Quantcast
Traditional RTS and MOBA merge in Sins of a Dark Age - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Sins of a Dark Age  



Traditional RTS and MOBA merge in Sins of a Dark Age


11:00 PM on 02.21.2012
Traditional RTS and MOBA merge in Sins of a Dark Age photo



The next project from Ironclad Games, the studio behind Sins of a Solar Empire, has been announced ahead of the Game Developers Conference. Sins of a Dark Age may sound like a spin-off set in a different period, but it's actually a brand new IP -- one that shouldn't be so initially overwhelming.

"Like Sins of a Solar Empire, which blended 4x with real-time strategy, we've taken our favorite elements of traditional RTS and action RTS and added our own twists and turns that result in a completely new and unrivaled strategy experience," comments Ironclad co-founder Blair Fraser.

Competing teams will consist of a Commander -- who handles base building, among other important tasks -- and a group of Heroes that push the fight forward. I'm curious to see how these two strategy genres mesh, because the setup sounds incredibly promising. I need screenshots!

Given the MOBA inspiration, Sins of a Dark Age will in fact be free to play. They say this will entail cosmetic purchases; "Players never buy power and never grind to unlock the fun." If you head to the official site, you can register to hopefully get in this summer's beta.

Traditional RTS and MOBA merge in Sins of a Dark Age photo
Traditional RTS and MOBA merge in Sins of a Dark Age photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Sins of a Dark Age



8:30 PM on 01.28.2013
First video of Ironclad's new game Sins of a Dark Age

Ironclad, the folks behind critical darling Sins of a Solar Empire, have been hard at work on what they claim will be a reinvention of the MOBA as we know it. Last year I got a chance to take a look at a few early builds...more



7:00 PM on 03.17.2012
Preview: From a Solar Empire to the Sins of a Dark Age

I sat down with some people from Ironclad Games earlier today to discuss their new fantasy real-time strategy game, Sins of a Dark Age. After getting a good look at almost an hour of actual play, I can firmly and resolut...more



9:30 PM on 03.09.2012
GDC: Curing caustic communities in Sins of a Dark Age

When I first started trying out League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth, I was very quickly pushed away by their atrocious treatment of new players. Ironclad has stepped up to the plate in their new "commander and hero strate...more




Strategy games

9:30 AM on 04.14.2014
There Came an Echo does voice control right

Set up in the Indie MEGABOOTH is one of the few zen locations at PAX East: There Came an Echo's sound dampening booth. In it, Iridium Studios head Jason Wishnov is showing off the tech behind the voice-controlled realtime str...more



6:00 PM on 04.10.2014
Turn-based Hitman GO comes to iOS next week

Square Enix Montréal's turn-based strategy title Hitman GO looks like a decent excursion while we wait for the next major franchise installment from IO Interactive. It's coming real soon -- first to iOS devices on Apri...more



1:00 PM on 04.10.2014
Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Ahead of PAX East, Robot Entertainment has announced Orcs Must Die! Unchained and it sounds like the next logical step for the series. Players will control the forces on both sides, meaning you'll have to attack the other te...more



View all Strategy games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more