“Cross-Media Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game”

On January 14, 2007 by Christy

HinterWar MobileThere are many approaches to content creation and distribution in this age of cross-media production. One emerging trend is the ability to access the same virtual world in a variety of media platforms. Apparently, the first MMORPG that you can play on your computer and mobile phone was developed by Activate Singapore and published by Nokia in 2005. HinterWars: The Aterian Invasion is described as follows by Activate:

HinterWars: The Aterian Invasion is a Cross-Media Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that allows gamers to play simultaneously with tens of thousands of others, using either their mobile phones or their PC.

HinterWars represents an all-new gaming concept that for the first time brings together the two most popular gaming platforms – the mobile phone and the PC. Tens of thousands of players can play at the same time in a persistent game world, at home or on the move.’

And then by Nokia on the official site:

‘HinterWars: The Aterian Invasion: the revolutionary dual-platform Symbian Mobile Massively Multiplayer Online Game (3MOG) that allows gamers to play simulataneously with tens of thousands of other using either their Nokia Series 60 and Nokia N-Series gamedeck or their PC.’

Sensibly, the world is scaled according to the device. I think it is a great direction. Check out: www.hinterwars.com/