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At ACE Team we've released our first developer video that features a closer look at the combat mechanics & shows some examples of how a skilled player can combine the different moves to his advantage.

Posted by abordeu on Mar 6th, 2009

Check out our first ‘Developer Video' where we explain the basics of the combat mechanics and how combining moves can produce varied and exciting gameplay. The video displays some strategies that the player can use to get the upper hand during a fight.

Additionaly , we'd like to announce that Zeno Clash will include a new Survival Mode with a friends ranking system. The Survival Mode features several challenges in tower levels where the player will have to defeat all opponents to climb to the next level. Players will be ranked by performance and speed and they can compare their scores against friends through a leaderboard.

Ranking System

We took in consideration the feedback we were getting from the community and decided Zeno Clash needed a game mode with a competitive component where the players could enjoy the fun of the combat mechanics without having to go through the single player campaign again.

Here are a few screens of the Survival Mode in action:

Tower 1, Floor 3

Tower 2, Floor 1

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Kamikazi[Uk] Mar 6 2009 says:

Sweet. If this has good mp i will be buying.

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Torabi Mar 6 2009 replied:

This game is singleplayer only, still, it looks great!

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Sk!n-E Mar 6 2009 replied:

Im still bout u

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abordeu Mar 7 2009 replied:

The game has no multiplayer, but the Survival Mode has a ranking system where you can compare your performance with your Steam friends (it's really fun to compete against your friends and climb through the leaderboard). We'll definitely consider mp for future projects.

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Noesis_Interactive Mar 6 2009 says:

Looks pretty sweet!

Any idea on a release date yet?

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DuckSauce Mar 6 2009 says:

man looking awesome and nice to see an added gamemode too!
keep up the great job!

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zawmbabwe Mar 6 2009 says:

You guys are amazing, it doesn't even look like source anymore. I also love your ragdoll blending with combat and everything.

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AlCool Mar 6 2009 says:

I really like the art style in this game, as well as your deep combat system :D.

Definitely on the "Must get" list.

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Rakym Mar 6 2009 says:

i wish this was also coming out as a retail version. without a credit card i will not be able to buy this off steam. i especially like the art direction of the game. im so bored of the games coming out nowadays. this game would be a diamond in the dirt. go zeno clash! :P

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DuckSauce Mar 7 2009 replied:

yeah, I *might* not be able too, don't know for sure yet, but retail would be much better for me too. Imo this game can compete with any retail game out there, although the strange art style would potentially not draw customers, but everyone who sees the video's and not the images will agree this game ROCKS!

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Armageddon104 Mar 6 2009 says:


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PlanterPeanut Mar 6 2009 replied:

Ah ****! I knew someone was going to see it! :P

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DuckSauce Mar 7 2009 replied:

I didn't see it, maybe for less then a second
the one time I did see the crosshair clearly it looked different from the hl2 one.

how come the crosshair seems to dissapear and appear every now and then?

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Killer_man_1996 Mar 12 2009 replied:


I didin't see it!...

Pienso en comprarlo igual ponganlo en español porfa...

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Armageddon104 Mar 19 2009 replied:

English please?

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molers Mar 6 2009 says:

I love the art style and character design. Hope everything goes well for you.

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leilei Mar 6 2009 says:

better than batman doom

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ÐiamonÐ Mar 7 2009 says:

Holy ****, very impressive melee system. I'm seriously gonna' need to get a new computer for this.

Finally, originality <3

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abordeu Mar 7 2009 says:

The release will be during April. We'll announce the definitive date soon.

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