Temple Gates Games, along with Rio Grande Games, have announced they are developing an official digital app adaptation of the 2008 physical card game, Dominion. Dominion will launch as a free-to-play title that includes the base game set of cards, with expansions as in-app purchases for PC and iOS and Android mobile devices.
The digital app will remain true to the beloved card game with several new features, including automated score-keeping and setup, jumbo mode to enhance text, and turbo mode to speed through the gameplay. The video game will also feature solo play with a neural adaptive AI as well as asynchronous and real-time multiplayer, and cross-platform support between PC and mobile.
“This is a game of building a deck of cards. The deck contains your resources, victory points, and the things you can do,” says original game designer David X. Vaccarino. “It starts out a small sad collection of Estates and Coppers, but you hope that by the end of the game it will be brimming with Gold, Provinces, and the inhabitants and structures of your kingdom.”
Dominion was an explosive entry in the board gaming world just over a decade ago. It helped create an entirely new subgenre of card game called deckbuilding, in which every player starts with the same basic deck, and adds new cards to their deck throughout the game. Dominion spawned 13 big box expansions over the years, each adding adding new kingdoms cards to purchase and utilize, and mix and match with potentially hundreds of other cards.
Dominion will be the fifth digital board game adaptation by Temple Gates Games, who recently released Roll for the Galaxy last year, an excellent app that I continue to play asynchronously with friends and family each day.
Dominion is currently in beta testing, with limited slots that will open up in the future. You can sign up to help test here.