4 May 2011

Ace of Spades

Have you every heard of minecraft? Chances are you have, but for those who don't know, Minecraft is an extremely popular block placing, base building game. Now who has heard of Black ops? Chances are you heard of it or at least know it as a FPS. Take these two games and what you get is... Ace of Spades(AOS).

Ace of Spades is a super fun exciting FPS where you have to shoot the enemy team, build defensive structures, destroy enemy structures, while attacking and defending the intel. Sounds pretty exciting huh? Well... IT IS!

What specifically is AOS?

After reading my short intro you get a little taste of what it is. Ace of Spades as mentioned is a First-person shooter(FPS) where the main objective of the game is to capture the enemy intel. You must choose at the start one of the two teams: Blue or Green. However at the same time you must structure your own defenses to defend your own intel. The map is randomly generated so each game changes with each server you join. Currently there is no Singleplayer so all battlefields happen online.

How should I start?

The game is pretty self explanatory but since it is online players have generated special tactics. First I will start of by explaining the tools. Each Item has unique properties so be sure to read carefully.

This is the shovel. The shovel works like anything from any other game. Hold your left-mouse button to remove blocks. Here comes the trick. The shovel removes the block your cross-hairs are hovering over AND the block above/below. Use the shovel for creating trenches by digging the middle block.

Next basic tool is the pickaxe. Just hold left-mouse and hover over the block you want to destroy. The pickaxe works nothing like a shovel. The pickaxe works by taking health of a block. The more hits the pickaxe does on a block the darker the block gets. Then after 5 hits the block is destroyed and added to the counter at the bottom left. The counters max is 100.

This block is very basic. Just left-click to place a block on where your cross-hairs are. Right-click for your block to change colors to the block where your cross-hairs are. To manually select color use arrow keys. You may only have a max of 100 blocks and blocks may only be replenished at Medical tent or by destroying blocks with pickaxe.

This is your basic weapon and pretty self explanatory. Just aim and shoot with left-mouse click. Right-click to zoom in (right-click again to zoom-out). Then when your bullets get low press R to reload. To re-fill ammo head back to Medical Tent.

This is also basic, its a grenade! Just hold the left mouse button to cock the grenade, then release the mouse to throw the grenade. WARNING: It will explode in your hand/mid air so don't hold it for too long.

Key Structures/items!

Like most FPS's today there is an objective. In this case the objective is the Intel brief case. These are 2 Major structures crucial to playing the game.

First we have the most important Item. This may look like a briefcase but actually it is your teams Intel. On the map(m) your intelligence and the enemy intelligence is marked with their team color. So for example Blue Intel look like . After lintel is captured enemy players are marked on the map for about 1 minute.

This is what I call the Medical tent. The Med tent replenishes your ammo, blocks, health, grenades, and also will capture the enemy intel. Its wise watch it as many enemies will throw grenades to bury it underground.

How do I play?

To download the game go here
To Join a server go here
To get to the main site go here

For links to wiki and Ect: go here
Other Tips and tricks


  1. I've been hearing a lot about this from some minecraft friends. I'm going to check it out and see if its any fun. Thanks.

  2. I love mincraft, so I might have to give this a shot. Thanks for the info!

  3. Not a big fan of Minecraft, but this... i could get into this.

  4. I played this a while ago, it was pretty fun until a couple of cheats showed up for the game, hopefully that will have been fixed now so I might give it another try, don't look down.

  5. played it a bit, pretty fun

  6. I really like black ops, and minecraft, but I have not heard about this ace of spades variant, Thanks.

    Also, thanks for the advice on the captcha, I disabled it

  7. In three words, Ace of Spades can be described as 'Minecraft with Guns'.

    And damn, it's a good game.

  8. Sounds like the basic concept of "Source Forts" that has been a steam mod since forever.

  9. Looks like fun. I've never really got into Minecraft. I'll give it a try. :)

  10. This could be a really cool variation on Minecraft. I usually play an anarchy pvp server.

  11. About time they made minecraft cool. I always wondered when some offshoots would be created.

  12. Wow this sounds really fun! Thanks!

  13. this makes me want to play minecraft even more

  14. Looks fun. I'll have to try it out.

  15. Love both games and this looks amazing

  16. Holy hell..

    You may have just caused me to procrastinate for the next year




  17. Really nice read, i can completly find in points of your blog! Keep it up =]

  18. Big fan of Minecraft! I have to admit it's graphics turned me off at first - but once you start playing the game it makes sense. I applaud any game today like Minecraft that dares to be extremely unique in the video game market now-a days.

  19. Wow, I've played MC but I've never seen this before. This looks pretty badass, will def check it out. Thanks for the post.

  20. this is a great blog.....liked it