launched in 1995 as “The Settlers of Catan,” the Catan game franchise has
reached millions of players around the world. While the physical game was
extremely popular, the game makers looked for a way to meet market trends and
expand their audience reach with a mobile, digital game presence.
Working with Endava, Catan has established a thriving digital presence for its games, offering multiple gameplay options via browser, desktop, mobile device, or Nintendo Switch. Endava has provided full-service development for Catan games to ensure the same engaging gameplay that made Catan a worldwide phenomenon extends to its digital universe.
Catan’s main challenge revolved around creating a multiplatform digital
presence, the game makers also needed to strategize for future iterations and
expansions, and more recently, a format that could be played in a tournament
Overall, Catan’s challenges included:
■ Creating the initial mobile version of the classic Catan
■ Creating a multiplatform version for mobile and PC
■ Ensuring that gameplay is true to the original experience
■ Porting and developing the game to all various platforms
■ Transferring expansions for the physical game into the digital game
To bring the
game’s digital presence to life, Endava worked closely with digital publisher
United Soft Media Verlag GmbH (USM). Endava’s teams helped to create game
versions for Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, iPod Touch, and more.
Over the years, Endava has provided these services for Catan’s digital games:
■ Digital concept and game design
■ UX and UI
■ Asset creation (3D, 2D,)
■ Writing campaigns and narrative content
■ Unity game and backend development
■ Manual and automation testing
■ Application management
Together with USM, Endava’s team of board game fans and
digital innovators develops ideas and possibilities based on the latest tech
developments to continue reimagining the Catan gaming experience. With many
successful digital game launches over the past 10 years, Catan is
poised to continue its expansion in the market and to reach new players
Overall, Endava has helped Catan achieve:
■ Development of 7 games over 10 years
■ Creating a digital presence for a leading board game
■ Setting new standards in the digital board game market
■ Game features to accommodate Digital Catan World Championship
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