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Champions on the phone

December 19, 2009

Cryptic has released an application for the iPhone called Champions Companion. It provides a couple of features which seem to be roughly the same that they provide through the Cryptic web site also:

  • Viewing your characters’ profiles – power selection, items, portraits
  • Managing friend lists, see who is online
  • Send/receive in-game email
  • View news and annoucements
  • View friends’ activity streams – this seems to be the various social activity commands that are available, connecting to facebook, twitter, raptor etc.

I don’t have an iPhone and do not plan to get one, but I do think this is something we are going to see more of in general and it will likely expend to some other mobile devices as well.

Game discussions tend to talk about various details in game mechanics, but I think this type of connection with the game and the rest of the world are more significant than whether a certain power is too weak or too strong, or the drop rate of some item etc. Good work, Cryptic!

It will be interesting to see what you will provide in this area for Star Trek Online also.

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  1. Yeebo
    December 19, 2009 at 22:56

    That is really interesting. I think you are dead on that this is a bigger development than most realize.

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