The world’s first MOSA (Multiplayer Online Sports Arena) is now available on Steam Early Access!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (833 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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April 14

ACE - 14/04/2015 Patch Notes

Character:

  • Welcome to Hiro, a new Striker who joins the Arena!


Features:
  • You can now enable or disable your ranking mode
  • The Ranked arena theme is now available. You can play in the ranked arena if you enable your ranking mode
  • The Boreal arena theme is now available. You will see this theme if there is a Boreal eSports player in your game
  • Team emblems are now in game. Contact SHG Tohu Meliakan for info



Main changes:

The Store and the Gold Chests system have been reworked.
  • Prices in the Store have been revamped in order to balance with the upcoming new skins
  • Implants prices have been reworked in order to follow the additional ways to earn Cyber Bux added into the game during the past few months
  • Gold chests drop rates have been managed in order to reduce the chance to have the same item and
    Note: This can still happen



Bug fix:
  • The grab should now work without lags
  • In game leaderboards such as Goals or Saves should now display their proper values

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March 19

ACE - 19/03/2015 Patch Notes

New features:

  • Full ranking implementation
  • ELO reset for everyone

All the game are now considered as ranked!
A check box in order to enable or disable the ranking mode while playing will be released soon.


Bug fixes:
  • Goal size now fit better with its texture

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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
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
250.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
So after a good 5-6 months I decided it's time for a legit review. Arena: Cyber Evolution HAD a lot of potential, it really did. BUT after those 6 months of playing I realized there was barely any progression happening with this game. The charts are just terrible. The peak of players online is 267. And that was probably back when the game was released. Well, I loved the small community here but this game is simply going no where. Developers don't listen to the community too much. They add cosmetic items when there is SO many bugs, like not being able to play with a wireless card, or everyone lagging because there is 50+ players on. The only person I see helping this community is Jethro Tull, and he's not even a developer. I REALLY loved this game, I really did but it's time to move on. And I hope all of you do because at this point, Spearhead Games is just wasting their money. Now, if any improvements happen, I'll change my mind but until further notice. Goodbye ACE.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
Truely a FUN GAME!
I never felt a joy of playing such a game and having the will to win so bad!
The graphic could be updated to look better but it is still a early access who knows what this will turn into!

I was jumping up and down and screaming every single match I played! Just amazing!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
206.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
Simply perfect, easy to learn, hard to dominate, skills are really important here and strategies too, so the best team is gonna win, even if you're a lv1 and play against a lv100. He's better, but if you know what to do, you can win.

BTW, better to play in team, with friends, bots are so stupid.

100% RECOMENDED
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
I've only played about an hour of this game but i can already tell that I'm going to love it. The artstyle, gameplay, the "runners" or characters, and just the idea of this type of game in general. I can tell this is going to be a very competetive game and its going to have a lot of strategy involved. I like to think of a mix of air hockey and some sort of mix between like, Borderlands from the artstyle and say, a MOBA game from the camera angles and gameplay. Theres not a lot I can say bout it seeing as i haven't been playing for a while, but this game is just... awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Early Access Review
It's fun, but right now no one is really playing. I really recommend picking up this game with some friends.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
854.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
best game on steam IMO
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
107.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Early Access Review
Before I downloaded this I was a bit skeptical, as I've not seen a game quite like this.
Before I continue, I do not like playing/watching sports, I do not play any other sports games.

You can fall in love with this game without having to like sports, and get the team-work feeling
of sports. If you and your team are working together above all else, you can be unstoppable.
This game is amazing, and the dev team is awesome ^.^ pretty easy to contact them if you ever need to.

The only downside to this game is that not enough people try/play this game! Everyone that does play it loves it
So, grab 2 of your friends, download this awesome free-to-play game, and go dominate the Arena, tell all your friends
have 3v3's with your friends, randoms, or bots. Grow with the community and help shape the game.

Now finally, this game has a competitive side, and this is what really strikes me. Every sunday they have a tournament
where they shoutcast matches and pit the dominating against eachother, you don't have to be a certain level to enter, you don't even have to be good but these tournaments are an amazing experience to be able to enter with your friends.
I recommend this game to all gamers.

Oh and hey, you grab this game and realize your a natural and just wreck everything, give me a message and maybe you can join my competitive team ;P
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
43.3 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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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
546.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
This game is better than a turtle eatin' turkey sh*t. no foolin' either.

+ games last 5-7 minutes
+ stupid easy to learn
+ stupid hard to master
+ free to play
+ can't pay to win
+ vaguely resembles a sport but with players who make fun of your mother when screw up. actually wait thats just like a real sport

- the main commentator on their channel at twitch.tv/spearheadgames isnt very good. He keeps talking and wont shut the hell up. But at least they cast every day and have a bunch of tournaments all the time so theres that ;)
- Sometimes I forget what my wife looks like but I keep playing anyway
- after every game you look at the clock and think to yourself "ok, ONE more game" and then eventually you lose your job
- turns out everyone was right about my mother

9/10 - would download again
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
475.0 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
31.4 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Definitely one of the few games to look forward to!

Please fix the matchmaking or w/e since I only spotted 2/3 souls in Asia server only to be disconnected once game has started.

I think there's some bug with the Client side hosting...Something similar to COD's NAT problem and Gunz's 999 ping issue.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
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.

*UPDATE*

The Fall Update has happened, they now have Dedicated Servers, and I've experienced practically no latency so far. I'd say it's now worth a shot to try! The game is interesting, and would like to see where it goes from here. Hopefully people will gradually come back to this.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
275.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
Great game, devs are very hard working and the game is constantly getting better. While there is a few bugs the game is still in alpha, so it's to be expected. Overall the game is graphically pleasing, plays smoothly most of the time and is very fun, think of it as air hockey meets league of legends. It's unique and very well executed. Would suggest this game to anyone.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
this game has a potential to become one of esport kinda games
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
This game is FRICKEN AWESOME! It's a 3v3 hockey game but it feels more like air hockey and each character has special power ups and ultimates! Fast paced exilerating game play that's a delite to play, even when you lose a match. Borderlands style graphics which is super cool, solid gameplay and tons of fun, all it's missing is more players, so please try this awesome free game cause it's totally worth your time!

Purchasable items are aesthetic but you can buy characters with either real money or in game money, you can also purchase xp boosts with real money. You unlock aesthic items now and again as well. Anyways, back to playing :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Early Access Review
As you can see i've not got any ♥♥♥♥ing hours on this game to review it, but i got it back really early in the beta and tried it again a while ago and the progress they've made is actually impressive. This games controls seem hard and complicated to master but it sure looks promising i'll be waiting for the finished product
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Early Access Review
Straight heat fire fuego.
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