These franchises need automatic chess
the Automatic failures the craze has reached a crescendo and the excitement for the future of the new genre is at an all time high. After reaching over 10 million players in its first three months, we are now on the verge of releasing three completely different standalone versions of Auto Chess, all released at the same time. Right now, this is arguably the best opportunity for publishers to look for ways to capitalize on this untapped market.
Automatic failures is the new easy-to-learn, hard-to-master game that’s been causing a stir on Twitch. It started as a Valve mod Dota 2 (itself originally a mod of Warcraft 3, but that’s a story for another time) and is hard to describe: it’s part battle royale, part board game, part MOBA and part RTS, all rolled into one. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can play Automatic chess mobile on Android or iOS, or later this week Dota: Underworlds and Teamfight Tactics will be available on PC.
If you’re a fan, you’ve probably fantasized about your favorite property as Automatic failures Game. Here are three franchises that absolutely MUST be an Auto Chess:
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There are two things Pokemon are made for: battling and evolving, and auto chess games have a ton of both. In every current game, combining three of the same chess pieces upgrades that unit to a two-star version and then a three-star version of that piece. Each time “evolve” visually and get a stat increase. How perfect would that be for Pokemon!? Combine three Squirtles to get a Wartortle, three Wartortles to get a Blastoise, you get the idea. On top of that, the different elemental types of Pokemon make the franchise a great choice for an auto chess game. Fill your board with Fire and Rock type synergies for damage over time and solid defense, or Ice and Psychic for a slower, crowd control-focused game. Pokémon is absolutely the perfect franchise for an Auto Chess game.
Now the circle is complete
You need a PhD in game history to understand the genesis of auto chess games, but one thing you need to know is that none of them would exist even without a little game called Warcraft 3. Blizzard is no doubt watching Auto Chess right now and wondering how they could get in on the action. We know they’re investing heavily in mobile games, and mobile is a fantastic platform for the new genre. It’s a shame Heroes of the Storm is now no longer in active development, lest we get a Blizzard Auto Chess game sooner rather than later.
(Kate) Bishop To (Frank) Castle
The fun thing to imagine how a Marvel Auto Chess game would work is to consider how the characters would be organized into types. Do you group them by team they fight on, giving synergies to Guardians of the Galaxy and Fantastic Four? Do you group them instead by the type of power they have, creating separate classes for flight, super strength, and energy? The possibilities are almost as endless as the number of heroes themselves. It’s also not unrealistic to think we’ll see a Marvel Auto Chess. There are a number of Marvel mobile games available and they are highly profitable. If I were Marvel, I would seriously consider getting into hype.
Auto Chess may be a new genre, but it’s already close to the hearts of so many gamers. Major publishers would do well to pay attention to the genre over the next few weeks as Riot, Valve, and Drodo each release their respective games and try to appeal to the biggest audience. The Last Game Standing could soon come up against Pokemon, Blizzard, or Marvel, and that’s a very exciting prospect indeed.
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