Archive for 2013

Skyward Collapse 1.901 Beta “Release Candidate 2” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Bionic Dues Boxart

Thought you might enjoy seeing the box art for our upcoming title Bionic Dues, as well as the portrait of the Assault Exo that is part of it.  Cheers!

Skyward Collapse 1.900 Beta “Release Candidate 1” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Skyward Collapse 1.800 Beta “Civilian Reversal” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Skyward Collapse 1.600 Beta “Welcome Yon Nobles” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Skyward Collapse 1.503 Beta “Unstoppable Demon-Hag” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Skyward Collapse Steam Trading Cards

We’ve had plenty of players ask about these, so we’re happy to announce trading cards for Skyward Collapse are now available on Steam. The game’s upcoming expansion Nihon no Mura is also out now in beta, and can be pre-ordered for 10% off the $2.99 price tag up until launch. We’ll have several other items […]

Skyward Collapse 1.501 Beta “Itami no Bushi (The Samurai of Pain)” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Skyward Collapse and Nihon no Mura Wallpapers!

Just in case you missed it back when Skyward Collapse originally came out, we created an awesome 1920×1080 wallpaper for you: [Full-sized version here] That one is a repeat if you’ve been around for a while with the game.  However, the 3000×2000 below wallpaper is all new! [Full-sized version here] Both of these pieces were […]

Skyward Collapse 1.5 Beta, Plus First Beta/Preorders for Nihon no Mura Expansion!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the new features until we release the 2.0 version of the game in late August, alongside the new Nihon no Mura expansion.  A lot is […]

Art Walkthrough: Lighting Robots

The robots and “Exos” in Bionic Dues go through a five-stage process.  First they are sketched by one of a variety of artists.  Then they are inked (have their lines cleaned up) by one of a couple of artists (typically Genna or our own Daniette “Blue” Wood).  Then they are colored by Catherine.  Then animated […]

Sneak Peek At Bionic Dues

Our last full game for the year (aka not an expansion pack for an existing game) is called Bionic Dues, and will most likely arrive in October.  We’ve been working on this for a while, but didn’t want to share much until it was further along and we could share some actual graphics, etc. What […]

AI War Beta 7.008-7.009 “More Dirty Tricks” Released!

This one is another step forward for the winner of the “Big Items For 8.0” poll. Specifically, the addition of two new forms of nasty trick to play on the AI by exploiting its poor, defenseless networks: 1) Sabotage – blow up forts, forcefields, black hole machines, etc. All with no AIP-on-death or other negative […]

Skyward Collapse 1.403 Beta “Serif” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the 1.4 line until the week of July 29th, when we’ll do an official release called 1.5.  A lot is different here, so we want […]

Steam Summer Sale: Skyward Collapse, AI War and More

The Steam Summer Sale is live! Our discounts: Skyward Collapse – 33% Off AI War: Vengeance of the Machine – 40% Off AI War Collection and All Other AI War Products – 75% Off A Valley Without Wind Dual Pack (Includes 1&2) – 75% Off Shattered Haven – 80% Off Tidalis – 80% Off I’d […]

AI War Beta 7.006-7.007 “Design Meddling” Released!

This one continues our work on the winner of the “Big Items For 8.0” poll. Specifically: more hacking! :) This release actually only adds two new forms of hacking but I think many of you will really enjoy one or both: 1) Corrupting an AI bonus ship design to prevent that AI from building that […]

Shattered Haven 1.013 “Shingen Entryway” Released!

This one is mostly a couple of minor tweaks, but it does let you see one new cutscene that you could not see before. Some clever players were able to get into the Shingen Rapid Prototyping Facility in a way that I did not expect, and then were getting stuck because that has not been […]

Shattered Haven and Tidalis Featured in Pure Indie Bundle

Our puzzle games Tidalis and Shattered Haven are included as part of Bundle Stars’ new Pure Indie Bundle. It’s $4, and beyond those two titles you also get: Brainpipe, Power of Defense, Data Jammers, Wake, Lunnye Devitsy and Gumboy Crazy Adventures (all titles come with Steam keys). You’ll also receive in-game credit for free-to-play turn-based […]

Skyward Collapse 1.402 Beta “Man The Defenses!” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the 1.4 line until the week of July 29th, when we’ll do an official release called 1.5.  A lot is different here, so we want […]

AI War Beta 7.002-7.005 “Hacked To Pieces” Released!

This one is the first significant update since 7.0. We usually like to let the game catch its breath for a moment after an official release as that gives time for any “we want this fixed in an official” bugs to be found, etc. Anyway, it’s been two weeks since the 7.001 hotfix (which is […]

Skyward Collapse 1.401 Beta “Bandit Suppression” Released!

If you’ve not yet read about the general changes in the 1.4 beta line, now is a good time to do so. It’s expected that we’ll stay in beta for the 1.4 line until the week of July 29th, when we’ll do an official release called 1.5.  A lot is different here, so we want […]

Skyward Collapse 1.4 Beta “Dawn Hits The Cave Of Monsters ” Released!

This one… oh good grief.  Where to even start!  This thing is incredibly huge — so much so, that we’re releasing it as a beta version prior to moving it into the official branch. So be cautious with this update if you just want to play the game.  You’ll get these changes soon enough when […]

Tidalis Adventure Intro (Live) by Pablo Vega

Our composer Pablo Vega passed along a special treat that we wanted to share. Pablo recently had a chance to record some live music in the church where he and his wife Hunter were married, and he took the time to touch on a piece from the Arcen library. Here’s his note, along with the […]

Skyward Collapse Reviews, AI War 7.0 Coverage and Other Press/Videos

2013 has been nuts. It’s crazy to look back at what we’ve been able to do in the past six months (especially if you’re aware of our previous track record): launching A Valley Without Wind 2, Shattered Haven, Skyward Collapse and AI War: Vengeance of the Machine between February and June. Quite a schedule! The […]

Skyward Collapse 1.013 “Godly Gods” Released!

This one fixes the resource drops not working in the last couple of versions.  Even more substantially, it majorly increases both the health and the attack power of gods.  Those guys aren’t such pushovers anymore! There’s lots more in the hopper in terms of free updates, and we’re still steadily working away on the first […]

Valley 2 Official 1.007 “Thorns In The Sink” Released!

This one tweaks a tiny bit more balance relating to the Thorncerer and the blast spells.  It also puts in some automatic re-syncing during multiplayer after each turn is advanced, after each time an NPC order is given, and after each time morale is lost due to a death.  Desyncs were not common at all […]

Skyward Collapse 1.012 “Just Bonuses All The Way Down” Released!

This one has a number of bugfixes, tweaks, and refinements.  Nothing grandly exciting in the main, but the fixes to certain mythological and god tokens not working in the prior version is obviously welcome. One big thing here is that bandit units dying now gives you points.  This makes it a lot easier to get […]

Valley 2 Official 1.006 “Five Tier Rejuvenation” Released!

This one addresses the balance between some of the mage classes; in particular, focusing on those at Tier 5. Enjoy! This is a standard update that you can download through the  in-game updater itself, if you already have any version of the game.  If you have the beta on Steam, it will automatically update for […]