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Fight with your fingers
Win with your brain!


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Fight with your fingers
Win with your brain!


We believe there is more to games than defending or attacking towers and matching colored stones.

We want games to be original and challenging again like way back, when being a gamer meant something. Our games make you think, they make you sweat and above all, they are damn good fun. 

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Skill knows no limits.
Why should you?


Play Ærena now on Steam, iOS or Android!

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Skill knows no limits.
Why should you?


Play Ærena now on Steam, iOS or Android!

Our games tear down the borders between platforms in the name of gaming.

If you are truly a gamer, you won’t let a device limit the games you play. We excel at games that have substance and depth: tactics, strategy, role-playing – games that need skill no matter which screen you are playing on.

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We create worlds!
And keep them running!


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We create worlds!
And keep them running!


Our Massive Dynamic Architecture allows us to create online worlds for thousands of players across devices seamlessly.

We have built our technology from the ground up to power massive online games across all platforms and provide gamers with deep gaming experiences no matter what device they play on. Because there can be no compromise when it comes to quality.

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Team


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Team


Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Cliffhanger assembled a close-knit team of gaming enthusiasts and development talent from great companies like Rare, Ubisoft, Rockstar, Rovio, and Crytek to bring back challenging gameplay.

 

AErena Presskit


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AErena Presskit


AErena - Clash of Champions

Release Date: 7 May, 2014

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Platforms: Steam (PC/Mac) | Apple App Store | Google Play Store  
Free to Play / Fair to Play: In App purchases: Champions, Ships, Skins, Shells - All Balanced, Gameplay relevant items also available with in-game currency.


Description

ÆRENA is a tactical, turn-based combat game with an unique Ætherpunk setting.
Command formidable Champions, employ powerful Æther Shells and challenge your brain - not your fingers - in strategic, fast paced combat.
It's like speed chess meets LoL in an Ætherpunk arena!

Features

  •  Turn-based One on One PvP matches
  •  Teams of 3 Champions and a Ship per player face each other in small grid-based arenas with the goal of getting the opponent’s Ship health down to zero
  •  Match times around 10 minutes allow for a quick match in between or an epic march up the leaderboards within a few hours
  •  Tactics and strategy in challenging battles require thinking ahead more than just one turn
  •  Players always have 3 Trial Champions available from a rotation and can acquire all match relevant items with ingame currency they earn
  •  PC, Mac, iOS and Android Players face each other as equals on the same server
  •  Bimonthly league seasons with real cash prizes (First place 1000$)  
  •  Matches aren´t decided early due to 3 possibly game-changing Æther Shells per player
  •  Large variety of possible strategies from combinations of 12 Champions, 40Æther Shells, 5 Ships and 7 different board  layouts  
  •  Monthly updates add new champions, ships and arenas
  •  Alternative History setting, featuring an institutionalized fight for the powerful resource Æther in “The Games” where Factions struggle for dominance in the year 1955, after 30 years of the worldwide Nations ending Æther War
  •  Coming soon: One account to the game across multiple platforms


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Aerena may be the turned based game I’ve been looking for
— Nathan Carter
 
It is one of the more innovative tactical games I have played in some time
— Lucas Fox
 
The fast paced, bite-sized battles of Aerena are perfect for a quick hit of turn-based tactical warfare.
— Calum Fraser
 
Ærena: Clash of Champions sets itself to be different from the monotony of other games within its genre 4.5/5
— Glenn Rodgers
 
A fun, in-depth, well designed and well executed game that only costs the price of the electricity to turn it on? Color me sold
— Lucious Barnes
 
As far as free-to-play games go, Aerena’spayment model is as fair as they get. 4/5
— Tom Christiansen
 
At it’s heart Ærena is an attempt to remake chess for the digital age. 4/5
— Michael Chauvet

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