Many a discovery at Gamescom 2019 comes as a surprise, including this one. The board game Flügelschlag will be implemented as an app version - initially for Apple's iOS and for PC Steam. The adaptation is being developed by the Polish indie development studio Monster Couch. The developers already had the first executable alpha version in their luggage at Gamescom 2019.
Wings flap as an executable version at Gamescom
The Polish developers have already presented an executable alpha version at Gamescom 2019. A closed alpha is planned for October or November. The game has been adapted to the digital worlds almost unchanged: The aim is still to skillfully generate and use resources in order to attract bird species, generate synergies and skillfully use them.
This motivating principle also remains unchanged on the screen. Only the presentation is even more attractive at first glance than the already grandiose look of the board game template due to audio-visual effects. "We're going to use the original bird calls from each species," says Monster Couch's Marek Rutkowski. That upgrades the whole game enormously, because sound effects – especially those that are atmospherically coherent – naturally didn’t exist in the board game.
The wing flap app also seems to implement the basically simple game principle, which works with a steep learning curve. The first impression promises a similarly good feel as with the template. Players shouldn't expect big surprises for the adaptation: the flapping of the wings remains in the digital version Flapping wings.
When asked whether a digital extension with European bird species will also appear in the future, Marek Rutkowski answers with a smile: "We are implementing all official extensions." is stubbornly persistent - and the reaction of the developer at least shows that such extensions have been discussed more than just casually.
According to the developers, Wingbeat is to be released “in the next few months”, possibly in the first quarter of 2020.
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