Icefrog, famed developer of the original Defense of the Ancients (DoTA) map/mod who now works at Valve Software, has revealed on his playdota blog
that we should expect the first details tomorrow on what he's been working on for the past year.
Hey guys, Game Informer dropped by the office last week to take a look at what I've been working on with the rest of the team over the last year.
They are going to post an article about it tomorrow on their website. I'll give you guys a link to it as soon as it is published.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys think!
It has been speculated that secret project will be some form of DoTA clone, fueled by the recent trademark dispute over the "DOTA" name with Riot Games, who's League of Legends uses the same game mechanic.
It will be interesting to see what shakes out. On a related note, the DoTA formula sure seems to catalyse all the worst aspects of a gaming community - Could a Steam-bound DoTA community potentially be even more toxic than what we've seen in League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth?