Zero G Arena is an arena shooter with zero gravity, ragdoll physics, grappling beams and magnet boots
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Aug 8, 2018
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August 11

Zero G Arena leaves Early Access



Well, with all the launch problems, I've just realised I never actually explicitly announced that Zero G Arena has left Early Access!

It didn't really happen as a single event in the end so much as a series of them:
  1. ZGA was removed from Steam when I pressed the launch button on the 8th of August, and became unplayable to Early Access owners.
  2. ZGA was put back on Steam and set to a released state, but appeared on page 949 of new releases, next to games from November 2016. I do not believe the launch visibility was working either, which I imagine was related.
  3. Finally ZGA was put in the correct place in the new releases list as though it had launched on the 9th of August (in my time-zone), although by this point it was on page 3 of new releases, so was never actually at the top of the new releases list (although no game is for very long these days). It has now got it's launch visibility so it's definitely not looking as bleak as it was. I am pretty sure everything on Steam is fixed now.

This all took place over two or three days (currently struggling to work out the exact timeline as was awake for thirty-something hours straight during the last stage of the whole debacle).

Anyway, whatever happens now, I'm extremely proud of ZGA in it's current form and glad that I'm able to call it "finished".

-Jon
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August 9

Got a response from Valve! Issues possibly resolved

Just as I was about to don my tinfoil hat and try to work out who I'd upset at Valve, I got a response. They've acknowledged the issues so I think ZGA should now get it's proper launch (although given the number of issues so far I'll wait and see...).

It's 01:50AM here in the UK now and I've been up late several days between all these issues and what I thought was going to be the original launch, so sadly I'm not going to be able to stay awake to see the launch in much longer.

If it really has worked, there are probably going to be a lot of new players coming in overnight. I would have hoped to be around to offer tech support but like I say, I'm falling asleep right now. I'd like people to be aware therefore: What I found on the Early Access launch is that there are all kinds of things that can go wrong with the installation process that have got nothing to do with the game. You might have found an actually issue with the game, in which case just make a bug report and I'll get back to you tomorrow, or it might just be your firewall, or Window's failure to install one or more of the dependencies. It's also worth verifying the integrity of the game cache.

Hopefully I'll wake up tomorrow to find this has all really been resolved.
-Jon
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About This Game

Zero G Arena is an arena shooter with zero gravity, ragdoll physics, grappling beams and magnet boots. It's an intense combination!

The game is designed to work on multiple levels of play:
  • The novelty of the mechanics and the sheer fun of floating and swinging about the levels provides a fun experience at any level of play.
  • The outlandish hijinks that are enabled by the ragdoll physics, grapple beams and fast-paced action make the game hilarious fun to play casually with friends (or with friendly strangers on public servers...).
  • At it's core, Zero G Arena is a balanced, competitive game with an extremely high skill-ceiling. Mastery of the movement mechanics is of more importance than aiming ability. You may also be surprised by it's tactical depth (feel free to ask me on the forums for more about this).

Gameplay

Movement
You can toggle your boot magnets freely to switch between running on magnetic surfaces or floating with zero gravity ragdoll physics.

You also have a grappling beam, which can be used to pull yourself around and swing about while floating.
As well as these technological locomotive methods, you also have a powerful set of core movement abilities:
  • A set of basic jumps, which can be controlled intuitively using the spacebar and movement keys.
  • A wall-jump, which can be used while floating to bounce from wall to wall.
  • A crouch ability, which can be used to do a crouching slide on magnetic surfaces to dodge enemy fire.

Combat
Zero G Arena features a set of 5 futuristic firearms. All players start with the same default weapon and can acquire other weapons from pickups in the map.

Zero G Arena also features a pickup that can turn your grapple-beam into a weapon that damages other players on intersection.


Use your speed as a weapon with the melee kick! It's damage scales greatly with your speed relative to the target.


Game Modes
Zero G Arena features the classic Free-For-All, Team-Deathmatch and King-Of-The-Hill game modes, as well as these Zero-G originals:
  • ”Capture-The-Sphere”: Like the familiar Capture-The-Flag game mode, except the “flag” is a large, floating sphere. Players must use their grapple beams to pull the sphere to their goal, while fighting off the other team.
  • ”Spaceball”: A fast, team-based sporty game-mode similar to Soccer/Football. Players don't have any weapons other than a non-lethal “Force Cannon”, which can be used to shoot the ball across the map.

Features

  • Online multiplayer, with either dedicated or listen (player hosted) servers. Find other players on one of the dedicated servers, or host a private game for you and your friends.
  • Bots which are available for offline play, or on servers while you wait for other players.
  • No in-game monetary transactions.
  • A number of cosmetic options for your avatar, which are unlocked through Steam achievements.
  • Basic support for LAN matches.
  • Community-made maps (these are made outside of the game using UE4 {which is free to use}).
  • Original soundtrack.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later (64 bit only)
    • Processor: i3-2120
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD6670
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum download speed of 0.35Mb/s and upload of 0.075Mb/s is required
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later
    • Processor: 2.9Ghz intel core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 M380
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac must be from mid-2012 or later. You will probably be alright with less powerful macs, just perhaps for matches with fewer players.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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