ACE Team

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ACE Team Software S.A.
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997; 21 years ago (1997)
  • Andrés Bordeu
  • Carlos Bordeu
  • Edmundo Bordeu
Headquarters Santiago, Chile
Key people
  • Andrés Bordeu
  • Carlos Bordeu
  • Edmundo Bordeu

ACE Team Software S.A. is a Chilean video game developer based in Santiago. Founded in 1997 by brothers Andrés, Carlos and Edmundo Bordeu, the company started out developing total conversions of video games until starting to develop their own games in 2002.


ACE Team was formed in 1997 by brothers Andrés, Carlos and Edmundo Bordeu, and was named after their first names' initials. Their first project was a total conversion of Doom II: Hell on Earth, titled Batman Doom, which was released on 14 January 1999. Another total conversion if Doom II, titled ZanZan, was released on 8 August 2001, and one of Quake III Arena, titled The Dark Conjunction, on 12 February 2002.

In 2002, ACE Team incorporated as ACE Team Software S.A. and started working on an original game titled Zenozoik using the LithTech Jupiter game engine.

In 2004, Andrés and Carlos were hired by local developer Wanako Games, effectively dropping work on Zenozoik. In February 2007, however, Wanako Games was acquired by Vivendi Games, and Andrés and Carlos left the company to re-join Edmundo and company partner David Caloguerea to reinstate ACE Team. Development on Zenozoik continued and was moved over to the Source engine, where it became Zeno Clash. Leading up to the release of Zeno Clash, ACE Team released the browser game The Malstrums Mansion as an April Fools' Day joke on 1 April 2009. Zeno Clash was released on 21 April 2009 and received a sequel, Zeno Clash II, on 30 April 2013.

ACE Team's second commercial title was Rock of Ages, for which they partnered with Atlus USA to publish it. The game was released on 31 August 2011. A sequel, Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder, was released on 28 August 2017. After Zeno Clash II, ACE Team developed Abyss Odyssey, which was released on 15 July 2014. The Deadly Tower of Monsters was released on 19 January 2016.

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
2017 Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder Yes No Yes No Yes


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