S2 Games announces open beta testing is now underway for
, their "second-generation" MOBA.
Cursing voices is a MOBA staple, and word is Strife will support this with
integrated Curse Voice
to keep player's IP addresses private, hopefully saving visits from local SWAT teams. A
the news, which follows:
From PAX Prime, S2 Games today announced that
their new MOBA, Strife, has entered a global Open Beta. The Strife development
team is on hand in S2 Games booth, #3746, to celebrate this milestone with the
gaming community and demo the game.
Strife 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.
Strife 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 with Strife'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
I'd play soccer with my kids is completely different from the way I'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 for
Strife. "Curse is extremely excited to be partnering with S2 for their upcoming
MOBA title 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
The development team embraces the philosophy that action is king. Strife'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.
Strife promises a realm of conflict, competition and glory. For more information
on Strife, visit www.Strife.com, or follow
along on Twitter (@S2Strife),
and YouTube (YouTube.com/S2Strife).