In case you have not seen it - Goko started up again on Friday, this time without any of the fanfare. And as I poke at my screen it is still up and providing functioning Dominion play.
If you go to www.goko.com on your iPad you may get a message about needing to use a PC to participate in the Open Beta. If you cancel that and press on "Play Now" for Dominion you get a prompt to install the relevant web app on your iPad. Which then gives access to the same Dominion service as available over a browser from a PC - but with (in my case at least) noticeable delays compared to PC browser access. I haven't tried multiplayer but single player games have worked fine - both with preset Kingdom decks in the Adventure mode and randomly generated decks in Single Player mode. I have not played enough games to know what range of cards will occur in Single Player mode or how much is available free of charge. In Adventure mode you can see the charges coming.
The latest entry under the Press link at www.goko.com is still the one dated 12 Aug 2012 and all about the initial launch. So this launch is really the antithesis of that one, but it has already lasted significantly longer. They are not telling us directly but it does looks to be an open beta as there is a Report A Bug button on the main screen. The iPad web app also has a Redeem option that invites you to place a card on the screen - in the style of Monsterology http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/13402/ios-overview-monsterology
- so more "stuff to come" yet ...
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