Nokia announced a new game at GDC called HinterWars: The Aterian Invasion
, notable for being a title on both PC and their mobile N-Gage platform that supports cross-platform play between the two. The game, available as a download from its website
, casts the players as one of four races fending off the Aterians.
Developed with Symbian by Activate Interactive out of Singapore, HinterWars
is intended to promote the N-Gage platform in Asia. "The sheer fact that tens of thousands of players can play at the same time," said Rick Gawdat, head of Nokia's Asia-Pacific games division, "is indicative of a truly compelling game that will be a hit amongst gamers across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Though players of the PC version can play along with those on the N-Gage decks, Nokia has added additional features, such as faster experience gain and special equipment, to the N-Gage version to entice players to buy the gaming-focused handset.