Riot, the developers of the popular MOBA League of Legends, introduce a new publishing platform intended to showcase the lore of the game’s world.
In beta, Universe is a publishing platform containing detailed information on the world of Runeterra, where League of Legends takes place. With a slick layout pleasing to the eyes and clever design choices, the new page works like a wiki of sorts, except it focuses exclusively on lore instead of statistics and strategies.
The development team of Universe is composed of members of the Narrative, Universe, and World Building departments. They recently held an AMA (short for “ask me anything”) on the League of Legends’s official Reddit page to answer questions regarding the platform.
League of Legends is the MOBA (an acronym for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) responsible for popularizing the genre. Although there were DOTA and DOTA 2 before it, their huge success wasn’t enough to make e-sports as relevant as they are today. The game became popular for its diverse and well-constructed cast, simplicity, strategy depth, competitivity, and lore, which is one of the aspects fans most study and praise. On top of that, the business model adopted by Riot Games a favorite among gaming communities, with League of Legends being available free of charge and players being able to purchase cosmetics in exchange for real money. Yet, some skins may also be acquired for free from seasonal events and the likes.
Universe is available now in beta on the game’s official website. League of Legends is available for Windows PC.