Strife developer S2 Games channels Clash Royale with Brawl of Ages


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Clash Royale the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) world must be very flock to break into. But  it may be a studio could sneak into the emerging Clash Royale clone market.

S2 Games announced today that Brawl of Ages(a new free-to-play PC game) is available via Early Access on Steam. Brawl of Ages which murge  by the combination of MOBAs and digital card games becomes like the mobile hit Clash Royale which earned $1 billion in its first year. However, Brawl of Ages is not a mobile game, instead releasing on PC.

S2 Games got its start with the PC MOBA Heroes of Newerth that was came out in 2010. At a time, its only trailed League of Legends (which was launch one year earlier) as top of its field but it fell behind when the MOBA exploded losing to new competition like Dota 2. S2 Games released a new MOBA, Strife, in 2015. It has not managed to compete with League of Legends or Dota 2.

Marc DeForest said, chief executive officer of S2 Games, in a press release sent to revolutionary marketing ideas that “As we developed Brawl of Ages and took feedback from the closed beta, we were inspired by several real-time strategy, MOBA, role-playing game, and Tower Defense games as we wanted to hit the key features of these games with none of the drawbacks typically found in these genres Brawl of Ages was designed with casual and competitive gamers in mind so players can quickly enjoy an intense action-strategy game or dig deeper and create unique decks and strategies as they rank up over time.”

later in 2017 S2 Games becomes also planning a commercial launch for the game.

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The 10 biggest European tech stories this week: Spotify may bypass IPO, a ‘Trump-proof’ privacy shield, and more


The 10 biggest European tech stories this week

The 10 biggest European tech stories this week: Spotify may bypass IPO, a ‘Trump-proof’ privacy shield, and more

The 10 biggest European tech stories this week: Spotify may bypass IPO, a ‘Trump-proof’ privacy shield, and more…

This week, Tech.eu tracked 10 technology M&A transactions and 64 tech funding deals totaling €227 million (about $240 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week:

1) Spotify is reportedly considering a direct stock exchange listing, bypassing the typical IPO script.

2) The European Parliament wants the European Commission to ‘Trump-proof’ the Privacy Shield data sharing agreement between the EU and the United States after the new US administration threatened to roll back some privacy safeguards.

3) Flattr, an extension for online micropayments, has been acquired by eyeo, the parent company of AdBlock Plus. No terms were disclosed.

4) Israel-based Valens, a producer of semiconductors that is developing connected car technology, has secured an additional $60 million in financing. The round was led by Israel Growth Partners (IGP), and includes Delphi, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Goldman Sachs and MediaTek as new investors, in addition to existing investors.

5) Israeli VC firm 83North announced the close of its new tech fund at $250 million, its largest yet.

6) Fred Destin, one of European VC’s biggest personalities, is leaving Accel, the London-headquartered VC firm he joined from Boston’s Atlas Ventures in mid-2014, to focus more on seed investing.

7) Estonian startup Teleport has been acquired by employee relocation management platform MOVE Guides for an undisclosed sum.

8) British tech company Imagination Technologies saw its shares crash by more than 70% on Monday when it was told by Apple, its biggest customer, that the maker of iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches intends to stop using Imagination’s graphics technology in its new products.

9) Munich-based KONUX, an industrial IoT startup, has raised a further $9 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), bringing its Series A round to $16 million.

10) Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and Bosch are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of “robo-taxis”.

Bonus link: Europe’s 500 most prominent venture capital investors (Dealroom)

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