Play against other players or against AI enemies on the go! In Planet of Heroes, you get to enjoy MOBA gameplay on your mobile device.
It’s not easy releasing a MOBA these days. The genre is highly contested and doesn’t feature a lot of room for innovation without scaring off potential players. There’s a few big online battle arena games that dominate the PC market in particular. How can there be room for another title next to League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, and Smite? The mobile games market is also difficult, but for different reasons than the PC market. While the genre is not nearly as highly contested on smartphones and tablets, MOBA’s rely on steady internet connections and precise controls in order to be fun – two factors that have made many developers fail in the past. The guys and girls over at My.com and Fast Forward Studios are hoping to change that and revolutionize the genre on smartphones and tablets.
Planet of Heroes is their free-to-play mobile MOBA, and it successfully adapts the genre’s well-known gameplay to handheld gaming. Having up to 40 minute matches wouldn’t really work on your smartphone, especially if you are on the go. After a lot of consideration, the developers have come up with just the right amount of time for a typical match in the free-to-play multiplayer game. It will last around 7 minutes on average. This should be the perfect amount of time for a quick match while on a train or a bus for example.
MOBAs also strongly depend on a stable internet connection for all participating players. Since not everyone will always have a strong WiFi connection on the go or might not have enough time to play an entire round in one go, the developers have also added a fun, varied, and challenging PvE mode to Planet of Heroes. This definitely sets the online game apart from other titles of the genre, the bulk of which are missing an enticing single-player mode.
Planet of Heroes also strongly depends on its community to shape new content and the general direction of the game. Fast Forward Studios have created a council of industry luminaries, eSports personalities, and streamers to help out with the general game design and gameplay. The community will also be able to directly influence any changes in the online game.
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