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iPad: Fates Forever MOBA - Unveiling first playable hero!

11-04-2013, 02:47 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 57
Fates Forever MOBA - Unveiling first playable hero!

Hey Everyone,
Jason here from Hammer & Chisel. For the last year we have been working on a MOBA reinterpreted exclusively for tablets called Fates Forever.

We're not quite ready to launch yet but today I am excited to begin unveiling some content for everyone. To kick things off, here is a gameplay overview of our first playable contestant: Renwil, The Gluttonous Warthog. Checkout the video below to learn more about how he'll play!



If you happen to live in Europe, we are running a Public Alpha in a few countries. So check your local app store and see if you can join in!

Also if you missed it, here is a link to the trailer: http://youtube.com/watch?v=5Qscs6ezrEE

- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel
11-04-2013, 03:16 PM
#2
Looks pretty decent so far, though I'm not sure how appealing it is to start with a giant pig lol. And why alpha only in Europe? Sigh.

Also curious what the selling points are of this game over, say, Heroes of Order and Chaos?

11-04-2013, 04:46 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 22
Looks great, excited to see it!
Like not seeing a typical fantasy hero - giant pigs are rather unusual
11-04-2013, 07:02 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Tip of the hat.

I can't wait for this game to come out. Ignore the naysayers that tell you there's no room for another MOBA on iOS -- there most certainly is. Heroes of Order & Chaos feels like a complete LoL clone that was coerced onto a tablet. There's also that stupid goblin and his daily reward slot machine, ugh, seriously? I feel like the game dev community can do better than making games that insult a user's intelligence and time. Thank you and everyone else at Hammer & Chisel for having the stones to take a stab at making a quality tablet game.
11-05-2013, 06:13 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by bitsoda View Post
I can't wait for this game to come out. Ignore the naysayers that tell you there's no room for another MOBA on iOS -- there most certainly is. Heroes of Order & Chaos feels like a complete LoL clone that was coerced onto a tablet. There's also that stupid goblin and his daily reward slot machine, ugh, seriously? I feel like the game dev community can do better than making games that insult a user's intelligence and time. Thank you and everyone else at Hammer & Chisel for having the stones to take a stab at making a quality tablet game.
Have you actually played this game already? How exactly do you know it's a "quality tablet game" when all they've shown is a short trailer and a character profile video that is pretty much identical to the way LoL does theirs? As far as I can tell, it's also an LoL clone that's being put on a tablet. Frankly I don't know if a touch/tablet interface is suitable for a MOBA, but hopefully these guys will be the ones to prove it is.

Don't get me wrong, I have high hopes for this game too, but it just seems a bit premature to be jumping on the fanboy wagon...
11-06-2013, 01:12 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2013
Location: Unicorn Land
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This game is pretty good, I should know, I've played it. I mean, the game is just starting let it have time to grow.
11-11-2013, 09:44 AM
#7
Hopefully this public alpha spreads to a few more countries heh.

Edit: I cheated and made an account in the mystery country

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Last edited by Rubyjourney; 11-11-2013 at 10:10 AM.
11-16-2013, 02:32 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitsoda View Post
I can't wait for this game to come out. Ignore the naysayers that tell you there's no room for another MOBA on iOS -- there most certainly is. Heroes of Order & Chaos feels like a complete LoL clone that was coerced onto a tablet. There's also that stupid goblin and his daily reward slot machine, ugh, seriously? I feel like the game dev community can do better than making games that insult a user's intelligence and time. Thank you and everyone else at Hammer & Chisel for having the stones to take a stab at making a quality tablet game.
lol... I agree. We're not attempting to make gimmicks. Me and my teammates are gamers and really just want to bring a fantastic game that we can play for hours with our friends to tablets.

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Originally Posted by rittchard View Post
Looks pretty decent so far, though I'm not sure how appealing it is to start with a giant pig lol. And why alpha only in Europe? Sigh.

Also curious what the selling points are of this game over, say, Heroes of Order and Chaos?
Well, a few things:
1) Since FF is tablet only, we are able to make some really fun controls. All of the skillshots are gesture based (drawing, flicking, aiming, etc.). And the basic movement & picking controls are simple but intuitive for a tablet... they don't involve buttons.
2) We are attempting to build the game with some soul. By that I mean we pay very close attention to the craftsmanship of the whole game experience. Everything from the integrated character designs to the impact sound effects. We have tried very hard to make a cohesive, immersive world you can get lost in while you play.
3) FF is not "money grabbing." It is free to play, but done respectfully. Most importantly we have two design tenants in this area. Pay for Options, not for Power. And The Game Never Makes You Stop Playing. So you can play forever, for free. Our business model is very similar to LoL with weekly hero rotations.
4) We really care about fostering a great community. I spend a significant amount of my day hanging out with players from FF on our forums and making sure that their voice is heard inside the walls of our development studio. We have a blast making the game, but ultimately its for all of you... :-)


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Originally Posted by Rubyjourney View Post
Hopefully this public alpha spreads to a few more countries heh.

Edit: I cheated and made an account in the mystery country
Nice work! I hope you've been having fun!

- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel
11-16-2013, 02:34 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 57
Unveiling the SECOND playable character!

Oh and here's a fun treat... the second playable Contestant in Fates Forever! Dim's first skill is a really fun gesture. Watch the video to check him out. Tell us what you think!


- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel
11-16-2013, 10:02 AM
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Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6
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looks great ! congratz jason and the team
looking forward to it ...

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... Your cities razed shall be, their dwellers expelled ...
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Last edited by MadWraith; 11-16-2013 at 10:04 AM.