From board game to cross-platform game. That’s how digital change works.

From board game to cross-platform game. That’s how digital change works.

For over ten years, we’ve been developing mobile versions of the legendary board game “The Settlers of Catan”. Today, the game’s global fanbase can settle the land of Catan on nearly any device, at home or on the go. And our cross-platform version “Catan Universe” is publisher USM’s latest hit.


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2 million fans. And the number is growing by the day.

Even as a classic board game, Catan is a benchmark in the gaming world. With the digital adaptation of the strategy game, we were able to continue this success. Together with our client, publisher United Soft Media (USM), we have frequently been developing new versions for around ten years, especially for mobile devices, that not only appeal to the fan community, but also open up new target groups.

“Great! A must for all settlers,” writes a fan in the iTunes Store. That’s what we like to hear. And with a fabulous average rating of 4 to 4.5 out of 5 stars, many gamers seem to agree. The fan base already counts almost two million players, and it’s growing all the time.

Catan Universe. The fan community grows together.

By now, the worldwide fan community can play on almost every device available. And we also ensure diversity in terms of content: For example with the expansions “Seafarers” and “Cities & Knights” as well as the card-game adaptation “Rivals for Catan”.

But USM was able to land the biggest coup in 2017: With our cross-platform version Catan Universe, players can settle across platforms with just a single account – anywhere and anytime. No matter whether in the browser, via Steam, or on all common mobile devices: Everyone can play together, no matter which platform they are currently using. A milestone, not only for the Catan fan community!


Catan Universe.
What you'll get.

"Catan Universe" contains a free multiplayer version of the original board game "Catan" with a fixed board. Additional options and popular expansions such as "Seafarers" and "Cities & Knights" can be purchased individually. For those who prefer to play two by two, "Catan – The Duel" is the perfect addition to the Catan universe. Thanks to their personal Catan Universe account, all settlers can now use content purchased in the game across all platforms.

To the game

Agile teamwork. With our client and their customers.

We developed the entire game in an agile process with Scrum – from the concept for the game mechanisms to the graphics all the way to the technical implementation. At that, our team and USM were in constant exchange. The development was a joint and continuous process, in which not only the client and our team, but also the test players could contribute their ideas and criticism. That way, we developed a product that appeals above all to those who matter: The gamers and fans.

Frank Zahn
Frank Zahn
Managing Director & Founder
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