Your smartphone is your character! Eon Altar brings modern technology to the social experience of couch co-op gaming. Voice your character, choose which secrets to keep and what lies to tell. Gather your friends, order the pizza and descend to the depths of the Eon Altar!
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Very Positive (437) - 91% of the 437 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 22, 2016

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Episode 1: The Battle for Tarnum

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February 2

An Unfortunately Abrupt Ending

We understand that a lot of the vocal and supportive members of our Eon Altar community have wondered just when the next episode would be coming out, and we’ve been quiet about it for way too long. I’ll hit with the bad news first – Flying Helmet Games won’t be developing any new content for Eon Altar. In other words, there won't be a Season Two.

In 2012, Lukas and I had a crazy idea to use mobile devices to re-imagine the tabletop RPG in a way that digital games had been unable to, to that date. We were extremely fortunate to find a team of friends, ex co-workers and ardent supporters to help us in our cause, and even more fortunate to receive the funding we needed to get started, partly from family and friends, and in a very large part, from Creative BC and the Canada Media Fund. I can only look back at the hard work our team did to release an innovative new way of playing games with friends, and be incredibly grateful for the outpouring of positive support from our community. Our review score on Steam makes me undeniably proud.

But this has been a hard journey. Many of you know about our unsuccessful Eon Altar Kickstarter in 2013. This nearly stopped us, and certainly forced us to make some dramatic design decisions. We doubled down on using our resources to complete a season, or 3 episodes of darn good story, in hopes that we’d be able to secure more funding and/or see reasonable success in Early Access and launch. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

The past year has hit us pretty hard. Our skeleton crew worked a ton to make sure our 2nd and 3rd episodes went out without a hitch. As sales cratered, we tried one last Kickstarter for a simple top-down shooter with a twist. We hoped a bit of support for SPARK:Resistance could help us bring back a few team members to help us finish some more episodes of Eon Altar down the road, but when that campaign fizzled, we were out of options. The last of our staff have gone on to other endeavors, and I wish us all good fortune.

Perhaps you and your party just got to the end of Episode 3 and have logged more than a few hours in the arenas waiting for the next part of our story to continue. You’re probably disappointed, mad, furious with us and I understand. This has been our lives for 5 or more years now, and there probably isn’t anyone more excited to see what’s on the other side of that floating bridge than me.

Yes, we made a lot of mistakes, and absolutely we’re going to learn from them, and we’re sorry to let you down. You may, justifiably, be thinking of writing a scathing Steam review.

However! If you’ve played Eon Altar and liked it, if you think this innovative game-play deserves more: Please tell your friends to try our game. The prelude’s still free! We might never finish this story, but your positivity might give us an opportunity to try again – or give a new, intrepid studio a chance to take this idea somewhere new.

Thanks for your support,
Scott Penner
Lead Developer
Flying Helmet Games
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“Eon Altar is an interesting, innovative, and modern spin on the idea of pen and paper RPGs, but using the advantage of a digital medium. It's a hybrid of both, a combination, arguably the best of both worlds.”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Overall, there’s a really great story being told with Eon Altar, and it’s told in an creative and interactive way.”
Brash Games

“Purchase it, play it, and see how multiplayer RPG's should be made these days.”
Keen Gamer

Mobile Enhanced

Eon Altar requires each player to download the free Controller App to play, available on the App Store and Google Play.

Local Wifi is required to connect the Controller Apps to the Eon Altar core game. Internet Access is not required.

iOS: iPhone 4s or later, iPad Mini, iPad 2 or later. Requires iOS8 or later.
Android: 512mb of RAM and Jellybean 4.1 or later.


Purchase the Season Pass to unlock Episode One, Episode Two and Episode 3 (available now).

For those who've yet to try Eon Altar, we now allow folks play the Prelude for free! Check out the demo link on the side of the store page to grab the game and try it right now!

  • Chapter 1 - The Portal Obsinate
  • Chapter 2 - The Wolf of Yriel
  • Combat Arena - The Hall of Penitence

  • Chapter 1 - Together We Fall
  • Chapter 2 - The Safehold
  • Combat Arena - The Cultist Rising

  • Chapter 1 - The Paths of Madness
  • Chapter 2 - Hall of the Builders

About This Game

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

Explore the lavish dungeons and tunnels that stretch below Tarnum 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.

Your smartphone is your character

  • Receive personalized secret thoughts from your character direct to your smartphone
  • Choose whether to share personal information with your friends or use it against them
  • Upgrade and manage your character without interrupting other players
  • Control the action from your smartphone with context sensitive information

Couch co-op role-playing game

  • Connect your mobile devices to a central platform to coordinate tactics and movement
  • Play together with up to three friends, or play by yourself in solo mode
  • Work with your friends, or betray them as you race to fulfill your destiny
  • Defeat legendary enemies in exciting tactical turn-based combat

An epic story of friendship and betrayal

  • Experience an epic quest in nine episodic installments filled with action and surprise
  • Explore a deep, compelling, and original sword-and-sorcery fantasy world
  • Interact with enemies, allies, and your friends by acting out your character's lines
  • Make impactful choices and forge your own destiny

Fully-realized, immersive gameplay experience

  • Gorgeous art and atmospheric environments
  • Intricate, ancient, and original fantasy setting
  • NPCs are fully voice acted, but you voice your own character
  • Epic soundtrack by composer Tom Salta, known for his work on the Halo series

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

Mac OS X
    • OS: 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 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.1 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
    • 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
    • OS: OS X 10.11 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750M / or AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 1024 VRAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Local WiFi Connection
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