Minecraft-esque shooter Ace of Spades expands, marches for Steam

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Runescape overlords Jagex have announced their latest title: multiplayer FPS Ace of Spades (opens in new tab) , which mixes Minecraft-style building and blockiness with team-based killing for up to 32 players. If the name rings a bell, that's because it's a prettified and expanded version of an indie game we were playing over a year ago (opens in new tab) . That's now being described as the "prototype" version, this new one featuring cleaner visuals, double the players, and "tons of insane game modes". Oh and it's heading to Steam this December.

The following trailer (of the old version) should give you a good idea of how Ace of Spades plays. Its defining feature is the building/destruction element, which lets you carve your own trenches and cover. If that sounds agreeable you can make the wait to December more bearable by getting hold of the original (opens in new tab) , which is still available to play online.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.