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Elder Sign: Omens is now available for your Android, iPad, and Mac OS X device
Elder Sign: Omens | Published 03 November 2011

Likewise are there dread survivals of things older and more potent than man; things that have blasphemously straggled down through the aeons to ages never meant for them; monstrous entities that have lain sleeping endlessly in incredible crypts and remote caverns, outside the laws of reason and causation, and ready to be waked by such blasphemers as shall know their dark forbidden signs and furtive passwords.
      – H.P. Lovecraft and William Lumley, "The Diary of Alonzo Typer"

Earlier this week, we warned you of horrifying otherworldly gates opening in the vicinity of iPhone and iPod touch owners, drawing them into other worlds for hours on end. Now, this phenomenon has spread! Elder Sign: Omens, the digital application based on Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson’s popular dice game, is now available for your Android, iPad, and Mac OS X device (in addition to your iPhone and iPod touch). Click the applicable link below to begin your download and experience the horrors of the museum.

Pick your platform

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:


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

Added challenges

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 today!

Elder Sign: Omens is a digital device application that lets you recreate the horrifying tension of Elder Sign wherever you go. Pass and play with up to three of your friends, or try to best your previous attempts with the detailed scoring system. With Elder Sign: Omens, there’s no escaping the horrors of the Ancient Ones.

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jhaelen
Published: 11/4/2011 3:01:19 PM
#26

If anything this threads shows nicely why FFG was reluctant to suport Android... These incompatibility issues seem like a mess.

Book
Published: 11/4/2011 3:00:03 PM
#25

Duncan,

Just click again on the name of the adventure and choose to fail when you get to a dead end.  I had the same prob. but stumbled upon this while fiddling with the interface.

trekkermj
Published: 11/4/2011 2:17:25 PM
#24

Just finished my first play through on iPad. Wow.... I got devoured... But had fun being nibbled down to the marrow of my investigators bones. Fun game and well worth the price!

duncan
Published: 11/4/2011 12:44:10 PM
#23

Thank you. I have bought this app for Android.
From technical point I am bothered by long loading times on HTC Desire.
From design point, why do I have to roll the dice, even though I have no chance to succeed in the task? E.g. three perils needed, and I have only two dice left? Also I have not found a way to focus (as per card game), but that is maybe just me.
 

paradiddlebob
Published: 11/4/2011 12:06:04 PM
#22

 @JonHook: I had the same problem, but you can reach it through the Appstore link in FFG's article above. Weird glitch.

WinterZday
Published: 11/4/2011 10:45:50 AM
#21

Bought an Android tablet very much with one eye on this. Only to find this morning to my dismay that my tablet's not supported by the Android Marketplace. Please, please, please make this available via some other outlets - for example, Amazon's Android app store, or seeded down to some of the cut-down market places the manufacturers create? Thanks!

resCube
Published: 11/4/2011 9:49:45 AM
#20

I hope Fantasy Flight ports the android version over to BlackBerry for use on PlayBook

c8tiff
Published: 11/4/2011 9:41:05 AM
#19

thanks FFG, i'll be at the flgs later today and elder sign omens will garner lots of love from all the ipad owners

Abulon
Published: 11/4/2011 8:09:24 AM
#18

not compatible with my LG Optimus One (android 2.2.1) :(  It Sucks!!!

KeiranSolaris
Published: 11/4/2011 7:33:13 AM
#17

@ edroz

The game installed to my SD card by default.

 

Working great on my Galaxy S II.

 

rzabcio
Published: 11/4/2011 6:56:01 AM
#16

Whatsmore - avaiable for HTC Desire and not for HTC Desire S? Really cannot understand it...

Can somebody explain this, please?

rzabcio
Published: 11/4/2011 6:14:53 AM
#15

Avaiable for old Nexus One and for SE Arc and not avaiable for HTC Desire S? Come on! Desire S is (a little) newer and faster than Arc! And the case of SGS. What this is about?

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