Based in Northern Ireland
Apple App Store
Would you like to play a game?
How about a nice game of Atoms?
A fast moving, highly addictive turn-based strategy board game for 1-4 players. You won't be able to put it down!
Atoms is similar to classic board games like Othello, Reversi and Go. It is simple to learn but hard to master.
Place your atoms on the grid but - move carefully! - they will overload and explode if too many are placed together! Strategically balance risk and reward to capture your opponents' Atoms in a chain reaction explosion while protecting your own from counter attack.
Last Atom standing is the winner!
Play against friends locally or on Game Center, or challenge four levels of increasingly tough AI opponents. Can you defeat CPU EVIL?
A modern day remake of the "Exploding Atoms" retro game from 1980, and still as addictive as ever.
The first version of Atoms was created in 1980 for the Sharp MZ-80K home computer system by the owners of a computer shop in Aberdeen, Scotland, inspired by a board game they had played in Japan.
Since then there have been many versions and variations, even including a few in more recent times on iPhone and iPad.
A young John was badgered into writing an Amiga version in 1992 (which was well received at the time), and ever since then has harboured a desire to make the best, modern version of Atoms he could make.
Atoms is the realisation of that desire, bringing the game bang up to date with all the features and fidelity that modern gamers demand while retaining all the maddeningly addictive gameplay of the original.
Retrogaming aficionados may also be interested in the story of tracking down the original 1980 version of Atoms.
Atoms is supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund operated by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
- Quickfire turn-based atomic strategy for 1-4 players
- Play on device against four levels of tough AI, or puny humans
- Challenge players around the world over Game Center
- Super addictive one-more-go gameplay
- From simple rules, complexity and depth emerge
- Compatible with all iPhone, iPod and iPad models running iOS 6.0 or later
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- "...the game that’s really stood out in 2014 for me, and really ate up my time, was Atoms..."
- Iglu Media, Games of the Year 2014
- "...novel and fun..."
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Respawned 80's Game Developer
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