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Elder Sign: Omens is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch
Elder Sign: Omens | Published 31 October 2011

Immediately upon beholding this amulet we knew that we must possess it; that this treasure alone was our logical pelf from the centuried grave. Even had its outlines been unfamiliar we would have desired it, but as we looked more closely we saw that it was not wholly unfamiliar. [...] All too well did we trace the sinister lineaments [...] drawn from some obscure supernatural manifestation of the souls of those who vexed and gnawed at the dead.
      – H.P. Lovecraft, The Hound

Otherworldly terrors are breaking through to our dimension, and only you and your team of intrepid investigators can gather the ancient weapons necessary to send them back to the abyss from whence they came...

Now available for iPhone and iPod touch

Elder Sign: Omens, a game for your digital device, is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch through Apple’s iTunes store (the iPad, Mac OS X, and Android versions will be available very soon)!

Elder Sign: Omens allows players to build the perfect team of up to four intrepid investigators as they work to prevent the emergence of Azathoth, the demon god of the unnamable void. His arrival will surely spell the end of human existence, but if you can use your investigators’ skills wisely, you’ll stave off destruction. All sixteen of Elder Sign’s unique investigators stand ready to face these otherworldly horrors; control any number of them in your own solo game, or “pass and play” with your friends.

To whet your appetite, we’ve put together this brief video overview. Take a look, then head to the iTunes store to start your download:

Click the above image to launch the video trailer (QuickTime, 9.4 MB).
You can also view it on YouTube.

Noteworthy differences

But remember, 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Can you stand against the impending arrival of Azathoth? Download Elder Sign: Omens for your iPhone or iPod touch, and look for the iPad, Mac OS X, and Android versions very soon.

Elder Sign: Omens is a digital device application that lets you recreate the horrifying tension of Elder Sign wherever you go. Pass and play with up to three of your friends, or try to best your previous attempts with the detailed scoring system. With Elder Sign: Omens, there’s no escaping the horrors of the Ancient Ones.

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Published: 10/31/2011 10:21:57 PM

Universal Head can apparently summarize both the rules to my games and my feelings about some whiners.


Also, played it twice tonight.


A good deal at twice the price.

Published: 10/31/2011 9:44:13 PM

I know I should wait for the iPad version, but I'm fighting every urge to no go ahead and buy the iPhone one.

Published: 10/31/2011 9:15:28 PM

If there's anything more boring and childish than people going on and on about the superiority of the platform they decided to buy into as opposed to others, I haven't yet discovered it. Keep your tedious prejudices to yourself, for the love of the Old Ones. Us sane people are all sick of hearing about it, especially on a site where we would hope we could escape these pointless, inane comments for a brief moment and think about fun games instead. Keep whinging and we'll get nothing people. We're all getting better and cheaper technology and applications than people only a few decades ago could even imagine, so STOP WHINING! 

I can't stand it. Sheesh.

Published: 10/31/2011 8:13:03 PM

FFG has already opened a gate to my pocket, and my wallet.

Published: 10/31/2011 7:50:25 PM

 @ Ilmyryn. Looking at the iTunes store the current version is compatible with iPad, but it is made for the best experience with the smaller devices. So far I haven't seen FFG disclose what the differences are going to be for the iPad version, but for $3 extra I hope we get something. 

Published: 10/31/2011 6:52:51 PM

 This is great news!

Will the iPad version be a separate download, or will the existing app be made into a iPhone, iPod, iPad version?

I would prefer the iPad version and don't want to have to buy it twice.

Published: 10/31/2011 6:34:45 PM

It's comical to me that it says "...and look for the iPad, Mac OS X, and Android versions very soon.", and people will still find cause to complain.

Published: 10/31/2011 5:46:44 PM

Thanks for the Halloween gift. Downloading now.

Published: 10/31/2011 5:46:39 PM

 Where is the iPad version?

Published: 10/31/2011 5:45:51 PM

 CrApple...yeah, they know jack about design and how to use computers. Riiiiiiight.

Published: 10/31/2011 5:41:40 PM

Have to agree with the sentiments about Android users being overlooked. Some of us have more sense than to use something made by CrApple.

Published: 10/31/2011 5:34:43 PM

Jeez....I am so sick and tired of Android playing "second fiddle" with these developers. Are Android users going to pay the SAME AMOUNT as iOS users do? Or are we going to get screwed there as well?

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