Strife Open Beta

S2 Games announces open beta testing is now underway for Strife, their "second-generation" MOBA. Cursing voices is a MOBA staple, and word is Strife will support this with integrated Curse Voice communications to keep player's IP addresses private, hopefully saving visits from local SWAT teams. A new trailer celebrates 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 CEO.

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), Facebook (www.facebook.com/StrifeTheGame) and YouTube (YouTube.com/S2Strife).

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Aug 31, 2014, 03:51
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Not another MOBA, ffs!
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Aug 30, 2014, 21:19
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Re: Strife Open Beta Aug 30, 2014, 21:19
Aug 30, 2014, 21:19
 
Every time I see "Strife" I think of the original Strife too. Would've been a great IP to re-imagine with a modern engine. Instead we get another MOBA that I sure as hell do not want to play. Oh well. =(
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Aug 30, 2014, 18:52
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Osc8r wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 18:33:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 06:29:
oh wow.. another MOBA.. snore

"exciting new take" ... haha if it's moba it's moba. Nothing you do with that can make it exciting or new Though if it has vs AI ... maybe....

DOTA has vs AI... if you're really THAT bad.

And well, Fibrocyte beat me to it.

The FPS market is way more saturated than the MOBA scene (especially when it comes to AAA releases) but hey, let's all whine about MOBA's cause... it's kewl?

You ever considered I played DOTA (the original)? Have you even looked at recent moba's? They are all nearly identical, same heroes same skills. Some simpler some more complex, still the same gameplay with (barely!) different skin.

I wouldn't mind moba's that really do something new and fresh. But i have gotten very sarcastic about it lately.

And DOTA AI is not something you should ever seriously mention It's the reason so many bad games happen in PUB
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Re: Strife Open Beta
Aug 30, 2014, 18:33
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eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 06:29:
oh wow.. another MOBA.. snore

"exciting new take" ... haha if it's moba it's moba. Nothing you do with that can make it exciting or new Though if it has vs AI ... maybe....

DOTA has vs AI... if you're really THAT bad.

And well, Fibrocyte beat me to it.

The FPS market is way more saturated than the MOBA scene (especially when it comes to AAA releases) but hey, let's all whine about MOBA's cause... it's kewl?
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Aug 30, 2014, 15:42
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Aug 30, 2014, 15:42
 
I can't be the only one who can't stand MOBA's
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Aug 30, 2014, 07:36
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eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 06:29:
oh wow.. another MOBA.. snore

"exciting new take" ... haha if it's moba it's moba. Nothing you do with that can make it exciting or new Though if it has vs AI ... maybe....

As opposed to another FPS, or another RPG, or another 4X, and so on...

So in your mind, once the game's genre has been defined there is no room left for innovation and creativity. Wow.
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Aug 30, 2014, 06:29
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Re: Strife Open Beta Aug 30, 2014, 06:29
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oh wow.. another MOBA.. snore

"exciting new take" ... haha if it's moba it's moba. Nothing you do with that can make it exciting or new Though if it has vs AI ... maybe....

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Aug 30, 2014, 05:10
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I remember playing what I thought was a demo of Strife I downloaded from AOL. Once I beat it, I knew I had to have the full game. Was obsessed. Saved EVERY single lawn mowing paycheck until I finally had enough, then begged my parents to drive me to Babbages. We lived in Radcliff, Kentucky and Babbages was in Louisville, about an hour away.

We made the trip, I got my copy of the game in that glorious green box, and as soon as I got home I installed it and marathoned it.

And realized that the game I had downloaded from AOL was the entire thing, and I had already experienced the entire game.

That disappointment was fierce, but in the end I am glad I paid for the enjoyment it brought. Such a great game

edit: watched a good bit of Strife today at PAX, looks interesting enough to give the open beta a try. downloading now
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Aug 29, 2014, 22:43
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Aug 29, 2014, 22:43
 
Man, so disappointed. Strife was a pretty cool game. A sequel or re-imagining or something would be neat - definitely way better than yet another MOBA.
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Aug 29, 2014, 22:03
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mag wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 21:33:
I keep thinking that this is the Doom-engine Strife getting a sequel, and then I read "MOBA," and I weep inside.

My thoughts exactly.
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I keep thinking that this is the Doom-engine Strife getting a sequel, and then I read "MOBA," and I weep inside.
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