Last month we took a close look at a new version of classic board game Settlers of Catan, one being readied for Microsoft's giant touch-screen computer. Since then, a new build of the game has been released.

God this stuff looks good. It really is the best of both worlds; the social intimacy of a board game couple with the whiz-bang presentation of a video game. Let's just hope the soundtrack is customisable!

As the guys explain in the vid, this is an official project with the Catan license, not a fanciful tech demo; the ultimate aim is to have commercial spaces (think gaming cafes) where Surface tables could be positioned and people would pay to play games like this.