The world’s first MOSA (Multiplayer Online Sports Arena) is now available on Steam Early Access!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (677 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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November 20

ACE Pre-Fall Update v0.2 Notes

New server
  • Asia server is online

Gameplay
  • Negociator: reduced Secondary range by 30%
  • Sentinel: Secondary cooldown increased from 7 seconds to 15 seconds
  • Sentinel: Ultimate duration reduced to 2 seconds
  • Captain Smoke: added delay before shoot to goal for Drones
  • Vex Wrecker: reduced Secondary cooldown from 20 seconds to 12 seconds

Bugs fixed

Gameplay
  • Phuel (Grab Energy) states should be color-coded
  • Sentinel not regonized as goalie, with bots.
  • Some players seem to be unable to rotate their runners.
  • Bots still play during match end sequence (and they dance while doing so)
  • Vex’s Ultimate snaps at 45-degree angles
  • Bots replacing players who left the game have dumb AI
  • Characters go down in Z axis when playing around the goal areas
  • Puck can go outside the field (happened during wind event)

UI/Menus
  • Character skins are not carried correctly from lobby to game
  • Party Booster Win bonuses are not working properly
  • Lobby top row should show the bots (if there are any in the match)
  • Emblems are not carried into the lobby
  • Rewards for winners/losers incorrect
  • Customization menus do not hide when match starts
  • With 6 players in a lobby, players viewports shuffle around
  • Missing visuals for Chest unlocks (hats)

Matchmaking
  • Party composition is disassembled after a match

Settings
  • Default server should be EU for European players

Please continue to post the issues you've encountered here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/285580/discussions/1/620696522071776641/

To track our work progress for the Fall Update (Nov. 26), please go here: https://trello.com/b/dzJxxryJ/arena-cyber-evolution

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November 7

ACE Is Back and Running on Dedicated Servers!

Hello Spearhead honorary members,

As you know, we've been really focused on improving our online tech and actually making Arena: Cyber Evolution work on dedicated servers in the last few weeks.

The feature is not fully ready yet, but it’s good enough to be tested and debugged!

This dedicated server architecture is meant to fix/improve the following issues:

  • Lag: Your experience will no longer be affected by the host players.

  • Stability: Will fix abrupt match ending issues happening when the host player quits the match or lobby.

  • Competition fairness: No player is the host anymore - which was an unfair advantage.
This technology will overall help us to provide ACE players with a much more solid and clean gameplay experience.

While the feature is still in development, we have pushed an early version of it out and we are ready to receive feedback & data that will help us to debug it, which we will do intensively for the next 3 weeks.

You can help us by taking a look at the pre-release version of ACE and let us know of any bug/problem you encounter on our Steam forum.

As of now, the target date for the official launch of the dedicated server build is planned for late November.

It’s been a hardcore topic but we're getting there!

Current list of known major issues:
  • Character skins are not carried correctly from lobby to game
  • Vex’s Ultimate snaps at 45-degree angles
  • Bots replacing players who left the game have dumb AI
  • Party composition is disassembled after a match
  • Party Booster Win bonuses are not working properly
  • Character attribution switches between players and team
  • Mission cards do not display an image at end of game
  • Phuel (Grab Energy) states should be color-coded
  • Lobby top row should show the bots (if there are any in the match)
  • Currency balance is not displayed correctly
  • Characters go down in Z axis when playing around the goal areas
  • Default server should be EU for European players
  • Emblems are not carried into the lobby
  • Bots still play during match end sequence (and they dance while doing so)

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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 every month!






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. 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.

All the money received this way will be used to fuel the game development. Based on how much we collect through monetization, we will develop the features listed in our stretch goals.



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
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
scored a goal after playing for 50 minutes in sudden death

10/10 would score again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Game is quite fun, but at the moment servers seem to be pretty dry, and I'm having quite a bit of latency issues, but hopefully that changes when the update comes out at the end of November.

Also, the Sheriff Negotiator outfit is adorable, and it earns merits all on its own.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
Even though it's not my sort of thing, worth giving a shot if you're interested in playing a hockey-esque game online. I mean, it's free to try, so why not? Plus it's pretty.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
This could be a fun game, but the game's devs are terrible. The controls are set in stone, the moment you select the set of controls in the tutorial, you are locked down to only those controls...forever....before you get a chance to try it. Why would you do that? And the customer support? Non-existent.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
Definitely I'll recommend this game to my friends! Great game (Y)
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
y is nobody palying this game? and its a smal ldoenload and free . . . pretty sick yo
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
Depending on how long you've been gaming, you will either see this game as yet another future team sports game, or the first of its kind. The genre had been done to death by the late 80's/early 90's, but this game has online multiplayer which sounded like fun.

Unfortunately, there is rarely anyone online. The most it's ever shown is one person online as it spent 3 minutes trying to connect a game unsucessfully. For all I know, that one person was just me. In short, MP is pretty much a no-go depending on which time zone you are in. I'm yet to find anyone else to play with.

This leaves you to play against the bots, which would be fine if you had any control over your own team. Unfortunately, you only control one player or at least try to with the slow and clunky controls, but that doesn't matter as your team rarely pass to you anyway. You are left running around on your own as one hogs the disk while your goalie usually ends up as the highest scorer... for the other team. Lots of own goals.

First rule of team sports games - The player controls whoever has the "ball" or at least has the ability to pass to and from bots. Otherwise its just BORING.

Without the inability to switch players on your team or even find anyone online, it's just not fun at all and there's really nothing new here.

I wanted to like this game, and as it's still in early development, there's lots of room for improvement. As it is though, it's still pretty buggy, low on content, lacks any depth and has microtransactions for useless gear.

I can't recommend this to anyone.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
The game ain't that great.

Its very buggy and once you've been stupid enough to install it, it will stay in your library where you can't get rid of it.
Guess they love to remind you that you were dumb enough to give their game a try,
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
need to improve the control...
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Early Access Review
I really wanted to try out this game more, after having fun in tutorial, but sadly I couldn't. Why? There were no players. Spending almost hour on looking games on half of day is enough to say that almost nobody plays this game, so if you don't have a friends to play with, don't even try it, because it's waste of time.
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15 of 35 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
Long time ago I get beta-key for this ♥♥♥♥. Graphic is cover to Borderlands, but my eyes can't look at this ♥♥♥♥ ^ ^
I don't like gameplay..stop. Why I talking about game play If I don't like this game :D

Check price of dlc to this stupid game..
But if your pc is suck or something so you can play this ♥♥♥♥ :D
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
It's like superhero hockey. What's not to love about that?
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
This game is not fun, do not download it. It seems to have bad fps and my computer specs are fine, poor game, it is funny how they are trying to make it an esport
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Great Game, not to long waiting times and fun matches. It takes some getting used to but is really fun. Wuth the latest update it is also way easir to play online!
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
moving and angle are something bad to play... but this game have something good to be great.

7.2/10
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
A fun 3 vs 3 game that really require good teamwork.
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
Mad fun

Some minor bugs and issues and the grindyness aside it's a great co-op / multiplayer game. Yes, it needs to be played in a group of at least 2 players. For the best results and most fun you need a whole team of 3. But if you play it as a team it's amazing.
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74 of 87 people (85%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Although it has a small community as I make this post, this game is simply amazing. The concept of a third person futuristic hockey/soccer game not only sounds radical but IS radical. I hope the community for this game expands, as I know it will, because this game honestly deserves it. Behind every great game is a great team of developers, and that is true with Project Cyber and Spearhead Games.

11/10. Would play all day.
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76 of 96 people (79%) found this review helpful
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
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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53 of 75 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
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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