ACE Team

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ACE Team Software S.A.
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
  • Andrés Bordeu
  • Carlos Bordeu
  • Edmundo Bordeu
Headquarters Santiago, Chile
Area served
Key people
  • Andrés Bordeu
  • Carlos Bordeu
  • Edmundo Bordeu
Number of employees
15 (2013)

ACE Team Software S.A. (commonly referred to as ACE Team) is an independent video game developer based in Santiago, Chile. The team was formed as ACE Team Software in 1997 by brothers Andrés Bordeu, Carlos Bordeu, and Edmundo Bordeu. They developed mods for various games until 2002, where they incorporated as ACE Team Software S.A. to start working on commercial titles.


ACE Team was formed in 1997, named after the initials of the three founders, Andrés Bordeu, Carlos Bordeu, and Edmundo Bordeu. Their first project was a total conversion of Doom II: Hell on Earth titled Batman Doom was released on 14 January 1999, and another titled ZanZan on 8 August 2001. A total conversion for Quake III Arena titled The Dark Conjunction on 12 February 2002.

In 2002, ACE Team incorporated as ACE Team Software S.A. and started work on a game titled Zenozoik using LithTech Jupiter.

In 2004, two key members of ACE Team, Andrés and Carlos, were hired by Wanako Studios to work with the company, and Zenzoik was dropped. When Wanako Studios was acquired Sierra Online on 20 February 2007, Andrés and Carlos left the company again to joined Edmundo Bordeu and David Caloguerea, and reinstantiated ACE Team. Development on Zenzoik was picked up again and moved over to Source and became Zeno Clash, which was to be their first full video game. In 2009, leading up to the release of Zeno Clash, ACE Team released browser game Malstrums Mansion as an April Fools' Day joke on 1 April 2009. Zeno Clash was released on 21 April 2009, and a sequel, Zeno Clash II, was released on 30 April 2013.

ACE Team saw their second commercial title to be Rock of Ages, for which they partnered with Atlus to publish it. The game was released on 31 August 2011, and a sequel, Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder was announced on 2 June 2016 for a release in Q3 2016.

After Zeno Clash II, ACE Team developed their fourth commercial title, Abyss Odyssey, which was released on 15 July 2014. Their fifth commercial title, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, was released on 19 January 2016, with ACE Team stating that they had another project already in development. On 2 June 2016, this project was revealed to be Rock of Ages II.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
Win PS3 PS4 X360 XONE
2009 Zeno Clash Yes No No Yes No
2011 Rock of Ages Yes Yes No Yes No
2013 Zeno Clash II Yes Yes No Yes No
2014 Abyss Odyssey Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2016 The Deadly Tower of Monsters Yes No Yes No No
Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder Yes No Yes No Yes


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