July 31, 2015 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Scout Ahead, the first League of Legends app for Apple Watch, has arrived on the App Store. It supports both iPhone and Apple Watch and is the fastest way for players to scout matches and find out out quickly who they're playing against, who is on their team, and who they might need to worry about. Simply typing in a summoner's name or tapping a recently saved summoner provides the player with an instant dossier on every other player in the current match.
All of the data in the app is pulled straight from Riot, and the app also provides quick links to summoner profiles and champion builds from the major League of Legends fan sites. With a quick raise of their wrists, Apple Watch wearing gamers can now glean a substantial advantage against their opponents by identifying which runes and masteries their opponents are running, and which lanes might be problematic.
The Scout Ahead Apple Watch app is the first of its kind for any major game, and hints at a promising new category of smartwatch apps: heads up displays that don't get in the way of the gameplay and don't require gamers to pick up another device. The convenience of having stats strapped to your wrist could be a big new reason for gamers to pick up an Apple Watch.
Writing about Scout Ahead's Apple Watch app, VentureBeat's Jeff Grub notes that "while most attempts up until this point have tried to put full-fledged games onto the device, this approach - which acts as a supplement to a PC game - could light a different path that more studios might consider in the future."
Pixile's co-founder Michael Silverwood agrees, saying "Apple Watch owners will now be able to find out everything they need to know about their opponents with a simple glance at their watch" but also notes that "the experience is also great on an iPhone." The team had a particularly fun time designing the iPhone app in the image of Teemo, the popular champion who League of Legends players love to hate. "We can't wait to see how players react to the animations and voice clips of Teemo in the app," says Michael, "I keep inciting groans from my friends by telling them that 'I'll Scout Ahead' every time I use the app." This, of course, is Teemo's trademark phrase, and is only one of many peppered throughout the app.
About Riot Games:
Scout Ahead isn't endorsed by Riot Games and doesn't reflect the views or opinions of Riot Games or anyone officially involved in producing or managing League of Legends. League of Legends and Riot Games are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riot Games, Inc. League of Legends (C) Riot Games, Inc.
* Compatible with iPhone and Apple Watch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 8.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Scout Ahead 1.03 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Pixile Studios LLP is a developer of iOS apps and games, founded in April 2012 by Michael Silverwood and Chris Clogg. Pixile released their first iPad game, Stratosphere, in January 2013, which received critical acclaim and was featured numerous times by Apple on the App Store. Their latest app, Scout Ahead, is the both very first Apple Watch app for League of Legends and the fastest and most beautiful match scouter for iPhone. Copyright (C) 2013 Pixile Studios LLP. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.