Theorycraft Games has revealed the first look at its debut unannounced title, Project Loki, and it’s a competitive, team-based PvP game that appears to blend the MOBA genre with hero-based combat action and more.
Theorycraft is a relatively new studio made up of developers who, collectively, have worked on franchises like League of Legends, Valorant, Apex Legends, Overwatch, Destiny, and Halo. While the team has publicly talked about Project Loki (not the official title), today’s new trailer marks the first time the studio has shown it in action.
Check out roughly 3 minutes of Project Loki gameplay below:
“As players and developers, we feel like it’s been a minute since there’s been something truly new and fun to play with your friends,” Theorycraft CEO Joe Tung writes in a press release. “To make Project Loki, we took our collective experiences working on some of the biggest team-based PvP games like League, Valorant, Apex, and Overwatch, and have been building with a group of hardcore playtesters out the gate.
“Now Project Loki has evolved into something fresh and unlike anything we’ve played so far, and we’re ready to take the next step. It might seem early, but we became independent to take a big swing on behalf of players; to do that means involving them as soon as possible, showing our work, and building a community that we’ll listen to across every stage of development.”
As you can see in the trailer above, Project Loki takes inspiration from the MOBA genre – unsurprising, given the team’s experience on League of Legends – as well as hero-based combat games like Overwatch and more. Theorycraft describes a session of Project Loki like this: “Players will assemble a squad of heroes, outplay other teams in sprawling, free-flowing battles, run the edge of a huge world in the sky, and dream up crazy strategies in a massive combat sandbox.”
Players looking to play the game can potentially do so starting tomorrow because a PC playtest will run on June 29 and June 30. The team stresses that despite being playable, Project Loki is still a work-in-progress game, meaning “meta-progression, competitive features, hero concepts, environmental design, and final art are all a work-in-progress.”