Pick and create characters to fight to the death in this action-packed nonsensical arena simulation.
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Release Date:
Aug 22, 2016

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August 7

Custom Edition Part 1, Out Now

Arena Fans,

This is the first release in many (probably around 6 total) updates that are part of the Custom Edition package. This first one focuses on creating fighters as I have been working to make the jobs of content creators a bit easier.

So what's changed? On the main menu the layout is a bit different, you'll see a "Steam Workshop" button which takes you to the upload screen. From here you can see your current fighters that you've uploaded to the workshop and for the first time you can actually update your fighters. (this will be important for upcoming updates)

On the user side, fighters from the workshop now are decoupled from your personal catalog and are at the bottom of the fighter list. No longer do you have to delete and redownload characters to get the latest version, they automatically update!

Eventually this functionality will extend to Maps, Events, and Text after I've confirmed everything is working as intended. The next custom edition update will focus on Maps and will add another dimension to the current gameplay. Your bug reports are appriciated and I'll be watching the forums to make sure issues are cleared up ASAP!

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July 12

Ultimate Arena: Custom Edition Launches This Fall

Arena Fans,

Your voices have been heard, we're bringing major changes to Ultimate Arena this fall.

Ultimate Arena: Custom Edition brings some long-awaited features to the table like:

- More in-depth character customizations, such as the ability to set the sprites of the fighters inside the arena.
- Better Steam Workshop Support (You no longer have to manually update your characters)
- In-game Steam Workshop Browsing
- Mod / Scripting Support
- Twitch.tv Support (Play with your followers and more)
- Gameplay changes to make the game more interesting
- Leaderboards

Because of the scope of these features we're splitting this update up into several parts which should begin arriving as early as this month. That brings me to my next point: This update is 100% free for those who own Ultimate Arena.

For those who don't own Ultimate Arena yet, there's never been a better time to hop on board! Once this update ships the price of Ultimate Arena will be rising from $2.99 to $6.99 (or your region's equivalent currency) to cover the costs of development.

Thanks for making Ultimate Arena awesome!

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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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