When Dota Auto Chess launched earlier this year, probably nobody expected that it would go on to take the world by storm. Thanks to its engaging and competitive gameplay, this fan-made mod using Dota 2’s asset is currently one of the most played titles on Steam.

Dota 2 Auto Chess
The game uses characters from Valve's Dota 2

However, since the game was made based on characters from Dota 2, its developer Big Drodo Studio was not really able to make money off of it. It was only a matter of time before the idea was ripped off by someone else, or Valve decided to give it a go itself. Thus, it makes sense for Big Drodo to create its own game. Yesterday, the studio announced that it is teaming up with Long Mobile Limited and Imba TV to release Auto Chess Mobile.

Although this upcoming mobile version of Auto Chess will no longer use anything from Dota 2, it is still going to retain its old mechanics.  Auto Chess Mobile will be available on both Android and iOS, and it will also allow global players to play together.

Since its release in January, Dota Auto Chess has attracted almost 3 million ratings on Steam. On March 12, it also crossed the 6 million players milestone. A lot of this success might be owed to the game’s creative mechanism, which combines real-time strategy with collective card games. In Auto Chess, players have to make various decisions within a limited period of time and manage their economy effective.  Besides strategies, luck also plays a crucial part in each match, which adds another layer of unpredictability and entertainment.

Dota Auto Chess A New And Rising Dota 2 Custom Mod
Unique gameplay that is a mix between RTS and CCG

Auto Chess Mobile is currently up for pre-registration, and as of right now, the number of pre-registration is already over 95 thousand. No official release date for the game is announced yet, however.