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.
Hatfield, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
HitPoint an award-winning game development studio, is pleased to announce the launch of their first major title published by Microsoft Studios - ADERA. Today’s announcement marks the first in a series of episodic, puzzle-adventure titles that are in development by HitPoint for Xbox Games for Windows 8. 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.”
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. In the game, players will discover Jane Sinclaire, who unravels mysteries around the globe, and discovers secrets about her personal past that place her at the center of the ultimate mystery, one that she must solve to save all life on Earth. ADERA and additional titles that HitPoint has in development with Microsoft Studios are optimized for the Windows 8 platform and will be available beginning October 26th.
Explore and play the epic cinematic experience of ADERA at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle from August 31 through September 2.
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, Disney and Microsoft. Visit http://www.hitpointstudios.com for more information.