Space Merchants: Arena

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  • Space Merchants: Arena
Space Merchants: Arena is a cross-platform online multiplayer game where futuristic spaceships engage in intense dogfights or tactical play.

  • 3 game modes: Free for all / Team battle (red vs blue) / Capture the Artefact.
  • 4 different maps: Faarlands, Tristar, Jupiter, Naussike system.
  • Platform and global leaderboards.
  • 22 Steam Achievements.
  • 6 Steam Trading Cards.

The Story

The year is 2510. Time of exploration and colonisation of new planets, bringing chance for new life for many people.
Humanity entered the second half of the millennium with hope to end long-lasting conflict between federal Army of Seven Stars and pirates of Black Flags fraction. In the last decades both sides suffered terrible losses in mutual fights and now the Black Flags members are scattered in the outer parts of the galaxy.
We will yet lose many lives, colonies and planets before the war will be over. Join the heroes of Army of Seven Stars and become a respected legend among your peers.

Detailed game description


After each battle player gains experience (to increase his/her skills and stats) and money (to buy and upgrade ships and equipment). Player can play against opponents on all platforms. Best players are shown in leaderboards and their glory persists to the end of days (obviously ;-)).

[Game modes]
1) Battle - Free for all, 2-10 players, kill and avoid to be killed.
2) Team Battle - Blue vs Red team, 1 vs 1 to 5 vs 5.
- Faarlands map - Teams gain points just for killing opponents.
- Tristar map - There is a central "mining" place where your team can gain a point for each 15 seconds you survive there.
- Jupiter map - Capture the Artefact mode, steal your opponents' artefact and deliver it to your base.
3) Training - Training arena, player vs AI player (bot). Experience and money gains are lower than in normal play against human opponents.

[Bonuses]
Red bonus adds temporary damage (till the end of the battle).
Green bonus repairs your armor.
Blue bonus adds experience.
Yellow bonus adds money.

[Ship's Artificial Intelligence Skills]
Each skill increases automatically when used. E.g. when aiming at enemy Accuracy skill increases, when collecting bonuses bonus gain effect increases.

[Special techniques]
Turrets in game maps can be hacked using Turrets communicator tool obtainable from the shop. Hacked turrets will fight for you and destroy your opponents.
You can also hack you enemy using Hacker Tools. If the hack is successful (depends on your enemy's AI Firewall skill) he will lose control of movement and firing.

[Achievements (23 total)]
For everything the player does in the game he/she gains points to achievements table. There is also special everyday reward (experience and money) when starting the game.

[Reward points (RP)]
For Team Battle victory each player of the winning team receives one Reward Point. Additional Reward Points are given to Best player (most kills) and Best assistant (most assists).
Player can exchange Reward Points for special rewards such as Upgrade Tools or in Outpost minigame (see below).

[Items Upgrading]
Player can use Upgrade Tools to improve existing weapons, shields or armors.

[Outpost minigame]
Player can build and upgrade his/her outpost which can then be attacked by other players. Player can also choose to crush enemy's outpost (chosen randomly). Winning player is awarded with Reward Points.

[Export/Import function]
This function enables player to move his/her game profile from existing device to other device or even different platform.
Export will save current game profile on our server and wipe it completely on current device. The player will receive secure PIN for import operation.
Import will load game profile from our server and overwrite current profile on the device.
This is one-time operation, can not be performed with the same PIN second time.

[Languages]
Player can choose preferred language using Main menu, Settings, Languages. Player can choose from English, Russian, Czech and Slovak at the moment.

New update brings: Much faster leveling (both experience for ranks and money for buying items). More variability in ships movement (each ship has unique acceleration and top speed characteristics). More variability in combat (guided missiles are now available from rank 0). In-game chat now available in Hangar as well. Better balancing (buff of weapons, nerf of upgrade tool). Enjoy and let us know what you think!

2017-01-20

See for yourself how the VR version looks, feel free to look around in each scene. :-) YouTube video Our faithful tester hard at work

2016-12-25

Today's update brings VR support for all platforms (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR). If you have your headset, put it on and let us know your thoughts from inside the cockpit. :-) To start the game in VR mode instead of regular desktop mode please open your Steam library, select "Space Merchants: Arena" and hit Play. Select your VR from the list (SteamVR=OpenVR - HTC Vive, OSVR, Oculus Rift; OculusVR - Oculus Rift with Rift Audio etc.)

2016-12-22

Features Russian translation thanks to Ivan from GP Studio! More dramatic explosions and firing. Bugfixes Special slots should work again. Controls for activating special slots can be remapped in Input dialog. Outpost build and battles fixed.

2016-12-17

Virtual reality Yes, we are adding VR support for all current headsets (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR)! Dogfights get much more intense from first person cockpit view, trust us. :-) Russian language Thanks to the help of one of our fans we are finishing Rus...

2016-11-28

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1GB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1GB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 or higher
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 1GB of VRAM.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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