Apple Watch-exclusive RPG, Runeblade, launches later this month

With today's Apple Watch Launch, Everywhere Games has announced its debut title, Runeblade, will offer a simple RPG experience for players to enjoy while they're on the go.

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With the release of the Apple Watch, Everywhere Games, a studio created by veterans from Remedy, Rovio, and Digital Chocolate, has announced their debut title, Runeblade, will launch exclusively on Apple’s wearable later this month.

“With Runeblade, we wanted to create a fresh, new kind of gaming experience on smartwatches,” said CEO of Everywhere Games Aki Järvilehto. “The game is designed to be played in 5-15 second sessions and builds over time as you progress through the journey. We’re excited to help pioneer game development on Apple Watch with a fully original title designed specifically for smartwatch gaming.”

Runeblade was created with the Apple Watch in mind as it’s presented as a casual take on adventure games. The game combines RPG elements with a simple pick-up-and-play design that becomes more complex and deep as you play over the days, weeks, and months. Players will gain new gear, spells, unlock powers and level up as they take on a variety of creatures.

Runeblade will be made available for free later this month on the Apple Watch and will be updated after its launch with new levels, enemies, and features.

As a smartwatch wearer, I love the idea of having games available on my wrist whenever I like. I haven't come across too many for Android Wear, but I'd definitely be interested in checking Runeblade out if it ever makes its way to that platform.

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    April 10, 2015 7:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Apple Watch-exclusive RPG, Runeblade, launches later this month

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      April 10, 2015 7:31 AM

      "Smartwatch gaming" lol.

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        April 10, 2015 7:32 AM

        I wonder what kind of hit your battery will take, lol.

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        April 10, 2015 7:42 AM

        I'm sure the same thing was said when smartphones were gaining popularity. ;)

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      April 10, 2015 8:27 AM

      I can't understand why I would even want to play a game on the watch instead of the phone. The whole appeal of a smartwatch is for quickly checking various things without having to go to all the trouble of pulling out your phone. If I'm playing a game though, I've generally committed at least a few minutes to it which means pulling my phone out isn't too much to ask.

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      April 10, 2015 8:39 AM

      Hahah I don't care how silly it is, that actually looks fun!

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        April 11, 2015 7:53 AM

        Yea I can see some of the games being interesting. Time will tell.

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      April 11, 2015 8:49 AM

      WORLDS FIRST Wearable Game Studio guys!!

      really?