MTG Booster is the first Android app capable of creating Magic: The Gathering boosters and play booster drafts against simulated opponents. Are you curious about the cards printed in the latest releases? Do you want to browse the edition and mark you favorite cards? Or do you want to simulate opening booster packs and test your odds of opening a planeswalker?
Sophisticated and highly enjoyable design
Play booster draft against 7 simulated opponents
Practise sealed deck
Browse Innistrad, Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored editions
Supports Theros, core sets Magic 2012, Magic 2013 and Magic 2014, Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon's Maze, Modern Masters plus the classic Ravnica block
Separate main deck and sideboard
Sample hand, draw cards, mulligan
Mana curve and color distribution graphics
Add/Remove cards from wish list
Full-screen gallery view
Multi-card grid view (for high resolution mobile devices or tablets)
Card languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Animated flipping of double-faced cards
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Release 1.2 – Dark Ascension
Hello everybody, dear MTG Booster community!
A new release is out! Finally! It has taken us way longer than expected and we would like to apologize for that, but the good news is: Dark Ascension is now available for drafting.
And that is not the only new feature! It is no longer necessary to download all card images prior to first use. That means in four clicks and ten seconds you are good to go and ready for drafting. And if you prefer downloading all pictures at home where you have wireless LAN, no problem at all. Just download them all at once, using the new download service we have implemented (open the menu and click “Load card images”).
Aside from Dark Ascension, the other most notable improvement we have made in this new version is the draft algorithm itself. CPU players draft in a more realistic manner now. If you still believe that CPU players underestimate certain cards or draft archetypes, please let us know and we will keep improving their artificial intelligence.
Okay, so much for the good news. Unfortunately we also have some bad news as well. As you might be aware, after years of ignoring mobile app development, Wizards of the Coast have finally released their own Magic: the Gathering app. For now it is only available for iPhone, but it won’t be long till it comes out on Android. Why is that a concern at all? Well, it turns out that WotC have started to take legal action and forced Apple and Google to remove most MTG apps, claiming that those apps were infringing copyrights. As of now, we are still on Google Play, so that is good news. But still we do not want to go on just like nothing had happened and that is why we have revised MTG Booster and have removed all copyrighted logos and graphics we could renounce. We are sorry that with this update the app has lost some of its original beauty and “Magic-ness”, but we feel that this is the only way to keep this project alive.
For further reading on this issue, we recommend the following blog post by Platty Soft, which describes quite well the dilemma that independent MTG app developers like us are in. Here it is: