manhattan-project-02You may recall that last November I had reported that Minion Games was running a Kickstarter to try to adapt their 2012 tabletop, worker placement game The Manhattan Project to mobile platforms.

For the unfamiliar…

“The Manhattan Project makes you the leader of a great nation’s atomic weapons program in a deadly race to build bigger and better bombs. You must assign your workers to multiple projects: building your bomb-making infrastructure, expanding your military to protect it, or sending your spies to steal your rival’s hard work!

You alone control your nation’s destiny. You choose when to send out your workers-and when to call them back. Careful management and superior strategy will determine the winner of this struggle. So take charge and secure your nation’s future!”

manhattan-project-03Unfortunately that Kickstarter failed to fund, but development of the game continued and last Friday the app was silently released on Android and quickly discovered.

So I did what any board game loving iPad owner would do…I immediately fired off an email to developer Mark Domowicz and discovered that the iOS version should be available very soon…it’s just waiting on the okay from Apple.

The folks over at BoardGameGeek, got to check out an early build of the game last November and they were quite pleased.

Judging from the Android release, the game will likely cost $6.99 and will support three modes of play:

  • Single player against AI opponents.
  • Pass-n-play multi-player against human and AI opponents.
  • Online networked multi-player against human and AI opponents.

I’ll be sure to let you know when the game launches…let’s just hope Mark isn’t rung through the ringer like White Wizard Games has been with their iOS release of Star Realms, which is still waiting to hear back from Apple after their third submission of the game.

In the meantime you can checkout some screenshots from the Android release below.