Catan App for Windows 8, 10 Gets Optimized Rendering & Improved Load Times

By: Radu Tyrsina
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If you are a fun of boardgames, then you will be happy to hear there are plenty of them in the Windows Store, both for Windows 8 desktop and touch devices. Along with Carcassone, the official Catan app for Windows 8 is one of the most interesting ones and it’s now received yet another update.
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Ever since it was released back in December, 2013, we talked about the most important updates which the official Catan game has received and we’ve seen plenty of new features getting released which instantly transformed this game into a hit on the Windows Store. Now, the app has received yet another update which adds a lot of new things and improves on the old ones. So, according to the changelog, here’s the list of all the improvements:

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  • the start icon has now bee replaced by a dynamic Live Tile
  • the share functionality has been added for an extra social approcahing
  • the graphic rendering has been optimized, so the game looks even better now
  • the load times have been improved, which makes the app even faster
  • the overall game stability, along with several other small changes and improvements to the user interface have been put in place

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True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources. Various Catanians, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his…

The popular Catan expansions “Seafarers” and “Cities and Knights” are available as In-App purchases. The complete Seafarers expansion includes more than 10 additional scenarios with an extensive campaign. Become Harbormaster, discover new islands and extra game elements like ships, gold fields, treasures and pirates. Ahoy!

So, just follow the link from below to able to download Catan on your Windows 8 device and to start enjoying this awesome board game. It is available for a price of $5.99, but there’s also a free trial, as well.

Download Catan app for Windows 8.1 

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