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New Dungeons & Dragons game in the works for mobile

Backflip Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is a super-popular tabletop role-playing game. There have been numerous titles released in digital format for players to enjoy on their consoles and gaming rigs, but many have failed to replicate the magic of tabletop. That could change as Backflip Studios is looking to bring a new Dungeons & Dragons game to mobile platforms and it's set to introduce some neat features.

Backflip has announced that it's creating a new mobile game and while it doesn't look like the tabletop role-playing game, the development team is working hard to implement some key elements. The team will also look to add some unique touches to the game, including real-time combat (as shown in the development video below) as opposed to the usual turn-based. That all said, looking at the video itself, it does seem as though this could be a freemium title, which could put off some of the potential player base.

Not much else is known about the upcoming title, including which platforms it will be released on. We'll hopefully have more details in the near future, but it's certainly one to keep an eye on. It's safe to not expect a hardcore Dungeons & Dragons experience, but an easily approachable title for everyone to enjoy on their mobile device.

What would you like to see in this game?

Via: The Verge

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New Dungeons & Dragons game in the works for mobile

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If MS got off their ass, and seriously pushed all of the WP devices that are to come out these next two months, they could push WP market share past the 5% mark for the first time in early 2015....
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But, a lack of substantial marketing by MS will keep other platforms getting games/apps first, and WP being excluded temporarily, or forever.

I've been saying this very same thing for the last several months, but alas, it may never materialize unless they get somebody like the current Tmo CEO.

the magic of d & d was playing it with friends and the spontaneity of it all. I don't think any video game could recreate that feeling

I dont think ANY of the D&D video games, ever, are supposed to recreate the experience of the pen and paper game. Its just a brand name in regards to video games. But a few of those D&D video games were fun as heck, notably the dungeon crawlers for PS1. My friends and I use to sit and play local multiplayer for hours. One of mu friends use to yell out all the time "bees and acid, use the bees and acid!" Bees and Acid became a long time in-joke with us.

I'd take a game in the vein of the old gold box games. And for God's sake, stop it with the overly cartoonish graphics!

Agreed graphics too cartoonish but i guess its supposed to be more fun and less serious n dark. In that genre I find Dungeon hunter 4 on WP a lot better than this.

Honestly, because your handed a crippled game and eventually forced to grind into complete boredom or pay through your nose for a game on crutches and than a bit more for a fully open game.

Among all the other virgin students, who for some reason had a need to direct attention away from their own perceived shortcomings...

This is great but what about the Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, that is coming to EVERYTHING else..? (Android Central and Imore have it on their pages).

Hey, what about Baldur's Gate I & II Enhanced Editions?

Really don't want wp to be left out from all the goodness!!!!