Ticket to Ride Pocket Adds New Multi-game Multiplayer Mode
GameCenter Update to Best-Selling Board Game lets Trainiacs play multiple simultaneous games against friends on iPhone and iPod Touch
Los Altos, CA; Paris, France – February 2, 2012. Days of Wonder today announced a major update to their best-selling iPhone/iPod Touch board game Ticket to Ride® Pocket, letting players challenge friends in Apple's GameCenter for the first time. With this update, players can play multiple simultaneous games against their friends around the world, with support for up to 4 online friends in each game. Most importantly, this new game mode supports asynchronous gameplay, letting players switch from game to game and even to other apps without losing their progress.
“This is the update Ticket to Ride players have been clamoring for since we released Ticket to Ride Pocket.” Said Eric Hautemont, Days of Wonder Founder and CEO. “We love online gameplay, but faced a challenge: ‘how do you create a great online experience on a device like the phone that is constantly being used for other functions?’ We needed to build an experience where players could come and go as they please yet have something meaningful to do when they played; the thought of having multiple games going at once was what convinced us this could work. With Multi Mode, we've given players what they want without compromising on the gameplay that made Ticket to Ride so popular to begin with.”
In addition to Multi Mode, Ticket to Ride Pocket allows players to play against nearby friends via an improved “Local Mode”. When connected via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, players can play against each other using any combination of iPhones, iPod Touch devices and even iPads to start spur of the moment games that bring the old school “family game night” into the digital age.
And for those that prefer to play alone, 4 AI personalities, 20 unique achievements recognizing the players' in-game accomplishments and 3 distinct leader boards all await dedicated Ticket to Ride solo players.
Days of Wonder simultaneously released an update to the iPad version of Ticket to Ride to ensure compatibility with the improved Local Mode included in this new Ticket to Ride Pocket release.
Ticket to Ride Pocket is available in the App Store for $1.99/€1.59 from the App Store on the iPhone and iPod Touch or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ticket-to-ride-pocket/id471857988?mt=8.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder develops and publishes games that Play different.™ From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to Ride, the world's best-selling train game; Small World, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir '44, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder's web site: www.daysofwonder.com.
Days of Wonder, Ticket to Ride, Small World and Memoir '44 are all registered trademarks of Days of Wonder, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.