Halo Wars 2 breaks the conventions of real-time strategy games with its new fast-action Blitz mode. So for the launch, we needed a campaign as lightning-quick and genre-defying as the game itself. That’s why we partnered with Twitter to create the first real-time strategy game played entirely through Twitter’s new DM platform.
Players tweet with Isabel, a real-life AI we created from the main artificial intelligence in the game. Through this training module, Isabel moderates games as players use cards to battle their friends or the computer in an escalating three-round war. Winners have the opportunity to share custom GIFs of their final battle-winning move.