Archive for July, 2009

AI War 1.011 Released (Free DLC & Player Suggestions)

Arcen Games is pleased to announce the release of AI War: Fleet Command version 1.011. You can download a trial version of the game, as well as purchase a license key to unlock the full version. If you already have the game or demo installed, just hit “Check For Updates” inside the game to get […]

AI War Comes To GamersGate!

AI War is now available for purchase through the GamersGate platform. Here is the direct link to the game. GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform, with great features such as user reviews and ratings of games, and no DRM or outside software required. Be sure to check them out!

On Goals: For Love or For Money

One interesting comment that I’ve been seeing a lot lately around various message boards and such where people talk about AI War is the comment that the game is a labor a love, and that I’m clearly not looking to get rich off of it. It’s actually refreshing to see that sort of opinion, since […]

CaptainD’s PC Gaming Blog: First Thoughts On AI War

If you’ve been looking for a challenging, detailed RTS that will fill your strategy needs for a long time, and particularly if you have a few friends who would want to join you in your battle against the AI, then this could very well be what you’ve been looking for. – CaptainD, CaptainD’s PC Gaming […]

The Wargamer Review of AI War

 On the surface, AI War seems to be a traditional real-time strategy, not unlike its similar space-based cousin, Sins of a Solar Empire, with large numbers of units across huge, mostly empty, maps. However, this assumption would largely be inaccurate. Instead, AI War is a rather novel blend of RTS, tower defense, grand strategy, and, […]

Thoughts on Piracy and DRM

First, DRM StinksI try to make it known that AI War doesn’t contain any DRM — there’s a license key to transform the demo version into the full version, and that’s it. No phoning home, no usage tracking, no limited numbers of installs, no crazy drivers that take over your system. DRM sucks, in so […]

UK Gamer Interview with Chris Park about AI War

UK Gamer interviews Chris Park, the developer of AI War, about design decisions made in the game, promotion methods for indie developers, and the future of AI War and Arcen Games. Read The Interview

Designing Emergent AI, Part 4: Asymetrical Goals

The first part of this article series was basically an introduction to our AI design, and the second part of this article series took a look at some of the LINQ code used in the game, as well as discussing danger levels and clarifying a few points from the first article. The third part of […]

Range Checks – Approximation vs Accurate

Range checking is a hugely important topic for AI War, since it is relevant for targeting, movement, and calculation of other values such as danger levels, etc. So some of the key optimizations that I talked about in the past had to do with using distance approximation methods instead of more highly accurate distance calculations. […]

techZing 10 – AI War

“Justin and Jason talk with Christopher Park, founder of Arcen Games and developer of a space-based RTS game called AI War: Fleet Command, about how he was able to release a sophisticated computer game in under seven months and create a formidable artificial intelligence in only a matter of weeks. The discussion also covers the […]

AI War 1.010 Released (Free DLC & Player Suggestions)

Arcen Games is pleased to announce the release of AI War: Fleet Command version 1.010. You can download a trial version of the game, as well as purchase a license key to unlock the full version. If you already have the game or demo installed, just hit “Check For Updates” inside the game to get […]

AI War 1.009 Released (Free DLC & Player Suggestions)

Arcen Games is pleased to announce the release of AI War: Fleet Command version 1.009. You can download a trial version of the game, as well as purchase a license key to unlock the full version. If you already have the game or demo installed, just hit “Check For Updates” inside the game to get […]