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February may seem a long way off but we’ve got something to get excited about…#IDARB will released, but not only that….it’ll also be free throughout the month of February 2015 thanks to the Xbox Games With Gold scheme as the latest trailer shows.

As long as you are holding an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you’ll be able to download #IDARB for free but if you can’t wait that long, you may be interested to hear Other Ocean Interactive will be giving a select group of fans the chance to download the game early….two months early in fact! Whilst some of the game’s most vocal fans have already been given free download codes, even more will be given out through the @IDARBGame Twitter account, on, and through live video streams on the IDARBGame Twitch channel, so it’s probably best you check those out.

#IDARB is the hotly anticipated 8 player competitive game that has been molded by the games fans and combines classic 2D platformer mechanics with hockey and basketball rules. Players can draw their own characters in a charming 8-bit pixel style, build their own teams, compose their own fight songs, and compete with other players either in the same room or over the internet.

In a nod to real arena sports, #IDARB is the first video game where fans spectating a session can disrupt the players, in real time, using either Twitch or Twitter. Spectators can turn the ball into a bomb, spawn fireworks, fill the screen with water, and more.

We managed to get some lovely hands on time with it at EGX 2014 and were mighty impressed with what was on offer. In fact, it was one of the stars of the show and easily made out ‘5 games that stole EGX 2014‘.

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