8 Innovative MOBA Games You Should Have a Try
When speaking of MOBA games, I know League of Legend and Dota2 will first pop up in your mind. Indeed, as the report indicates, the two games already dominate the MOBA genre and will hold two-third of the MOBA market through 2016. Still, with the prevalent of MOBA games and the revolution of the eSport scene, more and more game companies started to set food in, such as Blizzard, EA, Crytek etc.
In order to take a share of the spoils, many companies tried to make innovations based on the basic MOBA game concepts. Here, we found an interesting phenomenon: shooter MOBA seems to be a trend that many developers would pay attention to by coincidence, for example, Overwatch, Gigantic Battleborn etc.
Supernova: RTS + MOBA
Status: closed beta (July 24, 2015)
Supernova is a free-to-play RTS inspired MOBA developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. It brings innovation through its exciting sci-fi universe that offers upgradeable minions, crafting from drops, the mysterious Supremacy ability and an unparalleled line-up of commanders.
The maps in Supernova are same as LoL and Dota2 – the typical 3 lanes map but unlike them, killing enemies won’t reward players with golds so that is not that important as in other similar games. Players have to collect resources to upgrade or buy skills. Besides, the exp gained in the game can be used to upgrade commander attributes and skills.
Supernova is currently in closed beta and will be available for PC later this year.