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Bigpoint Unveils Its Unity3D MOBA Game – Merc Elite at Gamescom

Aug 20,2013 by Eleanor

Bigpoint is unveiling its Unity3D game Merc Elite at Gamescom in Germany. The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, developed over the course of 20 months by an over 40-person team of experienced game developers and designers, underscores Bigpoint’s commitment to unique quality and innovation. The online game is the second title produced by the team, which came to Bigpoint through an acquisition.

Read the below press release to get the full coverage.

Merc Elite

Press Release:

Bigpoint unveils futuristic MOBA game “Merc Elite” at Gamescom

 The team from 49Games, acquired in 2011, is presenting its first game since joining Bigpoint
• With a team of over 40 developers working for 20 months on development, it is Bigpoint’s most lavish game yet
• Merc Elite (
http://mercelite.com) offers top-quality graphics and thrilling game play in a unique new setting
Hamburg, August 20, 2013 – Bigpoint is unveiling its Unity3D game Merc Elite at Gamescom in Germany. The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, developed over the course of 20 months by an over 40-person team of experienced game developers and designers, underscores Bigpoint’s commitment to unique quality and innovation. The online game is the second title produced by the team, which came to Bigpoint through an acquisition.
“Our strategy of acquiring the entire studio as a team and allowing them to focus on developing high quality titles is now once again paying dividends,” explains Khaled Helioui, Managing Director at Bigpoint. “Just like with the former Radon Labs team that created Drakensang Online, a game that matches up unabashedly to the quality and visuals of console games, Merc Elite is going to win converts through its excellent graphics and gripping gameplay.”
Merc Elite is the first MOBA game to take place in a futuristic military setting. It combines elaborate player-versus-player battles with 3D graphics. Gamers can decide between different character classes, including a refined weapons system for battles in the arena. Players will need more than just a daft hand with the weapons, though. Tactical skill, team play and strategy are also crucial factors for success. Merc Elite will go into open beta in the summer of 2013.

The 49Games Team under Senior Producer Jeff Lydell

In September 2011 Bigpoint acquired the entire production team from 49Games, an internationally successful development studio. The team of over 40 full-time employees was among the most celebrated developers of sports games for consoles, with more than 18 multi-platform sports titles to their credit. These include Winter Stars, Winter Sports 2011 – Go for Gold, Summer Challenge 2010 and RTL Wintersports 2010. Since fall 2011 the team under the leadership of Senior Producer Jeff Lydell has been focused on Merc Elite, the world-class MOBA strategy game in a unique setting.

The game runs on Unity3D, which allows it to run directly within the browser without download.

 
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