The cat’s out of the bag! We’re very proud of the ADERA team, who worked very, very hard to make this title happen. Shoulders were dislocated, incredibly long weeks were worked, and many, many, many cans of Redbull nobly sacrificed themselves to a higher purpose. The game looks GREAT and the team is hard at work at the other installments in the ADERA series.
HITPOINT ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ADERA IN A MULTI-EPISODE, MULTI-
TITLE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROSOFT STUDIOS
ADERA Marks HitPoint Studios’ First Major Title for Xbox Games for Windows 8
Hatfield, MA – August 30, 2012 – HitPoint , an award-winning game development
studio, is pleased to announce the launch of their first major title in partnership with
Microsoft Studios, ADERA. Today’s announcement marks the first in a series of
episodic, puzzle-adventure titles that are in development by HitPoint for Windows 8
and Microsoft Surface. These titles will take full advantage of the fantastic features of
the Windows 8/Surface platform, including accelerometer controls, and Xbox Live for
Windows. ADERA is an epic, story-driven game that unfolds in gorgeous, cinematic
rendered detail across multiple episodes, providing an unparalleled depth for this genre.
ADERA will be available to audiences worldwide on October 26th.
“With ADERA, we created a title with cinema-quality production value that’s totally
unprecedented in the puzzle-adventure genre, and our partnership with Microsoft Studios
has enabled us to bring a classic casual gaming title like this to the mainstream,” said
Aaron St. John, co-founder and CEO of HitPoint. “The extended reach of Microsoft’s
Xbox platform along with the development capabilities within Windows 8 enables us to
build new, rich games that widespread audiences will truly love to play.”
“HitPoint’s expertise in creating casual and adventure titles made them a natural choice to
help us introduce new gaming experiences to our core audiences,” said Matt Booty, GM
of Connected Experiences for Microsoft Studios. “Casual gaming has seen astronomical
growth over the last several years, but the market is saturated with look-alikes. We’re
committed to providing Windows 8 users with high-quality gaming experiences in classic
genres as well as those that they might not have seen before.”
On the heels of HitPoint’s successful social gaming title, Seaside Hideaway, the ADERA
game launches as part of Microsoft Studio’s official release of Xbox games for Windows
8. ADERA and additional titles that HitPoint has in development with Microsoft
Studios are optimized for the Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface platform. Xbox games
for Windows 8 will be available beginning October 26th and will continue to release
throughout the remainder of 2012. Microsoft Studios continues to deliver an innovative
mix of fun-to-play titles, including ADERA, all of which can be played on any PC,
laptop, or tablet with Windows 8.
Microsoft Studios will be showing off some of their Windows 8 titles at the Penny
Arcade Expo in Seattle from August 31 through September 2. We invite folks to visit the
booth to explore and play the epic cinematic experience of ADERA.
For more information, please visit http://www.hitpointstudios.com/.
About HitPoint Inc.
HitPoint is an award-winning independent game development studio based out of
Western Massachusetts. Founded in 2008, HitPoint is a growing family of over 40
gamers and game experts. Regularly featured in top-ten lists across major gaming
portals, HitPoint has produced over 130 games in four years for over 50 million players
on iOS, Android, Facebook, and PC. Current 2012 releases include the hit Facebook
title Seaside Hideaway, Windows 8 title ADERA, and the upcoming iOS release
Words in Space. HitPoint’s passion and expertise makes them the game developer
of choice for top publishers and brands, including Big Fish Games, Glu Mobile,
Real Networks, WildTangent, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Hasbro, and Microsoft. Visit
www.hitpointstudios.com for more information.