Ace of Spades (video game)

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Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades.png
Developer(s) Jagex
Publisher(s) Jagex
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X
Release Microsoft Windows
  • WW: 12 December 2012
  • WW: 16 May 2013
Genre(s) First-person shooter, sandbox
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Ace of Spades is a team-based first-person shooter and voxel-based sandbox video game developed and published by Jagex. The game was created by Ben Aksoy and released in beta state for Microsoft Windows on 4 April 2011.[1] In November 2012, it was announced that British developer Jagex had acquired the game and took over its development, releasing its final version commercially for Microsoft Windows on 12 December 2012, and for OS X on 16 May 2013. The gameplay style of Ace of Spades is often compared to a mixture of Minecraft and Team Fortress 2.[2][3]

Development, release and reception[edit]

The in-development version of Ace of Spades was developed by Ben Aksoy using the Voxlap engine and released as freeware beta version 0.1 on 4 April 2011.[4] On 1 November 2012, British video game developer Jagex announced that they had picked up the game, and slated it for a December release,[5] after having worked with the original development team for the past year.[6]

Ace of Spades was commercially released on 12 December 2012, to generally unfavorable reviews. On review aggregator website Metacritic, the game holds a score of 49/100, based on 13 reviews.[7] On 30 April 2015, Jagex released Block N Load, a free-to-play successor to Ace of Spades, developed in conjunction with Artplant.[8]


  1. ^ Geere, Duncan (18 April 2011). "Ace of Spades Is Minecraft With Guns". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Peel, Jeremy (1 November 2012). "Jagex announce Ace of Spades for Steam: the competitive FPS that combines Minecraft and Team Fortress 2". PCGamesN. Network N. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Smith, Quintin (13 April 2011). "10 Reasons You Need To Play Ace Of Spades". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Good, Owen (17 April 2011). "Presenting Ace of Spades, the "Minecraft FPS"". Kotaku. Gizmodo Media Group. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Karmali, Luke (1 November 2012). "Jagex Officially Announces Ace of Spades". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Donlan, Christian (10 December 2012). "Ace of Spades preview: Driller Killer". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ace of Spades Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Clark, Tim (20 November 2014). "Block N Load is built for: "f***ing mental online trolling"". PC Gamer. Future US. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 

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