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Action Adventure Game Horn To Be Published By Zynga

Radford C. Jun 27, 2012 0

Horn was recently announced for iOS and just a few hours ago, the game was showcased on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet today during the Google I/O 2012 keynote. The interesting part of this will be the publisher – Zynga. So now the social gaming giant has jumped into the publisher role which squarely places them in the firing lines of EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, etc.

Game description:

Based loosely on the Old English tales of King Horn, you play as a young blacksmith’s apprentice named Horn who wakes up to finds your village and lands over run by large fantastic, and sometimes humorous, monsters. It is revealed these creatures are actually the people and animals from your village transformed by a curse, and you alone have the power to free them. On your incredible adventure you carry the loud-mouthed head of one such fantastic creature with you – a somewhat uncooperative and ill-tempered but grudgingly helpful sidekick. Along with this new companion you must use your sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and wits to explore the lands, defeat the enemies, and solve puzzles in your quest to undo the curse that engulfs your homeland.

Gameplay is expected to exceed 10 hours and makes use of an exclusive soundtrack by Journey’s Austin Wintory. Release date and price are to be determined.

View Press Release

HORN

Horn is a revolutionary 3rd person action adventure game for mobile platforms – a completely unique experience where anyone can fully explore and enjoy a beautiful and engaging console-style world, all controllable by touch gestures.

Inspired by the endearing character-based console games, HORN takes the richness of intricate worlds to explore, entertaining characters, thought provoking puzzles, the excitement of combat, and memorable extraordinary situations and brings them to mobile and makes them accessible for everyone to pick up and play.

Based loosely on the Old English tales of King Horn, you play as a young blacksmith’s apprentice named Horn who wakes up to finds your village and lands over run by large fantastic, and sometimes humorous, monsters. It is revealed these creatures are actually the people and animals from your village transformed by a curse, and you alone have the power to free them. On your incredible adventure you carry the loud-mouthed head of one such fantastic creature with you – a somewhat uncooperative and ill-tempered but grudgingly helpful sidekick. Along with this new companion you must use your sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and wits to explore the lands, defeat the enemies, and solve puzzles in your quest to undo the curse that engulfs your homeland.
Horn features:

  •  Accessible controls that anyone can use- walking, jumping, slashing, even grapple hook, are all performed with intuitive gestures
  • Freely navigable console-quality detailed world- go wherever you want; not confined to limited path or rail
  • Story and characters that will surpass the best offerings on the platform
  • Touch-friendly melee combat and crossbow style weapons
  • “Pick up and play” objectives and challenges that allow for short and long gaming sessions
  • 3 unique and beautiful fantasy worlds to discover
  • 9 game levels with multiple challenges per level
  • 10 Hours of story missions, plus endlessly escalating challenge modes
  • Hidden side content to discover
  • Score written by award winning Austin Wintory (‘Journey’)