Eon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games in a Tabletop Video Game. We had a sit-down chat with Flying Helmet Games‘ Project Director Edward Douglas a couple of weeks ago, and found the game and its mechanics to be rather intriguing. Personally, I think that Eon Altar will be a great way to bring back family game night, as it bridges the gap between those of us who played Dungeons & Dragons in high school and our digital kids. The nature of Eon Altar’s game play could also open doors for connecting with kids and encouraging conversation as quests are undertaken, feats are attempted, treasure is uncovered and beasts are defeated. (Read More)
Eon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games into a Tabletop Video Game. Five friends fight through dungeons to uncover ancient secrets and compete for glory and wealth. Using personal handsets to control your character’s actions, with a tablet to adventure through dungeons as a group, players undertake a cinematic journey unlike anything ever before in a tabletop setting. Through turn-based action and fast-paced combat, each player will build a legendary hero. Collect gear, earn new abilities, battle monstrous creatures, and overcome environmental challenges.
At the end of each gaming session the players will emerge victorious, but only through a balance of teamwork and healthy competition. However, through many sessions each character’s story will be revealed, and the ancient secrets from the depth of the caverns will be unveiled. (Read More)
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.9 million to 28 innovative, interactive digital media content and software application companies that applied for funds as part of the Experimental Stream’s development and marketing programs. More than $4 million was distributed amongst 19 projects receiving development support and more than $2 million amongst the 9 projects receiving marketing support. (READ MORE)