Smite is a free-to-play online MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) and ARTS (action real-time strategy) game. Players choose from a selection of playable deities, messengers or avatars and join session-based arena combat. This session-based arena combat is 5 players against another set of 5 players. Each of the playable characters have their own custom powers and the goal of the game is to kill the enemy minotaur. Smite is being created by Hi-Rez Studios and is still under development. The game went into closed beta as of May 31st 2012.
 What is Smite?
SMITE is an online battleground between gods. Players choose from a selection of gods, join session-based arena combat and use custom powers and team tactics against other players and minions. SMITE is inspired by Defense of the Ancients (DotA) but instead of being above the action, the third-person camera brings you right into the combat. And, instead of clicking a map, you use WASD to move, dodge, and fight your way through the detailed graphics of SMITE´s battlegrounds.
 Key Features
 Be a God
- Cut through your enemies, encase them in ice, or drown them in a vortex of souls. Choose from a long list of powerful gods, each with their own history, special abilities, and unique playstyle.
 3D Graphics and Fast Action
- SMITE is a an online 3D action game. Experience the MOBA genre up close with the game camera directly behind your character. All attacks are skill shots controlled by you. Predict your enemies' movements and hit your mark as you experience fast-paced combat.
 Mythical Setting
- Explore multiple game-modes and maps - each themed around a legendary battleground. Fight opposing players, minions, towers, and NPCs including flaming Phoenixes, Cyclops, Harpies, and the Fire Giant.
 Tactical Gameplay
- Master your abilities, build your items, and fulfill key roles such as assassin, mage, tank, and support. Defeat NPC enemies for increased gold and stat buffs. Deny your opponents' victory with well-placed stuns and calculated ambushes.
- Players have immediate access to 10 playable gods for free. Five gods are permanently free with five additional gods on rotation. Additional gods are unlocked through gameplay time or more quickly through micro-transactions. Cosmetic skins can be purchased for further god customization.