App description: **iPhone 3GS or later device required**

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The tense excitement of Elder Sign is now available for iPhone/iPod Touch! Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep all-powerful Ancient Ones from invading our world through a museums arcane exhibits!

*Build a team of unique investigators*
*Explore an ever-changing museum*
*Face challenging arcane tasks*
*Save the world from absolute destruction*
*Expand the horror with exciting in-app purchases*

Can you stand against the impending arrival of a malevolent Ancient One?


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:

-A limited number of available Ancient Ones streamlines the game play experience while offering adjustable levels of difficulty. Face Yig in normal mode, Azathoth in difficult mode, or Cthulhu in very hard mode (in-app purchase required to face Cthulhu).
-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.

goiMot's comments:


11-02-2011, 07:28 AM
#91
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I've actually only played with a random selection of the maximum amount of investigators. I like having to adjust my strategies to what I've been dealt. Granted, it's more difficult, but I like the challenge. I felt a nice sense of accomplishment when I finally won.

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11-02-2011, 07:34 AM
#92
hi guys, I've played another game with these tips in mind. still lost with overall score of 750. managed to solve a few of the challenges, i think 5, previously it was 1.

I think i stood a higher chance whenever I'm with the investigator who can conjure up to 1 or more yellow/red glyphs to increase my chance.

but overall, still learning my way around. e.g. no idea what monsters do and some of the mid night effect, I've been hit by one of them constantly giving -2 prize (forgot what it was, tokens) to all investigators.

it's a slower game than i think but a definite welcome. I wish someone would make "Betrayals: house on the hill" by Avalon games as well, that's 1 randomized board game kinda game which should benefit greatly with asynchronous multiplayer that gamecenter now supports.

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11-02-2011, 08:17 AM
#93
Very fun

Yes, this game is challenging, but I have been burning up my phone batteries with it lately. Finally won a few games (5,000 points!) but unlike many games, this one makes you really work for it.

If the dev is around, we're waiting for iPad! (Well, universal would be wonderful, but I'll consider the double-dip for this one). Also, any chance of getting other Elders in there? The box game mentions several, all with different Sign and Doom counts. Also, there's a "final round" attack when they awake, which would be nice in an update too ...

The game is very worth it as-is, though. I'm having a lot of fun with it, though I was initially put off by the price tag. Anyone attempt a sort of multi-player? Maybe pass-and-play? This game would be great over gamecenter match ups. I love the cooperative aspect; it's really refreshing to play as a team (even if it's a team of one... )
11-02-2011, 08:22 AM
#94
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Originally Posted by nekros View Post
Yes, this game is challenging, but I have been burning up my phone batteries with it lately. Finally won a few games (5,000 points!) but unlike many games, this one makes you really work for it.

If the dev is around, we're waiting for iPad! (Well, universal would be wonderful, but I'll consider the double-dip for this one). Also, any chance of getting other Elders in there? The box game mentions several, all with different Sign and Doom counts. Also, there's a "final round" attack when they awake, which would be nice in an update too ...

The game is very worth it as-is, though. I'm having a lot of fun with it, though I was initially put off by the price tag. Anyone attempt a sort of multi-player? Maybe pass-and-play? This game would be great over gamecenter match ups. I love the cooperative aspect; it's really refreshing to play as a team (even if it's a team of one... )

No, as stated in the app's description, they designed it for iOS / Android on purpose with only Azathoth starring.
I say Azathoth is already more than enough of a threat.

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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.
11-03-2011, 05:56 AM
#95
Anyone else encountered this bug? I played a few games whereby when attempting an adventure, my investigator successfully completes it but either went insane or died. the transition screen where the blinds closes from top and bottom and it wouldn't open back to the map.... i had to close the app and relaunch.

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11-03-2011, 06:13 AM
#96
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
No, as stated in the app's description, they designed it for iOS / Android on purpose with only Azathoth starring.
I say Azathoth is already more than enough of a threat.
Well, they SAY that "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."

But the REAL reason that Azzie is the only Great Old One (or GOO, as we call them on boardgamegeek.com. lol) in Omens is that he is the only one that does not have a final battle if he awakens, since you automatically lose. Also, he doesn't have any extra in game effects like the others do.

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Originally Posted by kitkeat View Post
Anyone else encountered this bug? I played a few games whereby when attempting an adventure, my investigator successfully completes it but either went insane or died. the transition screen where the blinds closes from top and bottom and it wouldn't open back to the map.... i had to close the app and relaunch.
Yes, several other people are reporting this bug as well. Hopefully they are aware of it and will fix it.
11-03-2011, 07:13 AM
#97
Joined: Feb 2009
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Originally Posted by kitkeat View Post
Anyone else encountered this bug? I played a few games whereby when attempting an adventure, my investigator successfully completes it but either went insane or died. the transition screen where the blinds closes from top and bottom and it wouldn't open back to the map.... i had to close the app and relaunch.
Yes I have! Like the game didn't know whether to go to the death screen or the mission completed...so it does neither.

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11-03-2011, 03:12 PM
#98
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Elder Sign: Omens - iPhone - HD Gameplay Trailer:

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First few Minutes of Gameplay/Tutorials.
11-03-2011, 03:49 PM
#99
Totally bought this game on Halloween night and had some time yesterday to finally try it. I like it. I like the video tutorials that give you the basics and how there is a built in guide for more details. Also impressed by the production values. I feel good supporting them at their launch price and hope it encourages them to bring out more of their boardgames as iOS games.

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11-03-2011, 04:26 PM
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iPAD VERSION IS OUT!

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