We’ve got some big news for fans of Paperback.
Last September, when Tim Fowers released his excellent digital adaptation of his unique word-building/deck building card game, Paperback, the ONE piece that was missing was support for online multiplayer games.
It took a while, but it was well worth the wait.
Today, surprisingly without ANY fanfare, the Paperback app was quietly updated to support asynchronous multiplayer games with up to 4 players.
Players can now create open games in which anyone can join, they can invite their friends to play, or have a combination of the two.
Since it is asynchronous, that means that players needn’t feel rushed, and can take their time to craft their words. Plus should a player decide to drop out of a game, a computer player will take over, so there is no break in the action.
It was super easy to get started with my first online game. I just updated the app on my iPad, created an account and created a new open game.