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Vanguards
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
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Oct 4, 2016 @ 10:26am
Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:05pm

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Description
Release date: Fourth quarter 2016
In this fast-paced 3 vs. 3 MOBA-styled battle, hero knights use elemental powers to gain control over a ghost that can be placed on enemy bases to lower these bases' shields and drain them of their energy.

To win, the player must destroy both enemy bases before their own are destroyed.

MOBAs generally take around a half hour or more. Vanguards introduces a fun, 8-12 minute MOBA experience, great for a quick after-dinner game with family or friends before rushing on with life.

The novelty of this MOBA comes from the draining mechanic of the ghost, because it guarantees short gameplay. Once placed on a base, it is always draining the base it was most recently placed on, even when removed.

The game focuses on map objectives and team fights more than difficult to learn mechanics or complex item systems.

Created by college students as part of the BYU Animation program.

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS
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- While on a base, the ghost drains energy out of the base and leaves it vulnerable to additional attack by the opposing team.
- If a base is under attack by the enemy, defending players must stand in the base area to remove the ghost. The shield goes back up immediately when the ghost is released and the base can no longer be directly attacked. The defending team, however, must place the ghost on an enemy base before the ghost will stop draining power from their own base.
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39 Comments
冰棍 Oct 28, 2016 @ 1:42am 
nice game can you give me a key??please!!
Dwolfy Oct 24, 2016 @ 4:57pm 
@BYU Animation no problem, specially now that it got greenlit ^_^
Thx for replying, and congrats!
BYU Animation  [author] Oct 23, 2016 @ 11:55pm 
@Dwolfy Sorry, there is no mobile version of this game :(
Dwolfy Oct 22, 2016 @ 4:02pm 
Is there a mobile version for this game?
Bantha Fodder Oct 15, 2016 @ 4:54pm 
MOBAs are awesome and I love the fact that the rounds are intentionally short. The graphics also look extremely nice. I'm excited to see how this game progresses.
jakegropp Oct 14, 2016 @ 1:06pm 
I really don't have much of an interest at all in MOBAs, but the concept of this game sounds interesting. I find the shorter matches and the focus being less on complex gameplay mechanics and more on quick, teamwork strategy a lot more appealing than current MOBAs.
Skai Oct 14, 2016 @ 12:55pm 
The game looks beautiful. The quick pace and simplicity makes it seem far more accessible than current MOBA's without necessarily trying to compete with them. I would play this game, hands down.
xPy3 Oct 10, 2016 @ 2:46pm 
As a uni student, this game would be great due to busy schedules and revision. I do however, hope you procced to make it more compet then planned. I look forward to the outcome. GL
Savaii Oct 9, 2016 @ 4:00pm 
Please get this on steam! It looks like a great game to help one transition into and learn MOBA before jumping into LoL and DoTA. Will prevent feeding, which in turn will mean less flaming. Everyone wins! :D
SashaGrey Oct 9, 2016 @ 4:13am 
nice game