Ionage's review

    Published: 2013-07-30, by Peter Warrior.

    A RTS themed in a far and violent future

    • Witty and challenging
    • Wise freemium formula (free download + IAPs)
    • Graphics and animations should be improved
    • It can be spiced up with ships and space opera paraphernalia

    "There's a jungle in outer space"

    Strategy games will always be one of our favorite genres, in particular thanks to games like Ionage. It combines a tiled board with defense-gaming strategies, although it isn't as easy as building a cluster of cannon towers and sut down and wait for the enemy to relentlessly smash into your defenses. As battles are carried out in outer space, you have to build up platforms where your towers can be raised, and if you turn too creative when designing your space station you can see how destroyed tiles sweep along other tiles to void space. You can also gather resources by destroying asteroids around, thus making this game closer to real time sterategy (RTS) rather than mainstream defense gaming.

    Cleared stages unfold a storyline about a war between clans in outer space. Graphics aren't top notch HD and chill-out ambient music can be turned off once you get bored of it, but they work fine. Gameplay is awesome and even when it might not be intuitive at all at the beginning, it fasly becomes witty and challenging.

    Recommendable for any strategy lovers out there.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Jul 30, 2013


    Ionage is an Android exclusive, space real-time strategy game where you use giant floating space platforms to do battle in a steampunk themed story of galactic conquest!

    You are the leader of the Dakota - the last remaining tribe in the Sol System. After decades of fighting, the other tribes have all left the Earth, one by one, to seek out new riches among the stars. It now falls to you, as the new leader of the Dakota, to lead your tribe's fleet of nomadic space platforms out into the galaxy to achieve greatness!

    The Tribe Wars are over. Welcome to the Ion Age!

    Play Ionage and:
    • Explore the galaxy at the helm of your fleet of gun-bristling space platforms
    • Discover upgrades to customise your weapons
    • Recruit specialists for your team and use them to give you the edge in battle
    • Synergise your equipment and team to create unbeatable combinations
    • Strategise against ingenious AI which will adapt to your every move

    "Strategy games will always be one of our favorite genres, in particular thanks to games like Ionage" - AppsZoom

    "It comes off as a duel between two cumbersome space stations, locked in an arms race. There’s nothing else quite like it." - GameWoof

    Ionage blends together elements of traditional RTS games, tower defence and even chess to create a fast-paced game of tactics and skill that you’ll find difficult to put down. Beautiful on tablets but resourcefully optimised for smaller screens; Ionage is the perfect companion for your Android device.

    Play now for free!

    NB Ionage is supported by In-App-Purchases (IAP) but everything can be accessed without paying. The IAPs allow the player to avoid waiting for upgrades to recharge.

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