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With the new year upon us, it’s time to speculate what the future might hold for mobile gaming in 2016. It’s a fast moving industry at the best of times, and that looks set to be a trend that will continue this year.
Here are our predictions for what might occur in the next 12 months.
I have to say that lane defense (i.e. games like Plants vs Zombies) and MOBAs (i.e. games like League of Legends) aren't exactly a combination I'd ever pictured before. But that's kind of what Rumble Entertainment's Nightmare Guardians is: a lane defense MOBA.
Unlike a typical MOBA (aside from the lane defense thing), Nightmare Guardians isn't about teams fighting other teams but rather a few players cooperating to fight off increasingly tough waves of enemies. Of course all the focus on special abilities and skills is still in there, and you can upgrade and swap out skills before each game. It's a pretty interesting and quick co-op game, really.
Nightmare Guardians will be hitting the App Store in late summer as a free download.
Jason Citron is something of a Founding Father for the App Store when you think about it; what with the work on OpenFeint that popularized achievements on iOS and arguably resulted in Apple creating Game Center. He's since founded a new company, Hammer & Chisel, and has begun work on a new Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game made specifically for the iPad called Fates Forever. And this AAA vision has just received some major financial backing.
It was announced today that Hammer & Chisel has completed an $8.2 million funding round, with none other than Riot Games/League of Legends top investor Mitch Lasky doing his thing (investing lots of money) again. Lasky will also be joining Citron and Silicon Valley Alum Peter Relan on the development company's board of directors. If ever there were a clear indication that Fates Forever will definitely be amazing, this is it.