Jagex has unveiled details regarding the hit indie title Ace of Spades, confirming their publishing involvement with the project since October and also announcing a Steam release for the voxel-based sandbox which was originally developed by Ben Askoy and Mathias Kærlev. The news comes as Ace of Spades hits more than 2.5 million downloads since going into a prototype phase where anyone could play the game.
Jagex CMO David Solari commented, “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 customisable environment which will continuously develop throughout your battle.”
Solari continued, “Despite keeping this game under the radar during development, it has still proved to be hugely viral with more than two and half a million players entering the prototype phase. Ace of Spades is set to take FPS to the next level, adding evolving tactics and strategy to twitch FPS gameplay. 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.”
With just over 550,000 active players, the game will see a Steam release in December, with a one-time fee being attached. Those who have been following the game since its inception will also find that the full game will feature an improved graphics engine and an armoury of new weapons.
You can find out more on Ace of Spades at their official website
, and you can check out some of the screenshots below for a glimpse at the gameplay.