Need another MOBA in your life? If so, then Artillery Games Inc. has you covered, with Guardians of Atlas, a MOBA/RTS hybrid game that went live today after three years of development. Artillery counts three “ex-Googlers” as its founders, with design of Guardians of Atlas being helped along by noted streamer/YouTuber Sean “Day9” Plott.

Available on Windows and Mac, Guardians of Atlas combines lane-based MOBA play with the economy and territory control of an RTS. You’ll recruit specialized units to swarm over your enemies or support your hero in intense firefights. The game is currently limited to 3v3 matches and boasts of esports-friendly features like replays and post-match analytics.

As the introductory video shows, Guardians of Atlas’ RTS-ish elements do lend an interesting layer of strategy that you don’t usually see in typical hero-and-mindless-minions MOBAs. Whether that’ll be enough to separate it from the massively crowded pack of MOBAs is a big question, though.

You can learn more about Guardians of Atlas and download the game on its website.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. NGoHT on August 28, 2016

    Seems fun, downloading it now, finally something that might turn out well.

  2. HiMaster on August 27, 2016

    I do not mind another MOBA game but the problem is that they all suck. Developers/publishers in their small minds “think” how they need to add something new tmoba.

    No you do not, you need to improve on all the problems dota 2 and lol have. Instead they copy all the problems and add new ones.

    I tried this game and it is complete garbage that will be dead immediately.

    Plus are you serious with that kid day9? I would not let him do work on a dog house, the kid isdumb as they get.

    • jhgfn on August 27, 2016

      “dumb” successful businessman with a math degree…. okay sure.

      “kid” late 20’s. you have completely discredited yourself.

      • Jäeger on August 29, 2016

        He’s not wrong though. The market is starting to get oversaturated with MOBAs. MOBAs here MOBAs there, there’s too much of them.

        And the thing is, They’re all equally as mediocre. In the end, ALL MOBAs are the SAME GAME with different skins for characters.

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