If you’ve glanced at the most played games on Twitch in the past few months, you’ve likely noticed a few unfamiliar titles rising to the top of the ranks. Team Fight Tactics? Dota Underlords? What is all this stuff? In short: it’s auto chess, and it’s gaming’s newest genre.
If you actually attempted to watch a stream of one of the above games being played, chances are you became even more confused. At any given moment there’s a ton of action happening on screen at once, but no clear reason as to how or why. But worry not. Auto chess games certainly look confusing on the surface, but once you have a basic understanding of what makes the genre tick, it will all fall into place.
Next week, Riot sponsors their first ever tournament for their month-old League of Legends game mode, Teamfight Tactics. The Teamfight Tactics Showdown will take place between July 17-18, and gather 64 popular streamers to duke it out for an opportunity at a piece of a $125,000 prize pool.
Streets of Rogue officially leaves early access today! Developed by Matt Dabrowski and published by tinyBuild, Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite meets immersive sim where players will fight, sneak, and hack their way through randomly generated cities.
AGEOD teams up with another iconic name in strategy games, Slitherine, for Field of Glory: Empires (FOGE). This spin-off should not be confused as a sequel to the main Field of Glory series. Empires is its own more grand, high level take on battles in 300BC. As the Roman Republic, your goal is to conquer Italia through military might and cunning.
Everyone has moments when they wish they were an omnipotent god capable of ruling the world as they see fit. The god game genre exists for those of us whose desire is a little more persistent, giving us an opportunity to stretch the divine muscle and lord over believers. The aptly named Godhood is heir to this long genre, stretching back a good three decades.
What's up, faithful Gamepedia readers? How have you been doing? What games have you been playing recently? That's cool! Well, we hate to have to tear you away from your favorite titles this week, but we've got another installment of your absolute favorite weekly publication here at the old site: your Weekly Official Wiki Roundup! Whether you're into demonic games or flying all over the place with dragons, we've got something special for you today. As a wise man once said, stay awhile and listen.
GuardianCon begins today, but it has already had a huge impact on the gaming world by raising over $3.8 million for charity! GuardianCon was started by several large streamers with an original focus on Destiny, but has since grown to be a massive gathering of gamers!
There is an interesting sub-genre arising out of the development sim space that puts automation front and center. The goal isn't just to harvest resources and expand, but to do so as efficiently as possible. At peak play, these sorts of games involved developing expansive supply chains that resemble Rube Goldberg machines on steroids. It would almost be relaxing, if it wasn't also so overwhelming. Kubifaktorium, the latest from developer Mirko Seithe, at least makes it look less threatening.
The June through September time-frame has notoriously been rough for video game releases. While this period of time has become less of a drought in recent years, there are still only a handful of big releases to look forward to this summer in the northern hemisphere. Here is what you can look forward to play!
Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) has wrapped up after a week of around-the-clock streaming! There were 139 speed runs of games during the course of the week-long charity event that happens every year, and this year set a new record regarding the amount raised for charity!