Ultimate Arena | Steam Workshop

Ultimate Arena 2.0 (which is now out by the way) brings Steam Workshop support. You can now share characters, maps, and events with the world without digging into the game files. It’s quite fantastic.

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Although we’ve made the character, event, and map making process quite easy, it can be a pain to amass a large library of content. The Steam Workshop fixes this problem by letting you click on the item you want then hitting subscribe. The next time you start up the game Ultimate Arena your new stuff will be there. Pretty cool right?

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And if clicking on something and hitting subscribe was simply too monotonous for you the community has gone ahead and made collections of different types of content. With a single click you too can get all of the “Communist Leaders in History”. All in all, Ultimate Arena is better than ever with the overflowing amounts of new content.

Check out Ultimate Arena on Steam if you’ve somehow avoided adding it to your library by now!

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

 

triverske / August 23, 2016 / Meta, Ultimate Arena

Ultimate Arena | Map Editor

Probably the largest request feature wise since release was the ability to have more control over the maps in the game. The Map Editor is a work in progress 2-3 months in the making.

The Map Editor allows you to create your own in-game maps and share them with others via the Steam Workshop. If you choose you can have an image overlaid on top to give your map a unique look.

The Map Editor and more is out with Ultimate Arena 2.0, so check it out when you get the chance!

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

triverske / August 8, 2016 / Meta, Ultimate Arena

Ultimate Arena | Event Circles

Since the game was released events have affected every character on the map, regardless of position. With Ultimate Arena 2.0 we introduce a massive change in the way this system works. I’d like to introduce you to Event Circles.

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Event Circles allow players to more carefully plan out attacks, selecting only a specific area of the arena to impact.

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The size of Event Circles is easily changeable, so you can hold grudges against specific fighters if you’d like.

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Alternatively, Event Circles can be massive and replicate the effects of how events behaved before this update.

We hope that Event Circles will bring an extra level of depth to the event system, we think you’ll enjoy them after you get the chance to try it out! Event Circles will be included in the 2.0 update coming August 20th, so mark your calendars.

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

triverske / August 2, 2016 / Tech Blog, Ultimate Arena

Official Statement Regarding the Cancellation of Ultimate Arena Product Keys

On Saturday July 30th, 2016 we decided to promote Ultimate Arena’s release by giving out 30,000 copies for free to users who subscribed to our newsletter and followed us on Twitter. Thanks to our great fans the promotion mostly went off without a hitch, but we noticed a large number of copies (5-6+) were being obtained by single IP addresses which violated our rule of one copy per customer.

Roughly 10% or 3,000 copies had to be cancelled as we will not tolerate those who intend to take advantage of us. It’s likely that these people intended to resell Ultimate Arena via unauthorized distributors.

There is a possibility that we had to cancel keys that were obtained fairly, and we’d like to offer our most sincere apologies. We are happy to replace your key if you contact us via Twitter or Facebook. If you have any questions regarding this incident please contact me directly at troy@triverske.net, we have a strict transparency policy and we intend to uphold it to the best of our abilities.

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

triverske / August 1, 2016 / Meta, Ultimate Arena

Get Ultimate Arena FREE (While Supplies Last)

Hello Everyone,

In preparation for Ultimate Arena coming out of Steam’s Early Access we’ve set aside 30,000 copies to give out. We’re excited to see what crazy shenanigans come with having more new players. Get a copy while they’re available here.

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

triverske / July 30, 2016 / Meta, Ultimate Arena

Ultimate Arena Goes Gold August 20th

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Since February we’ve delivered quite a few updates to Ultimate Arena, and come August 20th we’ll be sending Ultimate Arena off with a final bang.

Ultimate Arena 2.0 will feature more achievements, map editing, and Steam Workshop support, and will be the first Triverske game to exit Early Access. (well it’s the only Triverske Early Access game ever) We can’t wait to see what mischief and shenanigans will be created by our fans, it’s one of the many things we look forward to every time we update the game and we hope to not disappoint on our end. Stay tuned for more info on a launch party/stream, we want to celebrate with everyone!

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

P.S. Now is the time to pick up Ultimate Arena on Steam, come August 20th the price will go from $1.99 to $2.99 or whatever your regional equivalent is.

triverske / July 20, 2016 / Ultimate Arena

The Future of an Open Source Ultimate Arena

 

I like to think I’m an advocate for open-source and it’s easy when something like Vulkan comes out and bumps my framerates on DOOM up 15 frames or so, but other times I find it difficult such as right now when Ultimate Arena has gone several months without a pull request on Github from outside the company.

The truth is I’ve already got everything I wanted out of making Ultimate Arena open source. It’s a game made by ideas from the community, with code written by Triverske and art done by a 5 year old in paint. It’s not particularly well polished, nor high-budget, nor does it have the following that a lot of open source projects have. What Ultimate Arena does have is a quirky concept and the opportunity for anyone to pick it up and play and learn from it, and I think that’s enough to satisfy my expectations for now.

Open source introduces this sort of immortality to a project. Now that the code for Ultimate Arena is open source it will likely be around forever. There may be years, decades or possibly longer between pull requests. Someday someone will probably have to port the code out of Gamemaker and into something a bit more flexible (God bless their soul) and they’ll write about all the terrible decisions we made while making the game. There will be someone who inevitably finds out that this game had no definitive code format and how it’s held together by a few strips of duct tape in all the right places.

All that tangent to say we’ll continue to add content to Ultimate Arena and put the code on Github, at least in the near future. Someday I’ll hope another crazy teenager will take my silly idea and put their own twist on it, but I’m willing to wait a little longer.

Signed,

Troy Bonneau
President of Triverske

P.S. If my post somehow inspired you, check out Ultimate Arena on Steam and on Github.

triverske / July 15, 2016 / Meta, Ultimate Arena