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iPad: Introducing Fates Forever - a MOBA exclusively for tablets

06-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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Introducing Fates Forever - a MOBA exclusively for tablets

Hey Everyone!
Me and my friends have been working for the last year building a game for gamers on tablets and we're *finally* ready to share it with you!

The inspiration for our game Fates Forever (and company, Hammer & Chisel), is born out of the notion that LOTS of people are buying tablets but there aren't that many really great deep, complex games for core gamers (although Kingdom Rush and The Room are freaking awesome). So... we took a step back and analyzed where we think great games come from. And our conclusion is new user interaction paradigms. Nintendo is a great example of this: they took mario and over the years reinterpreted the game with new user interfaces (d-pad, then shoulder buttons, then analog stick, then a pointer). Halo was a reinterpretation of PC FPS. Guitar Hero of the many music games in Japan.

We looked around at what great games we've been playing and that we think we could reinterpret for tablets. We picked the MOBA genre (like league of legends and DoTA). The idea of using gestures to pull off skill shots sounded like a great way to play. And it turns out (from our Alpha playtesting) that it's a lot of fun and different in cool way!

And without further adieu, here's the first screenshot of our game: Fates Forever. Coming exclusively to tablets (starting with iPad 2, 3, 4, and Mini... eventually Android) this summer!

Let us know what you think!!! Ahhhh!

- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman, Hammer & Chisel

P.S. if you want to learn more TUAW did a fantastic write up here.

- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel

Last edited by jasoncitron; 06-06-2013 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Shrank the screenshot to fit in TA forum layout
06-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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Do you need testers? Or is that all taken care of?

06-06-2013, 02:50 PM
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It looks great.

Unfortunately, it's in the wrong subforum. Can a mod move it to Upcoming iPad Games?
06-06-2013, 02:56 PM
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Location: San Francisco
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Doh. Thank you mod. :-)

@MrMojoRisin yeah we are accepting testers. just head to www.fatesforever.com and sign up with your email. we'll be reaching out to that mailing list shortly for playtesters.

- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel
06-06-2013, 07:32 PM
Sounds pretty cool, can't wait to see some more screens or even a video! I signed up for your mailing list. Good Luck, cant wait to see it in action.

Edit: Not sure what payment model you guys are going with but if its going to be F2P with IAP I highly suggest checking out Solstice Arena. In Solstice Arena all characters can be bought with currency earned in game, thought their is the option to just pay if you don't wanna grind out games. The best skins are IAP only which I think works great. Once again, Good Luck

Currenlty Playing:
Pokemon Omega Ruby,Warhammer Quest
Work Ahahaha......

Last edited by Rubyjourney; 06-06-2013 at 07:37 PM.
06-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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Signed up for play testing
I am definitely going to keep my eye in this one.
06-07-2013, 04:04 AM
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Will suport for ios 5.0 ?
06-07-2013, 05:11 AM
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Color me interested.

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06-07-2013, 08:48 AM
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Looks like I need to make some space for this game...

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06-09-2013, 06:36 PM
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Hey! Thanks so much everyone for signing up! We are really surprised and humbled by the positive response to the preview. Some answers...

Originally Posted by thudoi View Post
Will suport for ios 5.0 ?
Unfortunately no. The game doesn't specifically require iOS6, but it does not support the first generation iPad. In the App Store, apple requires developers to indicate support by iOS version NOT by device. So, in order to not support the first gen iPad, we have to indicate iOS6 support. Sorry about that ;-/ Hopefully you can get a new iPad to play!

Edit: Not sure what payment model you guys are going with but if its going to be F2P with IAP ...
We are being very careful about how we do F2P. We're making a point to implement it respectfully. That means two things: 1) You will never be forced to stop playing... so no garbage energy mechanics. 2) You will only be able to pay for options, never power (that means, even things like the Potions in Solstice will not be there). We want to make sure if you start a match you are NEVER at a disadvantage because you didn't spend money. This is essentially what League of Legends and Magic The Gathering do.


- Jason Citron
- Founding Craftsman at Hammer & Chisel

Last edited by jasoncitron; 06-09-2013 at 06:36 PM. Reason: slight corrections