Age of Empires: Castle Siege has been available on Windows Phone since 2014 and was a banner game for that platform. The developer, Smoking Gun Interactive, worked closely with Microsoft on the real-time strategy game and up until last week, you could only get it on Windows Phone and Windows 10. Last week it launched for iOS and now it looks like we Android users will get the game in March.
For those not familiar with Castle Siege, the game is a top-down tower defense style game where you select a civilization and begin building your empire. The game starts with plenty of step-by-step tutorials so even if you have never played AoE you will get the hang of it pretty quickly. Picking your civilization is important as each one has unique skills or technologies to it over others. If you have played in the past then again, this will feel familiar.
In order to build your civilization, you will need resources: Food, Gold and eventually Stone. Each of these are gained through farms, mills and quarries that you build at various levels in the
game. However, you can only grow to a point and have a certain number of them until you progress you civilization through various ages – thus the name of the game.
The game will be free to play as it has been on other platforms and there will be, of course, in-app purchases to help progress your civilization along a bit faster.
Castle Siege was my single most favorite game on Windows Phone prior to moving to Android full time (and Chrome OS or Mac on the desktop) and it is the one title I truly miss. I for one am glad to see it making its way to Android this quarter.