The final chapter in Adera’s first season, Episode 5 – A New Light, is finally available! This episode is by far the largest and most epic in the series. We’ve spent a ton of time polishing it and making it awesome for you, so if you’ve played the previous episodes be sure to grab this season finale and let us know what you think. To gain access to the new episode just update your app if you already have it, or download it from the Windows Store if you’re a new user.
If you’re new to Adera, this release also features a Collector’s Edition which gives you access to all 5 episodes of the season at a discounted price and an in-game strategy guide for each episode. It also includes some extra features in Adera’s main hub, including special backgrounds, wallpapers, music tracks, concept art, and a gag reel. This is a great deal for newcomers, and is appropriately discounted for those who have already purchased some episodes of Adera.
It’s been a long ride since we started work on Adera, but the long hours and hard work have paid off greatly. We’re very proud of how the first season and especially Episode 5 has turned out. We hope you feel the same way. At present, plans for a second season have not been determined, but we will definitely keep you posted as new information comes in. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the first season!
For those of you that like hidden object and town-building games a la Gardens of Time or Farmville, try out HitPoint’s own Seaside Hideaway on Facebook. Play hidden objects games to unlock items you can use to help restore a sleepy seaside village into its former glory. Build up your perfect seaside getaway and help your friends build up their own. You can visit your friends’ towns and challenge them to see who has the better eye for spying things. It’s free to play and a lot of fun. Just hit the Play Game button on the community page. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Also, here’s some insider information for you. HitPoint is hard at work bringing Seaside to iOS! We hope to have it in the App Store by early fall. So if you like Seaside and you own an iPad or iPhone be on the lookout for an announcement from us about Seaside being available on your mobile device soon!
One of HitPoint’s original games, Guardians of Magic HD, is now available in the App Store for iPad. A beautiful and captivating puzzle adventure, Guardians represents the hard work of a great team at HitPoint doing what they do best. The charming art style and thoughtful gameplay make Guardians a perfect addition to your iPad’s game collection. Here’s an excerpt from the store description of Guardians‘ premise:
“Amanda finds herself alone in her grandfather’s house after his funeral. While lamenting the passing, a voice calls out that thrusts her into a secret world she never knew existed. For centuries, the Guardians of Magic have protected a hidden realm, and her grandfather was one of them. Now, the Guardians face a technological threat from Amanda’s own mentor, Dr. Talbot Magus. To stop him, she must discover her grandfather’s secrets and learn to use her own unexpected magical talent. But will it be enough to save the Guardians of Magic?”
Head over the the App Store and grab Guardians for a great price. If you don’t have an iPad, the game is still available to play on PC and Mac from Big Fish Games. Try it out and let us know what you think. We hope you enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it!
A new chapter in Tinkerbell’s adventures is now available for purchase in HitPoint’s and Microsoft’s Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures. HitPoint worked very hard on the new adventure Saving Spring and would love to hear what you think of it. Just make an in-app purchase from the game’s main menu and enjoy. More adventures are on their way, so stay tuned!
The fourth and newest installment of Adera, Tower of Visions, is now available for purchase in the Adera app. Just update Adera from the Windows Store and launch it to purchase the new episode. We’ve been working hard making great content for this episode and we think it’s paid off. Let us know what you think, and be on the lookout for the fifth and final episode of Adera’s first season, coming this summer!
A brand new e-book is now available in the Barnes and Noble Nook store chronicling the past of Adera’s protagonist Jane Sinclaire. Penned by R.H. Stavis, who helped conceive the back story of Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, Adera: The Soul Stone takes a look at the events leading up to Jane’s perilous and fantastical journey in Adera, the episodic puzzle adventure game on Windows 8. HitPoint is excited to have the lore of Adera enriched by Ms. Stavis, providing more color and texture to our narrative team’s creation. If you have a Nook device or app, grab Adera: The Soul Stone and check it out for yourself.
HitPoint’s latest game for Microsoft Studios, Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures hit the #1 spot in paid apps today in the Windows Store! Congrats to the team for all the hard work; it payed off. If you’ve got Windows 8 and haven’t checked it out yet, grab Disney Fairies from the store and let us know what you think!
For those of you with little ones, HitPoint’s latest Windows 8 game is now available – Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures. Help Tinkerbell discover her hidden talents at her new home in Pixie Hollow. Another team of talented people at HitPoint put a ton of work into making this a great game, and we’re very proud of the way it turned out. If you’ve got Windows 8 let your kids have a try, or play it with them. You can purchase it here. Let us know if they enjoy it!
The latest installment of Adera is available now for purchase! If you already own Adera just update your app in the Windows Store and you’ll be able to purchase Episode 3 inside Adera on the episodes page. As with Episode 2, you’ll need an Xbox Live account to make the purchase. It’s free to create one if you don’t have one.
Episode 3 was a lot of fun for us to work on, and we’re excited about how it has turned out. We hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think. If you like it we’d love it if you rated Adera in the Windows Store. Also please check out Adera’s Facebook page and post any feedback you’d like us to hear.
If you’re having any troubles purchasing episodes, or with the game in general, please check out Adera’s support forums on the Xbox support website. If you don’t see your issue addressed please post and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.
Thanks again to everyone that’s enjoying Adera so far. We hope this new chapter will pull you deeper into Jane’s exceedingly intriguing and perilous journey. We’re hard at work finishing up Episode 4, so be on the lookout for it as well in the near future!
Today HitPoint Studios released a new version of one of our original games, Words in Space, which is available for free in the iOS App Store here.
Words in Space has somewhat of a history at HitPoint. The first version of Words in Space was a browser game created by Christopher Gendron, and is still available to play here. It was a cross between Scrabble and Tetris with a cute outer-space theme and was a lot of fun to play.
HitPoint decided to bring the game to iOS and I had the pleasure of working with Christopher on a redesign of the game for that platform, which HitPoint released in 2011. That version of the game is still in the App Store as well, now under the title Words in Space Classic.
The newest iteration of our title is the result of a lot of hard work by some more people at HitPoint, and we’re all very proud of it. The new version adds multiplayer features and a great new look and feel to the game. Please check it out, challenge your friends and others to see who’s the fastest speller, and above all let us (and everyone else) know how much you like it!