While competitive mobile gaming has had its critics over the years, you can’t deny the success of titles like Clash Royale, or games such as Hearthstone, Fortnite, PUBG and others that have mobile versions.
We’ve seen MOBAs attempt to crack the mobile market, like Vainglory, and there’s even a mobile version of League of Legends on the way.
Now, developer Madfinger Games is throwing its hat into the mobile gaming ring with Shadowgun War Games, a competitive multiplayer-focused version of its popular Shadowgun series of mobile games.
At first glance, the title looks similar to Overwatch, Blizzard’s huge team-based PC shooter that of course has its own franchised esports league around the world.
Madfinger CEO Marek Rabas will be giving a live gameplay demo of Shadowgun War Games on November 15th. It will take place on the Madfinger Games Twitch channel from 3pm GMT.
The developer said it loves pushing the limits of mobile technology and is thrilled with the game.
Madfinger Games CEO Marek Rabas previously told PocketGamer: “We wanted to have a player-versus-player mode inside of Shadowgun Legends but we found out that it’s impossible to balance because there were too many skills involved.”
“We decided around February [we would make a separate game]. It’s an ambitious project and we want the best first-person shooter competitive gameplay with the highest visual fidelity, while really tuning the control scheme.”
Madfinger is currently allowing players to sign up to the mobile game’s beta.
Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon the other week.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.