We’re working on a review for Eight-Minute Empire: Complete Edition, so I got in touch with Acram Digital to talk a bit about the game. Come check it out!
PS4Blog.net: Hi! Good afternoon. How are you doing today?
Lovely, thank you!
PS4B: After the very fun Istanbul: Digital Edition, it’s not the turn of Eight-Minute Empire: Complete Edition to shine on Nintendo Switch. Can you please explain to our readers what the game is all about?
Eight-Minute Empire, or 8ME as we call it, is a fast-paced area control game. It’s an adaptation of the board game by Ryan Laukat (same title). In essence, it’s every 4X or a turn-based strategy ever made but stripped of all the additional stuff. It’s the pure essence of turn-based conquest. And the games take around eight minutes to play through, give or take a few minutes.
PS4B: How long did it take to port Eight-Minute Empire to the Nintendo Switch? Are there any differences between the Steam version and the Nintendo Switch version?
A few months. The main difference is that the Nintendo Switch version is the Complete Edition, which means it includes all the DLC, additional maps, and other things available for the game, while they’re still purchasable separately on Steam.
PS4B: Is Steam: Rails to Riches still in the cards for a release on Nintendo’s hybrid console?
It’s definitely possible, but the decision has not yet been made. SRtR would be a difficult port for us to shift to Nintendo Switch. Besides, most of our efforts right now are devoted to Charterstone: Digital Edition – which will 100% be releasing on Nintendo Switch!
PS4B: And now it’s time for us to end this one. Is there something else you’d like to say?
Yes, well, to all those still undecided: give the digital boardgames a go. They’re just as fun as tabletop versions, but much less intimidating – and don’t require you to read through the manual first! And to those already on board… keep an eye on our next projects, as we always have new stuff in the cooker!