The world’s first MOSA (Multiplayer Online Sports Arena) is now available on Steam Early Access!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (744 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We know that creating significant and meaningful on the eSport scene is no small task and this is why that we have involved the players community since the very beginning of the development (when there was no menu or options... Or texture )!
While there is still much to be done, we believe that our game is now ready to enter a new phase and we are ready to open our game to more through early access and use this opportunity to make it reach its full potential!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until we reach a level where we can confidently organize pro-caliber tournament!
We expect it to take somewhere between 6 months and 1 year.”

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

  • Less gameplay & connexion bugs
  • Better performance optimisation
  • Better lag management
  • Team system
  • Ranked mode
  • New characters
  • New implants
  • Improved spectator mode
  • Voice acting for characters
  • Dedicated servers
  • As well as other choices based on choice from the community playing the game!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Core gameplay and meta-game are ALPHA. Fun is definitely there!
Still a lot of small bugs and visual polish to be done.
A few important features missing (team, rank, spectator mode).”

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

“No!
Arena: Cyber Evolution is FREE and will always remain so. :-)”

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

“Community is already actively part of Arena: Cyber Evolution since the very beginning (even when the game was so early it looked like an atari 2600 game). Here are a few initiatives already in place to interact with our players:
  • Daily design meeting on our Twitch channel (7PM ET every week day)
  • Open discussion about the design and development on our Steam forum
  • Our design documents are open and available for the community to see
  • Our entire development now archived on Youtube
  • Many people of our community take active part in the project (community management, QA, event organization, design, etc)
  • Supporters will get to vote for the next features we develop!
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January 20

Arena: Cyber Evolution 2015/01/20 Patch Notes

Hello fellow runners!

A lot of new things in today's update.

UI features:

  • There is now a Happy Hour period which gives you a 30 Cyberbux bonus after each game played within
  • There is now an Achievements leaderboards allowing you to see how experienced you are regarding the community
  • You can now invite people from the chat list

Characters:
  • Hikari's beam is now moving slower
  • Hikari's beam now rotate correctly while it is activated

Implants:
  • Following implants were boosted.
    • Push power
    • Cooldown regen
    • Speed unpass
    • Push unpass

Bug fix:
  • Start button should now work correctly
  • If you are only two players after a normal matchmaking, you will now be displayed to each team and not be in the same
  • Cap level is now 120
  • In spectator mode, you now see players in their right team
  • There is now a sound when a match is over


See you in the arena!

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December 18, 2014

ACE Christmas Update Notes

Party vs Party Mode
You can now create a game either as a player (with your Party) or as a solo Spectator, and invite another Party to play against. This will allow players to play organized games much more easily.

News Hats and Skins

Revamped the Region Selector

Slightly reduced grab zone size

Slightly increased shooting speed across the board

Fixed some grab bugs

Changed Daily missions to be more flexible (they can now be completed with multiple Runners)

Added number of players currently playing ACE in the Region Selector

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Reviews

“The futuristic cyberpunk soccer game was the best new esport at PAX East”
Dailydot

“It could very well be the next big esport at competitions all across the globe”
egmnow

“The communal aspect of Project Cyber is what revolutionizes this experience. Not only can you voice your opinion during the development process, you will also get the chance to change the match you’re watching by choosing an event”
spiderduck

About This Game

At Spearhead Games, we believe that e-sports are the next step in international competition. We believe that this growing trend is on the verge of becoming mainstream globally and will play a significant role in defining the future of sports.

Arena: Cyber Evolution is the result of our passion for this phenomenon and what it can become.
We know that creating a game that is significant and meaningful on the e-sport scene is no small task and this is why that we have involved the player community since the very beginning of the development, when there were no menus, options, or even textures!


Arena: Cyber Evolution (ACE) is a futuristic physics-based sports game in which players confront each other in 3 vs 3 matches of wits and twitch reflexes.
By featuring a MOBA-like champion logic, ACE brings an unprecedented twist to the sports genre by allowing players to choose from a variety of super-powered heroes and what style of gameplay they prefer to build their own team strategies.

Designed from the ground up around the mouse & keyboard, ACE was not envisioned only as a sport game, but really as a new sport.



ACE’s ultra-precise control scheme allows players to analogically manipulate the disk using simple mouse gestures.

Just like in real sports, this gameplay allows for super intuitive gameplay while proposing nearly infinite depth & skill cap.



  • An unique blend of action games, sports games and MOBA.
  • The closest experience to playing a traditional sport in a video game.
  • Dynamic physics-based gameplay that is both deep and accessible.
  • Innovative mouse gesture control allows for fluid and natural actions (passes, shots, intercepts and jukes).
  • Having all human players makes positioning meaningful and allow for infinite team strategies.
  • Several characters each with unique powers and play styles
  • Unlock implants (to improve and customize your characters), team boosts, upgrades, and special abilities.
  • Very fun to watch as a spectator - even without prior knowledge of the game.
  • New characters, implants, custom arenas, events, challenges, and much more coming soon! New updates regularly!






Arena: Cyber Evolution is free to play and we want it to stay this way forever. We believe that it should be at the core of any sport to be accessible for everyone to play and practice no matter what.
As an independent game studio, we however need some money to keep developing the game and improving it.

This is why we integrated monetization features in the game with the possibility to buy skins, hats and other customizations with real money (but never pay to win mechanics!). For us, this is a simple way to allow players who really enjoy and believe in the game to support its continued development by ‘’donating’’ and receiving rewards for it.

In addition to the items available in-game, the following great packages are available as DLC:

Supporters Pack DLC

Founders Pack DLC

Champions Pack DLC

Pillar Pack DLC

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For more opportunities to support us, please visite our web page!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: P4 3 Ghz or Athlon 3400
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Memory with Shader Model 3.0 support; ATI Radeon X1600XT / NVIDEA GeForce 7800GS
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
144.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
This is a very simple, fun and challenging game that you play 3v3. It's reminds me more of ice hockey than it does soccer, but either way, it's a blast with the different combinations of toons you can choose from, all with differnent roles and abilities.
I applaud it for the easy key management (wasd + space + mouse). Only two special abilities per toon, so it's not DOTA on ice and it allows the gamer to focus on teamplay. Also, the matches only last 5 minutes apiece, so you're not bogged down in a long game.
I really hope this one catches one. Also, as a free-play game, it doesn't try r@ping your wallet for upgrades. Easily obtained through playing, especially if you play as a team.
Great job devs! Good luck to you!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
+very fun
+quick 5-10 minute games, perfect for a quick match before going to class
+not terribly difficult at first, but player skill is very relevant
+unique characters(which they will hopefully, most likely add more of) each with their own powers to help them in their main role
+characters tailored to specific roles (goalie, interceptor, etc) but you can still play whatever character in whatever position
+team work is very important, because you cannot hold the puck for an unlimited amount of time, this requires you to pass to a team mate
+the graphics are very good, reminds me of borderlands with the cartoonish style
+bots are similar in skill to other players, behave like players would
+free to play
+NOT pay to win, you can buy hats and cosmetic with the spearhead points(points you buy with real money) but they also sometimes drop in chests you get when leveling up (i got a dark employanator skin for my negociator this way) other charactes can be bought with money bought or earned in game, and upgrades can only be bought using the earned in game currency
+active devs working hard to improve the game as well as add new content

-very small community, most of the time when I log on, there are less than 10 people online in my region, and the most i've ever seen online would be maybe 40-50

consensus: download this game, it's free, it's fun, and the community needs to grow and the devs could use your support
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Great game, so much to offer. Can't wait to see the growth of community in a game so well-deserving. Looking forward to countless hrs of gameplay. Great Esport and competitive feel, im in love <3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
208.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
Arena Cyber Evolution went far now from what it was when this video was made. I'm a CSGO and League of Legend player and I must admit, i'm addicted to that game. It's competitive game play and every day events makes this game perfect for any one who likes to play with true skills. First 10-15 games are hard, but after this you get really good and it's amazing! This free moba is a must try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
Arena: Cyber Evolution, I played for about an hour and honestly, its actually a fun game in a stable state (which is rare for an Early Access game)! My only problem is no one is playing it :/ oh and no story which makes it not my cup of tea.

If more people play it, I recommend this game in an instant! It is like future air hockey! It is really cool! :D

I really can not same much except for I enjoyed it and once more people play it, maybe, then just maybe I’ll retry the game ^,^ <3
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Its a game of super hockey!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
very fun game
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
Really Awesome game I havent seen many bugs and an take on sports
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82 of 102 people (80%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Early Access Review
Great game, has great potential. Developers work with the community and actually listen to suggestions and issues and get them resolved quickly.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Early Access Review
I like Arena Cyber Evolution a lot, I think its one of the best "sports" games out there, even at the stage its at now. I dont think I have ever seen a better candidate for an e-sport. and while Arena cyber Evolutions sure does not pull it off now, I bet that it would if the devs got the funding to do so. It may look it but Arena Cyber Evolution is NOT a MOBA, it does not play like a MOBA and nce you get in game you will see it doesn't even look much like a MOBA either. My only issues with the game so far are that there are not many characters and the characters they have are a bit grindy to unlock. there are no servers for the game its mostly peer to peer, so rage quits are a problem at this point in time. There is also only one arena or map currently to play on.

It is lucky then all these Negative aspects described above are addressed in the stretch goals, with certain amounts of funding they will be adding more content and things like servers, and voice acting. The developers also have stated that they will be adding new characters every few weeks after launch, I dont know how this will turn out yet, but I am hopeful.

I think this 3v3 Sporty action game is most definitely worth your time, and I recommend you play it if you are a fan of any genre, its got that wide of a net. The game play is addictive as well so you might just feel hooked! There are not a lot of layers in game yet, so if you like Arena Cyber Evolution be sure to spread the word. This game is a game I want to see successful.
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59 of 82 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Early Access Review
I had the chance to play this game when it was first named "Project Cyber" and I've known since then that this game had a LOT to offer.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Early Access Review
Not a bad game, but definately need to have a bot replace teammates when they rage quit or at least penalize them in some way. Kinda sucks when your goal tender bails & leaves your net open.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
105.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Early Access Review
Very good game. I would love for this game to be the next big E-Sport!
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Early Access Review
Early Access

Pros:

Fun game
Basic control schemes and gameplay
Its for to play
It's a nice sport game
Very simple to learn so it all comes down with skills and precision regardless to what character you play as
Many characters to play as with different specials and skills
Plays better on gamepads

Cons:

Frame drop issues ingame and specially on the menu
few options
there's no control schemes for the gamepad even though it actually works

This game has potential to enter not only a solid multiplayer game but also on competitive mode or even career mode if the devs chooses to
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
147.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Early Access Review
Amazing game.
Being the Hockey fan that i am. I really dig the game.
They did amazing work and the game is really fun now.
Updates are frequent and they really listen to the community. They do live streams almost everyday.
Lot of potential
10/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Early Access Review
This game has extreme potential for competitive gaming, and would have great watchability (if thats even a word). I completely recommend this game, and to get your friends to play too! Needs more people and for such a great concept and game I would hate to see this not go extremely far. Great game, couldnt recommend it more!
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32 of 54 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Early Access Review
I'm going to start off my review of this with opinions and then go on to things objectively wrong with it.
So,
Movement is slooooowwwww. Not at all what a sports game should feel like. It's sluggish and painful. The game slows you down even more with replays after every goal and the stupid disk dropping animation. The abilities to nothing to enhance the gameplay, and I never really used any of them but the speed one (because movement sucks). I still did fine. The game was boring from the tutorial to the matches I played afterwards. Now, onto objective criticism here-

1. Lack of content. The game currently has 5 characters, only 1 of which is suitable as goalie, and the rest are all completely interchangeable and dull. There's only 1 level with no hazards and not even a different background to keep things fresh. Playing more than 2 matches is sure to leave you bored. A lot of people are going to use the "early access" defense, but... No. No. You CANNOT release a game THIS unfinished and then not only put up grind-or-pay walls for characters, which they have ALREADY done with a character called Nitrogen Queen. Which brings me to the second point...

2. Microtransactions. You can grind out cosmetics and characters, but WHY?! When your game is already barebones, WHY? This is SUPER early in development. Why would you pay for something this early? This feels like a prototype or a demo instead of a full fledged game, but with microtransactions in. They should have waited until much later in development, until they had a presentable product, to publish this, much less add microtransactions.

For a game claiming to be the next big thing in E-Sports, it's too lacking and too and not at ALL living up to its promises.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Early Access Review
This game has alot of potential. Currently very fun, but only has four characters to play as and is buggy in some parts. I hope this game will become more popular as the industry develops and makes more money. I also recommend this because it is the FIRST EVER MOSA (Multiplayer Online Sports Arena) unlike League of Legends, Smite or Dota 2, which are all MOBA's (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena).
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Early Access Review
This is one of the few games in the steam free to play section that are definately worth your time and support. Some may be turned off by the aspect of early access but spearhead games has the best communication I've currently seen with an early access title. With developer streams happening every weekday and them essential using those streams as a Q&A session, it gives the community a very effective way to view the upcoming developments of this game. For example on August 18th this game was released on steam free to play, and by August 21st the development team had patched the game to include some features that the community requested via the stream. Aka bots when a person leaves a match etc...

This games has incredible potential as an esport once dedicated servers are put in place and I highly suspect this to become one of the main esport games of the future with the right support. Which is important since the esport field is heavily saturated with MOBA titles with little else combatting it's popularity. I hope this game continues to go down the road it's taking, as it is a beautiful one.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
Early Access Review
YES ! this game is Early Alpha stages it is buggy but when this game works DAMN ! its a good game.
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