Steel Police army available for iOS, Neojungle and New York armies added to Android version

We made you wait a little bit longer this time, but we did have a reason to do so. Additionally to iOS update, which brings the awesome Steel Police troops to already crowded Neuroshima Hex world, we wanted to prepare an update for Android and let our Android fans enjoy playing new armies as well – in this case Neojungle and New York.

Here’s a short teaser/trailer for the iOS update (Android fans, you can check out our YouTube channel for Neojungle and New York teaser!)

As you’ve probably suspected we’re starting a sale because of this updates!

  • Neuroshima Hex $2.99 (normally $4.99)
    • new The Bundle of Five Armies $3.99 (normally $7.99)
    • new Steel Police $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • New York army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • Neojungle army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • Smart army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • Vegas army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
  • Neuroshima Hex for Android $0.99 (normally $2.99)
    • new New York army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
    • new Neojungle army $0.99 (normally $1.99)
  • Neuroshima Hex: Puzzle $0.99 (normally $2.99)
  • Army of Frogs HD – !!! FREE !!! (normally $2.99)
  • Caylus $2.99 (normally $4.99) (www)
  • Problems doing the math? Here’s a quick breakdown – you can save up to $6 on Neuroshima Hex for iOS and up to $4 on Neuroshima Hex for Android – that’s basically saving enough to buy another game for your device! Also if you don’t own our other iOS games and would like to try them, now is the right time as you’ll be saving additional $7!

    So what exactly are you still doing here?



    1. marcus on Tuesday 16, 2012

      That’s great! I was looking forward to that! I can’t find the new armies in the Google Play store, though. Is the update not available yet?

      Anyway, thanks!

    2. mzl on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Have you publish it already? Don’t see any new army in google play: (

    3. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Hi guys. just take a deep breath and hold on a few seconds…
      We’ve put out the new version to the store today but it takes a couple of hours to appear. Mind you, you should feel lucky, it take like days for the update to be published in the ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’ application store ;)

    4. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      And Voilà, the 1.7 version showed up! Update, update and the armies are available for purchase from within the application!

    5. marcus on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Good to know.

      I just wanted to rule out missing the update because of my own incompetence ;) – Now hurry up, Google!

    6. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Just to make sure no one misses it – version 1.7 is available in the google play store. Update run and search for a big bright yellow ‘TAP TO BUY NEW ARMIES’ ribbon in the top right corner!

    7. mzl on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Still no luck :( Are you really sure you talking about android version?

    8. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Yup positive. On the store site:
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bdc.nh

      it clearly says Current version 1.7.
      What problems exactly are you having? Can you describe?

    9. mzl on Tuesday 16, 2012

      There was no update option, but it changed seconds after my comment. I’m sorry but I don’t have time right now, I have to check new armies ;)

    10. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Great, just glad to know that it works ;)

    11. Luke on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Nooooo! I’ve been waiting for this update since steel police were first announced and just found out that it’s incompatible with my 2nd generation ipod touch =(

      I’m a college student that isn’t really looking to replace my ipod since it still works fine; is there any chance of an update that will restore compatibility with ios software 4.2.1?

      I also just wanted to say that you guys at big daddy games have done an absolutely FANTASTIC job of creating and updating the best board game in the app store. The care you guys have for your customers is obvious, and even if I won’t be able to get any more updates, I’ll still consider the $9 dollars I’ve spent on the game and the four armies that do work with my ipod to be the best possible use of my money on the app store. Thanks for everything!

    12. TheGremlyn on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Loving the new armies on Android, thanks! I noticed some weird AI quirks though. The computer was placing tiles facing out of the field of battle when they could have been placed facing in to do some damage. I also got a FC in the middle of a game, which hasn’t happened before. I tried reporting it, but then the reporting feature froze as well. Not sure if it went through.

    13. lzwierko on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Hi Gremlyn, thanks for the feedback. As for the AI, let’s just say that the AI is *different*. It now follows new rules and tactics and in some situation it’s decisions may seem weird at first, but overall it’s much stronger. So just give it a chance.
      As for your crash, as usually, we are looking into all reports, so if there is any bug, we’ll fix it asap.

    14. Joe C. on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Will you guys be offering a new bundle every time you release a new army?

      If I already own some armies, does the bundle take this into account or just charge me $3.99?

    15. Łukasz on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Luke, there’s nothign we can do – Apple stopped supporting devices with ARMv6 (including your iPod Touch 2G) and there’s no way to create an app for this architecture anymore. Believe me, it’s not something we would choose to do, but there was really no other choice.

      Joe C., it will charge you $3.99, so there’s really no point in getting the bundle if you already own some of the previously available armies (unless you want to donate us some extra $ :) ) The idea was basically to make getting all five armies a little bit cheaper for the new players.

    16. Luke on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Thanks Lukasz, you said what I expected. Unfortunately, after I had left my previous comment, I found out that now I can’t even access the online multiplayer anymore. Should I assume that from here on out I won’t be able to do any more online play either, or can you guys fix that?

    17. Łukasz on Tuesday 16, 2012

      The problem is you need to have latest version of the app to be able to play online. It’s because different versions are not compatible with each other and the game would crash.

    18. Alex on Tuesday 16, 2012

      You guys never cease to impress. This is by far the best board game on the app store because you guys keep giving us new content. The only app that competes with you in quality is Carcassonne, but they only add new content about once every 80 years, so you reign supreme overall. I ship you my money as fast as you pump out updates.

      I did notice something with the Steel Police that might or might not be a glitch. With Judge, I can reflect an enemy unit’s damage back at him and kill him. Perfect, just like it says in the rules. However, when I point the reflecting side at an enemy HQ, Judge doesn’t get hurt, but neither does the HQ. I’ve been messing around with this in custom games and the enemy HQ never has a medic touching it, so it’s just Judge vs HQ. Neither gets hurt.

      Is this intentional? I’ve searched the rule book and nowhere does it say that enemy HQs do not hurt themselves like enemy units do.

      If it’s not a glitch, no problem. I just didn’t see it in the rules, so I was curious.

      Thanks again for continuing to better an already amazing adaptation.

      Alex

    19. Orzi on Tuesday 16, 2012

      It isn’t glitch. HQ just can’t hurt HQ, even if it means hurting himself. It is clearly stated in the polish rulebook for Steel Police.

    20. as64 on Tuesday 16, 2012

      I too noticed how the AI was acting different. There were a few down points such as placing units and mods attacking/modding off the edge of the board, holding onto pieces it really should not have, and refusing to place the last unit on the board if it would cause a battle that would lose it a lot of points (which can be a good or bad move depending on whether the AI is winning or not, in the case I saw it was not)

      However I also saw some very good plays from the AI and it used its pieces more “creatively” than before such as going after a few high priority targets rather than just robotically focusing on the HQ. Also I was glad to see that the Hedge AI actually used its transport. Now I actually have to pay attention to it when the AI uses it.

      I also encountered a bug (which I have sent to the bug report e-mail) where medic mods do not protect units hit by instant action tiles (or venom though I’m not sure if medics protect from that)

    21. Łukasz on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Thanks for these kind words, Alex :) I assure you we’ll keep adding new content for as long as… well basically forever :)

      As for the Judge vs HQ thing – there’s a rule which says “HQ may not harm (other) HQ” and this case is the extrapolation of this rule – reflected HQ’s attack is still HQ’s attack, so it does not harm itself. So not a glitch, just a rules nuance.

    22. Alex on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Ahhh of course that makes complete sense. It’s still considered HQ damage. It would have been a dirty move anyway, but I was willing to use it against Moloch.

      Thanks for the fast response and the amazing game.

      Looking forward to whatever comes next :)

    23. Robert Lamb on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Fantastic! And launched on my birthday no less.

      Thanks, once again, for making an awesome app even better.

      ~rl

    24. Łukasz on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Haha, happy birthday to you, Robert! :)

    25. Joe C. on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Potential Bug Report:

      I was playing as Steel Police. My opponent (computer A.I.) was Smart.

      I played the Terror action. On Smart’s turn immediately after, they had a Terror card as well but didn’t play it.

      I’m not sure it’s a bug, but it seems like a good way to nullify the Terror advantage is to use your own Terror.

    26. Spqr3 on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Can you still get an old version of xcode, then release a version which doesn’t support ios6, but supports armv6? (spotify did this, they have a separate version for ios4+older devices)

    27. Boodzik on Tuesday 16, 2012

      Super, że są nowe armie na Androida :) Jednak pojawia się kilka bugów, AI wystawia jednostki atakującą ścianką w stronę krawędzi planszy i wystawia moduły w miejscach gdzie nic nie robią. W każdym razie i tak świetnie, że androidowa wersja się rozwija :)

      Pozdrawiam

    28. Elmore on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Hi
      When I try to purchase the steel police on iPad 3 it gets stuck ‘processing’ for ever. Do you think this is something I should contact Apple about or is anyone else experiencing the same problem?

    29. Łukasz on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Spqr3, I’m not sure if Apple is OK with developers doing things like that, but we’ll investigate it.
      Elmore, I’d suggest logging out of App Store app, restarting your device and trying again. Maybe it’s just Apple’s servers having problems because of so many people downloading Steel Police at the same time :)

    30. Elmore on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Thanks I rebooted and it worked. Also your game is amazing. :)

    31. Li Bai on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Excellent work as usual. This has to be one of the most thoroughly supported games I’ve seen from the technical side of things. Any clues you can give as to what the next update will have in store? Next army on the agenda?

    32. Łukasz on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Li Bai, yep, even more armies is one of the things we plan to add.

    33. Emil on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Great update :D

      There is still few bugs, but probably NeoJ is hard to code correctly. Please tell me when we’ll got neuroshima puzzle for android? There is any plans for this? Or i need to buy cheap Apple thing ?

      And 1 proposition, please add restart turn button directly to board, this way will be easier imo.

      Regards

    34. richmlow on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Big Daddy Creations,

      Excellent update to Neuroshima Hex. The Steel Police army is a great addition!! Keep adding more armies NH and I’ll keep supporting your efforts with my money! =)

      richmlow

    35. Dustin on Wednesday 17, 2012

      Gosh darn it… I’m not seeing the update in the app store

      That being said I think I have an older ver of I touch

      Pretty sure it’s the first to come out with speakers
      I’m not even sure if that’s 2g or 3G though

      The sad part is with the amount of love I have for this game I am actully pondering on getting a new I touch now

      Whenever games came out and I couldn’t DL them I wad just like whatever, still got Nhex

      While I think I may be able to stand not having steel police
      If you release the dancer, I’m actully going to have to cave
      Go out
      And get a whole new I touch

      Now I’m not so sure If I want it released or not lol

    36. Amateurist on Thursday 18, 2012

      Steel Police is great. One bug: When the net launcher module is the last one placed on the board, there’s no opportunity to launch the net from HQ before going into battle.

    37. Łukasz on Thursday 18, 2012

      Dustin, Luke’s having the same problem, so you can check my answer to his post. A short one is: Apple ditched everything below iPhone 3Gs and there’s not much we can do about it.

      Amateurist, this is how it works – when you fill up the board, battle starts automatically.

    38. lzwierko on Thursday 18, 2012

      Just a news flash for android users: version 1.81 is out with a single bug fix, reported by several users: game crashes when selecting attacker unit to be nullified by medic module. So update and enjoy bugless (I really do hope) game play ;)

    39. Sean on Friday 19, 2012

      When I try purchasing a new army I get a force close! Help! com.bdc.nh

    40. lzwierko on Friday 19, 2012

      Hi Sean, what is your device type?

    41. Mikelos on Friday 19, 2012

      What about the lan game on Android ?
      Cant wait anymore

    42. Dustin on Saturday 20, 2012

      Ya my touch is to old :(

      Lukasz, I believe you when you say there was nothing you guys could do

      While I don’t understand it exactly(8 armies worked but not this new one)

      It makes no since for you guys to try and limit your customers

      And it makes alot of since for apple to get some more $$$

      Anyway, I’m in dabate mode now of getting a new touch
      Cuz I love your guys game that much.lol

      I seem to be able to stand not getting one right now cuz the steel police seem to me
      At lest in part, similar to the NY army, defensive with some crazy wepons, heck even there colors are similar.

      So I have 1 question you probably won’t be able to awnser but hey it don’t hurt to ask..

      What’s the odds we see dancer? Is it like a 50/50, or is it just not going to happen ever
      Or are the odds good???
      Cuz if the odds are good, I’ll go out and buy a new I touch right now
      The dancer is just so unlike anything I’m dying to play with or agaist it
      And in the mean time I’ll enjoy the steel police and new Itouch till they get here

    43. Łukasz on Saturday 20, 2012

      Mikelos, you mean network game? It will be added, but not with the next update and now we’re focused on adding new armies.

      Dustin, it has nothing to do with NSHex content. Apple simply dropped older processors supprort in their new compiler, so we can’t generate a binery for your iPT 2G.

      Dancer is not currently planned, but maybe we will add it the future. Portal has other, more ‘classic’, armies planned for the future and we’d like to stick with doing those. I can’t give you much details yet, but they are really unique and seem really fun to play while also being somehow similar to the other ones. That’s the best I can describe it at this point :)

    44. Dustin on Saturday 20, 2012

      Hey ya no worries, thanks for being honest and awnsering my question

      Gotta say I’m kinda sad to hear dancer has takin a ” step back” if you will
      But at lest I know not to go out and buy a new Itouch.

      I have no doubt that steel police and following armies will be a blast to play with
      If they are not like completely different from the 8 I already got it’s kinda hard to justify going
      Out and buying a new I touch just for that
      ( thou it is a tuff call lol) maybe I’ll throw my I touch in the was a few times
      Just to make sure it’s in good condition lol.
      So I guess all that’s left to say is thanks
      For everything, wish I could keep on going but it looks like for the moment I gotta get off the bus
      Take care all!

    45. Thedentist on Saturday 20, 2012

      In app purchase or restore is broken for iphone 4s iOS6. It says processing but not working. I love this game so much but it’s broken.

    46. Thedentist on Saturday 20, 2012

      Oh and i’ve tried the log out restart thing. Still stuck on processing.

    47. Łukasz on Saturday 20, 2012

      Thedentist, it has to be something with your device or account. Maybe your credit card is not verified. Try contacting Apple, there’s nothing we can do about payment problems.

    48. Thedentist on Saturday 20, 2012

      Yeah i just read about it just now. It has nothing to do with your awesome app. My apologies. Thanks for the quick response.

    49. Sean Glickman on Sunday 21, 2012

      @lzwierko, so I’m on a Mytouch Slide 3G with a CM7 rom.

    50. Lizergamid on Sunday 21, 2012

      Hi guys, many people asking about PC version – is that possible?