Last August 29 saw the official announcement the S2 Games’ MOBA, STRIFE, will now be entering global open beta. Here in the Philippines, the occasion was marked by Asiasoft with an event held at Imperium eSports Bar at Metrowalk, Ortigas.
Strife promises a more relaxed approach to MOBA billing itself with the slogan “Life is Toxic. Your MOBA shouldn’t be.” and features a cast of really colorful characters certainly aimed at a general audience with its bright palette.
From PAX Prime, S2 Games today announced that their new MOBA,Â Strife, has entered a global Open Beta. TheÂ StrifeÂ development team is on hand in S2 Games booth, #3746, to celebrate this milestone with the gaming community and demo the game.
StrifeÂ is a free to play MOBA that features deep, collaborative gameplay and includes purchasable cosmetic upgrades. S2 focused their knowledge and industry experience on an engaging, enjoyable, team PvP game. One key design goal was to evolve the genre to create a more accessible MOBA with a high skill ceiling.Â StrifeÂ offers a rich experience that rewards everyone on the team for their role in victory. New features launching with Open Beta include single player content that allows players to interact withÂ Strifeâ€™s lore, a companion app that allows players to check stats, craft items, and earn free resources from anywhere, and a partnership with Curse Voice to allow players to easily connect with friends.
“Our vision for Strife can be best explained by examining the globally beloved sport of Soccer,” said Marc DeForest, CEO and Co-Founder of S2 Games. “The way Iâ€™d play soccer with my kids is completely different from the way Iâ€™d play competitively in college or the way World Cup teams battle professionally. We designed Strife to be a game as accessible as soccer, to be enjoyed by players of all skill levels.”
To support the community and make it easier for people to find friends to form teams and queue, S2 Games also announced full Curse Voice integration forÂ Strife. “Curse is extremely excited to be partnering with S2 for their upcoming MOBA titleÂ Strife. Having Curse Voice on day 1 of such a huge title is an incredible opportunity for us to bring the best communication platform for gamers into an exciting new take on the MOBA genre,” said Hubert Thieblot, Curse CEO.
The development team embraces the philosophy that action is king. Strifeâ€™s concise game map and out of combat regeneration keeps all members of the team close to the action. Less specifically designed rolls lead to increased versatility, freedom and enjoyment of gameplay. Less time building a foundation in lane leads to more matches. Deeply collaborative development through community feedback creates an open dialogue for players to communicate with the development team and affect future design decisions.
StrifeÂ promises a realm of conflict, competition and glory. For more information onÂ Strife, visitwww.Strife.com, or follow along on Twitter (@S2Strife), Facebook (www.facebook.com/StrifeTheGame) and YouTube (YouTube.com/S2Strife).