Eon Altar is an episodic multiplayer RPG now available on Steam from Flying Helmet Games. The game integrates smartphones as controllers to create a unique local co-op experience not usually found on PC. The first episode can be downloaded now and is on sale for a limited time.
In Eon Altar players must band together to stop a mysterious eldritch force in the Eon Altar. Become heroes fighting against incredible odds in this new game. With voice acted dialogue and music composed by Tom Alta (Halo) players can explore a rich world of sword and sorcery.
Episode 1 is called “The Battle for Tarnum with Hoard mode” and has players delving the dungeons below Tarnum Fortress. Players will complete quests and defeat enemies using magic, might and strategy with up to four players. There are five different characters to play as, each with their own story to tell.
The game is designed to be played using your smartphone as a controller. The Eon Altar controller app can be downloaded for free for iOS and Android. During the campaign mode players will receive secret thoughts, quests and dialogue so you may have information that other players do not. Whether you’d like to share that information with your fellow heroes is up to you and will affect the game.
Dungeons can be explored in real time but combat is turn-based. Players decide what order to take their turns in, even simultaneously, so every group will have their own playstyle. A battle arena gives players a chance to test their skills against wave after wave of enemies in tactical turn-based combat.
Eon Alter Episode One “The Battle for Tarnum with Hoard mode”is available now on Steam with 20% costing $5.59. After June 29th the price for episode one will be $6.99. A season pass for Eon Altar is also available for $14.99. Episode II “Whispers in the Catacombs” will be released Fall 2016 and Episode III “The Watcher in the Dark” will be available in Winter 2016.
Players will need the free app to play the game. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play store. With the smartphone controller app, 2-4 players can have a couch co-op experience on their PC or play in single player campaign mode.