Developed by Drodo Studio and released in January 2019, the game features elements of chess and supports up to eight players. The popularity of the mod, with its having over eight million players by May 2019, led to the creation of the auto battler genre that had a number of other games being released.
How did Auto Chess start?
Like many popular games, Auto Chess was born from a mod. We can trace its origin from Dota 2 which, not surprisingly, came from the original custom map game in Warcraft III, Dota (Defense of the Ancients). In Auto Chess, characters (taken from the source content) are pitted against each other on a chess board.
What was the first Auto Chess?
History. The roots of the genre can be traced back to Pokemon Defense, a custom tower defense mode in Warcraft III. However, the codifier of the genre is Dota Auto Chess, a custom game mode for Dota 2, which was released by the group of Chinese developers known as Drodo Studio in January 2019.
Who made auto chess?
Drodo Studio Dragonest Co., Ltd. Auto Chess/Developers
Who created Dota Auto chess?
Valve Corporation Dota Underlords/Developers