Spacetime Studios, an independent developer based in Texas and stocked with former Sony Online employees, announced their new mobile-based, 3v3 MOBA Call of Champions on Wednesday, and it certainly looks interesting.
In opposition to the current MOBA model, where individual matches can last long past 20 minutes, Call of Champions apparently attempts to speed things up by offering quick matches and fast-paced gameplay.
“We’ve distilled the MOBA to its core components by removing things like item shops, minions, and jungles and adding powerups, a five-minute clock, and a full suite of crazy abilities at your fingertips,” Spacetime CEO Gary Gattis said. “While the concept of the mobile MOBA is not new, we feel there’s significant room to improve the competitive experience, catering to the short sessions in which gamers use their mobile devices.”
With only five minutes on the clock, it’s easy to see how Spacetime Studios expects to deliver faster, and possibly more exciting matches. Among other things, Call of Champions will offer 20 different champions and skillsets, along with an “extensive social toolset,” which will allow players to organize teams, set up matches, and view other matches.
Call of Champions* will hit mobile stores for Android and iOS later this year, and will cost players absolutely nothing to download. You can check out Spacetime Studios’ other games here, and be sure to watch the trailer above!
*Special thanks to reader John Doe for pointing out that we had accidentally swapped Champions with Legends in the game title. It was an early morning!*