Friday, September 23, 2016

From the Source: Stunlock Studios - Battlerite tops the charts

Hungry for more MOBA action?!


We didn't get the chance towards the end of last month to give props to Stunlock Studios... for topping the Steam Global Top Sellers chart's with Battlerite, but that gets a thumbs up. I have to follow up with a second thumbs up based on the studio providing us with a copy of the game to check out.


Check out the video below to get an idea of the action... before proceeding with some info and images from the source!


Stunlock Studio's Johan IIves gave us the scoop:

Battlerite, the new team arena brawler from indie developer Stunlock Studios, soars to the top of Steam’s Top Seller list with 96% positive user ratings!

Stunlock Studios, an enthusiastic team of indie developers working out of Skövde, Sweden, launched its new online team arena brawler, Battlerite, into Early Access on Steam this week. The team and co-investor, Coffee Stain Studios, are incredibly excited to share that Battlerite immediately soared to the top of the Steam Top Seller list. Initial reactions among players have been overwhelmingly positive and Battlerite currently holds an astounding 96% positive ratings on Steam as of the time of this writing.
“As a small indie development team trying to do our own thing in a genre dominated by some of the biggest games on the planet, seeing these first reactions from players is really amazing. It’s also incredibly humbling, and we’re all keenly aware of the responsibility we have to see the game through Early Access and into full launch and truly make it the best game it can possibly be.” says Peter Ilves, Game Director at Stunlock Studios.
Battlerite is the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Bloodline Champions, the 2011 PC game also developed by Stunlock Studios. In Battlerite you engage in quick and intense online action by taking control of one of several unique champions. The game is played out in adrenaline-fueled 2v2 and 3v3 battles, and while it can certainly be easy to get into, Battlerite is a game that is challenging yet very rewarding to master.


The characters revealed in September (2016)...

                                      








I don't know how much VR will really change or immerse the level of gameplay depth in a MOBA, but... I wouldn't underestimate or hate on such an option for owners of the hardware. Game on!




I hope all the gamers (and non-gamers) out there are safe and sound. Our condolences to the citizens of Haiti and other locations that have lost people due to the recent Hurricane Matthew. We had the luxury of getting the hell out of here, but not everyone was so lucky and... I can't begin to say how sorry I am for the victims and their family members. Though it won't change what has occurred, I hope that peace is with you, in addition to good fortune in the road ahead. -Blu