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10/17/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Arena of Ares is a Mage combat eSport with RPG-like crafting, spells and character customization. It is being developed by Prodigy Games, a division of Prodigy Ventures (TSXV:PGV). Arena of Ares is currently on Kickstarter. Initial reception of the game by the Reddit gaming community has been very strong, with the trailer reaching the front page of r/gaming

Arena of Ares (AoA) makes several innovations:

  • Destructible environment: few eSports feature destructible environments due to the complexity it adds to development. This is a core component of AoA.
  • Physics-based spells: in AoA's physics-based spell system, every ability is physically simulated.
  • No preset classes: Taking a hint from the RPG genre, AoA does not have "heroes" or "champions". This is unprecedented customization for a competitive multiplayer game: you choose your own five spells, two elementals, and obelisk, from thousands of options. In total, over 100 quadrillion Mage builds are possible.
  • Designed to be an eSport: AoA is designed from the ground up to foster creative and competitive play. Prodigy Games will be funding tournaments and supporting the eSport scene.
For more information please see the full press kit and media. The developer can be reached at

jacob@prodigy.ventures.