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Genre: Strategy, RPG, Casual
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 30, 2013 @ 11:45am
Feb 15, 2016 @ 6:57am
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Steam Greenlight Progress
Arena.Xlsm is now on Steam Greenlight!
Release date: March 2013
Arena.Xlsm is a turn-based RPG made entirely using Microsoft Excel by an accountant.

Key Features
  • Random enemies: Around 2000 possible enemies with different AI abilities.
  • Random items: 37 item modifiers result in over 1000 possible item combinations and attributes.
  • An interesting story with 4 different endings depending on how the player has played the game.
  • 8 boss encounters, each with their own tactics.
  • 12 pre-programmed arenas followed by procedurally generated arenas. Each play-through has its own challenges.
  • 31 Spells. There are many different strategies for success.
  • 20 Unique items. Unique items have special properties and can only drop from specific enemies.
  • 100 Achievements.
  • This is all in a Microsoft Excel workbook.

It's the kind of game that only a chartered accountant could build. - CNet

It’s actually quite surprising how in-depth this game is for something that runs entirely inside Excel. -

It’s an ingenious use of an otherwise purely professional application and appears to have already struck a cord with office workers. - HackCollege

It’s Bloody Brilliant. - JHack

Is the game legit? Trust us: Walkin is not kidding around. Arena.Xlsm is a full RPG that’s firing on all cylinders, reminiscent of classics like Ultima or Rogue. - TechHive

The fact that someone has made a game in Excel is impressive enough, but the fact that it is actually quite engrossing and enjoyable to play - albeit extremely difficult to win - is perhaps Walkin's greatest achievement. - The Sydney Morning Herald

It sounds odd to say that the best RPG I’ve played so far this year runs entirely on Microsoft Excel. - WhatCulture

System Requirements: Requires Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, or 2013 to play.

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mcdowell25 May 25, 2015 @ 4:48am 
Just thought I'd share this, pretty interesting game project.
El lobo Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:44pm 
DobladorCobarde Nov 5, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Voted! it looks interesting!
Alix Mar 8, 2014 @ 12:48pm 
We don't need this type of game on Steam, sorry. If it's free to play, just keep it on your website or tumblr or where ever you currently have it at. There's no reason for it to be on Steam. It just doesn't fit in.
Godfather Jan 16, 2014 @ 5:07am 
An interesting idea and implementation beautiful! Definitely Yes! And continue in the same spirit.
hitbat Jan 2, 2014 @ 10:00am 
Its fricking genius!
LuiziNNN.rmK ツ Dec 7, 2013 @ 8:29pm 
Esse cara é um GÊNIO!!!
VDR71 Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
Excel! >:O
Superior Sep 22, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
We don't need that on steam I'm afraid. Sep 10, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
I don't think it's allowed for Steam to host a game that requires Microsoft Excel?