Slay demons, gain glory, and save your soul in this difficult, action packed, top down, hack n' slash! Every time you challenge the arena, you receive a random weapon that you've unlocked so far. Defeat enemies to earn glory, and purchase new weapons, each with their own unique abilities!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We started development on Arena of the Gods a little over a year ago and it's come a long way from it's original prototype. So much so that we're ready to add it to Steam so we can begin receiving feedback on how the game can be improved on the way to it's final update.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 5-6 months”

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

Broad Goals:

- HUGE arsenal of weapons to unlock, each one having different and unique abilities! (Not all of them are helpful though!)

- Difficult, but rewarding gameplay. Easy to learn, difficult to master.

- 50 grueling waves of gear craving, demon slaying, action packed gameplay.

- Open development! We as a team guarantee that we will be very vocal about upcoming features, bug fixing, suggestions, and answering various questions about development as a whole.

Specific Goals: (In order of importance)

- More Waves

- More Enemies

- More weapons

- Glory Accumulation/Shop System(Glory is earned from defeating enemies and is used as EXP and Currency for unlocking items in the shop.)

- Loading/Saving System

- Stage Hazards

- Options Menu

- Improved Optimization

- Various Sound Improvements

- Various UI Improvements

- Various Graphical Improvements”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Arena of the Gods currently contains it's Horde mode where you fight against increasingly difficult hordes of demons. There are currently 3 unique weapons in the game as well as 3 different enemies.”

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

“We plan to raise the price once the game has it's main intended features (As listed above) which may be shortly before the game leaves early access.”

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

“Along with the posts we make on our Steam Community pages, we also plan to post all of our updates to youtube, and our itch.io homepage.”
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April 5

Arena of the Gods Update v1.5a: Let's settle the score!

Arena of the Gods v1.5a is now live! Here's what we changed in this update:

- The Arena Sees All!
Added current game stats to the pause menu. Said stats track many variables such as, the amount of enemies slain, damage dealt, attack accuracy, rolls performed, damage taken, distance traveled, etc. In future updates, the info menu will also rate your performance in the arena with a grade from D- to S+.

- UI AI
Added custom cursors to the game. The cursors are context sensitive and change when you attack an enemy, and based on what you hover over.
Silver: Base Cursor
Blue: Hovering over the player
Red: Hovering over an enemy/enemy projectile

- Size Matters
Updated Lance/Shortsword hitboxes to be more accurate. Lance hitbox length slightly decreased. Shortsword hitbox is now thiccer than a bowl of oatmeal.

- Smooth As Butter
Demon spawning is more random and enemies dont pop up next to you nearly as much. No more gangs of enemies popping up in your face!

- To Infinity, And Beyond!
The current Horde mode is ACTUALLY endless now. To those of you that actually lived long enough to run out of enemies, I salute you.

- Stop And Go
Fixed a bug where Magic Bridges would not reactivate after time passed, resulting in the player being cut off from said bridge, permanently.


Version 1.5a Hotfix:

- UI AI (cont'd)
Added Cursor to the main/pause menus.

- Chameleon
Blue Caster enemies no longer switch from white to blue after spawning.

- Tis But A Flesh Wound!
Blue Caster enemies now deal the correct amount of damage instead of a miniscule amount.

- Photographic Memory
Video settings are now saved upon leaving the menu and exiting the game.


That's all for now! Have fun, and I'll see you in our next update!
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March 22

Arena of the Gods Update v1.4: I'm a lean, mean, steam machine!

Arena of the Gods is now available for purchase on Steam! Also, along with the steam release comes A LOT of improvements since our last update so here's all the changes!

- Spooky, Scary Dungeons!
Removed the old, bland main menu, in place of a lil' spooky dungeon that better fits the game's tone. This scene will also act as a shop in later updates.

- *Click* *Click* *Tap*
Removed the old user interface, in place of one that better fits the game's tone. No more ugly blue background!

- The Sound Of Music
Added actual music to the main menu(instead of the never-ending choir going “ahhhhhhh...”), and Multiple possible battle themes to listen to while fighting in the arena. When one track finishes, it will fade into the other. Added new sound effects to all weapon/enemy interactions such as sounds when a player hits an enemy, or when an enemy's spell is destroyed, etc. You can now hear rushing water as you get closer to the waterfall, and gusts of wind in the center of the arena.

- Pretty Pretty, Shiny Shiny
Added visual effects to add clarity/feedback to player actions. Sparks fly when an arrow strikes a wall, or if a player hits an enemy. Destroyed demons now burst into clouds of darkness. Spells explode violently when striking the player or when their caster is destroyed etc.

- B.K. Have It Your Way!
Added a options menu so that players can adjust graphics settings, pause the game or return to the main menu.

- Remote Control
Added Xbox controller support. Pressing 'Select' activates the controller in-game.

- Where There Is Dark, There Is Light
Added a Day/Night cycle to the arena to show the passage of time and lower visibility at night.

- Wait, That's Not Right
In previous versions of arena of the gods, the health bar wasn't correctly showing the amount of health the player had. It does now though. :)

- Illumination
The scene lighting has been greatly improved in quality. Also, the lighting updates with the time of day, lowering visibility at night, and increasing it in the daytime.

- More Zoom Levels Than The Hubble Telescope
Added the ability to zoom in and out with the scrollbar. Zooming out is especially useful when scouting for enemies or when using ranged weapons. Zooming in is especially useful for melee characters.

That's all for now! Have fun, and I'll see you in our next update!
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About This Game

/// Please note that Arena of the Gods is a work in progress and does not fully represent the final version of the game. ///

After dying what his gods deemed to be a dishonorable death, a knight must fight through countless waves of demons to amass glory, escape purgatory and come back to life! Do you have what it takes to earn the salvation of your soul?

Summary
Slay demons, gain glory, and save your soul in this difficult, action packed, top down, hack n' slash! Every time you challenge the arena, you receive a random weapon that you've unlocked so far. Defeat enemies to earn glory, and purchase new weapons, each with their own unique abilities, playstyles, and movesets!

Upcoming Features
Broad Goals:

- HUGE arsenal of weapons to unlock, each one having different and unique abilities! (Not all of them are helpful though!)

- Difficult, but rewarding gameplay. Easy to learn, difficult to master.

- 50 grueling waves of gear craving, demon slaying, action packed gameplay.

- Open development! We as a team guarantee that we will be very vocal about upcoming features, bug fixing, suggestions, and answering various questions about development as a whole.

Specific Goals: (In order of importance)

- More Waves

- More Enemies

- More weapons

- Glory Accumulation/Shop System(Glory is earned from defeating enemies and is used as EXP and Currency for unlocking items in the shop.)

- Loading/Saving System
- Stage Hazards
- Options Menu

- Improved Optimization

- Various Sound Improvements

- Various UI Improvements

- Various Graphical Improvements

Our Team
To tell you a little more about us, I'm our artist, David Henry. (22) Almost everything visual from models to UI is made by me and I see myself as the creative heart of our duo. Throughout my life I've always had an intense passion for gaming and the second I loaded up Final Fantasy XII for the first time in my PS2 all those years ago I knew that video games are what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

After growing over the years and teaching myself to model, I met the brilliant coder of our team, Mixtape a.k.a. Marquis Madden (21) in my junior year science class. We hit it off immediately and he became the backbone of this duo as well as one of my closest friends. He grew up playing Halo on his Xbox and always wanted to create compelling and immersive experiences and by teaching himself to code, we became 2 halves of a whole!

We call that whole, Craptop Studios. Nice to meet you!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core from Intel or AMD at 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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