News for October 2011
A Gate Opens in Your Pocket
Elder Sign: Omens is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch
Elder Sign | Published 31 October 2011

Immediately upon beholding this amulet we knew that we must possess it; that this treasure alone was our logical pelf from the centuried grave. Even had its outlines been unfamiliar we would have desired it, but as we looked more closely we saw that it was not wholly unfamiliar. [...] All too well did we trace the sinister lineaments [...] drawn from some obscure supernatural manifestation of the souls of those who vexed and gnawed at the dead.
      – H.P. Lovecraft, The Hound

Otherworldly terrors are breaking through to our dimension, and only you and your team of intrepid investigators can gather the ancient weapons necessary to send them back to the abyss from whence they came...

Now available for iPhone and iPod touch

Elder Sign: Omens, a game for your digital device, is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch through Apple’s iTunes store (the iPad, Mac OS X, and Android versions will be available very soon)!

Elder Sign: Omens allows players to build the perfect team of up to four intrepid investigators as they work to prevent the emergence of Azathoth, the demon god of the unnamable void. His arrival will surely spell the end of human existence, but if you can use your investigators’ skills wisely, you’ll stave off destruction. All sixteen of Elder Sign’s unique investigators stand ready to face these otherworldly horrors; control any number of them in your own solo game, or “pass and play” with your friends.

To whet your appetite, we’ve put together this brief video overview. Take a look, then head to the iTunes store to start your download:


Click the above image to launch the video trailer (QuickTime, 9.4 MB).
You can also view it on YouTube.

Noteworthy differences

But remember, while Elder Sign: Omens brilliantly conveys the spirit of the Elder Sign dice game, a few noteworthy differences were adopted to optimize the mobile play experience:

  • Arguably the most powerful Ancient One in Lovecraft’s Mythos, Azathoth’s awesome power is indisputable. This infinitely destructive deity is therefore the focal point of Elder Sign: Omens, and the only available Ancient One.
  • A number of subtle changes increase the peril of defending humanity. For example, the random negative effects drawn every midnight are more challenging, and the frequency of “no effect” results has been decreased. Monsters have likewise been altered to make them more difficult.
  • Finally, there are no Ally cards in Elder Sign: Omens, which further streamlines play while increasing the overall challenge.

Can you stand against the impending arrival of Azathoth? Download Elder Sign: Omens for your iPhone or iPod touch, and look for the iPad, Mac OS X, and Android versions very soon.

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Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue for one to eight players by Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson, the designers of Arkham Horror.

    
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