Yesterday marked a memorable milestone in the development of Apocalypse Hunters. After four years of slaving away, the team of the same name finally released the first final version of their free to play location based collectible card game on iOS and Android – congratulations!
The majority of that time was spent on creating and refining their location based tech, which allows players to enjoy a game of Apocalypse Hunters wherever they like. With the platform now in place, subsequent updates and games will take a lot less time to be completed.
In Apocalypse Hunters, players venture out into the streets to find and catch all kinds of monsters. Once obtained, these creatures can be used in strategic card battles, not unlike the ones in Hearthstone. The game is more than a mere clash of Pokémon GO and Hearthstone however, as their platform has a lot more cool tricks up its sleeve. There’s a higher fidelity of certain types of creatures popping up in different areas and encounters will even be shaped by the weather conditions! Another cool addition is the ability to build bases in the real world where you can farm Hunter coins used to unlock new content.
Apocalypse Hunters even got the chance to present a version of the game to the King. As you can see below, he liked it so much the team was invited to join a Royal Belgian mission to Japan. Nice one!
Apocalypse Hunters will be one of the many Brussels/Walloon companies showcasing their games and services at the Belgian games booth at gamescom. Here’s a quick overview of the other participants from the southern part of the country.
- Black Land Studio: This Mons based development trio will show off their current game project Shipbreakers. Watch out for the sharks!
- Fishing Cactus: With heinous puzzle game Shift Quantum, this veteran game studio has another hit on their hands, and they will be showing new levels and tiles prior to public release. Come and get your brain melted!
- Rablo Games: Pablo Coma will be showing the recently released Healer’s Quest. He may or may not be dressed up like a Smurf.
- Fire Falcom: Not to be confused with a legendary fiery bird, this team consists of two experienced game developers that can help you port your game to any platform.
- Sliden’joy: Laptops aren’t suited for gaming? Wait until you’ve tried out this crazy project that adds two screens on both sides of your laptop!
- AppTweak: Is your mobile app underperforming? Hit up these guys if you need help with data, insights and tools to increase your app visibility and downloads.
- Triseum: Triseum is a Texas based company, that are experts in the field of game-based learning and are looking to open a branch in Wallonia. Job opportunities to be found!
- Technobel: (link in French) Technobel is a competence center accredit by the Walloonian government. Its main mission is to provide training for ICT-related professions.
As always: a warm thank you to the wonderful people at Flanders DC, who turn gamescom into an essential experience. They couldn’t do that without the valuable support of Digital Wallonia, Brussels Invest and Export, Screen Brussels, VAF Gamefonds, WALGA, Creative Europe and ADN. Thank you all!