Diversion has received its first major update to expand on the original concept.
The previous 5 updates focused on adding the core functions, improving stability and refining the game play, but version 6 introduces 3 expansions.
The Traffic Lights expansion provides a new tile set that can be placed onto existing junctions. When used, the traffic light sequence will only allow cars to move in one direction, simlar to a standard Diversion tile, but after each player has taken their turn, the traffic light will turn 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
So if the traffic light was originally pointing up on a cross-road tile, after one complete go it would point left, and after the next complete go it would point down. And so on.Traffic lights cannot be over ridden with any other tiles.
The Road Works expansion also provides a new tile set that can be placed onto existing justions. When used the road works block all travel on and off the affected tile for between 2 and 5 complete turns. The number of turns left for the road works is shown on the tile.Road works cannot be over ridden with any other tiles.
The Custom Map expansion gives the player the possibility of playing on a map size of up to 15x15. The legal map sizes are 7, 9, 11, 13 & 15. This expansion does not modify any of the game rules, but increasing the map size will increase the challenge and the typical game length.
All three expansions can be trailed for 24 hours by spending in-game points. Permanent activation of the expansion will be available in a later update via in-app-purchasing.The expansions can be switched ON and OFF, so that you can combine sets of expansions for different game experiences.
A forth option is also available via the settings, although this is not an expansion pack, the ability to turn off the in-game adverts can be trailed for 24 hours by spending game points.
The update is available now, for free, via Google Play (for Android) and via SlideDB (for Windows).
As well as adding these expansions, the update also includes::Tutorial flag added to prevent tutorial text from appearing every play-though.:AI logic for tile placement has been changed to increase difficulty and fix some bugs.:Added tree image.:Only first name is used for in-game name when signing in via FB.:Various bug fixes.