The Creators Of AI War Bring You...

A 2D sidescroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and citybuilding. An adventure game that lets you free-roam a vast, procedurally-generated world. A Valley Without Wind defies genre stereotypes. Unlike other procedurally-generated games, you also get a logical progression in difficulty, plus helpful tips and checklists to guide your travels (should you need them).

Choose for yourself how to prepare to face the vastly stronger Overlord. Complete a variety of missions to earn new spells, and/or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical crafting loot. Customize your characters with unique combinations of enchants and spells that change how you move, jump, and fight. Or rescue people and bring them back to your settlement so that they can then be sent on dispatch missions; you don't have to carry the burden of your fledgling civilization alone!

You choose how to play, and the world adapts around you.

RSS Feed Hours Left for AVWW Top 100 and AI War/Tidalis Holiday Sale Gift Pile

Arcen Games checks in with big news on all three of their titles. That includes major updates to A Valley Without Wind, and major savings to AI War and Tidalis. And hell, how about one more giveaway to boot.

Posted by cupogoodness on Dec 20th, 2011

24 Hours Remaining in IOTY 2011 Top 100

Less than a day left before the Top 100 turns into the Top 10 for IndieDB's IOTY 2011 competition. If you've yet to vote, head over to the games list and vote for your favorite current or upcoming indie.


If you'd like to vote specifically for A Valley Without Wind: First thank you. Second you can do so by heading over to our game page, scrolling down to the top 100 voting prompt and clicking on the red button. Whether you vote for us or not, get on it as there's not much time left!

Another Giveaway

That's correct, we are running one more giveaway as our continued way to say thanks for supporting and keeping up with us and our games. For those looking to participate, please see contest rules below at the bottom of this post.

AVWW Update and New Screens

An unbelievable amount of stuff has been added and tweaked over the past week. So much so that Chris has rounded it all up on his developer blog, along with a look at what's next for the game:

Chris wrote:For the last week, we've been working on power-coding.  That took us through multiplayer sync models and enemy/character stats balance, to a whole new health subsystem, to the addition of continents and a whole new mana subsystem, to a new mission system, and finally ending up with the removal of tiers, the complete revamping of crafting, and the transition of the strategic map functions into the mission system.  Whew!  Busy week.

During that power coding period, we were essentially asking people to hold the bulk of their commentary until we got through with the power coding.  We'd been in a huge design phase for a week or two prior, talking with players in the brainstorming subforum about a lot of different things. After all that talk, a lot of things had firmed up and it was time to actually implement!  Which meant we had to take a step back from design for a while, and couldn't get sucked into long discussions if we had any hope of meeting our power-coding goals.

Now that the power-coding is done, we're pretty much back to our regularly-scheduled programming style.  Essentially, where we mix together design, coding, bugfixes, new features, and enhancements to existing features.  There area few specific issues I'd like to make a note about, however...


You can read the post in its entirety here. To show off more of the new items and changes six new screenshots are available to check out as well.


AI War and Tidalis Steam Sale

A quick note that our games Tidalis and AI War are on massive discount as part of Steam's Holiday Sale that runs now through December 31st. You'll be able to grab Tidalis for 80% off the $10 tag, and AI War plus all DLC for 75% off--or go for the Alien Bundle and get even more savings. If you or any of your loved ones are in for some two buck Tidalis and/or all of AI War for the cost of a fast food combo, best not to miss this great opportunity to pick up some copies on the cheap.

Interested in trying before you buy? Check out the demos on the Steam game pages, or download them here (AI War) and here (Tidalis).

AI War Featured In Steam's Holiday Sale Gift Pale Objectives

Our space strategy title AI War is featured today on Steam's Holiday Sale Gift Pale! For those participating in the mega giveaway contest, make sure to snag the holiday-themed achievement for a gift and/or another token to put into the drawing that will see one entrant walking away with the entire Steam catalog. Which is rather insane.
 What's the objective you say? Glad you asked:
 In The Midst Of A Cold, Dark Winter - Lose at least 30,000 ships in a single game.
 Best of luck picking it up and adding the loot to your growing pile!

Giveaway Rules

The way it'll work (per request) is we'll be giving out the keys as such: I (cupogoodness) will be commenting requests for a number between such and such, so I can use a RNG to pick a winner. If the winning number has been selected by more than one person than I'll renumber those who picked right and roll again. If no one picked the number that comes up, I'll find the number closet to--and you can go over (not PiR rules.) The threads are open until I edit the original post saying differently or close the thread with a bookend comment. Once closed, I'll figure out the winners, and deliver keys via private message. Thanks to all who participate!

Comments
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 20 2011, 9:15am said:

Reply to this comment with a number between 1-100 to enter for a chance to win A Valley Without Wind.

+2 votes     reply to
FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Dec 20 2011, 7:54pm replied:

58

+1 vote     reply to
Shardz
Shardz Dec 20 2011, 8:34pm replied:

7 is my number on this one and Happy Holidays to all, especially Arcen!

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hasaosan
hasaosan Dec 20 2011, 9:30pm replied: Online

69 is my lucky number

+1 vote     reply to
Imagamer45
Imagamer45 Dec 20 2011, 9:36pm replied:

45

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MurdersBane
MurdersBane Dec 20 2011, 9:40pm replied:

32 because AVWW looks so cool

ps Happy Halloween to all (see what i did there?)

+1 vote     reply to
WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 20 2011, 10:09pm replied:

23

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LLC
LLC Dec 21 2011, 6:15am replied:

88

+1 vote     reply to
Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 21 2011, 8:20am replied:

73

+1 vote     reply to
BMagePP3
BMagePP3 Dec 21 2011, 11:24am replied:

95

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Kanly
Kanly Dec 21 2011, 4:15pm replied:

67 for the win!

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:19am replied:

duplicate, ignore.

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:22am replied:

This thread is now closed, the generated number is 44, which means with a guess of 45 Imagamer45 is closest. A copy of A Valley Without Wind will arrive via priavte message shortly, congrats!

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 20 2011, 9:16am said:

Reply to this comment with a number between 101-200 to enter for a chance to win Tidalis.

+2 votes     reply to
Shardz
Shardz Dec 20 2011, 8:32pm replied:

177 is my number and Happy Holidays to all, especially Arcen!

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:22am replied:

This thread is now closed. The generated number is 174, meaning with a guess of 177 Shardz is closet to and wins a free copy of Tidalis. Congrats, and it's heading toward your inbox now.

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:29am replied:

Shardz, your profile is set to private so I can't send you a key through the message system, either message me or comment on one of our game's pages on here so we can get you your prize. Thanks!

+1 vote     reply to
hasaosan
hasaosan Dec 20 2011, 9:32pm replied: Online

123 is best of all :D

+1 vote     reply to
WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 20 2011, 10:10pm replied:

158

+1 vote     reply to
FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Dec 21 2011, 12:37am replied:

182

+1 vote     reply to
LLC
LLC Dec 21 2011, 6:16am replied:

107
Happy Holidays Mates :D

+1 vote     reply to
Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 21 2011, 8:21am replied:

111

+1 vote     reply to
BMagePP3
BMagePP3 Dec 21 2011, 11:55am replied:

140

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 20 2011, 9:16am said:

Reply to this comment with a number between 201-300 to enter for a chance to win AI War.

+2 votes     reply to
Shardz
Shardz Dec 20 2011, 8:35pm replied:

277 is my number and Happy Holidays to all, especially Arcen!

+1 vote     reply to
hasaosan
hasaosan Dec 20 2011, 9:34pm replied: Online

234

and a merry Christmas to all the indiedb devs and speakers :D

i really hope i win this 1 i heard AI war was a awesome trip :D

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:25am replied:

This thread is now closed, the number generated was 238, which means with a guess of 234 hasaosan is closet and wins a copy of AI War. Check your inbox.

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MurdersBane
MurdersBane Dec 20 2011, 9:41pm replied:

300 its go big or go home!

+1 vote     reply to
WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 20 2011, 10:12pm replied:

215

+1 vote     reply to
LLC
LLC Dec 21 2011, 6:17am replied:

207

+1 vote     reply to
Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 21 2011, 8:23am replied:

250

+1 vote     reply to
BMagePP3
BMagePP3 Dec 21 2011, 12:00pm replied:

264

+1 vote     reply to
BMagePP3
BMagePP3 Dec 21 2011, 11:56am said:

Err ignore this post.

+1 vote     reply to
hasaosan
hasaosan Dec 22 2011, 11:12am said: Online

has someone been picked yet?

+1 vote     reply to
cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 27 2011, 6:13am replied:

Sorry for not responding sooner, I thought I'd be able to finish the drawing before flying out for the holiday weekend but was mistaken. Sorry again about that, I'll figure out the winners right now.

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