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access_time April 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM in Mobile by Charlie Grammer

Dragorena is a mobile-centric MOBA that released today

Dragorena released today on the Apple App Store.

Dragorena released today on the Apple App Store.

Appublica is an independent developer of mobile games that has recently released a new title on the App Store in the US, Canada and Mexico. This title, called Dragorena, is, according to the developers, “a ‘casual’ fantasy RPG to be played like nothing else before on the App Store.”

They go on to pose an interesting question. “There are plenty of small MOBAs on iOS these days,” they say, “but are they truly mobile-centric?” The answer, many feel, is no. Appublica aims to fix that with Dragorena, however, stating that it is indeed the answer to a true mobile MOBA. “Unique gameplay, super easy controls, and cartoonish but yet fairly detailed 3D graphics make Dragorena a really comfortable and addictive game,” they claim.

The game is currently available for iOS 6.0 or higher and Appublica intends to release the game in other countries soon. The sessions in the game are rather short, lasting around 1 minute apiece, but they are packed with lots of different tactics, spells, mobs, upgrades, and other features.

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The game, for those wondering, does indeed include in-app purchases. These start at $0.99 and are mostly gems that can enhance your dragons. If you believe this means that the game will be a “pay-to-win” affair, however, you shouldn’t fear so much, as there is in-game currency that you will be able to collect via battles to purchase these same upgrades.

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There are currently two different types of fight modes, called regular and premium (the latter offers double experience). The game is extremely social, offering deep SNS integration as well as Leaderboards, and many additional features are planned for the future.

The first version of the game includes several features, the full list of which can be seen below:
•      4 initial elemental dragons and arenas to master;
•      4 types of elemental experience to gain;
•      5 sessions in a row with cooldown;
•      5 unique magic spells for each dragon;
•      10 types of mana and armor;
•      5 in-fight power-ups;
•      lots of different mobs and obstacles;
•      about 50 upgrades;
•      Facebook and Twitter integration.
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Appublica wraps things up by stating, “We love Dragorena and would like to share it with all RPG addicts. We also believe once they try Dragorena 1.0, it won’t leave anyone indifferent.”

Does this sound like a title you could sink your teeth into?



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