Archive for the ‘Tidalis’ 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  Consequently it was often out of date.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 […]

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 […]

Tidalis Official 1.500: Linux Support!

Recently I said that we weren’t going to port Tidalis to linux, because it’s just not a profitable enough game for us, and it’s on a super old version of our engine.  Well… man if I didn’t boot this game up and just fall in love with it all over again.  I get to say […]

Tidalis wallpaper.

Okay, so this is the last of the wallpapers I’m going to post today. The wallpapers category on our main site has all of them listed, including the older ones from Skyward Collapse that were posted prior today. Here’s the link: http://arcengames.com/category/gamedesign/art/wallpapers/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tidalis in Indie Royale Mighty Bundle

Indie Royale has rolled out The Mighty Bundle, included in which is our addictive puzzle game Tidalis! You can pick the game up, along with five additional games, now through April 4th. The rest of the bundle’s titles are pretty enticing as well, with Avadon: The Black Fortress, Derrick the Deathfin, Waveform, Zafehouse: Diaries, and […]

Steam Autumn Sale: All Arcen Titles 40-75% Off

Steam’s Autumn Sale is underway, and our entire catalog has been significantly discounted for the duration of the event. The individual discounts are as follows: A Valley Without Wind — 60% off AI War: Fleet Command — 75% off AI War: Ancient Shadows — 40% off AI War: Alien Bundle — 75% off AI War: Light of […]

SavyGamer’s Anniversary Sale: AI War, Tidalis, And More

Our friend Lewie P. is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his bargain games site SavyGamer, and in effort to spread the love around he’s organized a nice promotion that has several developers offering significant discounts on their titles over the next week. Using the coupon code “SavyGamer5” when purchasing AI War Alien Bundle (or any of its products) and/or […]

Steam Deal: Tidalis $2.50 Today Only

Steam has our ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ puzzler Tidalis at 50% off today only as part of their Daily Deal promotion. With the game’s recent price drop that brings the PC/Mac title down to just $2.50. If you know much about our games, you know that’s quite a bit of content for around the […]

New Low Prices For AI War & Tidalis

Our releases have been significantly reduced in price on Steam, including the (currently) all-inclusive AI War Alien Bundle! From here forward you’ll find our products at the following prices: AI War Alien Bundle — $16.99 AI War Base Game — $9.99 AI War: The Zenith Remnant — $4.99 AI War: Children of Neinzul — $1.99 AI […]

Just Press Start Podcast And Gnome’s Lair Interview

With A Valley Without Wind emerging out of over a month of heavy construction and significant changes, we’re entering a phase where the game is settling into a stable enough state for us to start chatting with the press about it once more. This week we’ve had a couple new interviews hit: Chris and I had an excellent […]

Show Me The Games Indie Sale

Our friend Cliff Harris has launched an awesome sale over on Show Me The Games. Aptly titled Show Me The Sales, you’ll find Tidalis, AI War, and over a dozen other excellent indie games for a fraction of their standard price tag. The cool thing about the sale, other than the nice discounts, is that […]

Track Us/DIYGamer Down At PAX Prime, Get A Free Game Or Expansion!

With the last day of PAX Prime several hours away, it may seem a bit late to mention that Arcen Games is in fact represented at the expo! While, unfortunately, we’re boothless as the timing didn’t work out for us to present a build of A Valley Without Wind; we still want to be a […]

Tidalis 85% Off On Steam

Arcen Games’ addicting puzzle game Tidalis is on sale for 85% off as Steam’s Daily Deal for today, and today only. That means until 10 AM PDT tomorrow–Wednesday, August 24–anyone can grab a copy (or copies) of Tidalis for just $1.50/€1.20/£1.05. For those new to the game, Tidalis is a block-based puzzler with casual appeal, […]

Digital Hippos and DarkstarMatryx Review Tidalis

It’s been so busy around here prepping for the A Valley Without Wind beta that we’ve slipped a bit in keeping up with sharing reviews of our games. Let’s remedy the situation right now! Two favorable reviews for Tidalis have hit relatively recently via Digital Hippos and DarkstarMatryx. Here’s a bit from each (both are […]

Arcen Games on The Grey Area Podcast

Chris Park and I sat down with Jenesee of The Grey Area Podcast for an in-depth chat on A Valley Without Wind, gaming in general, indie development, and of course all things Arcen Games as well. You should definitely set aside the 90 minutes for a listen; it was a wonderfully casual conversation with such […]

Tidalis Beta 1.017: Improvements To Combo Scoring At Game Over

This release fixes a single logic issue which some players had been running into thanks to the Steam Summer Camp achievement for Tidalis. Essentially, if you won a game board with a combo, then it would not score that combo or give you achievements, because by definition it was waiting around half a second to […]