Heroes of Newerth – real-time strategy game

Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a real-time strategy game heavily based on the Warcraft III scenario Defense of the Ancients, or DotA.

In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. As a match progresses, players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful.

HoN focuses on hero control and development, and does not include common real time strategy game features, such as base management, resource collection and single-player missions.

Heroes of Newerth won the Audience Award at the Independent Games Festival 2010.

Features include:

  • Beautiful graphics with superb character animation.
  • More action than DotA.
  • Multiplayer online.
  • Multiple skills and items to buy as .users gain experience and gold.
  • Game modes:
    • Normal Mode: Players can select freely and in any order from the entire pool of heroes from their faction in a first-come first-picked method.
    • Random Mode: Players are given a random hero.
    • Single Draft: Players are randomly assigned three heroes, one of each attribute type, to select from.
    • Random Draft: Players pick from a common, randomly reduced pool of heroes in an alternating fashion.
    • Banning Draft: Similar to Random Draft, except for the addition of the ability to ban heroes from the pool.
    • Banning Pick: Team Captains first ban 3 heroes from the entire pool and then teams alternate hero selection similar to Random Draft.
  • Tracking of individual statistics.
  • In-game VOIP.
  • GUI-streamlined hero selection (draft mode, etc).
  • Post-game MVP awards.
  • Matchmaking.
  • Full friends list.
  • Ban list.
  • Clan support.
  • Multiple maps.
  • Custom map editor.

Website: www.heroesofnewerth.com
Developer: S2 Games, LLC
License: Commercial

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