has announced the start of the Open Beta testing of Strife
, a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game built entirely around the idea of a collective, contributing community (thanks: Blues
). Predicated on creating a more connected multiplayer experience that incentivizes cooperation, Strife promises to streamline communication between players with innovative, in-client social systems and rewards players for team collaboration, not simply placing highest on a leaderboard.
In Strife, each pet has special abilities that will help you fight in the arena. At the end of each match, players receive seals that can be spent toward unlocking new pets. Another features is a unique resource distribution that eliminates fighting with teammates for last hits or hero kills.