Former Guild Wars 2 Lead Designer announces new Third-Person MOBA Gigantic

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor
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Some of the former lead developers behind Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2 and State of Decay have banded together to form a new indie game studio known as Motiga. After securing $20 million in backing the studio announced its first title named Gigantic, a new Free-to-Play third-person action game which straddles the line between vertically focused arena-brawler and MOBA.

While Gigantic may have a few MOBA staples like upgradable abilities and two teams of five heroes, you wont find item shops or definable lanes filled with consistent creep waves to mow down. Gigantic is aiming a little...larger shall we say, with the introduction of giant Guardians. These massive creatures serve as the main focus point for players as each team posses a unique Guardian with its own special abilities whom players must protect while working with it to take out the opposing team's Guardian.

Movement is also a huge focus in Gigantic, as the game's website mentions players will be able to "sprint, dodge, aim, destroy barriers, hurdle obstacles, and leap from danger to safety." With an emphasis on vertical movement and the addition of physics-based abilities which can be upgraded and augmented to include new added bonuses, players in Gigantic will posses the freedom to create new combos best suited for the occasion.

A mostly cinematic trailer for Gigantic can be viewed above and Motiga is already offering players the chance to sign-up for the alpha on the official site.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (27)

Edgar 8 years ago
Smite > this.

OMG 8 years ago
FINALLY ANOTHER 3RD PERSON MOBA.I hate the top down view of dota and its SOOO COOL its cartoonish,Looks different AND the creators of guild wars this game will be BIG and i mean BIG

Yoshifan 8 years ago
man now thats a MOBA what looks interessting o_O defendly keeping an eye on that one

extasist 8 years ago
finally some competition for smite, people its third person moba... we dont get to see this to often specially good one like smite.

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zabisukex 8 years ago
looks cool. will give this a try.

2karoke2 8 years ago
Meh, only thing that looks interesting is the art style.

Malice 8 years ago
No gameplay, no interest.

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Me 8 years ago
WOW a Moba for 10 year olds. Good for you. Looks shitty..... Smite is the ultimate 3rd person Moba.

Mystika 8 years ago
These devs seem to continue jumping ship after ever game...

Shad0wriderz 8 years ago
No more MOBAs, pls no.... and I thought I was sick of seeing all those new f2p shooters a couple years back. But now, I'd rather suffer the hype of 5 new f2p shooters over that of 1 of these MOBAs.

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NOBA 8 years ago
Can we just stop with the MOBAs already?

They're the special olympics of strategy gaming.

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Southstar 8 years ago
Another moba? geez

ffs 8 years ago
This looks really bad. Even the trailer doesn't make it look like a good game.

Jooq 8 years ago
Hmm :) Since my comment wasn't allowed, I assume MMOBomb only wants "positive" opinions :)

GMAlonzo 8 years ago
Looks stupid. Please make Saints row mmo

Chuckvs 8 years ago
I'd keep my eye on this MOBA.

Jooq 8 years ago
FFS :) Another one! This is "amazing" XD And the characters! Some kind of dragon shooting..the bow O_O And then bigger one...and there is always some horned beast and drunk man with bottles or kegs... C'mon...what the hell is going on with developers!

F 8 years ago
Ugh

asdfaf 8 years ago
last comment comes first


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