Vectorform to launch “Catan” for the Microsoft Surface

Posted by Lindsay Lamb – June 21, 2010

The Settlers of Catan has been one of the most popular strategic board games since its official launch in 1995. The game is translated in over 30 languages and sold more than 15 million copies.

Now Vectorform Game Studio brings you Catan as presented by Mayfair for the Microsoft Surface. This multi-touch, multi-player experience captures the authentic experience provided by the popular board game.  Featuring 3 or 4 player modes, a beautifully animated and interactive board, and a free-form interface which keeps play flowing as smoothly as possible, this experience is sure to be a defining element in the legacy of Catan.

 Features:
• Full multi-touch from the Microsoft Surface allows all players to interact with their elements of the board at once.
• A digital playing surface breathes new life into the Catan experience through graphics and animations.
• “State-free-trade” allow players to swap cards without entering modes or pressing buttons, keeping the experience as pure as possible.
• Customized art unifies the multi-touch interface with Mayfair’s 4th Edition release of The Settlers of Catan to create a seamless play experience.
• Integration with real-world objects to maintain the original Settlers of Catan board game feel.

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  1. [...] chicos Vectorform ha tratado de manterner la experiencia lo más fiel posible y ofrece integración con objetos reales [...]

  2. Cris June 22, 2010 11:43 am

    Great! When will it be available? I have a surface machine in our office I’d like to test this on. When can I try it?
    Thanks,
    Cris

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  4. Andreas Wollin June 24, 2010 7:40 am

    Where can I buy it and how much is it?
    Are there the different versions included? Or is it just the basic game without extension?

  5. Sjors Houkes June 24, 2010 8:37 am

    Great work! Any word on how and where to get it? Would like to install it on our Surface.

  6. [...] chicos Vectorform ha tratado de manterner la experiencia lo más fiel posible y ofrece integración con objetos reales [...]

  7. [...] sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast, holder of the D&D license. Mayfair Games has partnered with Vectorform to bring Settlers of Catan to the Surface. It’s only one of the most popular boardgames [...]

  8. [...] sanctioned by Wizards of the Coast, holder of the D&D license. Mayfair Games has partnered with Vectorform to bring Settlers of Catan to the Surface. It’s only one of the most popular boardgames [...]