In January 2019, developers from Drodo Studio released a custom mode for Dota 2 called Dota Auto Chess.
What is known
In the official blog Dota 2 appeared post inwhich gamers were told about the future of the series. As it turned out, in the winter of 2019, Valve invited the developers from Drodo Studio to her office, where she spoke with the team about working together. For reasons that remained behind the scenes, the parties could not agree, but the creators of the original DAC gave Gabe's blessing to create a separate game.
“As for us, then, with the blessing of Drodo, a group of people in Valve are currently working on an independent version of Dota (Auto Chess)”
Drodo Studio is currently working on Dota Auto cloneChess for iOS and Android, but without Dota heroes. Valve also helps in transferring progress from the “custom” to the mobile version, and even advised gamers to evaluate the creation of Drodo.
“We agreed that each of us would createown version of the game and will support each other fully. Drodo is working on its own non-Dota mobile game, and the beta version has already been released. We worked with them to help existing DAC mod players transfer their account progress to a new game. ”
Valve did not disclose the release date and title, but inmid-May, the company registered Dota Underlords. Then gamers only guessed what the new project would be like, and fans who thought about self-sufficient Dota Auto Chess might be right.
Note that Dota 2 also became the heirmodifications. The original "dota" appeared thanks to gamers who modified the map for Warcraft III. The first version was released by Eul in 2003, but the modification received popularity in 2005, after the release of DotA Allstars, which was developed by Abdul Ismail with the nickname IceFrog. Subsequently, the guy became a Valve game designer and continued to work on the game.