The integrated iOS/Android controller App is free to download. Play alone or with friends in this immersive local co-op experience, unlike any other game can deliver. Develop your own unique game play and character in this episodic RPG as you descend to the depths of the Eon Altar.
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Release Date: Jun 22, 2016

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June 22

Launch Day! Update #10 - Achievements, Personal Quests, Session Stats



The time is now! Welcome to Eon Altar launch day, and what a launch day it is! We have Eon Altar Episode 1 on sale for 20% off for your playing pleasure, and we've also shipped a launch day patch.

Personal Quests are now available throughout each story level! Sometimes you'll be tasked with finding specific information; other times, dispatching enemies with a specific method. Sometimes you may even be required to swing a party vote in one direction or another. Keep them to yourself so your "friends" don't interfere, or share them to try and get as many completed as possible. But be forewarned, some character's goals may be in complete opposition with each other!

Said personal quests will also notify your controller app when you receive one, make progress on it, and complete it. The notification will disappear on it's own, but if you're impatient to get in your menu, or read your fortitude bar, tap to dismiss it.



Achievements are now available to be achieved! How far can you get in the Combat Arena? Wave 30? Our Studio Manager can hit Wave 34. How about on Madness?

We have character specific achievements for utilizing their special tactics enough times across all your campaigns and arena runs, and story-based achievements to mark your progress through the campaign!

Finally, we have 3 hidden achievements, but aside from their titles, it's up to you to find them: "Secret Keepers", "Walk it Off", and "Beat the Devs".



There are more features that await you in our release patch, and of course the usual round of bug fixes, including:

  • Marcus has a new model! Looks better than our former placeholder model, and he should stand out more from the other characters as well.
  • Session Statistics. At the bottom of the Stats screen on your Controller app, you can find session statistics for your character, including damage dealt, damage taken, effective healing, containers looted, corpses looted, skill checks succeeded or failed, and more! Use it to track how well you're doing or compare with your friends.
  • Tutorials have been overhauled! Overall they should be clearer, interact better, and have more detailed information when required.
  • And more!
You can see the complete patch notes here.

We're still hard at work getting Episode 2 ready for prime time, and with it we'll continue to improve Eon Altar!

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June 18

POOF There Goes Your Data

As a gamer we know you're familiar with how Beta’s work. You play, you level up your characters, and then BAM, somebody wipes out all your saved data and on launch day you start from the beginning again.

Welp, that guy is Talarian. All saves and preferences will be wiped when the launch patch is released, around June 23 this coming week. We don’t like it, you don’t like it, Talarian doesn’t like it. It’s just how things are in game development.

So we have decided to invite you all to our Discord channel to complain about it. Just click the Discord photo below to take you there. We can all be salty about the data wipe together, but more importantly we can play games together and share cat memes!



Surprise! We play games, currently a few of us have been getting that Overwatch grind on. What are you playing?

Oh! Talarian feels so bad about the data wipe he’s adding a ton of new updates to Eon Altar for launch day. You can look forward to new features, achievements and personal quests. So what do you say; Discord and chill?

We look forward to meeting you!

The Flying Helmet Games Team
#BlameTalarian

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Notice: Requires Free Eon Altar Controller app to play

Eon Altar requires the use of the free Eon Altar Controller app to play, the controller app is available on both the App Store and Google Play.

How to Connect

  • Grab the game Eon Altar on Steam
  • Get the FREE controller App for iOS or Android. Sync your Controller Apps to Eon Altar using the same WiFi
  • Sync your controller Apps to Eon Altar using the same WiFi
  • One Steam purchase gives up to four players access to the game

iPhone:
  • Requires iOS8 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4s or later, iPad Mini, iPad 2 or later.

Android:
  • Requires an Android phone or tablet with at least 512mb or RAM and Android 4.1 'Jellybean' or later.

Eon Altar requires WiFi to connect the Eon Altar Controllers with the Eon Altar core game.
Internet access is not required.

Couch Co-op, Mobile Enhanced

Eon Altar is designed to be the ultimate couch co-op RPG experience, and plays best displayed on a TV. So gather your friends, order the pizza and descend to the depths of the Eon Altar!

About This Game

A Mobile-Enhanced Co-op RPG for 1-4 Players

Purchase the Season Pass to unlock Episode One (available now) and two future episodes in development (release schedule below).

Episode I - The Battle for Tarnum with Hoard mode (Available Now)
Episode II - Whispers in the Catacombs (Available Fall 2016)
Episode III - The Watcher in the Dark (Available Winter 2016)

Explore the lavish dungeons and tunnels that stretch below Tarnums Fortress and conquer dozens of unique quests and challenges. Prove your worth on a tactical battlefield, and overpower your foes with strategy, magic and martial prowess. The Eon Altar’s defenders are many and they are deadly.

Choose to cooperate with your allies or deceive them. Engage them in player to player dialogue to expose the truth in myths and legends, and guide your hero to their ultimate destiny or defeat.

Key Features

Sound
  • Composed by Tom Salta of the legendary Halo series
  • Rich voice-acted dialogues

Gameplay
  • Each player controls the action on the monitor from their smartphone or tablet with context sensitive information. Not only do you control and upgrade your character using the controller App, you receive secret thoughts, quests and dialogue during the campaign mode.
  • Choose whether to share personal information with your friends, or use it against them as you make impactful choices and forge your own destiny.
  • Play one of five different characters, each with their own back story, decisions, quests and powers. Explore the dungeons below Tarnum in real time and fight in team-turn-based-tactical combat.
  • Take your turns in any order for maximum tactical ownage, or even simultaneously for super speedy fights. Upgrade and manage your character without interrupting other players.
  • NPCs are fully voice activated, but you voice your own character! Make decisions about how much you want to give away to the rest of your party, and how much you keep close to your chest.
  • Explore a deep, compelling and original sword-and-sorcery fantasy world in real time, and fight in team-turn-based tactical combat.

Battle Arena
  • Defeat legendary enemies in exciting tactical turn-based combat in the Combat Arena as you are challenged by endless waves of enemies.

An ancient, malevolent presence stirs within the depths of the Eon Altar, and only a small band of heroes can stop it from consuming the world. What mysterious force brought you here together? Are you strong enough to stand up to your gods?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750M / or AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 1024 VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (127 reviews)
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Sirox7
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Finally, an awesome co-op tactical game!
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Shar Tegral
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just purchased and it works like it says it does. Can't wait to get some friends over!
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KungFuOpera
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
Now this is a cleverly designed game. The control scheme is reminiscent of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles or Four Swords except instead of everyone needing a Gameboy, use your phones. Everyone's got one of those! There is a surprising amount of interaction between the characters, which you and your friends can roleplay up as campy as you want. The game can be pretty tough, requiring some tactics with the players, but satisfyingly so. The only complaint I have is that only Chapter I is available right now, but that's what you get with Early Access titles, right?
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Chaogeo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just bought, downloaded and tried this, what an epic concept!
Seems to work fine, will be playing properly this weekend with friends!
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Mr. Tubby
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Surprisingly fun. Now I only need some friends to play it with.
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Neoflyguy
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This game is really fun! Me and my friend went through the first few chapters as a Crusader and Assaasin. We can't get enough of this game
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Somebody
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
Loved the game, enjoyed the free steam-card that was given out. Might find a friend who could use the 2nd one :D
It's a fantastic mobile control game with the point of playing in a party with others by a lan-connection.
#DreamHackAustin
#EonAltarGreatness
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Otung
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I was a bit weary of this purchase since it required a phone/tablet to play. I wasn't sure what to expect but for $5 why not? I'd have to admit it ended up being the best $5 I've speant on Steam and I will deffinitely be purchasing the other Episodes.

On the surface it is a typical Semi-Turn Based RPG. The combat, leveling and controls are simple, yet still fun. Controls are fine and the story is great. Where this really starts to seperate itself from the pack is where the cell phone and Role Play elements come in. You actually take on the role of your character. You are privately given information on your cellphone about your character's thoughts and motives. You then can make decisions on what actions to take and/or information to share with the rest of the group. The phone then prompts you with lines to read out loud to your friends. This additional roleplaying element really adds a unique layer of fun not found in any other game I've come across.

TL;DR DnD Lite - Buy It
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Tutes3
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
I spent an hour at PAX east 2016 just playing the survival mode with friends. the story mode is well written and has variations depending on the heroes your party chose to play. The script prompts and secret information can be made even better if you have friends who enjoy roleplaying games as much as you do. I've played the first episode a couple times now, with different groups. the episodic nature means that you're going to want to revisit the game again and again.

visually beautiful and the sound track is perfect.

the controller set up is fun, but runs a little better on an tablet than a smartphone. I play on a 5S, which is easy enough to use and a doesn't negatively impact playability, but I'm a little jeleous of my co-ops who are playing on an ipad.

great fun, can't wait for next episode.
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Sidonas
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Man..really neat idea, very fun already, and the iphone controller which I was worried would be forgettable and gimmicky is actually really well done. Didnt even have to think about it, as soon as I received my email I downloaded this immediately. My only disappointment is that its local co-op ONLY..weird imo. Don't get me wrong..we lack couch co-op in TOO many games these days, but..to have couch co-op..and NOT online co-op..so..so weird..and..just..why? o.0 baffles the mind. Really hoping they add the option later maybe, and hoping they don't take too too long to release the other chapters of the game. Otherwise..great and simple..easy to figure out fun..damn good. Definately get it..now..esp..its only like 5 dollah..so..Holla.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past day
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
First off if you are the type of guy on a late weekend night just chilling with your Bros and wanting a game to geek out and play and go hard on then Eon Altar is the game for you. You play the game with your smart phone any will do and then from there you can have your friends place and they will be on the same screen as you. Now lets get into the reveiw:

Pros:
-Great Story: Each character has a reason and a story which in turn gives multiple play throughs and comps as a group a lot of fun.
-Talent tree: All abilities and Crafting is done on a unique tree lane base talent system which causes you to build your character how you like.
-Combat: Tricky and actually requires strats, you can accidently hit your friend in a AOE spell and kill them or have to plan unique ways to run across the field to ressurect your friend in time while avoidng millons of guys. Safe to say polish combat.
-Branching Chats:Fun choices in picking dialog and can cause changes to overall story.
-App works so GOOD: app is really precise and combat and navigation through the app is fine

Cons:
-Lag: Some weaker computers have lag in cutscenes and areas with large events.
-Requires Smartphone: Some phones might be just to slow for that stuff.
-Personal Story takes to long: Most characters personal story takes long time to show and some characters don't get any story included til later and kinda feels like you are left out.
-Phone Movement can be weird: Sometimes movement in areas with alot of objects or tight spaces like burning buildings can be tough and near impossible to walk through unhurt or not bumping into walls.
-Map needed: You will get lost so many times in the game and often lose where you need to go.

Conclusion: Great game for group play, has a tough wall to jump with having to share a screen so a hdmi cable to a tv is highly suggested but all and all the game is great and worth the money trust me its a good purchase even if bought for solo play.

Grade: 8.5/10

Check out my Youtube Channel Chrisslayer1 for footage on youtube to give the gameplay a further look.
Will be posted 6/22/16 afternoon.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Surprisingly fun. Now I only need some friends to play it with.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Finally, an awesome co-op tactical game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I was a bit weary of this purchase since it required a phone/tablet to play. I wasn't sure what to expect but for $5 why not? I'd have to admit it ended up being the best $5 I've speant on Steam and I will deffinitely be purchasing the other Episodes.

On the surface it is a typical Semi-Turn Based RPG. The combat, leveling and controls are simple, yet still fun. Controls are fine and the story is great. Where this really starts to seperate itself from the pack is where the cell phone and Role Play elements come in. You actually take on the role of your character. You are privately given information on your cellphone about your character's thoughts and motives. You then can make decisions on what actions to take and/or information to share with the rest of the group. The phone then prompts you with lines to read out loud to your friends. This additional roleplaying element really adds a unique layer of fun not found in any other game I've come across.

TL;DR DnD Lite - Buy It
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Just purchased and it works like it says it does. Can't wait to get some friends over!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 23
Now this is a cleverly designed game. The control scheme is reminiscent of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles or Four Swords except instead of everyone needing a Gameboy, use your phones. Everyone's got one of those! There is a surprising amount of interaction between the characters, which you and your friends can roleplay up as campy as you want. The game can be pretty tough, requiring some tactics with the players, but satisfyingly so. The only complaint I have is that only Chapter I is available right now, but that's what you get with Early Access titles, right?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 7 days
27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I was hesitant at first when I saw it was a phone game, but my fiance and I just played through the first level and it's fantastic even with a party of 2.

I wouldn't recommend playing paladin + mage as your party of 2 though... especially with someone you love. Let's just say we got a bit too in to our characters.

But! It was still a ton of fun and I will be recommending this game to many friends.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 4
So after reading other reviews of this game I was a little wary about what I might be getting myself in to. However seeing the low price tag on it and really liking the concept behind the game I decided to try it and I am very glad that I did.

Lets start with what Eon Altar is. It is at its core a well thought out way for people to play a game co-operatively in a relaxed setting. The game can be as fast paced or as slow as you need it to be and it is very easy to learn. I sat down with my wife after purchasing the game and we both loaded up a character and dove right in. Now I have been a gamer since I was old enough to hold a controler and tall enough to reach a joystick in an arcade, but my wife not so much. Her gaming resume consists of a little Halo 3 and a little bit of racing. She did have a problem getting the hang of moving her character around but I found it to be no issue at all. The controls were responsive and apart from the occasional phone lock-up (due to low battery) it all felt very smooth and a bit nostalgic.

The game is quite fun as well. They do a decent job of teaching you how to play, and you get little mini "walkthroughs" on your phone as you progress. The flow of the game reminds me very much of the classic Gauntlet style games. You move through maps as a group, there are things to loot, items to find, money to spend on upgrades and skills, and fun conversations to be had.

Pros:
-Easy to jump in and play
-Lovely environemnts
-Turn based combat (this allows you and your friends time to plan and fight)
-Spoken voice conversations!!! (You are fed lines to read out load as your character for conversation purposes, the NPCs will talk to you via the game and then you pick options and you can then read a few lines outloud for your friends to hear. This includes your characters knowledge of of lore in the game.)
-Easy to learn
-Personal and group goals (you can keep the personal ones secret from your buddies)
-D&D style skills and upgrades

Cons:
-Phone program can lock up (fixed by force closing it and reopening it, then rejoining the game)
-Personal goals are marked by a colored circle that corrosponds to your character. It was hard for my wife (and me) to see some of her markers unless we got really close to them. The dark purple was hard to see in the environment.
-Playing a new character can slow the game down as you may need to read through abilities and upgrades available while your friends wait for you.
-very addicting (we did not want to stop playing despite needing to sleep for work tomorrow)
-Lack of early healing items. They are there, but they seem to be just enough to squeek by, however death and respawns in the game are prepared for with "respawn" as you progress.
-It is a bit easy to charge ahead of the group too and aggro enemies while your buddies get stuck a bit off screen.

Overall I would give this an 8/10 as it stands now and for an early access game that is pretty awesome. The price can't be beat either and as more of the game becomes available it will just get better. Can't wait to play it some more.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 4
*Note: I'm submitting my thoughts, which may or may not give much detail on the game itself, but rather my experience playing.

I played like maybe 15-30 mins of the game and at first I thought "Well the controls need work but it is still in Early Access" Then I realized that I was just doing it wrong, lol. As the game continued I realized that this is a game that would be better played with friends and that I'm going to spoil it for myself if I keep playing so I shut it off.

I then proceeded to tell a friend about the game, which she then purchased, and then bought the game as a gift for another friend with a big screen tv!

At first it may take a little getting used to looking at your phone/tablet and the tv/monitor but this "inconvenience" is easily forgiveable after you see just why it is so important to have your own screen that no one else can see. Making moral decisions and then actually being your character and reading out your lines for your friends to hear feels like it's only bringing you closer to the game and no long a voyeur just looking in. I hope this game is able to make enough for sequels or DLC cause this seems like the evolution to tabletop, and I'd hate to see it stop here.
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44 of 59 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 6
In my opinion, the idea of creating a roleplaying game that stresses the social elements of a game night with friends is a very promising endeavour and some of Eon Altar's more innovative aspects certainly point in the right direction: The game controls through phones and tablets work surprisingly well and the fact that each player is requested to read out the dialogue of their character by themselves and receives individual and sometimes secret information or quests through their personal device adds an interesting and enjoyable social dynamic to the game.

However, how some reviewers got the idea of comparing it to an actual "Dungeons & Dragons" experience or even just to traditional PC roleplaying games is completely beyond my grasp. I am not suggesting, that it is a good idea in the first place, to hold the game to high standards like that and I recognize that it wasn't even designed to offer D&D-like experiences, but since a number of people have remarked on this positively, I feel compelled to say, that even though the game offers some light pastime for a short while, many of its aspects are very disappointing:

The aesthetics are infantile,
the story and the characters are uninspired and simply boring,
the dialogues and descriptions are written in a preposterously horrible fashion,
the game mechanics are far too simple for an enjoyable role-playing game experience, yet the game itself is too long to offer just a light and amusing game night pastime for one evening or so.


In the end, the game suffers from the fundamental problem of wanting to be both: An actual roleplaying-game and an easily approachable social game. My hope is, however, that the idea of local-coop rpgs stressing a social dynamic as attempted in Eon Altar, doesn't die with this game, but will be developed in a more sophisticated way in the future.
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