Blackthorn Arena

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  • Blackthorn Arena

The story happens in a brutal land called the Freelands, consists of several city states and trade towns while slavery is still a universal thing here. You – as an heir of the Blackthorn Arena, swear to take back the glory and honor once belong to your family.

Core Game Play:
1) Build your gladiators:
Buy slaves and train them into gladiators. You will need to manage their attributions, skills and talents, equip them with the best armors and weapons you can afford. Some of them may have talent to become a support staff such as cooks, healer, drillmaster, black smith etc.

2) Claim your Glories:
Send your Gladiators to fight in 10 diverse arenas in "The FreeLand”, defeat other gladiators and over 30 kinds of monsters. Challenge the champions of other arenas, kick them out of their throne. Create your own champions and become the most powerful master in the world.

3) Manage your arena:
Don’t forget you have an arena to manage! As your gladiators win battles in other arenas, you will gain money as reward, as well as reputation. Money can buy new slaves, better equips and upgrade your arena when needed. Use your money wisely because everything about running an arena is depending on it. Reputation is important too, cost reputation to hold a game will grant you considerable incomes.

Key Feature:
1) All Gladiators are lived:
All gladiators are existed dynamically in the game world - not only yours, but also gladiators in other Arenas or belongs to other masters. NPC gladiators will enroll in different competitions which hold all over the world every day. They could die, get injured or grow stronger as your gladiators do. Whenever you defeat other Gladiators, you can either spare their lives or execute them. If you spare gladiators, you may face them again in the future battle.

2) RPG level Character build:
Blackthorn Arena offers players a CRPG level character build systems. Choose between 6 major attributes and 6 weapon types, combine over 100 combat skills to build a unique fighter. There are no classes, you create your own class! Your Gladiators will also gain various traits during their gladiator career. Some traits may have strong impacts in competitions.

3) Various equipment:
Equip your gladiators with over 200 pieces of armors and weapons, not just for combat effectiveness but also for fashion! Each set of armor has an unique appearance and will reflect in our advanced avatar system.

4) Abundant events:
As an Arena master, you must deal with plenty of events every day. Some of them are opportunity while others are total troubles. Dealing with all kinds of emergencies is also an important and inevitable experience for an Arena master.

5) Real time combat with tactical pause:
The game’s combat is based on real time, but you can pause at any time to issue an command, switch between characters or apply other technique movements.

6) Editable Combat AI
During fighting, you can command only one gladiator at a time. The rest of them will fight automatically. But you can always edit your gladiators' combat AI so they can response to different situation properly.

7) Brutal and challenging Gladiator Career:
The career of a gladiator is cruel and gory. Your Gladiators could completely lose control due to will collapses in the battles. Also beware, Gladiators may die permanently when get defeated! So, please cherish your Gladiators' lives, but don't get over passible for them.

Dear Blackthorn Arena Players: Hello, first of all, we would like to thank you for your support to our game. We will continue to try our best to add new content and optimize the game, unfortunately, due to the special reasons , the "Roar from the North" and the annual update will be delayed for one month (the end of July) We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the players. This annual update will be the biggest update of Blackthorn so far, and we will have further breakthroughs in solving ...


Dear Blackthorn Arena players. Blackthorn Arena has finally celebrated its first anniversary since its release! We would like to thank all the players for their support for this year. With the help of your support, our game has grown and improved a lot, but we are also aware that it has a series of problems and shortcomings. Even so, you still gave us the greatest degree of tolerance and understanding, which is the greatest wealth for such a lack of funds and experience of independent game studi...


Dear Blackthorn Arena Players : First of all, we wish a happy New Year to all players ! It has been a year since the EA version of Blackthorn Arena, as our first game, there are many bugs , defects and poor optimization during the gameplay, even so, players still accompanied us through a year of hardships. Here, our studio to all players to give our game support and tolerance to express our heartfelt thanks! P.S: Blackthorn Arena is participating in the Steam Lunar year Sale promotion, with 50% ...


Blackthorn Arena January 9th Update Patch: BUG FIXES (including other updates during the week). Turn-based mode. 1) Fixed the bug that occasionally the "Turn order" was not displayed. General: 1) Fixed the bug that pausing the game at the end of a match would get stuck. 2) Fixed the bug that the player's character would be lost after the "Freeman challenge" . 3) Fixed the bug that the special effect description of the legendary katana "Narukami" is not displayed properly. 4) Fixed the bug that t...


Blackthorn Arena New DLC - Path of Kiren has been Officially Unlocked! Dear Blackthorn arena players: Happy New Year! First of all, we apologize again for the delay of the new DLC due to the unexpected problem. At the same time, in order to make up for the regret that we would not be able to bring DLC to players at the first time, we added a brand new legendary armor set and a legendary weapon to the content of DLC. DLC - Patch of Kiren Includes: 1) An interesting storyline and a brand new chall...






  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3450 (3.1 GHz) / AMD FX-6300 X6 (3.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A





  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 480
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: N/A


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