Featuring an even more refined online game system that delivers the best of both asynchronous and competitive online play, Small World 2.5 now gives you:
A full-featured Lobby with real-time chat, list of connected players, game creation and list of open games to join. Within this Online Arena you’ll find a thriving community of avid Small World players ready to play 24/7.
New Single-Session Online games – real-time gaming with bots taking over when someone quits. Even better, all games now run with a Speed Chess-like competitive Player clock that controls how much time each player has left to play.
Multi-Session Online games – the asynchronous gaming already in Small World 2, but with even more options to control who gets invited, how long your game will last, and a myriad of other options regarding ranked games, karma filtering, starting player selection, and more.
We’ve also implemented more of everything: More ranking, persistent in-game chat, chat in the final score screen, and a super detailed statistics screen at the end of each game to analyze how each player performed with various race/power combinations.
And last but not least, we now provide a Linux version, included in the same SteamPlay™ package!
For the past 6 months, we've been hard at work on the next digital version: Small World 2.5. We've added a new "Online Arena" with a live lobby, a list of open games, and full chat capability; support for single-session games, with a new Player Clock for competitive game play; a new Stats screen at game end; improved AI and much more.
Before this new version launches, we want to make sure we got it right, and that it really scales up, so we would like to get as many concurrent players as we can competing against each other in the coming days.
So please come and try it! In your Steam Library, select the game's Steam "Properties", go to the "BETAS" tab and switch to the "beta_version" item.
Small World 2, the massive digital version of our best-selling epic fantasy board game continues to roll out over new territory – for the first time, Small World is now available for the Macintosh via the Steam platform.
Mac Steam players will find all kinds of online competition waiting for them as they join the thousands of Small World 2 players already on the Days of Wonder Online network.
Small World 2 on Mac Steam includes just about anything a Small World fan could ask for:
2 to 5 player maps to conquer, in glorious high resolution!
Play Online games in real-time or turn-by-turn, with friends & strangers from the world over; and Local games over Wifi
Playing with friends online is easy with extensive Days of Wonder Online Buddies integration
Solo Play against up to 4 built-in AI
Pass’n Play with up to 5 live players on a single device
14 original Small World Races and 20 Special Powers
20 additional Races & Special Powers to master through in-app purchases of Cursed!, Grand Dames, and Be Not Afraid… expansions
Online, Solo, & Face to Face scores with daily, weekly, and perpetual rankings
A comprehensive Small World Encyclopedia detailing all rules, races, special powers, icons, & more!