XAM is a free-to-play online arena where players fight in short, intensive real-time fights. The player has to take over the control of one of мех agents with its unique weapon and abilities.
User reviews: Mixed (329 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that gaming community could provide invaluable contribution to project development with feedback and suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have big plans for project development since there are many things to implement and even more to dicsuss with players. We will move on to Open Beta after we implement basic features.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add the following features:
  • PvE Co-op mode (mobs, consumables, scenarios)
  • New PvP modes
  • Implants system (modifications for caharcters)
  • Leagues (rating system)
  • AI and bots
  • Team and training modes
  • More characters
  • More arenas
  • Achievements
  • Ragdoll physics

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following features are availabe:
  • One mode - Team Death Math (TDM) arena 3 v 3
  • 3 arenas
  • 8 characters
  • Music and sounds
  • Basic game interface

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“XAM is free to play both in Early Access and after the release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan to dicsuss many game systems before approving and developing, and also consider feedback on already implemented functionality.”
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November 15, 2014

Looking for investors / Ищем инвесторов

Hi friends,

Toay we have to announce bad news. Investment of XAM has been suspended.

Now we have very limited time and chances to found a new investor.
Because of it we would like to appeal to the community to help us find an investor if you like our project.

If you're an investor or you can connect us with a potential investor please contact us at halzov@anngames.ru


Дорогие друзья,

К сожалению, команда разработчиков ХАМ вынуждена сообщить вам плохие новости. Инвестирование разработки игры было приостановлено.

У нас есть совсем не много времени и шансов найти нового инвестора. В связи с этим обращаемся к сообществу помочь нам в поиске заинтересованного инвестора, если вам нравится наш прототип.

Если вы инвестор или знаете нужные контакты - свяжитесь с нами halzov@anngames.ru

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About This Game

XAM is a free-to-play online arena where players fight in short, intensive real-time fights. The player has to take over the control of one of мех agents with its unique weapon and abilities.

Easy to begin, hard to master – ХАМ is the online entertaining game both for casual and hardcore gamers.
In this game only your personal skills and team spirit matter for your victory, and no random events will steal your victory!

Lots of mechagents synergize in different ways, different cards and game modes require various tactics, and good team work is essential for victory.

  • XAM – is the real-time multi-player online 3D action arena.
  • Short-time PvP fights guarantee you will not get stuck in a boring game!
  • There are only you and your opponents skirmishing. You don’t have to farm for ages or donate much to be competitive.
  • Select your character from a wide array of mechagents and start playing! Any agent gives you a unique play experience!
  • Sci-fi setting with its own heroes and history makes the XAM’s world absolutely real!
  • Two languages available for you: Russian and English.

  • 3D panoramic views
  • Basic mode - Team Death Match (TDM) is a real-time fight of two teams, 3 players in each team.
  • An Internet connection is required.
  • A player is free to select any character: tank, support or fighter.
  • Each hero has a unique gameplay and six abilities (including ultimate skill).

  • The majority of skills include mechanics of a shot and a bullet’s flight time. Shots could be and should be dodged, so the result of each ability depends on individual skill.
  • WASD movement, ground-targeted abilities.
  • It’s a team game with your friends or random players.
  • Implants system allows fine-tuning of mechagents.

There are three hero classes: Tank, Fighter and Support.

All three classes have standardized abilities:
  • A1-autoattack (M1),
  • A2-alternative action (M2),
  • A3- an ability to move (SP),
  • A4 – АОЕ/multiple-target attack (Q),
  • А5- protective ability (E),
  • А6-ultimative ability (R).

A1 ability could be a melee attack or ranged shot independently of a class.
But as you know every rule has its own exceptions ;)

The classes differ very much from each other by health points, movement speed, effects of abilities, etc. Each hero has their own unique and diverse gameplay, so that a player is a free to choose what they like.

Galactic Federation’s development and XAM show origin

For about three hundred years mankind made a huge breakthrough. From a planet torn apart by national wars dipped in an economic and energy crisis it evolved to the Galactic Federation integrating a lot of planets and star systems in common strive for better life.

Science fast- growing development allowed people to forget about carbon wars having presented people an inexhaustible power source instead. Development of robots technology relieved people from regular physical work because on the majority of factories and plants people were replaced by robots. People hold the administrative positions and devote themselves to creativity and scientific researches.

Uniting of a mankind happened at an economical level. In three hundred years a market has been divided between several corporations., these corporations organically divide The Galaxy into zones of influence and at the same time integrate it together. the distance between its parts has been longer, and moreover for the last hundred years the quantity of populated planets sharply increased from four up to several tens. At this time the mass media has been developing fast. People have been separated from each other by many hundreds light years and therfore they are in great need in communication with each other. Now this function is operated by thousands newsfeeds gathering the information from all corners of the Universe and creating unified information field. Each corporation owns the powerful media machine of hundreds and thousands news agencies, video channels and publishing houses. Nevertheless, the distance still separates people and it causes some problems.
With time the corporations understand that they need to develop common media product to reach all people and unite them in the result. They employ group of producers to find the right idea for their global project.

Shortly before the show was started the Galaxy had been struck with a terrible event, and it was a lesson to all Galaxy’s mankind. Two corporations completely destroyed a planet that they wanted to take over soon. That time everyone knew about this war and saw the consequences of it. People followed headline news and many eyewitnesses’ video blogs that became very popular at that time. That fact pushed the producers to create something new from the past, so they took the idea which is based on former military operations. In several years after the end of this war there was a movie telling story of the fighter of underground robot fights. The mankind found out that the military developed remotely controlled fighting vehicles long time ago. Moreover, there are underground communities organizing robots’ fights on deserted military bases. the producers quickly picked up this idea and started to develop their project. So XAM show was produced, and Xenon planet was chosen as a main fighting arena.

The organization of the show

The show takes place on a recently discovered planet. Show’s content are real fights between robots that are remotely controlled by players. Audience stakes on and supports their favorites, and participants of the show fight for ratings and sympathies of audience. A participant cannot get its own robot; instead they can obtain the license for usage one of the models in fight. The robots are set up directly on a planet therefore the details can be easily and quickly replaced any time even if a robot has been severely damaged. Thus, once having acquired the license for usage a certain model a player can't lose it.

Distinctive feature of the show is usage for robots well-known, recognizable prototypes, for example, celebrities, national heroes and even the criminals. This peculiarity attracts the wide audience including potential participants.There are thousands arenas have been constructed on the planet and the new ones are being built at this time.
Due to growth of popularity of the show and inflow of new players new scenery types are being continuously created, new places and plots of fights are constantly offered to players, opportunities also have been increased: you can fight against an animal living on the planet or brought from other planets. New types of robots are developed often in advertising purposes only. Who knows to what extend the imagination and fantasy of creators can lead!

In some places of Xenon there are several bases of corporations located. In huge hangars located generally underground are stored bio-robots. The endless ranks of them are extended on many kilometers. When a player selects one of fighters then it is immediately transferred on the surface to a certain fight place. Also in underground hangars strong predators are kept to fight show participants! Usually against the players the animals living on Xenon are pushed out to have a fight. But popularity of the show and idea to diversify it led to that the producers began to bring the animals from other planets, and sometimes even criminals sentenced for capital punishment.

Participation in show: what for?

The mankind has occupied some planets and widely extended on space. In such a crowd it is difficult to be become well- known. A lucky chance for many to become popular, get national love and currency was an involvement in TV shows.
People gather for XAM casting in huge queues – many of them want to get a chance to become famous and earn money!

The player starts fighting with a bio robot with minimum skills. Everyone is free to pay chip implantation independently and often people say no themselves in many things just to enter the game. Any organization can pay chip implantation for you, for example, it can be a security service or a community of scientists, businessmen who are interested to have an agent that can move to Xenon and start earning currency for them. Each participant of the show tries to win as much as possible so that the corporations choose him and raised his sale price. Also each participant tries to become one of the favorites of the show.

At the same time there are many fights and researches on the planet that are broadcasted on all Galaxy. But only the most spectacular fights, in which the most popular fighters participate, get on tops and are widely broadcasted.Certainly each player wants to become a popular and to be loved by everyone, so this fact pushes many of them to participate in game without any breaks ever!

Players are at a space station. For them special inhabited cabins are alloted. Players are on full support of organizers of the show. Each player can get certain services depending on his rating, achievements in game and the currency earned on the show. Thus, players compete not only for national appreciation, but also for material benefits they can achieve. However, many players are so keen on process that they refuse privileges and prefer to spend their bonuses for new implants and new biorobots.

  • PvE Co-op mode ( monsters, scenarios)
  • New PvP mods
  • Implant system
  • League system (ranked fights mode)
  • More heroes
  • More arenas
  • Achievements
  • AI bots, training and team modes
  • Ragdoll animation
  • etc.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 7000 series or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT or Radeon HD3870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX 9370
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD6850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
I liked the first impression on this game but sadly everytime I was looking into it, there were way to few players...

even worse is the current situation.
Servers seems to be offline, Login is failing for days.
And as far as I've seen, there is no official statement (yet) about it...

Since the last Post was something like "we're running out of funds" ....

So, I really hope they'll get back to it,
but for the Moment - consider this Game as "unplayable and possibly dead".

sry :(

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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
The sad part is that it did not receive enough support.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Well, I know the company is maybe not so big and I don't know what have they been doing in 3 months... but the last version released was in late August.
I've just registered and entered the game, and there were only 7 online people.
The only option is to play SoloQ, but there are no people to play! There's not even the Tutorial or Custom Game options available!
How should I being able to play a game that is dead from the start? At least activate the Custom and Tutorial options, guys.

Because this game is sooooooooooo underpopulated and incomplete as hell, I can't recommend it. Never.
Despite of good graphics and the good idea of the game, if you can't play, well... it can't be considered as a "game" :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Early Access Review
There are very few people online to find a match to play. Gameplay isn't bad, but not great too. It needs more new stuff to be better...
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Early Access Review
could not possibly be more dead.
wait 20 minutes- still waiting for match to start.
theres no offline/singleplayer mode yet, so you wont even get to do anything other than navigate a menu where absolutely nothing works.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Early Access Review
it's too early to review this game, but no people to play with indicates no one interested in this game...
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51 of 63 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
Early Access Review
First things first, the game itself is really fun

If you were looking for a new game to scratch the itch Bloodline Champions gave you, you should play this. BLC is not going to be supported anymore, but this new game has a lot of potential in it. The gameplay itself is quite smooth for this early into it's testing phase. They seem to have a good understanding of what makes games fun, and this really seems like a game that some Bloodline fans would make to capture some of the awesomeness that had.

Since this game is in extremely early access, of course it's going to have it's problems. So let me get that out first, it has problems. It's missing some features at the moment. But it's a free game that takes about a half hour to download. Don't think we should lose any sleep over it. It works for me and other players fine after the recent patch though, and once you can get in the game it can be a lot of fun.

As I said it is inspired by Bloodline Champions, a very unique and great game that wasn't supported enough by the publisher and lost it's community and just had to be abandoned by the developers. Speaking of that, BLC and XAM are not to be compared to LoL or Dota 2. These kind of comparisons are part of what killed BLC.

This is a very different kind of game, so of course it's not gonna be like your favorite MOBA. I don't want to see a game that captures the essence of such a great game meet the same fate as it did. This is not a MOBA, it's a 3v3 PvP Arena. Leave your expectations at the door, and give it a real-time fighting chance. I know I'm going to, actually I'm gonna fire it up right now.

See you in game, hopefully!
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186 of 292 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is so good. After playing one match, it uninstalled itself for me.

Thanks Xam!

You read my mind.
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318 of 530 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Early Access Review
10 / 10 best game ever

go to join a game > Connecton lost.
unable to click any button of key to close this window
Ctrl Alt Dlt ( gayben )
Reloads Game
Re-enter's password and Email
Attemps to log in > fail

Goes to control panel > unintal a program > Xam > are you sure you want to uninstall Xam? [YES] NO. > Unable to Uninstall Xam

10 outta 10 youll have fun :)

Game loaded.
Clicks on options. Horrible screen res options, few options unable to tick on or off.
The Shop? cant click on that button.
Info? not working.
What does this xxxx do? not working.

Gets into a match, 3v3. ended up being a 2v1. i win. jumping OP. Jump. right click. qwerqrwqrqwerqwrwrqwrqwrqwrqwr. repeat.
Finishes match. no exp gained. no money gained. clicks exit. must tell them on a scale of 1 to 5 how horrible my experiance was. to lazy to do so. Ctrl Alt Dlt (gayben). yes im sure i want to close this program. XAM has stopped responding.

10/10 best game 2016

Early Access Sucks ~ Jono
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
Early Access Review
A lot of people are complaining because this game is still in its very early stages of completion. Yeah, most of the buttons are unavailable on the home screen, but I can't imagine it's going to stay like that. I've played about 20 matches so far and I really enjoy the gameplay. I think it is fun and exciting. People go afk a lot, but that is true of most games anyway. If you want to play this game, expect to find some bugs along the way. You can get stuck in walls really easily using any kind of jump or roll ability. I was playing earlier and all of a sudden for no apparent reason I was like a mile above the map and I slowly descended back into the game. It was really awesome. Then I fell through the floor. Less awesome. I'm a fan of the game, and you should give it a try before listening to all the people complaining about the current incompletion and lack of polishing. ^^
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44 of 77 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Early Access Review
Okay well after reading PedoBear's hilarious review I decided to give it a go..
Downloaded the game in less than a minute so not too worried if it is bad or not.

Get on, sort graphics out to max but realise resolution can't go up high at all, no worries it still looks nice I can still play it.
Everything looks decent, character models etc all looks quite nice, movement could feel smoother but it's fine.
My match was a 2v2 but really a 1v1 at first as my team mate and theirs didn't load in (nab let me down on my first game)
Anyway I find out what's what, keybinds are easy enough just a few keys for movement and abilities all is good so far,
I kick the sh*% out of the enemy 8 times somehow without death even though my health didn't regenerate, I'm either NBA allstar or just going up against a 4 year old.

Teammate loads in, although I want him gone since he's just awful, I could have cried at what he was doing..
Overall the game is decent, it's free so you can't complain. Try it out for yourself, give feedback. It was way too easy for me so I'm going to have to wait a while until I play again.
The game probably wouldn't keep me entertained for too long but it's only early access so we'll see what happens. 7/10 so far - go try it out.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
Early Access Review
amazing game but not many players
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
153.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Early Access Review
If you liked BLC you will like this game aswell !
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
Early Access Review
You could make the respawn in the game a bit different, instead of just spawning like a "ghost".
Maybe you should make the game round based?

There also need to be a system to prevent players going AFK in-game.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
Early Access Review
I love how everyone can suggest and give feedback to the devs what they like and don't like about the game and make it better together!
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27 of 51 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Perfectly epitomizes why Steam needs better quality control on early access games: almost all of the game's features are unavailable and the coding is so poorly optimized as to give incredibly subpar FPS should you be unfortunate enough not to have a high-end computer. No tutorial, no way to learn about characters until far too late, horrible graphical errors in the UI, and this is just the first game I tried after I gave up on it earlier since I couldn't connect to the server. Just let the game die, these devs have no idea what they're doing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Early Access Review
I was kinda sceptical about this game after I saw its introducing video and read through other players' reviews, but the game was free and I decided to try it out. The game is very unfinished and needs a lot of stuff to be done before it actually could be considered a full high quality game. I liked about XAM that every game has a fixed duration, and that even if one of youe teammates leaves a game you still have a pretty good chance to win it (if you are good enough ;)). I also liked its matchmaking system: it's simple and does not require you to read through tones of rules and directions.

Честно говоря, поначалу Я скептически отнёся к XAM. Вступительное видео и все эти доводы, мол: "В нашей игре не надо думать, только лишь жмякать на кнопки в подходящее время" составили в моём воображении весьма удручающую картину. Однако я скачал её (халява-мама :) ), загрузил и увидел, что она находится в весьма ранней стадии разработки, но уже даже на этой ступеньке играть в неё интересно. Мне понравилось фиксированное время матчей и то, что даже если один из твоих тиммэйтов покинул игру, это ещё ничего не значит, и даже вдвоём хорошие игроки могут выиграть матч без особого труда.

Так держать, не бросайте начатое и развивайте проект! Удачи!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Early Access Review
I really liked the game, but there are still a few issues to be noticed:
- Balancing. Set a cooldown on Zerotaurs right-mouse button, he is too overpowered.
- Do something against AFK-ers please, this is a big issue.
- Queue timers are way too long and a lot doesn't work yet (but this is obviously something that will dissappear).
But generally a good game with opportunities to have skill and to have positioning. Please keep up making the maps interesting with things like health relics and the energy boosts. Keep it up!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Okay, I'll be honest, there wasn't much to keep me playing the game right now, but it's definetely a game that I'll keep my eyes on.

Gameplay wise, it is basically a sci-fi version of Bloodline Champions, which is not a bad thing because BLC is/was an amazing game. Once it is more feature complete I'm sure it will be a great game, but for the time being there isn't much content and it is somewhat buggy. I say give it a few months,
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
Early Access Review
So uh, this game.... With the current NA playerbase you might get a full game. MIGHT. Crashing happens for all different reasons, most notably is when I accidentally press anything other than RMB/LMB on my mouse. Gameplay is slow,
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