head against a friend.
Oceans Lite currently includes 20 Deep cards and four Scenario cards for significant replayability, offering a taste of the full game’s millions of unique combinations of species and environments.
Additional packs of Deep and Scenario Cards will become available for purchase, allowing players to dive deeper into Oceans. The neural network A.I. will also continue to learn, presenting an ever greater challenge.
“We’re thrilled to share Oceans Lite with gamers worldwide and bring Oceans to an even wider audience,” said Scott Rencher, president and co-founder of North Star Digital Studios.
“This free implementation makes one of the most exciting board game releases this year much more accessible, letting new players try the game and giving fans of the game the ability to hone their skills.”
Oceans Lite is available for free in English on Android and iOS. Extra content for the game will cost $.99 for each pack of 10 Deep cards and 3 Surface cards.
For more news about Oceans Lite and other projects from North Star Digital Studios, follow them on Twitter and Facebook or visit the official website.
About North Star Digital Studios
North Star Digital Studios is a digital board game development house based in Kensington, MD. Founded in 2014 by parent company North Star Games’ Scott Rencher and Dominic Crapuchettes, the company is devoted to adapting North Star board games into digital versions that capture the heart of the originals while taking full advantage of what video games have to offer. Oceans Lite is the studio’s second release following 2019’s Digital Board Game of the Year Evolution.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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