Archive for September, 2019

AI War 2 v0.893 Released! “Usability and Tutorial Prep”

Release notes here. There are a variety of interface improvements in this one, and some small bits of balance updates.  The quick starts are also completely reworked and should be more favorably balanced for new players to not have them get overwhelmed. Tutorials On the tutorial front, right now we’re still building the tooling for our […]

AI War 2 v0.892 Released! “All Ship and Structure Visuals Done!”

Release notes here. The graphics for ships and structures being incomplete was one of our biggest bugbears… since forever, really.  We always were adding more ships and structures faster than we could do graphics for them. It’s been well over a year since I’ve done any new ship visuals, because my focus was elsewhere, but in […]

AI War 2 v0.891 Released! “Vast Tracts of… Ship Graphics”

Release notes here. Release Date For 1.0 Coming Up! We’re closing in on an official date for launch of 1.0!  At this point we’re tentatively thinking October 22nd, which would be the 10 year anniversary of AI War Classic arriving on Steam.  I suddenly feel very old, thinking about how large a span of time that […]

AI War 2 v0.890 Released! “Lighting and Darkness”

Release notes here. This one is pretty huge! The visuals for the 3D parts of the game have been hugely updated.  Things had gotten very dark, and were hard to see as well as having bloom that was too harsh.  There’s a long explanation for that here, if you’re into that sort of thing, but suffice […]

AI War 2 v0.889 Released! “Reticulating Those Splines”

Release notes here. This one is focused on further refinement. When you first load up the game, the messages are now thematic and/or humorous.  I particularly enjoy that the computer calculates the odds, briefly panics, and then institutes a calming routine.  Depending on how fast your hard drive is, and how long  it’s been since you […]

AI War 2 v0.888 Released! “Astro Examination”

Release notes here. This release is very notable! We’ve had a lot of those, lately. C-Clicking things to learn more. It used to be that if there was a bunch of information about a group of ships, then you just got the names of the ships and not really any details.  That was… quite a pain […]

AI War 2 v0.887 Released! “Ending Scenes”

Release notes here. Lots of fixes!  These alone are worth a full release.  And same with the number of balance changes.  But that’s not remotely all what’s here… Victory and Ending Scenes! Now when you complete a game, it gives you a bit of text, a nice song, and a cool visual scene with some mild […]

AI War 2 v0.886 Released! “Zombie Homebodies”

Release notes here. Lots of fixes!  For most people, the defensive zombies aren’t the most important new thing, but it made for a funny release title so here we are. Defensive Zombies So, the behavior of zombies — enemy ships that your own ships have taken over — is a matter of some contention at the […]