Lords Mobile, the award-winning MMO that's dominated the Android charts since it launched three years ago, has arrived on Steam. Its publisher IGG (I Got Games) is no stranger to success, being the force behind other mobile hits such as Castle Clash and Clash of Lords 2. But with Lords Mobile, IGG has created a game it believes is capable of not only conquering mobile, but also making the intrepid crossing over into the PC realm.
So how does Lords Mobile intend to win over a PC audience traditionally wary of mobile encroachments? Set in a magical realm plunged into conflict by the Emperor’s death, the game casts you as a Lord looking to build your kingdom from the ground up. Bolster your defences, build your forces, research techs, and choose your allies and enemies wisely in your quest for expansion.
Fans of mobile conquest games will quickly recognise this compelling pattern of build-and-invade, and there are few sights as exhilarating as seeing your forces storm an enemy keep to take it for your own. Your armies are led into battle by special hero units, which can not only swing the course of a battle, but have a whole section of the game dedicated entirely to them.
The way this works is that each player gets to pick from a vast pool of Hero units, which you unlock via progression or real-world money. You can then send these units on quests to battle waves of monsters or other players in real-time.
Come through these monster battles, and you unlock loot that you use to upgrade your heroes. These side-quests become tougher as your heroes level up, forcing you to adapt and utilise your expanding arsenals of skills and abilities to manage the enemy hordes.
Real-time battles against other players, meanwhile, take place in the Colosseum, where you can win gems, experience, and (maybe most importantly) the glory of outwitting your opponents in fast-paced tactical combat.
The Heroes are an eclectic and beautifully designed bunch too, ranging from the pink-armoured Rose Knight who can rouse her squadmates with moves like Army Attack and Justice Call, to more tricksy, off-the-wall characters like Bombin’ Goblin and Witch Doll.
Headquartered in Singapore, IGG has offices worldwide - spanning from the US to China, Japan and the UAE - and ongoing partnerships with the likes of Apple, Google and Amazon. The Steam launch of Lords Mobile on commemorates the company's 13th birthday. As the game continues to grow on mobile, achieving a record revenue increase of 37% in 2018, IGG hopes to emulate that success on PC. With 250 million registered users and 13 million monthly active players making up the Lords Mobile community, it has a formidable foundation to achieve its regal ambitions.
Lords Mobile isn’t your regular F2P clans-and-kingdoms online game. It's a bold RPG-focused twist on the genre that lets you explore a dangerous fantasy kingdom with a bespoke squad of vibrant heroes. Spurred by IGG’s motto of ‘Innovators at Work, Gamers at heart’, Lords Mobile has begun its siege of the PC platform with the same compelling mix of strategy and roleplaying that helped it become such a formidable force on Android.
And the best news? You can get Lords Mobile free on Steam right now.