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Developer(s) Ubisoft Reflections
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release 19 September 2017
Genre(s) Action, shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Atomega is an action shooter developed by Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on September 19, 2017. The development team had previously developed Grow Home.


A gameplay screenshot showing an Omega Exoform attacking a more primitive Exoform.

Atomega is a multiplayer-only action game. Played from a first-person perspective, eight players compete against each other to gain "mass" in order to score points. Players assume control of a simple Exoform when a match starts, and they must search the arena for cubes. By collecting these cubes, the player gains points and mass, which allowed the Exoform to evolve to become larger and more sophisticated. The ultimate form is known as Omega Exoform, which is massive and powerful. The player who has the most mass by the end of the 10-minute match will win the game.[1]

To gain more points, players can engage in combat with other Exoforms, which when defeated, it will deform and its mass will be disintegrated. Different forms have different properties. For instance, the Prime is slow but powerful, while Saur is weaker but faster.[2] Players can also teleport away from enemies in combat situations, but they will lose some of their mass and devolved into a smaller Exoform. There are also "hacks", which are golden cubes that give Exoform additional skills such as healing and knocking off opponents when they are collected.[3]


The game was developed by the team at Ubisoft Reflections which had developed Grow Home and Grow Up.[4] The aim of the project is to create an "unusual" idea that will surprise players.[5] The game was announced on September 11, 2017, and was released a week later, on September 17, 2017 for Microsoft Windows via Steam.[6] The game only includes one mode and one map at launch.[7]


The game received mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Metacritic calculated an average score of 65 out of 100 based on 14 reviews.[8] Christian Donlan from Eurogamer recommended the game, stating that the game was "fascinating" and unique.[2] However, both Brett Makedonski from Destructoid and Mike Fahey from Kotaku noted that the game's lack of content results in low replayability and longevity.[9][7]

The game was nominated for "Best Arcade Game" at The Independent Game Developers' Association Awards 2018.[10][11]


  1. ^ Khan, Imran (September 11, 2017). "Ubisoft Announces Multiplayer Shooter Atomega For September 19". Game Informer. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Donlan, Christian (September 20, 2017). "Atomega review". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Atomega - Devs Explain What Is Atomega". Ubisoft. YouTube. September 19, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Prescott, Shaun (September 11, 2017). "Atomega is a new multiplayer FPS by the creators of Grow Home". PC Gamer. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. ^ Pereira, Chris (September 11, 2012). "Surprise PC Shooter Atomega Revealed By Ubisoft, And It's Out Next Week On Steam". GameSpot. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  6. ^ O'Conner, Alice (September 11, 2017). "Evolve from block to deathbot in Ubisoft's FPS Atomega". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Fahey, Mike (September 22, 2017). "Ubisoft's New Game About Size Is Just Too Small". Kotaku. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Atomega reviews for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  9. ^ Makedonski, Brett (September 19, 2017). "Review: Atomega". Destructoid. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Stephenson, Suzi (September 19, 2018). "TIGA Announces Games Industry Awards 2018 Finalists". The Independent Game Developers' Association. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Winners". The Independent Game Developers' Association. November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

External links

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