The world’s first MOSA (Multiplayer Online Sports Arena) is now available on Steam Early Access!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (696 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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!
Read more
 

Recommended By Curators

"Great game, has great potential. Developers work with the community and actually listen to suggestions and issues and get them resolved quickly."
Read the full review here.

Recent updates View all (35)

December 18

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

0 comments Read more

November 28

ACE 24-Hour Stream and Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 28th

Location: http://www.twitch.tv/spearheadgames

Schedule (Eastern time zone):
08:00 – 12:00 - Ardawen
12:00 – 16:00 - Prime Objective
16:00 – 20:00 - Darkcrystalc
20:00 – 00:00 - Themagicdwarf
00:00 – 04:00 - free (Ardawen if this slot remains free )
04:00 – 08:00 - Ardawen

Please support the community members behind this initiative and the continued development of ACE by donating at https://www.twitchalerts.com/donate/spearheadgames

Packs and hats for ACE will be given out every hour of the stream. Just tune in to win!

Also, Vitesse has organized a Rumble Pit tournament that starts at 2PM Eastern. Sign up by leaving a comment here: https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://www.acespot.net/index.php/tournaments/16-sign-up-saturday-29-november-2014-20-00-utc

Thanks again to all the people involved in this! Have fun!

0 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

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

More

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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 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.

*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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Early Access Review
Very fun and addicting game! Play some quick 5 minute 3v3 games and get some loot everytime you level up. Only problem is population. So download and give it a try!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
really fun cooked
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
11/10 would definitely play multiplayer if i had friends ! Watch out for content, this game's on early access ! ! ! keep it coming devs. * thumbs up*
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
7.8 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
79 of 93 people (85%) found this review helpful
19.9 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
80 of 100 people (80%) found this review helpful
38.5 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
57 of 80 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
105.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Early Access Review
Very good game. I would love for this game to be the next big E-Sport!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
147.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
29 of 47 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
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).
Was this review helpful? Yes No
26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
130.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Early Access Review
First to purchase the Founder Pack! 30 dollars is nothing but hey they were nice enough to give us a steam key free and allow us to test their game before launch helping or not it isnt something you see all the time.

Also they are a Canadian Dev and I support My country any way I can Lets help these guy grow pony up the cash if you can!

Thanks MrMelee23
Add me if you support the game and we will play
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No