Archive for May, 2013

Arena.Xlsm is now on Steam Greenlight!

Arena.Xlsm on Steam Greenlight

If you want to see Arena.Xlsm on Steam vote here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=149050793

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Open Call for Localization Volunteers!

Currently Arena.Xlsm is in a state that I am happy with, the game mechanics are all in and they seem to be working well together. Now that there will be few game changes, I can now proceed with localization of the game into various languages. Arena.Xlsm was designed in Microsoft Excel for free to be accessible to the largest number of people as possible. By localizing the game into various languages, more people will be able to enjoy the experience!

The most commonly requested languages are:

  • Russian
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Chinese

If you can speak any of these languages and English fluently and would like to help translate Arena.Xlsm, please contact me via e-mail or comment below. If you want to translate the game into a language not listed above, please contact me and we can discuss the viability of getting another localized version out.

If you’re interested in helping make the game accessible to more people in another language, this is your opportunity to make it happen!

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Arena.Xlsm Version 1.3 Released!

The-Obstacle-Course

Arena.Xlsm Version 1.3 is now available here: Download Arena.Xlsm

This update contains a number of new features and content. Here are the highlights:

  • New Feature: Keyboard Controls. Access the controls through the new control button. You can now customize hot-keys for your most frequently used spells!
  • New Feature: Hard Mode! Unlockable after completing a play-through on Normal. Blood harvested from enemies is decreased by 1. Fame required to level up is increased by a factor of 2. The player does not start with any heals. Enemy health and damage is increased by 25%. Exhausted enemies do not lose their immunities.
  • New Feature: Statistics. The statistics will track your actions across multiple games.
  • New Feature: “Boss Key” – The Statistics spreadsheet is unlocked and can be quickly accessed by pressing the F key from within the game. You can add corporate logos and work to this spreadsheet to mask the fact that you are playing a game at work. NOTE: If you feel the need to use a “boss key” you probably should not be playing this at work. I will not be held liable if you get yourself fired for playing a video game at work.
  • New Feature: Title Screen. There is now a title screen when opening the game and after the player dies. The logo is dynamic and will change based on the player’s progress throughout the game.
  • 3 New Terrain Types: Movable Walls, Pressure Switches and Switch Walls. Move the Movable Walls on to the Pressure Switches to trigger an explosion on Switch Walls connected to the Pressure Switch. This can allow the player to access new parts of the arena and provides an additional challenge while you’re battling enemies simultaneously.
  • 3 New Arenas: The Box, The Obstacle Course, and The Great Barrier.
  • New Collection: Arena Tourist.
  • 61 New Achievements!

For the full patch notes, see the Arena.Xlsm Wiki.