Project Haven is a developing PvE co-op MOBA that seeks to create ‘friendshipping’ gameplay

    
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Making friends in MMOs is one of the best parts of our genre, but sometimes those connections can feel tenuous at best. The devs at BetaDwarf, creators of the Clash Royale-like minion battle game Minion Masters, are hoping to craft a game where making friends is part of the gameplay loop in what the studio calls “friendshipping.”

The game is currently called Project Haven, and is described in a post on the studio’s website as “a cooperative PvE MOBA where you play as tight-knit groups of heroes saving the world from a time-twisted fate.” The devs hope to make the game fast-paced and endlessly replayable, with promise of “tons of systems” to create variation and interesting choices to be made on the fly. As for the game’s friendshipping loop, that seeks to be done via co-op gameplay, guild-building mechanics, and other systems like the ability to matchmake more often with people that players enjoyed teaming up with.

As of right now, the game is in extremely early development, with an Imgur post announcing the devs are looking for early testing of gameplay using some placeholder character art. That said, BetaDwarf doesn’t appear to be doing this development work without some fiscal support, as the studio has raised $6.6 million in funding for the project. As for Minion Masters, the devs have stated that the team running the minion battler is set up to operate “for years to come,” and the studio has even announced a 2.0 update for the game.

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Morgan

So Darksburg?

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Johnny Quantum

Can recommend Minion Masters, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t PVP! This being PVE should be even better!

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EmberStar

I hope it works out for them. Part of me suspects that most of the reaction though is going to be people screeching “What is its, Precious?! It burns ussss!” at the “friendshipping” thing. :P

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Dug From The Earth

Id be down for a non-competitive moba

I played a TON of HoTS vs AI with groups of friends and it was a blast.

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Eamil

Sounds like a lot of words without much backing them up so far. Minion Masters is decent fun tho.

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Bruno Brito

Can’t say much but that art is beautiful.