Archive for the ‘A Valley Without Wind’ Category

Steam Deals: Last Federation, AI War, and Other Arcen Titles On Sale This Week

A quick note that almost all of our library is on sale this week as part of Steam’s latest week-long deals, with discounts ranging from 51% to 86% off individual products. Starward Rogue isn’t included this time around due to its recent release, but the game will carry another minor discount in the coming weeks.

Hey, the Arcen wiki is now open for all to edit!

 Well hello!  I’ll have more information on Stars Beyond Reach later in the week.  But for the moment, I wanted to give a quick important announcement about our wiki.  Previously it was invite-only, and mainly edited by staff.  Consequently it was often out of date. Now it’s open to anyone to edit, although you do […]

Arcen Titles Hit IndieGameStand, Up To 85% Off This Week

Wanted to drop a quick note that all of our releases are now available on the IndieGameStand storefront. To celebrate, we’re running a week-long promotion with the site carrying the following discounts: AI War Collection (2014) — 75% off Tidalis — 80% off A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 Dual Pack — 80% off Shattered Haven […]

AVWW Official 1.500 “Linux Support” Released!

This one brings official linux support to the game for the first time, as well as a 64bit build for OSX. There is also one minor bugfix in there, too. License Keys No More Another nice thing about this version is that the license key that was previously required is now optional instead.  If you […]

Followup to last year’s AI War postmortem (now discussing Bionic, TLF, etc).

Last June I wrote a postmortem of AI War, which also wound up being a form of history of Arcen as a whole.  But now a whole year has passed, and we’ve released Skyward Collapse: Nihon no Mura, Bionic Dues, and The Last Federation in that time.  We also have a lot more data on […]

High-res wallpaper of the main menu from Valley 1.

While we’re on the subject of wallpapers today, here’s another one for you — this is my favorite image that I did for Valley 1, by far.  Enjoy!

About The Recent Schedule, and TLF Updates

A really great question from a recent post: Hi Chris – Is the last federation pretty much the final product now? Unless I’ve missed something the last update was June 6th to 1.24 -25 Before that you were changing every two or three days. Thanks I’ve posted a few notes about this in the Off […]

Steam Summer Sale 2014: Arcen Titles 25-80% Off (Ends June 30th)

Steam’s annual summer sale is upon us, and Arcen is once again participating with significant discounts on our entire library of games. These discounts will run the duration of the sale, ending the morning of June 30th: The Last Federation — 25% off AI War Collection, base game and all expansions — 60% off Bionic Dues […]

Holiday Guide For Arcen Titles

The holidays are coming up fast, and so ’tis the season to start thinking about gifts for friends and family.  Arcen’s catalog of games has really swelled this year, and you may have missed some of our titles.  Or you may be new to Arcen, and may have overlooked our excellent older titles.  Here’s a […]

Deals Galore: Valley Steam Sale, New Bundles for AI War and Skyward Collapse

There seem to be dozens of downloadable game discounts and promotions running this week, and it so happens that we are involved in a few: AI War and Zenith Remnant featured in Bundle-in-a-Box — A bundle full of indie strategy games including AI War for a minimum of $1.99, with extras such as the game’s […]

Arcen Games Piano Collections, Vol. 1

I think it goes without saying that we have the greatest fans in the world. Arcen Games has been around since 2009, and from the very beginning, we’ve had amazing fans that have continued to support us throughout the years. As a small token of our appreciation for the support you’ve given us, we’re releasing […]

Humble Update: 40,000 Bundles Sold, $135,000 Earned (3 Days Left!)

Our Humble Bundle Weekly Sale, which kicked off last Thursday, has now surpassed 40,000 sales and $135,000 earned!  With three days* remaining in the sale (at time of writing), we’re still trying to get the word out to everyone who might be interested in owning our entire catalog for a Lincoln and change. So special thanks […]

The Humble Weekly Sale: Arcen Games

Pay what you want for awesome games from Arcen Games. Support charity. Six spellbinding games and an abundance of DLC. The Humble Weekly Sale features a new deal every Thursday. Be sure to jump on this amazing offer before it’s gone! This week, pay what you want for AI War: Fleet Command and 5 DLC […]

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 […]

Last Call for Steam Savings and IndieFort Bundle

Just a quick reminder that both the AI-war featured IndieFort Spring Bundle and the major Steam discounts on our full library of titles are available for just a few more hours, so act quick if you haven’t already! Plenty of new coverage to share as well, including some in-depth interviews Chris took part in last week: Co-Optimus: Indie-Ana […]

Arcen Catalog Steam Sale, IndieFort Spring Bundle, and Full Indie Summit

What a busy month it’s been! (Alright, year). Upcoming Game reveals aside, we have several new developments to share during this week alone: Steam Sale: Entire Arcen Catalog 75% Off Steam’s put the whole lot on sale this time, and I mean everything. For the next week, you’ll find the entire Arcen library slashed down to very […]

A Valley Without Wind 2 – a full sequel free for existing customers – is coming.

I’ve been hinting about this over here, and actually answered a lot of questions about it.  However, we were planning on doing a big announcement through an interview with a major news site to announce the game, and so we didn’t want to say too much. We’re now reversing that stance, however.  We actually don’t […]

New WIP Art Images For A Valley Without Wind

It’s been exactly a month since my last post of WIP art on AVWW!  Fear not, it’s not because not much has been going on — it’s because a ton has, but we can’t quite talk about it yet.  That said, the art is proceeding really well and I thought I’d share these bits of […]

Back Home After A Fun And Busy PAX

The emotional roller coaster that is exhibiting at PAX is behind us for the second time this year. I was able to snap/dig up a handful of photos at the event showing the Indie Megabooth crew, our indie dev talk, the Arcen station, and one shot of me looking particularly frowny (think that was near the […]

AVWW Post-Release 1.207 “Double Lightning” Released!

This one is the next in our series of adding a new spell and other new tweaks each week while the game is undergoing its art revamp for the next few months. There are really a lot of good things in this one.  For one, the new spell is just made of awesomesauce: it’s easily […]

Arcen Games Heading To PAX Prime With Indie Mega Booth

We had a lot of fun exhibiting at PAX East earlier this year in Boston. So much so we decided we just couldn’t pass up the chance to do the same at PAX Prime next week in Seattle. So if you’re attending, keep an open spot in your schedule to stop by! (Or even better, […]

WIP Images From The A Valley Without Wind Art Revamp

These aren’t final yet, but it’s been a while since we’ve shared any images from the art rework project and I wanted to give you a taste of what’s coming.  These are coming along well! Part of a scrolling parallax backdrop Desert Building Desert Building 2 Desert Hut Again, bear in mind that none of […]

Steam Daily Deal: A Valley Without Wind 50% Off Today Only

On the heels of A Valley Without Wind’s latest post-release beta update Steam is offering the game at 50% off today only as a Daily Deal. Meaning you can pickup both the individual game and/or the four-pack for half the price! If you’ve been out of the loop for a bit, AVWW is undergoing a major […]

AVWW Post-Release 1.206 “Watery Warp” Released!

This one is the next in our series of adding a new spell and other new tweaks each week while the game is undergoing its art revamp for the next few months. Since I’ve been working on porting Shattered Haven to the new engine, plus working on getting the AVWW art revamp project off the […]

Busy Schedule For The Remainder Of 2012

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the forums and/or the Games By Design blog, you’ll know we’ve been planning quite a bit for the second half of the year. A new AI War expansion, completely redone art for A Valley Without Wind, and the reveal of our latest title Shattered Haven. AI War: Ancient […]

AVWW Post-Release 1.204-1.205 “Bubbles ‘Round The Campfire” Released!

This one is continuing our trend of adding a new spell and other new tweaks each week while the game is undergoing its art revamp for the next few months. Since I was out on vacation last week, I obviously didn’t add any new spell last week.  So this week there are two!  Campfire is […]

Update On The “A Valley Without Wind” Art Rework Project

So!  You may or may not know, but we’ve been working on getting a variety of mockups for A Valley Without Wind in order to significantly improve the quality of the art.  The art quality of the game has been really divisive among players since before beta for the game even started, but we never […]

AVWW Post-Release 1.201-1.203 “Entropic Leap” Released!

This one is our first post-1.2 beta update and it’s largely responding to bug reports and feature suggestions from the past several days. Many thanks for the feedback! But Chris also added a new monster (the Entropic Esper) and two new spells (Leaping Death and Flower X). The game should probably drop a lot of […]