BOSTON - Sept. 26, 2013 - Boston-based video game start-up, Apocoplay, today announced their project 10 years in the making, Alteil: Horizons, will make its way to the App Store. The development team, which includes collectible card game veterans and a writer from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise, are joining forces with world-renowned artists who have worked on staples including The Legend of Zelda, Pacific Rim, and many more. Alteil: Horizons tasks players with employing deeper strategy with elements inspired by tactical RPGs, such as building formations on a battle grid and a Day and Night cycle that affects the abilities of certain cards in play.
Learn more about Alteil: Horizons and view exclusive art on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978065956/716079438?token=a74eccc2. Kickstarter backers can receive exclusive avatars and starter decks, beta invitations, alternate artwork, and even commissioned zombiefied art from the Zombie King, Arthur Suydam.
Alteil: Horizons includes 2,000 pieces of card art from Katsuya Terada of The Legend of Zelda, Shunya Yamshita of Final Fantasy X, Zach Weiner of popular webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and Tim Buckley of Ctrl+Alt+Del comic.
Tim’s speed drawing of Alteil character Efreet can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn3UWCRldpA
As a wholly owned sequel to Japan’s most popular online card game, Alteil, Alteil: Horizons employs turn-based RPG-style tactics and other features, which offer expanded strategic options and challenges. Special Soul Cards can be used to alter a game’s conditions to better fit a player’s personalized strategy, while the Day and Night cycle vastly changes the in-game tactics for cards such as vampires, werewolves, and undead. Alteil: Horizons will offer players stylish, imaginative visuals as they face off against other gamers or AI in a struggle to control, or save, the world of Lavato.
For more information on Alteil: Horizons, and updates as the Apocoplay team partners with more artists, keep a close watch on the game’s Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/978065956/716079438?token=a74eccc2
Apocoplay is a Boston-based video gaming start-up that is marrying a true passion for board and card games with deep software engineering experience to create digital products in the rapidly expanding mobile and browser-based markets. The company, which owns and operates popular CCG Alteil in the United States, is currently using its proprietary platform to create Alteil: Horizons, a sequel that features advanced strategic elements and work from artists behind some of the world’s most popular anime franchises, comic books and webcomics.