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    by: Gameblyr, LLC 0 8.4

    8.4 Expert
    DOWNLOAD  €2.29


    Pathogen's review

    Published: 2014-03-05, by .

    Strategy at its best at the cellular level

    • Minimalist retro-style graphics
    • Different type of cells
    • Single and offline/online multiplayer modes
    • Level editor
    • Background music
    • It isn't easy to find a match on online multiplayer mode

    "Cell domination"

    Forget swords, turrets and missiles. Strategy games can be played in a more elegant way. In the way Gameblyr's Pathogen proposes.

    Pathogen looks like an 80s computer classic but feels like playing a good board game. Despite the gameplay is quite simple, you will need all your cunning to master it.

    Thus, the goal is to dominate the board, that's it, get all the spaces filled with cells. Every level is a match against enemy red cells. Different type of cells will be unlocked as you progress (A-cells, B-cells, C-cells...), each with unique behaviour and its own re-filling time. Manage them properly and expand your cells across the territory before your opponent does.

    You can play single-player Campaigns or multiplayer matches in local and online. Online multiplayer mode comprises quick and ranked matches. If you feel in a building mood you can use the Pathogen's level editor.

    Pathogen is set in minimalist, retro-style graphics. Both the background music and the game's pace creates a relaxing environment which favors concentration. More than a game a comprehensive playing experience.

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    by Emmanuel , Appszoom

    Mar 05, 2014


    **2014 Pocket Gamer Best Casual/Puzzle Game Finalist**

    "Pathogen's simple-yet-addictive gameplay is augmented by a terrific presentation, with visuals that make it feel like you're playing on a computer from a 1980s sci-fi film."

    "A portable game of elegant strategy"

    "...It feels like a classic game updated, but it's a whole new animal. There's an extensive single-player mode, multiplayer, and a level editor to make your own boards — much more than $2.99 should get you."

    "I’d definitely say Pathogen is an absolute steal at $2.99 in the app store."

    "Part of me wants to hate Pathogen, just so I can continue my unremitting crusade against the drab joylessness of abstracts. But I can't do it: the game's just too enchanting."
    8/10 PocketGamer Silver Award Winner

    "A damn fine reason to share your iPad." -Jared Wolthuis

    "4/5 Stars" -

    "Inject this deeply immersive turn-based strategy game into your entertainment routine to give your and even a few friends’ brains a fun challenge."

    “Replay value is outstanding, as the multiple difficulty levels in the lengthy single-player campaign and the multiplayer options will give you plenty of challenge. The map editor is icing on the cake."

    “A stylish strategic affair... there’s sure to be a tactical battle between you and your foes, whether it’s via same-screen multiplayer or online through its matchmaking service."-MacLife

    "Pathogen is out now and will scratch that 'military takeover / virus eradication' itch that befalls the best of us."

    Pathogen is an award-winning single and multiplayer strategy game for mobile and tablet devices developed by Birnam Wood Games.

    Designed with the classic board game experience in mind, Pathogen brings mechanics and play styles of classics like Chess and Go to a whole new level.

    Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival – Indium Game Contest Winner

    MassDIGI Games Challenge – Best Online Game

    Pathogen Features:

    •Unique art and strategic gameplay inspired by the way viruses spread through the human body
    •Extensive Single Player Campaign
    •Local and Online Multiplayer (2-4 players)
    •Many play modes and map styles, with a robust map editor to create and share your own
    •Easy to Play, Hard to Master: intuitive visual mechanics make Pathogen simple for anyone to pick up and play, while higher difficulty settings and deeper player vs. player strategic options offer challenges for experienced strategy gamers.
    •Optimized for iOS 7 and Retina Display

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