|Elder Sign: Omens | Published 03 November 2011||Rating||22 votes|
Likewise are there dread survivals of things older and more potent than man; things that have blasphemously straggled down through the aeons to ages never meant for them; monstrous entities that have lain sleeping endlessly in incredible crypts and remote caverns, outside the laws of reason and causation, and ready to be waked by such blasphemers as shall know their dark forbidden signs and furtive passwords.
– H.P. Lovecraft and William Lumley, "The Diary of Alonzo Typer"
Earlier this week, we warned you of horrifying otherworldly gates opening in the vicinity of iPhone and iPod touch owners, drawing them into other worlds for hours on end. Now, this phenomenon has spread! Elder Sign: Omens, the digital application based on Richard Launius and Kevin Wilson’s popular dice game, is now available for your Android, iPad, and Mac OS X device (in addition to your iPhone and iPod touch). Click the applicable link below to begin your download and experience the horrors of the museum.
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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:
Click the above image to launch the video trailer (QuickTime, 9.4 MB).
You can also view it on YouTube.
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:
Can you stand against the impending arrival of Azathoth? Download Elder Sign: Omens today!
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.
If anything this threads shows nicely why FFG was reluctant to suport Android... These incompatibility issues seem like a mess.
Just click again on the name of the adventure and choose to fail when you get to a dead end. I had the same prob. but stumbled upon this while fiddling with the interface.
Just finished my first play through on iPad. Wow.... I got devoured... But had fun being nibbled down to the marrow of my investigators bones. Fun game and well worth the price!
Thank you. I have bought this app for Android.
From technical point I am bothered by long loading times on HTC Desire.
From design point, why do I have to roll the dice, even though I have no chance to succeed in the task? E.g. three perils needed, and I have only two dice left? Also I have not found a way to focus (as per card game), but that is maybe just me.
@JonHook: I had the same problem, but you can reach it through the Appstore link in FFG's article above. Weird glitch.
Bought an Android tablet very much with one eye on this. Only to find this morning to my dismay that my tablet's not supported by the Android Marketplace. Please, please, please make this available via some other outlets - for example, Amazon's Android app store, or seeded down to some of the cut-down market places the manufacturers create? Thanks!
I hope Fantasy Flight ports the android version over to BlackBerry for use on PlayBook
thanks FFG, i'll be at the flgs later today and elder sign omens will garner lots of love from all the ipad owners
not compatible with my LG Optimus One (android 2.2.1) :( It Sucks!!!
The game installed to my SD card by default.
Working great on my Galaxy S II.
Whatsmore - avaiable for HTC Desire and not for HTC Desire S? Really cannot understand it...
Can somebody explain this, please?
Avaiable for old Nexus One and for SE Arc and not avaiable for HTC Desire S? Come on! Desire S is (a little) newer and faster than Arc! And the case of SGS. What this is about?