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GDC 2018: Crescent Moon Games Takes on .io-Style Games with ‘Axe.io’

It seems like in the last couple of years. .io-style games (Agar.io (Free), Paper.io (Free) and similar) have taken over the App Store. If you’ve never played one, they’re basically an MMO-ish game distilled down to its purest essence: Loads of players in one game, all competing against each other, usually with a fairly simple gameplay mechanic. Check out Crescent Moons’ spin on this idea:

What I’m most curious of is the raiding functionality Josh mentions near the end of the video. .io games historically are all about PvP, so to take that similar formula but to expand it out to one giant cooperative mode seems pretty fascinating. Just like all the other games Crescent Moon showed us, this one is still heavily in development and has no solid release date!