Fast paced, bright and colourful arcade action accompanied by a pounding soundtrack.
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Positive (27) - 96% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 7, 2018
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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?

“I have returned!!

After a small break to recharge my batteries and focus on becoming a father, I have decided to release my work so far on Early Access so I can work with the community in bringing my vision of the final game to life.

I have worked hard over the last two years learning every conceivable skill from scratch. I see Early Access as the perfect tool to speed up development as I can gain valuable feedback from players to improve all aspects of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As the only developer working on ARENA 3D and in my spare time, I look at Early Access as a long-term period of development over the next 18 months or so.

A generous target would be Q2 of 2019 for the final release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“With help from the community, the final version will include up to 6 different game modes based around popular arcade classics. The in-game map will include multiple levels for each of these game mode.

I have constructed the in-game map in such a way that it is easy to add new areas and challenges for players.

Two key features which I will be working hard to implement for the final version are Multiplayer and the Dock.

ARENA 3D is best enjoyed playing with others and Multiplayer will add great more depth to the game. I have an early working multiplayer prototype that I plan to release in Early Access and with the help of the community.

The Dock will allow the player to customise their ship and unlock various upgrades using the stars they collect during gameplay, adding a great deal of replay-ability to beat your high scores.

There will also be achievements to collect in the final version, with a Medals area where you are able to view your shiny rewards. As with Multiplayer and Dock, I will implement the Medals section through Early Access.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

ARENA 3D currently features 3 levels in the Star Map, each one with a different game mode. Every level has it's own dedicated Steam Leaderboard so you can go up against your friends and family.

The game is best played with a Gamepad, however it is equally enjoyable with your trusty mouse and keyboard.

As far as I am aware, there are no game breaking bugs which are causing crashes or freezes. Although if you do come across anything, be sure to leave a message in the Community Hub!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Developing ARENA 3D is my passion and I willset the price as low as I can to cover a few of my basic costs over the last 3,500+ hours spent developing in the 2 years.

I am a firm believer that a customer deserves to receive what they pay for, so the price will start low in at the start of Early Access and there will be a small increase as major features are added. Ultimately I will make sure that this always stays a great value title.

I am not a big profit hungry organisation, I am purely excited to watch the Leaderboards fill up with high scores and hear people say that they had fun playing 😊”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As ARENA 3D is a solo project, the input from the community is really going to help make sure the game is the best that it can be.

I would like to get the player's involved in sending in their custom ship designs and I shall select the best to be included in the final version of the game.

Play testing is vital to development. I already spend hours playing my own creation, but I look forward to the input and suggestions from others. I want each new game mode that I add to be developed by the players.

Multiplayer is going to be a major feature and one that will require a lot of input from other people and what better way than to use the Early Access players that have kindly supported development.”
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“Even at this early stage, they're all good fun, but the wildest modes are yet to come.”
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“Arena, is seriously handy”
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About This Game

Fast & Furious

Fast, frenetic, bright and colourful arcade action set within a seamless digital realm. Accompanied by a pounding soundtrack, ARENA 3D features multiple game modes and global leaderboards to see how you stack up against your friends.

If you love classic titles such as Geometry Wars, Super Stardust, Pac-man, Command & Conquer and many more.... then you'll love ARENA 3D.

ARENA 3D is currently being developed by just one person and the vision is to bring classic arcade genres into a bright, colourful and exciting digital world.

Play to support

Jump into the action now through Early Access and be a part of the team to help create an addictive arcade masterpiece. Straight away you can try out 3 different game modes, complete with online leaderboards to satisfy your competitive edge. The game modes available in the current build are as follows:

  • Exosphere - Fast paced and addictive twin stick bullet hell inspired by Geometry Wars & Super Stardust
  • Fathom - Test your fear of the dark with this Pac-man inspired nightmare. You can run, but can you hide?
  • Commander - Crossing Geometry Wars with Gears of War Horde has led to the creation of this tower defence game mode. Build your defences and survive.

Upcoming Features

ARENA 3D has some exciting features already in development and with the help from the community, we can bring them to life in the best possible way.

There are more game modes to come:

  • Velocity - High speed endless runner. Test your reflexes to see just how far you can get
  • Stranded - Fly in three dimensions as you take to the digital sky to defend your base
  • Tower - First person missile defence. Perfect your aim and annihilate your enemies

Arcade games are traditionally best enjoyed with other players and ARENA 3D has a prototype multiplayer system already, which will be released in the future as part of Early Access to work closely with the community to refine.

Already an addictive title to play, there are a few more extras in development to keep players coming back. The Dock section is under development which has an area to customise and unlock new ships and designs by completing challenges.

Also in the Dock will be an area to unlock upgrades for your ship in each game mode category, so you can keep chasing that ever increasing high score.

No game is complete without achievements, and the Medals area will display unique high quality and detailed 3D medals for each achievement that you unlock.

Enter the ARENA.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3240
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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