Take control of a virtual organism in this unique indie arcade title, while unlocking Steam Achievements and climbing the leaderboards!
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Data wydania: 19 Sie, 2010
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Kup Swarm Arena

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-50%
$4.99
$2.49
 

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Get ready for a brand new experience! Take control of a virtual organism, develop your moves and become one with the swarm – then the game has only just begun. Swarm Arena’s fresh and deep gameplay is a journey from relaxing aesthetics over mind-blowing action to pure tactics. Be fast. Be precise. Or simply enjoy the experience.

Play it YOUR way.


Key features:

  • Brand new gameplay experience
  • Ranked online multiplayer battles
  • 2 independent gameplay modes
  • 5 unique A.I.s
  • Evolutionary learning A.I.
  • Multiplayer battles on a single PC
  • Unlockable rewards
  • 15 achievements
  • Adaptive music
  • Customizable rules
  • Global leaderboard
  • Multiple mouse & generic gamepad support
  • Beautiful visuals

Wymagania systemowe

    • System operacyjny: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Procesor: 2.0 GHz
    • Pamięć: 1 GB RAM
    • Grafika: karta graficzna z 256 MB pamięci i kompatybilna z Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Wersja DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Dysk twardy: 200 MB
    • Dźwięk: karta graficzna kompatybilna z DirectX
    • Inne wymagania:
Pomocne recenzje klientów
5 z 5 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 26 września
It's a game about hitting things with particles. That's your one sentence elevator pitch right there. YOU HIT THINGS WITH PARTICLES.

And it works. To a point.

It's a really weird game because when it works, when your play and the game come together and you're spinning around this arena with your swarm of particles (hence "Swarm Arena") smacking the hell out of whatever comes your way, it feels tremendous. The way the music kinda syncs up with your actions and it feels like you're performing some sort of ballet of particle death and that, honestly, is really, really something.

But then you start to lose and a lose state in the game isn't quick and clean, it's the slow removal of your abililty to play the game as your swarm gets wittled down and wittled down. It's not quite a walk of shame a la Ridiculous Fishing, it's more that it seems like no-one could work out how to do this cleanly and fairly and just sort of went "that'll do". It wouldn't be such a big sin if it didn't drag the game out and into a state where it's just not, briefly, enjoyable to play. It's like your overriding memory of the last round isn't the bit where you're swooping round smacking everything with your particle army, it's the bit where you're trapsing around trying to keep these two particles going to get a few extra points. It doesn't even feel like clinging on desperately, just sort of "oh. well."

Nevermind though because Swarm Arena is worth it for the moments where you are THE PARTICLE KING and no-one wants to stop THE PARTICLE KING because THE PARTICLE KING has ALL the particles and he'll particle up your face. Or something like that.

Look, it's good except for the endgame bit, OK?
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
9.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 lipca
The entire allure of this game is in the high score chasing. It is very difficult to go after achievements with this game as the online multiplayer is effectively dead.

Not all is bad though. As far as the actual game is concerned, it is quite fun if a bit simple. It was well worth the 80 cents I paid for it.

I recommend it so long as the game is on sale for less than a dollar.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 lipca
Great game, highly recommended!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
9 z 13 osób (69%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 czerwca
Graphic and music of this game is art. I can enjoy seeing orbits and listening good music at the same time. This is beautiful idea.

It's like "Universe Sandbox" combine with space fighter game.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
5 z 8 osób (63%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
19.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 16 września, 2013
A nice arcade style game for casual players or hardcore ones. Basically, the tiny droids revolve around you that attack and protect you from opposing droids. A pretty good game that anyone can play and play against for a couple of bucks!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
5 z 8 osób (63%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
256.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 6 stycznia, 2011
Amazing! It's what I always wanted. That's why I made it! :)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
5 z 8 osób (63%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
6.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 30 listopada, 2013
70/100 It's fun at first try but after you play it too long it's not necessarily something you'd feel like playing everyday.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
6 z 10 osób (60%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 lutego
Great game, and the Pandora AI is the most brilliant thing I've ever seen. Totally recomended to everyone who likes to have a challenge.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 1 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 stycznia, 2011
Do not be fooled by the steam store page, this game has fully implemented online play through the steam system. I bought it for it's gameplay, and still enjoy it for that and it's well done online laddering.

Not only are the controls solidly simple, but they also allow for quite a few physics based trickes to be pulled off. This results in gameplay that rarely gets dull and allows the player's playstyle to clearly show in multiplayer matches.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 4 stycznia, 2011
Action, reflex, tactics..

oh, nice color effects, also ;)
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
13.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 listopada, 2011
Very unique, never played anything like it. It's all about building up a swarm of little "drones" to protect yourself while at the same time maneuvering them to overpower your opponent's swarm. Fast-paced, refreshingly different, deep, lots of fun! Top notch presentation too - very pretty. Online multiplayer would be a blast, but sadly I've never seen anyone on. There's a local option though!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 sierpnia, 2011
Just 4 move keys and 2 action keys for everything. Still really neat.
Nice gameplay, visuals and music!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 maja, 2011
I've had so much fun with this one!

I love to watch the physics go crazy but in a controlled way.
One very good indie game and absolutely worth the price.

At first I missed the point of the game until I learned how it's played.

Try out the demo!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
4.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 sierpnia, 2012
Really good game, graphics are simple but very cool. Gameplay is fast and furious. Original concept, shame that not many people online to play against.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
2 z 3 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 16 grudnia, 2011
A unique physics-based game wherein you control a swarm of semi-independent particles. Your powerup determines how they behave. You simply battle your swarms against the enemy and deplete theirs to destroy the enemy.

A blast to play, & certainly very hard to master. Also, gorgeous representation.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
6 z 11 osób (55%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
5.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 9 grudnia, 2013
This game is absolutely fantastic. After a while of searching for a multiplayer, fast-paced action game for a great price I came to this gem. The gameplay is fast but responsive and skillful, there isn't a moment where you feel cheated by the controls. There's not a flaw in this game and you could easily kill hours playing this. Would recommend.

It's also a perfect price to gift a friend after you learn the skills then kick their butt.. until they get better than you xD
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
8 z 15 osób (53%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 grudnia, 2013
Swarm Arena... such wasted potential

Swarm Arena is a fast paced arcade game where you fight opponents with drones, which are your own personal guards or soldiers depending on the situation. Pickups randomly spawn on the map giving you special moves, life, shields, and even more drones to fight with, also you have a large amount of strategies to use, like having your drones form a spinning shield around you, or setting them to defend you. You can also practice in the Sandbox mode, which is lacking but interesting nonetheless. Leaderboards and multiplayer is included, while also being able to play with two people on one PC.

This game looks great with the different colors of drones mixing in combat, the background particles that move depending on what’s happening, and the various cosmic rips that block your drones and explode over time. A problem I had is the AI seemed to either be way too easy, or being impossible to beat, which doesn’t lead to a fun time, and I got bored pretty quick playing this game.

Pros:
Beautiful visuals.
Cool powerups.
Strategic abilities.
Multiplayer.

Cons:
Music is repetitive, and gets annoying after a while.
AI is either WAY too weak or insanely hard.
Gets boring after a couple of hours.

Get this if you’re only looking for a couple of minutes worth of fun, and better yet wait for it to go on sale.

Rate: 3/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 23 września, 2011
Nice remake of the old fluid games. Has some extra features I never saw in those though, like upgradable power-ups.

They say the AI adapts to you play-style, but I haven't seen that in practice yet...but that may just be me...

Great game if you don't know what to do for the next 15 minutes.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
8 z 16 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 13 maja
Swarm Arena is a great concept for a simple 1-on-1 battle arena game that is rather unique. You control a swarm of flying pixel thingies that when in range of your ship can be used defensively or offensively. Defense, forces the swarm to hold its position, providing you with some cover against incoming attacks, where Offensive has a number of modes (shoot, circle) used to push your swarm out to attack your opponent. The first person to hit the other ship wins.

The biggest issue I have is the lack of control you feel over your swarm. Despite any tactics you may try, such as seeing an opening to quickly attack your foe, your swarm doesn't move in to attack as you may expect making your chance to hit seem very random. Wrongly timed attacks can result in almost instant loss of your entire swarm leaving you very frustrated and likely to loose the round.

There are only a few different game modes to play, and with the age of this title now there is no-one playing online anymore. Unless you have friends who want to play you are stuck with the AI or score challenge modes. Talking AI, this has to be a strong point of the game. AI is tough (very tough!) and smart which is rare to find in a Triple-A title let alone a small indie game, but again due to the poor control system over your swarm this ultimately turns to frustration and not a legitimate challenge. This had great potential but simply doesn't pull it off!

This may keep you entertained for an hour or two, but would be unlikely to get much more out of it. I would only recommend grabbing this if you find it on a 75-90% off sale.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 stycznia, 2011
Deffinately worth the money.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie