For those interested, here is an interesting read about our humble Chilean Videogame industry. You can read the full Penny Arcade report:
Zeno Clash 2 is at the vanguard of a burgeoning Chilean gaming industry
Proud to be representatives of game development in the region!
After a development of over a year and a half, today we have released ‘Zeno Clash 2’ to the international markets through Steam
This is our most ambitious project to date and probably the largest undertaking of a game this large by an independent company in LatinAmerica.
The game is sold though Steam for USD20.00 in its Regular version and for USD30.00 in a Special Edition which contains an original digital Artbook showcasing ACE Team’s creative process and the game’s Soundtrack with 45 high-quality tracks. -- Soon the game will also be available in PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade as a digital download.
Players can play as Ghat or Rimat in online coop exploring more than 20 areas in which they will encounter more than 100 creatures and will fight intense hand-to-hand combat in the strangely wonderful world of Zenozoik.
We hope you guys, followers of the original Zeno Clash as well as new players, enjoy this game as much as we had in making it!
Here are the first few minutes of Zeno Clash 2 gameplay, without spoiling too much, and with some explanations of changes done to the first. Tuesday is almost here!
Here's a sneak peek of the recording of the main theme of Zeno Clash 2. Professional musicians performing in this video were accompanied by members of the choir of the Municipal Theater of Santiago - one of Chile's most prestigious cultural organizations. You can also get a glimpse of Patricio Meneses (director and composer) waving his arms like a madman
The full soundtrack of the game (which contains over 40 tracks!) comes as part of the 'Special Edition' of the Steam copy of Zeno Clash (which also includes an awesome digital Artbook). A preview of some of the Artbook pages is also present in the video.
Put on a nice pair of headphones and enjoy the music!
Yes, you heard it right... Zeno Clash II goes on pre-sale today with a 10% discount on all pre-orders!
The game is coming out April 30th and it is besides the point, but it took us only 1.5 years to make it (and NOT 4 years like you might have been led to believe)
Anyhow, the game is looking damn good, the combat system has been vastly improved and now you can play the entire campaign with a buddy! Yes... all of that made with pure indie Chilean love!!
So STOP reading our ego-boosting rant and get yourself a copy NOW!!
Finally, after a long wait, ACE Team is proud to present it's first Zeno Clash 2 gameplay trailer! We hope everyone enjoys our preview of our surreal first person brawler!
And don't forget to check out the all new Zeno Clash 2 website which includes more info about the game!
What we all have been waiting for: A collectible Zeno Clash figurine!
Meet Golem, one of the most memorable characters from ZenoZoik, the beautifully bizarre world of Zeno Clash.
If you can't wait to get your hands on one of these limited-edition figurines, you can order right here!
The good guys at ShouldBee have prepared a detailed "Making of" webpage that shows exactly how this gorgeous piece of memorabilia came to be.
Here's a small excerpt of their amazing process:
Rock of Ages' multiplayer mode is now free to play until Sunday at 1PM Pacific time! Our recent improvements to the matchmaking system should allow players to join each other much more easily, so if you have friends that haven't given Rock of Ages a go, this is your chance to show them why this game is so fun to play in multiplayer.
In addition to this awesome promotion and in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween Holiday we've released a cool new Ghost Boulder avatar! Check it out! The cloth physics look great on the spinning rock.
And finally; don't forget that as long as this promotion is running the game is 75% off!
In the anticipation of cool upcoming promotions & new content on Steam we've redesigned and improved the matchmaking of Rock of Ages (PC) so it is much more effective and friendly. The new interface allows players to practice against an AI while waiting for the system to pair you with a new opponent and it also features several other improvements that should make the online experience much more enjoyable.
We expect an important rise of online play in the upcoming days, so we'd love to hear the feedback of early adopters now that the system is just being released. Let us know what you think of the new changes so we can continue making Rock of Ages an even more awesome game!
Do you remember The Malstrums Mansion? This was a flash game ACE Team used as an April Fools joke before we released Zeno Clash back in 2009. The game was based on sprites that the three ACE brothers drew on a Mac Plus waaay back (We designed the game when we were kids *it is a shameless copy of Shadowgate*).
So now that Game Hubs for Steam have gone live, we're testing them out with another one of our old designs from the 1980's. If you really have LOTS of spare time (there are a lot of better things to do), you can try out our first game design:
*Warning: The game is not as "sophisticated" as 'The Malstrums Mansion'
Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please give us your insight on this wonderful creation of ours... we might have more (and better) of this kind of games to share in the future