FeatureAnkama's World

The French company quietly building a cartoon gaming empire.

It's an almost stereotypically gorgeous springtime Saturday in Paris, breezy and bright, and the bistros near the Porte de Versailles are spilling lunching locals and tourists all over the street. But the kids arriving by the tram-load, confused mothers in tow, aren't here to eat crepes, promenade or play football. They're filing into the angular, modernist and cavernously huge Paris Expo hall - familiar to your correspondent from Blizzard's gigantic Worldwide Invitational event in 2008 - to pay pilgrimage to the biggest game you've never heard of: Dofus.

Ankama details new game Slage

Ankama details new game Slage

Cute Diablo-alike from makers of Dofus.

Ankama Games, the creator of the turn-based MMO Dofus, has revealed more about its brand new hackandslash game, Slage.

Inspired by Diablo, this is an online-only multiplayer romp for PC where, from lobbies of hundreds, teams of four can co-operatively delve into an endless supply of randomly-created dungeons.

Underpinning Slage are Ankama's eye-catching cartoon curves, which are presented here - for the first time in the French developer's history - in 3D. There's a hefty amount of gore on display as well, although this can be toned down via parental controls.

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