Archive for April, 2010

AI War and Zenith Remnant Bundle 50% Off This Weekend At Impulse

If you or someone you know is looking for a great deal on AI War and its expansion… here’s your chance! Today is the start of a Weekend Impulse Buys promotion at Stardock’s Impulse on the AI War / Zenith Remnant Pack. The promotion runs through April 25th.

Tidalis 0.402 Released, OSX Updater Issues Resolved

The early days of the Tidalis beta have been a bit interesting, as one of the first things we discovered was that our updater would actually kill the OSX version of Tidalis during updates.  It was a Unix permissions thing that we somehow didn’t encounter in our prerelease testing.  This took us days to solve […]

A Quick Guide: How To Recognize An Arcen Title

Overall, early reactions to Tidalis have been extremely positive, for which our entire team is really gratified. However, there have been a few predictable reactions along the lines of “how do you go from making a hardcore strategy game to an [insert slur on casual or puzzle games, or games with cheerful graphics or music]?” […]

Tidalis Adventure Gameplay Video 1

As you can read all about on the post below, Tidalis is now in beta and available for preorder.  If you’d prefer a video introduction to the mechanics of the game before you download the demo, then this video covers the high points.  Enjoy! View On Youtube

Tidalis Beta Begins, Now Available For Preorder!

What happens when a notable indie strategy developer makes a puzzle game?  We have no idea.  Our first game happened to be a notable indie strategy game, but we’ve never considered ourselves tied to any particular genre. Truth is, we made Tidalis because we like puzzle games and we wanted to take our opportunity to […]

Tidalis Teaser Trailer 1, Tidalis Beta Coming April 15th

Tidalis is the second standalone game from indie developer Arcen Games, known originally for their hardcore RTS/4X hybrid, AI War: Fleet Command.  Not wishing to be typecast, and having game and level design backgrounds in a wide variety of genres, Arcen chose pretty much the exact opposite genre for their second game.  The final game […]

AI War takes Best Overall Game in the 2010 Bytten Ernie Awards

Indie review site Bytten was among the first three sites to review AI War last year.  Today the 2010 iteration of their annual Ernie awards has come out, and (spoiler alert) AI War: Fleet Command received the Best Overall Game award from them.  We’re couldn’t be more pleased, as they were one of Arcen’s earliest […]