A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda is the first chapter in a full featured episodic hardcore action packed side scrolling platformer, in the tradition of retro classics, where you play as Ares, a combat robot created for the sole purpose of saving humanity. Can you live up to the task or will you be reduced to nuts and bolts?


  • Play through various locations in the A.R.E.S. universe, each a beautiful, unique, 3D environment with challenging obstacles.
  • You are the ultimate weapon with the ultimate sidekick – Collect the secret items and get power up to become a perfect weapon.
  • Come face to face with colossal opponents, learn their patterns to defeat them in battle.
  • Destroy enemies, collect their parts, and then recycle them to make incredible items, including health packs, ammo, and weapon upgrades.
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26 comments by Henley on Oct 30th, 2011

So the team behind (your favorite sites!) ModDB, IndieDB and Desura have just launched a new site in partnership with IndieGames.com. Called Indie Royale, it is a bundle site featuring four awesome indie games every two weeks, making them collectively available for a heavily discounted price.

The early bird gets the worm!

Indie Royale uses a unique pricing mechanism, think of it as a game of purchasing discounted games! The overall price of the bundle will gradually increase with each purchase so as they say first come - best dressed! Do not fear however! Our faith in the human condition is so strong we have even implemented a way for the extremely rich to help the penny savers among us, the more generously you give the more the fixed price will lower! For more information make sure you check out our FAQ!

Whats on the menu?

Here are the splendid Indie titles being served up in the premiere Indie Royale bundle, predictably called The Launch Bundle. Wadjet Eye Games' Gemini Rue. A previous Independent Games Festival finalist, the Joshua Nuernberger-created title is a moody, classic 2D adventure game, with a futuristic sci-fi setting and hand-drawn backgrounds galore. Also included in this initial Launch Bundle is acclaimed FPS tower defence title Sanctum, which includes four-player co-op in its fast-paced action palette, as well as underappreciated 'Metroidvania'-esque Dream Build Play winner A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda, and Noumenon Games' acclaimed, ingenious puzzle/racing game Nimbus.

If you are apart of a fresh and unique Indie development team and you would like to participate in the bundles should contact the team via the website's contact form at: Indieroyale.com.

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A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Demo v2

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Demo v2

Jul 19, 2010 Demo 0 comments

This demo is jam-packed with updates! If you didn't know better, you might think this was a new game!

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Demo v1

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Demo v1

May 7, 2010 Demo 5 comments

Can't wait for the full release? Play the demo, today, and kick some Zytron-butt!

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SirPrimalform Oct 30 2011, 11:08pm says:

Any chance we can get the DLC that seems to be currently Steam-only?

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Ubris Aug 30 2011, 4:14pm says:

Any hope to see it coming on Linux? =s

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feillyne Oct 29 2011, 3:17pm replied:

It uses XNA framework, it seems devs would have to build their own custom middleware to support Linux.

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Tech|Rogue Oct 31 2011, 3:51pm replied:

There's also MonoGame.

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Flash. Feb 6 2011, 5:32pm says:

Looks like a new Turrican to me, and that's AWESOME :)
Great music!

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illszjan Dec 12 2011, 1:23pm replied:

Exactly! Turrican I & II were some of my favorite games back in the Amiga 500 days. If Extend Interactive also integrate something similar to Turrican's "energy drill" on a future level pack, expansion or A.R.E.S. II, I'd love it even more!

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ARES_Merc#7628 Jan 29 2011, 10:35pm says:

Awesome, awesome 2d side scrolling action game in the vein of the Mega Man/Mega Man X series, older Metroid and Contra games! I haven't found a game quite like this in a long time, probably not since the before mentioned predecessor console system's games. I signed up for Desura just for this game alone and boy, was it worth it! Any old school gamers will absolutely LOVE this 2d side scrolling shooter and now that it's only 10 bucks, it's a steal and a no-brainer! GET IT AND ENJOY THE PSUEDO 2D OLD SK00L GOODNESS!!! X^D

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Vardoger Jan 23 2011, 5:02pm says:

Sorry for the double post, but, an idea came to me. Will there be a level editor, or modding capabilities in future updates? And if so, would multiplayer be possible?

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Vardoger Jan 23 2011, 3:57pm says:

Say, do you plan on fixing some of the translation? Like, say, the spelling of Photon Launcher or some of the cutscenes? I mean, I understand what you translated, it's just not exactly correct.
And do you plan on adding on content, or saving it for the later 'chapters'?
It's no big issue, though. Great job on the game, it's awesome!

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HyperDuck Feb 5 2011, 6:26pm replied:

I love you because of this comment now. And that is just the way it is.

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