Wednesday, September. 11, 2013
Flying Helmet Games is very proud to show Eon Altar with Intel Corporate Vice President Doug Fisher, during Wednesday’s Keynote at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Eon Altar follows developer Flying Helmet Games’ vision to ‘Bring players back together,’ in a Tabletop Videogame with modern Tablets and Handsets that lets players play face-to-face in a rich modern, high-tech videogame.
Edward Douglas, Creative Director and Flying Helmet Games co-founder says “We remember a time when we played games together in the same room, face-to-face. Now a ‘social’ game is played alone with a screen or phone in front of you and your friends and competitors are miles away. We want to go back to a social game night where everyone is hanging out together having a good time.”
Eon Altar is a cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games in a Tabletop Video Game.
“Intel’s support has been invaluable in ensuring we can optimize the Eon Altar for the widest range of platforms and OSs. We’re entering the first generation where we know that nearly anyone who wants to play this kind of game can pull their phone out of their pocket and jump in a game with their friends,” says Scott Pener, Lead Designer of Eon Altar.
Each player has their own personal handset connected to a shared tablet. On the tablet, the group experiences dungeon exploration, action combat, story reveals, exciting environments, and cinematic moments. On each of their handsets players manage characters and inventories, engage in individual combat and challenges, and explore world lore.
Eon Altar is in development for Tablets, PCs and Handset with iOS, Windows 8 and Android, and is intending an initial release date in early 2014.
About Flying Helmet Games: Flying Helmet Games is founded by a team of friends to dedicated to creating videogames that reinvent how gamers come together and play. With experience shipping over a dozen hit titles in franchises such as Mass Effect, Need for Speed and Tom Clancy, the team is returning to their roots founding an independent game studio to recreate the ‘Saturday Night Game Sessions’ of their youth. Flying Helmet Games is funded in part by private investment and by the Canada Media Fund, They are based out of Vancouver, BC.
About the Canada Media Fund: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada's cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world.