To all our Stratego fans and players,
We recently updated our Stratego Multiplayer version on Android and iOS.
Many people enjoy this new version, but some players are not yet fond of it.
The reason we chose to change parts of the game is to renew the IP and attract more players, without changing the core meganic of Stratego, as we believe a great game should have a large and diverse player base. In that, we have succeeded. Already the amount of people logging in on mobile devices has grown with over 438%
Of course we value the players we already had. In fact, we believe these are very important! We noticed some of these players don’t agree with the update and the path we took, but please keep in mind we listen to you and we keep on improving and updating the game and the experience.
With this new version we took the modern day usage of mobile devices in mind. More and more people only play games on mobile devices nowadays, we did not want to neglect this. The old version was made with software not compatible with a lot of modern devices. So we rebuild the game in new software as we wanted our game to be playable on as many mobile devices possible.
Another big change is the split between Single Player and Multiplayer. We did this so we can truly focus on what is important for the experience. With Single Player, this is a well balanced AI. An AI that should be competitive but still fun to play against. And trust us, creating an AI for Stratego is one of the hardest things to do in Game development!
The focus on Multiplayer is on matching and connection. A game needs to run smooth and should be fun to play against people of similar skill, whether you are at home or in a train, on a 3G or Wi-Fi connection.
Also important is to focus on the positive players that have earned their respect, while also trying to wade out the bad people who are cursing and messing up games. We will do our best to improve this more and more and remember that you can always reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if unpleasant stuff is going on.
So, long story short, we are really happy we can work on such a beautiful and epic game!
And it’s great that after times of no development we can finally grow and improve on this fabulous franchise!
Sometimes we make decisions that will take time for some players to embrace. But in the end we will continue to do our best to make the game for all people who love to play a game of Stratego!
We are happy with your support and you can expect we do the best we can every day!
The Stratego Team