Voting is now open for the 2015 Developers’ Showdown Final Four.
32 teams entered. Only 4 survive.
March Mayhem is our annual event in which The Escapist pits game developers head to head in bracket-style matchups. You get to vote on which developer you think performed better in 2014, and the winner goes on to face another opponent in the next round. Who will win this year’s Developers’ Showdown? Only you can decide!
Voting is open for the epic Final Four showdown right now! Head over to the official bracket page to cast your votes. You must be a member of The Escapist, so if you haven’t signed up for your free account yet, register here or Login with Facebook, then click the link above.
If you’re unsure about a developer or their games, feel free to do some research. And, as always, you can hash it out in the forums dedicated to March Mayhem 2015.
Here are some of the more notable matchups in the Final Four round of voting:
(2) Telltale Games vs. (1) Monolith Productions
This year, Telltale has had their most ambitious year yet, releasing episodes not only for The Walking Dead, but for a Game of Thrones tie-in, a series based on the Fables comics titled Wolf Among Us, and a collaboration with Gearbox Software titled Tales from the Borderlands.
It’s up against Monolith Productions. Monolith’s big title for 2014 was Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. A Lord of the Rings title that didn’t feature the Fellowship, Shadow of Mordor put players in the shoes of a ranger of Gondor before the events of the Fellowship of the Ring. The most notable feature of this title was the revolutionary nemesis system, making it a true next-gen title for 2014.
(1) Blizzard Entertainment vs. (1) Bioware
This year, Blizzard Entertainment released its wildly popular CCG Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, currently played by 20 million people worldwide. It’s also working on the MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, which is now in beta, and recently announced the team shooter Overwatch. It’s been a busy year for the folks at Blizzard!
It’s up against another 2014 powerhouse, Bioware. Canadian development studio BioWare was founded back in 1995, and is now a division of mega-publisher Electronic Arts. In 2014, BioWare released the latest in the line of its own IP, Dragon Age in Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was met with accolades for its storytelling achievements.
Head over to the March Mayhem 2015 page to vote in these and the other matchups now! All you have to do is click on the developers’ names and a pop-up will appear with voting instructions. Have fun!
And may the best developer of 2014 win!