Dropzone RTS hybrid coming from former Big Huge Games devs

Sparkypants Studios planning futuristic 1v1 battles with set time limit.

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After the demise of Big Huge Games, the taleneted development team scattered to various locales. Some however stayed close to the Baltimore area, even forming a new studio, called Sparkypants. And now, the company has revealed its first game.

Labeled as an RTS with some MOBA elements, Dropzone will apparently be a 1v1 game with a set 15-minute time limit. According to the press release, players will control a three-man squad of "rigs" that can be customized with various loadouts. The game's RTS elements will have multiple units vying for control of a map, while the MOBA elements will have head-to-head competition.

It sounds like the game is being positioned for esports, as it will also have a spectator and replay modes. The game is being developed using Sparkypants' proprietary Sparkle Engine, which will supposedly support 4K graphics displays. 

The game will be free-to-play and is planned for PC, with a release sometime later this year. This is also a link for a newsletter on the official site if you want more information.

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