Minion Games, publisher of The Manhattan Project, launched an ill-fated Kickstarter project last year to bring the tabletop game to the PC and tablets. With the failure of the crowdfunding campaign, it seemed unlikely that we would ever see a digital port of The Manhattan Project.
However, Minion Games surprised us all by stealthily releasing The Manhattan Project on the Google Play Store last weekend! And according to Pocket Tactics, the developers promise that the iPad version of the game will be dropping any day now; the game is currently in review at Apple, so all we can do is wait.
For those unfamiliar with The Manhattan Project, it’s a worker placement game where players assume the roles of nations tasked with the research and construction of an atomic bomb. You’ll utilize engineers, scientists, laborers and spies to obtain the resources needed to accomplish your task, while also sabotaging your opponents’ efforts. Players can perform espionage to block others from using their own facilities, and can even launch planes to bomb your opponents precious buildings. And if you’re anything like friend of the site Jen Ward, you’ll quickly develop a certain bloodlust for bombing your foes into the stone age.
The Manhattan Project is one of my absolute favorite board games and I’m thrilled to see its digital counterpart live on, despite their failed crowdfunding efforts. If you’re a lucky Android owner that’s already played it, let us know what you think about the port in the comments. Also, I’ve attached some screenshots of the game after the break.
Happy bombing, folks.