Fates Forever for iPad

My latest gaming obsession is Fates Forever—a 3v3 MOBA game in the vein of League of Legends and DoTA, but built for touchscreens.

You choose one of nine unique heroes (with more slated to release soon) and are placed on a team with two other characters (bots or online players, depending on the mode you choose). As you face off against another team of 3 heroes, minor NPCs are continually generated for each side and either help you out or must be defeated to earn extra money and experience. Some heroes’ spells must be cast by drawing lines from the character towards an enemy, which feels totally natural on the iPad.

All heroes start each match at level 1, unlocking abilities and items as they go. The game ends when one team has destroyed the other’s “gyro” artifact, but you’ll have to first make your way through automated turrets and other defenses to get into the enemy’s base.

There’s more to Fates Forever than I can get into here, but trust me, it’s a lot of fun. The game itself is free and you never really have to spend a dime, but you can support the developers and their server costs by purchasing additional characters. In fact, they have a $20 launch bundle that unlocks all existing characters and the upcoming four when they’re released.

(If you’d like to find me in-game, my username is Gromble)