From Jeffrey Matulef of Eurogamer.net
: "What we like to do as a company is take all sorts of different strategy genres and mash them up," says Ironclad Games producer, Blair Fraser.
A couple years back Ironclad Games caught the attention of many a strategy fanatic with Sins of a Solar Empire, a game that mixed traditional real-time strategy with the longer term games such as Civilization. This time out, they're going after the League of Legends crowd by merging a DOTA-style strategy game with an RTS. More importantly, they've found a way to make MOBA games accessible to those who've never played the genre before.
Sins of a Dark Age is a 'hero and commander strategy game,' according to Ironclad. What this means is that it's a five-person team-based affair where one person assumes the role of a commander, while the other four select heroes.