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Drodo Studio’s AutoChess has been awarded the Best Innovative Game of the Year by Google after the title introduced gamers to an entire new genre which has now been termed as Autobattler. The success of Autochess as a mod in Dota 2, has sparked multiple games in the same genre such as Valve’s Underlords and Riot Game’s Team Fight Tactics.
However Autochess was the first game in the category and has received the award for the same reason. The game has received the most innovative game award in Google Play’s Best of 2019 Award Series in 17 categories. It has also been nominated as the best game of 2019 in South Korea.
In a statement put out by the developers, they went on to say “We have always dreamed of making a great game, a high-quality and fun game that can be recognized by the public. We have worked hard in order to make these dreams come true. We know that there are still some flaws with Auto Chess, but we strongly believe that we can always use our passion and diligence to continue making the game better and better.”