Dropzone RTS hybrid coming from former Big Huge Games devs

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


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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