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    Starcraft 2 Arcade games

    Arcade site.
    http://us.battle.net/arcade/en/

    Arcade maker contest, $15k + other awards
    http://us.battle.net/arcade/en/blog/...test-1-30-2014

    ...

    Many may not know, but Starcraft 2 Arcade is partially now! free to everyone. This includes access to the wide range of various Arcade games that are fun to play and offer a variety of gameplay.

    Here are some highlights I took from the SC channel and have played. There are many more than these of course, so share your favorite Arcade games that you have played and enjoyed. At least beyond the Tug-A-War and Tower Defense games.




    Hive Keeper:
    Dungeon Keeper, but as a Starcraft 2 mod. There is a co-op and versus mode. Only a couple maps as of right now. It plays very close to like Dungeon Keeper, has a tutorial and is rather functional.
    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/117...per-11-22-2013




    Subjection:
    8 mission single player campaign. Includes original voice casting and various difficulties.
    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/109...tion-9-13-2013




    Warships:
    CUstomize your slow moving warship and try to defeat your opponents base.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSIffGTQvBo



    Castle Ulrezaj:
    Side scrolling that feels like a Megaman/Metroid game. 2 Episode Story mode, boss rush mode and training mode.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXMIRIq19A




    Starcraft Universe:
    MMO style game with 8 classes. With the recent successful Kickstarter they look to expand the content greatly.
    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/899...erse-8-16-2013


    Kobold Tribes:
    Team based survival RPG. Gathering, building, research and exploring. Work together to survive and not starve.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQvVTxsT_2g



    Again, the Starcraft 2 Arcade is free. So if you looking for something free to try and different, some of these Arcade games may appeal to you.
    Last edited by Moraven; 04-02-2014 at 03:01 PM.

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    Huh... I don't know that I've really paid any attention to the arcade after it was first released back in the day. Unfortunately with a poor internet connection that is spotty at best, I can't really do any of these, but it's worth earmarking for a day that I have a job, my own place to live, and an internet connection that doesn't want to just go out and die.

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    Yah, it has come a long way in the past 1-2 years. Arcade update and expansion map editor features have given it a lot of life.

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    I can recommend heartily Photon Lightcycles. Its basically a mariokart tron mod: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OirYBMVf-XI

    It was never properly updated for arcade, but remains a great game.

    There's also blasterbots, which is a bomberman clone: http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/res...lasterbots/#p1

    Tower Defense Tycoon is one of the most polished tower defense you could play (aside from Immortal Defense):
    http://www.sc2mapster.com/forums/res...nse-tycoon/#p1

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    I am thankful for this thread - I was thinking of starting it myself.

    Thanks for the recommendations - It might be time to fire the ol' game up again.

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    Mafia, Mafia and some more Mafia!
    Did I mention Mafia?

    *Why they no create a graphically impressive standalone Mafia!!!

    Oh and the bar fight card game.

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    Is everything on the arcade free then or do some games require add ons and stuff??

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    Fully free

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    Everything but Multiplayer matchmaking and the campaign is free.

    So you can play all Arcade maps. You can play custom games with all 3 races.

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    Blizzard Arcade -- Snowflake



    Their new Arcade site.
    http://us.battle.net/arcade/en/

    Arcade maker contest, $15k + other awards
    http://us.battle.net/arcade/en/blog/...test-1-30-2014

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