Background
Zeno Clash is an action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game blends the first person genre with the fighting game genre and the combat is generally up close and brutal. The original visuals, which make full use of the Source engine features, are a refreshing deviation from traditional fantasy games.

Features

Engaging melee combat in first person:
The combat in Zeno Clash is up, close & personal. The new melee combat system allows players to perform a variety of movements like deflect & elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. The depth of the combat system will put player's skills to the test. Learn new attacks as the game progresses and confronts you with more formidable foes.

Fantastic visuals powered by the source engine:
Players will be immersed in a fantastic world, beautiful and disturbing at the same time. The unprecedented art style brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre. The surreal environments and characters will keep player's wanting to discover more.

Survival mode challenges:
Jump right into the action in engaging unlockable "tower challenges". The player must overcome enemy waves to progress through the tower levels. The game will rate the player in different categories like speed and performance. A leaderboards system will rank you against your friends, so the challenge never ends.

Deep storyline:
Zeno Clash is a story driven game. Player's will play the role of Ghat; the son of a impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.

Bizarre weapons:
An unusual arsenal of weapons is available for those who can manage to keep the enemy at a range. The eccentric weapons are built from scraps and junk, but they are most effective when used properly. Hammers and clubs will be the most effective when fighting heavy characters that can only be brought down with extreme force.

Beautiful soundtrack:
The beautiful musical score is as varied as the game's settings. The original soundtrack will keep players immersed in the different environments and key parts of the story.

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The Indie Royale game bundle site returns with the Valentine's Bundle, offering five stellar titles gamers can enjoy now, or gift to their Valentine to arrive on Valentine's Day.


A particular highlight of this bundle is Ace Team's fantastical first-person action-adventure Zeno Clash (on Steam for PC). Using Valve's own Source engine, and dubbed as 'Dark Messiah meets Double Dragon', its unique first-person fighting gameplay and exotic setting helped earn an Independent Games Festival nomination for excellence in visual arts in 2009.

Another visually stunning, IGF-nominated game in the Valentine's Bundle is State of Play Games' beautiful puzzle adventure Lume (on Steam for PC and Mac, Desura for PC and Linux, DRM-free PC, Mac and Linux download). Lume was filmed on a real-life set built entirely out of paper and cardboard. In this first episode, players navigate their way through puzzles to restore the power to grandfather's house and uncover a deeper mystery behind the town's blackout.

Moving on, a Valentine's bundle wouldn't be as hot without some fire. Therefore, Big Sandwich Games offers its scorching single and multiplayer arcade-strategy game Hoard (on Steam for PC and Mac). Players control a fire-breathing, high-flying dragon whose job is to hoard as much gold as possible, while destroying merchant wagons, buildings, and anything else that attempts to steal its stash. Making this Bundle even sweeter, two extended-play Hoard DLC packs (individual Steam codes for both PC and Mac) are unlocked at bundle start. Dynamite Roll! and Flame-Broiled SANDwich! offer players lots of new maps, enemies, powerups, achievements, and even an entirely new desert continent to scorch and scour.

Finally, Indie Royale is presenting the world premiere PC versions of retro RPG-defense games: Soulcaster I and II (on Desura for PC, and DRM-free PC download). Acclaimed indie developer MagicalTimeBean offers up two fast-paced dungeon adventures, where players tactically summon the powers of immortal warriors to battle hordes of monsters, discover secrets, collect treasure and buy powerful upgrades for their immortal allies.

As before, the Indie Royale bundle series runs on a five-day model where the price will automatically increase as more people buy the bundle. Generous purchasers, however, who choose to pay more than the current minimum will earn One Life Left's eclectic 'Music To Play Games By Too' compilation, available for the first time ever digitally.

Indie Royale was co-created by Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com and independent game download service Desura. More information on the Valentine's Bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its official website or via its Facebook and Twitter pages - and remember check back during or after the bundle for more special bonuses for all buyers.

Grab it now at: Indieroyale.com

Zeno Clash 75% off / Pay What You Want for the OST

Zeno Clash 75% off / Pay What You Want for the OST

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Zeno Clash and it's original soundtrack are going through great sales this weekend at Yawma. The game is also being sold bundled with the OST for the...

Zeno Clash OST

Zeno Clash OST

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We'd like to announce that ACE Team has produced the Zeno Clash OST. Zeno Clash's music greatly contributed to create a game with unprecedented style...

Zeno Clash SDK released

Zeno Clash SDK released

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ACE Team releases the SDK for their Source engine game Zeno Clash.

New Free DLC: 'The Pit' challenge levels

New Free DLC: 'The Pit' challenge levels

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3 new challenge levels will be available in the free Zeno Clash DLC... coming this weekend. The full game will also sell for a 50% discount during the...

Zeno Clash SDK

Zeno Clash SDK

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The official SDK for Zeno Clash on the Source engine.

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BodyOfTheMany
BodyOfTheMany

anyone having crash issues?

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chikken1337
chikken1337

The first time I launched the game it kept minimizing and maximizing and all I could do to fix it was restart my computer. Otherwise, no.

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JoffL
JoffL

Had a lot of fun with it. I read somewhere that the game was about six hours long but I beat it in 3.2. This may just be me (beat Portal in two on my first go) but it seemed rather short. Loved the visuals and the full body awareness in the game. Still have go through the Tower Challenges, looking forward to those.

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BrentV
BrentV

I shall be doing a review of this soon...looks awesome

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klemen1702
klemen1702

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THE BEST LEVELS EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK THIS GAME RULES IT VERY WEIRD AND SICK (THERE ARE BUT NAKED RATS WITH 4 B..BS RUNNING AROUND AND TRYING TO KILL YOU AND THE GAME DOESN'T HAVE MUCH REPEAT VALUE(IT DOES HAVE ACHIEVEMENTS AND ONLINE MULTY PLAYER

OK THAT SAID THE GAME IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE PLAYED THE ART WORK IS AWESOME AND THE LEVELS LOOK GREAT A SPECIAL THE ONES THAT HAVE THE BIG MONSTERS IN THEM OR THE DEAD FISH OMG FU..ING GREAT

IT'S AROUND 3-7HOURS LONG DEPENDING ON THE DIFFICULTY

IT'S MAYBE NOT WORTH 15$ BUT IF YOU HAVE THEM AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SPEND THEM ON ZERO CLASH IS YOU CHOICE

YOU HAVE TO SEE THE LEVELS FOR YOU SELF I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR ME TO SEE THOSE 30-50 METERS HIGH MONSTER TI WAS EPIC

STORY IS A LITTLE DISTURBING AND NOT AT ALL DEEP IT'S JUST TO HOLD THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER AND THE ENDING SUCKS BUT IT DOES PREPARE YOU FOR THE SEQUEL.

SO MY REVIEW
GAME PLAY 7.5/10-IT DOES START TO GET ON MY NERVES ALWAYS THE SAME FIGHTS

STORY 4/10 MAYBE THE RETAR... PEOPLE WILL LIKE IT BUT FOR ME IT SUCKED ***

ARTWORK 9.8/10 BEST ART WORK EVER(A+)

GRAPHICS: 7.5/10 SEEN BETTER BUT IT'S VERY GOOD

I DO RECOMMEND IT TO ALL THAT SUPPORT INDIE GAME DEVELOPERS AND ENJOY A GREAT EXPERIENCE

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

I can see 5 things wrong in your post
1. Did you even play the game?
2. Dont watch YouTube videos that say " Games to not buy: Zeno Clash"
3. All caps and U dunt speal gud,
4. Graphics? This aint no f***in Crysis
5. Id buy this game for 30$

Game is very good! Animations in FPS are smooth cutscenes can get a little... Meh but there still very good! I give this game a 9.7 (.3- Cause of some of the AI was stupid)

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bomblol
bomblol

Haha, oh wow.

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BodyOfTheMany
BodyOfTheMany

VERY cool. I've only just started it, the art direction gets an A+.

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bomblol
bomblol

Alright, this is ******* awesome. Love everything, so far I've just beaten the map with the elephant and the sheeps and father mother. I love how enemies are not so much 'reused' as they make multiple appearences- I noticed that in the fight after the elephant, I saw the 4 (or 6, cant tell) boobed creature that I saw at the very first fight. great.

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Colossal
Colossal

What? This is released but Steam only let me preload. Still won't let me play! ********. Why not? I paid full price for this and I expect to play it.

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bomblol
bomblol

restart steam, stop being so quick to anger

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