Vainglory announce full Samsung DeX support, game can be played with keyboard and mouse

24 August 2017


Super Evil Megacorp, the creators of mobile esport Vainglory has announced full Samsung DeX support, allowing the game to be played with a mouse and keyboard on Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and the S8+ devices.

Cloud9; Vainglory; Ravi Lakhani
Cloud9 lifting the Unified Western Championship trophy (Credit: Ravi Lakhani/Super Evil Mega Co)

Vainglory was featured on stage at the Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked event in New York City, with Super Evil’s game engine allowing the game to played on Samsung DeX. The proprietary E.V.I.L. engine allows the developer, Super Evil Megacorp, to completely control the game’s software with regards to performance and platform capabilities. The latest collaboration with Samsung allows users of the mobile game to play on a large screen through the Samsung Game Launcher app and thus use a mouse and keyboard for the gameplay.

“We’re constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of gaming technology,” said Tommy Krul, CTO of Super Evil Megacorp. “With the help of our own proprietary E.V.I.L. engine technology, we’ve been able to deliver a smooth yet visceral competitive gaming experience for Vainglory  players across the globe. We built Vainglory  specifically for mobile devices with unmatched speed and responsive touch controls, but now, with the help of Samsung DeX, we’re taking gameplay to the next level for players who gravitate towards traditional PC gaming, and prefer to play with a mouse and keyboard.”

It’s not the first time that Samsung and Super Evil Megacorp have collaborated. They’ve worked together on projects since 2016, where Vainglory became one of the first games to be optimised with Samsung’s Vulkan graphics API technology. Additionally, Vainglory was the mobile gaming partner for the Samsung Galaxy Invitational during E3 which saw some of the top esports teams from around the world compete.

For those intrigued and in attendance at Gamescom, Vainglory is available to demo on the Samsung DeX. It’s also being rolled out to selected Samsung Retail stores in Europe.

Esports Insider says: It will be really intriguing to see if using a keyboard and mouse provides an advantage over touch and mobile. If you’re listening, Super Evil, please organise a showmatch so we can see who prevails. We’ve seen a few pictures of the setup from Gamescom and it’s safe to say that Vainglory looks just as beautiful on a big screen as it does on mobile.