Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a MultiPlayer online battle arena (MOBA) video Game originally developed by S2 Games for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The Game idea was derived from the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne custom map Defense of the Ancients and was S2 Games' first MOBA title. The Game was released on May 12, 2010, and re-released as a Free To Play Game on July 29, 2011. On May 5, 2015, Heroes of Newerth development duties passed to Frostburn Studios, with the development team moving over to the new company.
In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five Players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. As a match Progresses, Players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful. The team-oriented design of HoN coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP controls and Clan Support allows for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based experience.