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E3 2011: ‘Pocket Heroes’ Hands-On Shows Great Promise

It seems like every convention we see a game (or, sometimes, games) that make us take a step back and say, “Whoa, now that’s really cool." As a former hardcore Dungeons & Dragons player, Pocket Heroes hit all the right notes for me. Here’s the game in a nutshell: Take a party-centric tabletop-style turn based game, give it sprite-based UI, and then add in Words With Friends-style push-powered asynchronous online multiplayer.

The developers explain it better than I can:

It remains to be seen just how awesome the game will be once it’s finally released, but I’m super excited for this. Some of the best times I’ve had in a gaming environment has been in Dungeons & Dragons games, so if F5 Games can even capture a sliver of that fun I’ll be totally happy.

For more details, check out the thread in our forums.