The popular “Settlers of Catan” board game has been transported to Microsoft Surface, according to SeattlePi. The game, which typically involves a physical board, die and cards, has been made entirely digital thanks to Vectorform, a multi-platform design company and Microsoft partner. Reporter Nick Eaton got to see the Surface-enabled game up close and personal in Seattle, after stopping by the Vectorform offices for a demo.
The traditional analog elements of the game are now touchable, interactive graphics appearing on the Surface computer’s screen. And the game also hooks up to the Web, allowing for gamer accounts, leader boards and more. Users can even play each other over the Internet.