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access_time November 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM in News by Brett Day

Ace of Spades Officially Announced by Jagex, Heading for December Release

Ace of Spades, a Minecraft inspired first person shooter, has been officially announced by its developer, Jagex. .

Ace of Spades has been described as a cross between Minecraft and Team Fortress. Players will be able to experience upwards of 32 player online modes including team death match, and capture the flag like levels. Along with team based play, players will also be able to create their own battlegrounds, much like a player would in Minecraft.  Jagex CMO,David Solari believes that Ace of Spades will bring something completely new to the first person shooter genre.

If you’re tired of the same old first person shooters, coming out year after year with a fresh lick of paint and a hefty price tag, then Ace of Spades will tick all the boxes for you, offering an all action multiplayer featuring up to 32 player FPS combat and a fully customizable environment which will continuously develop throughout your battle.”

We have blended the artistic style of voxel-based sandbox games, such as Minecraft, with the class based combat of titles like Team Fortress, and added an extra dimension with real-time evolving battlefields to create a game which we firmly believe will appeal to FPS gamers looking for a bigger challenge.”

Despite being kept on the down-low by Jagex, Ace of Spades has gone viral, and it has been downloaded over 2.5 millions times since the prototype was launched in April of last year. On top of being downloaded 2,5 millions times, there are currently over 550,000 active monthly users.

Ace of Spades developer, Jagex are also responsible for the massively-multiplayer online role playing-game RuneScape, which reached 200 million users earlier on this year. There is no doubt that Jagex believe that they have another classic on their hands.

If you love Minecraft and shooters like Team Fortress, Ace of Spades could be perfect for you, but only time will tell if this new style of FPS games will take off. The game will be launched this December on Steam.


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