Full disclosure, when I first booked my appointment to check out Motiga’s Gigantic most of the folks I talked to wondered why I wanted to check out “yet another” MOBA title. Due to the insane success of free to play MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Dawn of the Ancients 2, designing the next great MOBA has become a quest of sorts for developers everywhere, and for good reason, success means a whole lot of cash and quite a bit of glory. After about five minutes with Gigantic I was blown away with how unique a specimen it really was and may have actually had more Team Fortress in its DNA than League of Legends. Gigantic is a tactical class based action game at its core, and it turns out its core is made of gold.
A mashup of deck-building, RTS, tabletop, and strategy good-ness. Minion Master is the beginning of something entirely awesome in the digital tabletop gaming arena.
Awesomenauts, the game, is a stellar arcade title brings team-based combat (MOBA-style) to old-school-inspired side scrolling environments.