In BattleCore Arena, you assume the role of a Core in a world ruled by physics! Jump, dash, fire, explode and eject your enemies from the arena before you suffer the same fate!
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Positive (25) - 84% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 4, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“With this early access, we wish to offer an accomplished game experience to our players, and allow them to be involved in the development of an indie game.

For now, as developers, we find BattleCore Arena satisfying, but we would like it to be faithful to what the players that compose its community are expecting from it.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depending on the success of the game and on the feedback from its community, the early access is planned to last between 2 and 6 months.”

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

“The full version on BattleCore Arena will get several additions, as well in the gameplay as on the graphic aspects.
Several arenas are planned to be developed (with different level designs), but also improvements in the game rules and new game modes.
Not only will there be more Cores, armors and lights, but you will also have access to new ways to customize your game experience.
Finally, we plan to include a complete gamepad control system, although we would advise you to play with your keyboard and mouse.
All this content will be conceived according to the feedback and demands of our community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For now, BattleCore Arena includes:
  • 2 game modes: Team Fight (3v3) or Juggernaut (1v5, the Juggernaut being bigger and stronger than the other players)
  • 2 arenas: Trinity Island and Alien Experiment
  • a tutorial that explains the basic controls of the game.
  • a lobby system, to play with your friends
  • artificial intelligences, which will fill games, if there is not enough players
  • a customization system that includes 15 Core looks, and many armor skins which can be unlocked in-game.
  • more than 20 Steam Achievements, some of them offering exclusive rewards.

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

“No, the price will stay the same. There is no paid content, and the players which will have participated in the early access will get exclusive items.”

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

“Through the Steam Community page, our Discord, Reddit, Facebook, and through the statistics we will collect and analyze, the community will guide us in the creation of content on the graphic side, but especially in the design of the new arenas and the new game modes.”
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July 17

BattleCore Arena

Hi everyone! :steamhappy:

As promised, today is the day of the BattleCore Arena's update!
A lot of new things here, summed up by categories.

Major additions
  • Artificial intelligences: no more empty games while waiting for other players! From now on, every game will be filled with our brand new AI, which adjust themselves to your skill level! However, be careful: the strongest ones could surprise you :steammocking:
  • New arena: a spaceship conducts strange experiments on cows from a far away planet, and you’ll be able to eject your opponents in a whole new decor! Enjoy!

  • Ranking system: play and win to climb the ladder and show your friends what you are capable of! Three different ranks are accessible: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

  • Lobby system: invite your friends to play with you, and enjoy the new finding games interface!
  • Training mode: test your skill in custom offline games!
  • The customization system has been enhanced with 5 new cores and 3 new armors! Also, you can now change your core's light animations too!
  • Addition of a new and more realistic sound management system.

Minor additions
  • The game will no longer have issues if you run it while not being connected to Steam, or even to the internet.:steamfacepalm:
  • The name of the killer will be displayed, throughout a kill.
  • The death camera is now turning around the arena, instead of staying stationary above it. Show some energy, for heaven's sake!
  • New loading screen, picturing the new arena.
  • Throughout your first BattleCore Arena's launch, the game will ask you if you want to begin the tutorial.
  • In the customization, you can see how to unlock items by hovering your mouse over them.
  • Addition of several UI sounds.
  • Fix of some texts and translations.
  • Billions of bug fixes (at least).
  • Technical and visual optimisations.

Game balancing
  • The juggernaut now has bigger projectiles, so it's easier for him to hit his opponent!
  • The blast cooldown of the juggernaut has been reduced.
  • The blast projects the enemies slightly upwards, to get them off the ground a little, in addition of the usual impulse.
  • It's no longer possible to catch up on Trinity Island mountain while falling (sorry :steamsad:).
  • When you respawn after a death, your core is now pointing the center of the arena, to help you getting your bearings. It's also much rarer to respawn near an other player.
  • The time to take part in a kill rose from 5 to 7.5 seconds.
  • The camera shakes are less violent.

On top of that, we have prepared for you a new trailer, to celebrate this update!

We hope that you'll enjoy all those new features! Please tell us what you think about it! :steamhappy:

See you in the arena!
Cosmic Ray Studio team.
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July 13

The update is finally coming!

Hello everyone!

After all the ups and downs, we are proud to announce you that the release of the BattleCore Arena's update will occur on July 17th, at around 6:00 am (PDT)! :steamhappy:
As you may know, this update will contain many new features, such as artificial intelligences, a new arena, a ranking system and a lobby system to play with your friends.
To go with this update, we have prepared for you a new trailer, which will be revealed the same day!
For those who don't know yet, we have a Discord server for our community:

So, see you in the arena on July 17th!
Cosmic Ray Studio team.

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About This Game

BattleCore Arena

Midway between a shooting game and a game of skill, BattleCore Arena is a multiplayer game in which you control a Core you will have to maneuver to eject your opponents from the platform in order to win.

We wanted a fast and dynamic game, so we got rid of everything unnecessary. This will allow you to focus on piloting your Core to be mobile and reactive, so that at every moment you will be able to flee or run after your opponents. You will also have to be careful of your shooting accuracy to eject and destroy your enemies.

Moreover, thanks to our customization options, you will be able to control a teapot or a light bulb, as well as a skull or a pig. Your Core’s armor and its lights are also customizable.

Game modes

  • The Team​ ​mode​ (3v3 maximum). A game lasts 5 minutes and the team who ejects the highest number of enemies wins.

  • The Juggernaut​ ​mode​, in which one player is alone against the world! A game lasts 3 minutes, and the Juggernaut has to survive during the whole time to win. His opponents have to eject him 3 times to be victorious. And of course, the Juggernaut is bigger and stronger than them!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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