Dota, Defence of the Ancients, is the latest hype in gaming. Initially developed as a modified game in Starcraft, the concept has now grown globally and has even made its way into professional competitions. Popular game titles that have implemented the “DotA” concept include Warcraft 3, DotA Allstars, DemiGod, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth and Realm of the Titans. Two more upcoming titles that will certainly get the gaming world’s attention are DotA 2 and Blizzard DotA.
So what is DotA exactly? Our trusty graphics boffins have once again created the infographic below for the complete history on how the new genre came about.
The design style is certainly relevant to the game look-and-feel itself. The timeline is odd that some events don’t have specific dates identified. The use if icon illustrations for different concepts and company/game logos on the timeline helps the reader. I would have liked to see some of the stats behind the game and its popularity.
Thanks to Eric for sending in the link!