Zattikka's Sneaky Games changes MOBA formula for mobile with Arena of Heroes

Mobile-social game developer Sneaky Games will be changing up the traditional multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre’s formula with Arena of Heroes, a MOBA game featuring turn-based gameplay and cross-platform play between PC, Mac and iPad.

The MOBA genre originated with the hit game mod Defense of the Ancients (DotA) for Blizzard’s PC real-time strategy (RTS) game Warcraft 3. In MOBAs, players control one “hero” unit and duke it out on a game map which features three “lanes,” where each team is tasked with pushing to the opposite side of the map and destroying an opponent’s base.

Sneaky Games plans to launch the game in the next couple of weeks for PC, Mac and iPad. They also plan to launch the game on Android, and they’re looking into Ouya.