Valve’s streamlined take on Auto Chess, Dota Underlords, is now available for download over on the App Store and Google Play. It’s being described as a “strategy battler” where you collect and upgrade heroes to take on other players in strategic PvP matches.
The general idea is that you optimise your crew to create unique alliances. Stacking your team with allied heroes means stat-buffs, which in turns means an easier win. There’s also a story here that involves a gritty city and a fight for control, though surely nobody’s playing Auto Chess games for their narrative, right?
It’s a crossplay and cross-progression title, meaning you can play with players on other platforms and carry your profile between your mobile device and PC. It also supports offline play, so you can practice on some AI opponents wherever you happen to be.
If this one strikes your fancy, you can find it over on the App Store and Google Play right now. With it being free to play, it’s a surprise that there currently aren’t any IAPs listed. I’m sure that’ll change soon enough, so hop in and test it out before the monetization model slowly creeps in.