Pick and create characters to fight to the death in this action-packed nonsensical arena simulation.
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Very Positive (702) - 85% of the 702 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 22, 2016

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February 14

Mini Update: Quick Crop

We're always trying to make the process of character creation a little bit more user friendly. Today we're dropping a small update that let's you crop your images if they're not the native 128x128 size.


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February 8

The 12 Features Update, OUT NOW!

Twelve features requested, thirteen features delivered!

The 12 Features update has hit Steam. Some of my favorites:

  • The most requested feature was custom sprites, now on the fighter editor you'll be able to set directional 32x32 sprites for your characters.
  • Animated fighter images. Make a sprite strip and set it as a fighter image and boom! Portraits will be more lively than ever!
  • Scrollable updates list. You can now scroll through updates! People will stop getting mad at me for this finally!

While I'm here I'd like to talk about Ultimate Arena updates for the remainder of the year.

The Twitch Update
This will bring the highly requested Twitch.tv features back into the game. We think that Ultimate Arena will be a great game to chill and hang out with your viewers, and this update will allow for your followers to get in on the action. Expect this update in March.

An Ultimate Fool's Surprise
I don't recall if we've ever done an April Fool's update. There will be one this year though.

The Maps 2.0 Update
I can't stand the way Ultimate Arena's maps currently work, so I am throwing all the current code out the window and starting from scratch on this section. Maps are unfortunately a big part of the game so it will take some time to make progress on this. Expect this update in September.

And that's what we've got planned. Of course smaller things and bugfixes will always be happening. Speaking of which, reporting bugs on Github is the best way for me to see them. With many big changes to the game there's a good chance bugs will pop up.

One more thing,

I now have a YouTube channel where I talk about Ultimate Arena development, among other things. Please subscribe if you're interested!

Thanks for being the best fanbase!

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About This Game

Many will enter, one will win.

It has taken a few millennia for the art of the arena to be perfected, but we've finally done it. Ultimate Arena puts you in charge of the greatest battle royale, the one that you pick who fights and the conditions they fight under. Take charge by setting up landmines, deploying care packages, and initiating arena events.

Create characters, all the little sayings they make, the battle cries, the final speeches, or perhaps create new events like rabid kittens that fall from the sky, a poisonous fog that eats humans alive, or maybe a rogue robot that feeds on living flesh! Your imagination and the limited amount of space left on your SSD are the limit! Share your characters and events with friends on the Steam Workshop and soon you'll have a collection of billions upon billions of unique experiences inside the Ultimate Arena.

Like tinkering with code? We've open sourced Ultimate Arena, now anyone can request features or even write them into the game yourself! As time goes on more and more features will be added to make the world's most advanced arena simulator even better!

Ultimate Arena left Early Access in August of 2016 and has had 2 major updates since. The latest is "Staycation Nation", a tribute to all of the Americans staying at home during the summer and cracking open a cold one with the boys. It's your job to create the most exciting Staycation or die trying.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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