It's been a few months since the A Bit Lucky team joined Zynga, and we've been hard at work on our new game Solstice Arena. Today, we're excited to share with you a brand new trailer and first look at the game.
Our main goal with Solstice Arena is to take gameplay we love from a genre we love and transform it in such a way that allows anyone -- hardcore fans and casual players -- to experience the thrill of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) gaming right from their mobile devices.
To some, we hope they'll see a high-fidelity, well-balanced MOBA. To many, we want Solstice Arena to simply be an awesome fighting game with great graphics. It's challenging to design a game with both of these player groups in mind, but we don't think bringing the genre from PC to mobile has to mean compromising a deep player experience. To achieve this, we've made some deliberate design choices that we believe preserve the core of a MOBA while tailoring it for mobile platforms.
Here's what we're excited about:
Combat Variety: Solstice Arena is all about action-packed Hero vs. Hero combat -- three on three -- that takes place in maps that encourage both objectives and tactical decision-making. To make gameplay fun for new and experienced players, we're offering three game modes: Solo vs. A.I., Co-op vs. A.I. and Player vs. Player (notice no minions). And all modes use our special matchmaking and queue system -- we won't give away too much yet, but it's safe to say multiplayer is one of our favorite aspects of the game.
Speed MOBA: On average, each play session lasts 10 minutes or less. Seriously. Whether on your couch or a lunch break, it's now actually possible to enjoy a fast and satisfying round of MOBA gameplay.
Hero Progression: As Heroes play, they earn experience that unlocks ability upgrades, and the option to pursue one of three different ability upgrade paths. Upgrading a Hero enhances base attributes and grants new combat mechanics, giving an ever-evolving spin on gameplay and strategy.
Market and Customization: Solstice Arena is free to play and fair to play. Above all, we wanted to preserve the core progression of MOBA competition, so players will have to earn those Hero upgrades. Players eager to make their Heroes stand apart can explore the extensive customization options, including skins and armor, available.
We're really proud of Solstice Arena and can't wait to share more. Stay on the lookout as Solstice Arena will be coming soon to phones and tablets. Until then, sign up below or head on over to our fan page to stay up-to-date on the latest game news.
-- Jordan Maynard and Frederic Descamps for Team Solstice Arena