AI War 2 v0.873 Released! “Battlestation Overhaul”

Release notes here. This works with existing savegames, but has the biggest impact on new ones.  This gets at another big batch of most-annoying-recently issues. The list of things that are planned for the short term to address those bits is here, and the discussion that started it all is here. So what’s new? First up, […]

AI War 2 v0.872 Released! “Supply and Control”

Release notes here. This took a bit of extra time because I was moving house and moving my office, but also because we realized that there’s a lot of new cool stuff that we really do need to work on, beyond what I had indicated last release, in order to get this where we want. The […]

AI War 2 v0.871 Released! “More Control, Part 1”

Release notes here. Hey, we’re finally exiting the beta branch for our updates for the first time since… mid April?  Wow, that was a long stretch, but it was definitely worth it.  Things aren’t perfect yet in the new mechanics set, but we’re getting there and we’re definitely streets ahead compared to the old mechanics from […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.870 Released! “Improving Fleet EXP Mechanics”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.869 Released! “How To Play And Tip Of The Day”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.868 Released! “Fleet EXP Level-Ups and Starting Battlestations”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.867 Released! “Smarter AI, Better Mark Level Spread, Player Economic Boom”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.865 Released! “The Return Of Deepstriking”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.864 Released! “Humanity Strikes Back”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.863 Released! “Control of Capturables”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.862 Released! “Lobby Overhaul, Knockback, Nanocaust, and the Final Battle”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.861 Released! “Strength Of Remains”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.860 Released! “The Lobby Ate My Factions??”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.859 Released! “Lobby Raid”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.857 Released! “The AI Strikes Back… Hard”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.856 Released! “Clever Girl”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.855 Released! “Galactic Markings”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.854 Released! “Garbage… Collected!”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.853 Released! “An Officer And A Bunch Of Fleets”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.852 Released! “Directness Is Better”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.851 Released! “Drones And Economies”

Release notes here. Reminder: to play the beta, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the pre-fleets version of the game. If you don’t know what I’m talking about regarding fleets, then reading this link is […]

BETA AI War 2 v0.850 Released! “The Arrival of Fleets”

Release notes here. To play it, you MUST go into your Steam properties for the game, go under the Betas tab, and choose the “current_beta” option.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck on the much-older (heck it’s been a month and a half now) version of the game. Soooo… I’m a little stuck as to what […]

Space Game Junkie Podcast recording LIVE tonight at 8pm EST.

Chris here! It’s been a few months since I last did the podcast guest thing, and it’s nice to be getting back on that horse, so to speak. This is a favorite show of mine to guest on, and they’ve moved to a new format with live chat and streaming going on during it. Here’s […]

AI War 2 v0.816 Released! “Aggressive Busting and Stacking”

Release notes here. This is the last build before the 0.900x phase of the game’s development process, and it’s a big one! First off, what’s new in this release? A bunch of changes have been made to balance, as usual. Several new ship mechanics have been added, such as a new “Bunker Buster” and “Charger” mechanics. […]

AI War 2 v0.815 Released! “AI Multiplexion”

Release notes here. Badger has really outdone himself with this one, I have to say.  This adds quasi-experimental support for multiple AI factions in the galaxy, along with a bunch of new tools for letting specific AI types spawn specific things at game start. Then Puffin has been really on top of it with a bunch […]

AI War 2 v0.814 Released! “Of Runaway AIs And Tech Cost Revamps”

Release notes here. This version has a surprisingly-robust revamp of the tech costs and the scaling between tech levels in general, thanks to Puffin.  I didn’t have any idea this was coming, and he trialed this with players on the forums first and it quickly became clear that the new approach is better.  Huge kudos! Slightly […]

AI War 2 v0.813 Released! “Tractor Tentacles”

Release notes here. I’m slightly sick and very tired, so the release notes will mostly speak for themselves, I think.  But there’s a lot of amazing stuff in there from Weapon Master, helpfully integrated by Badger and Puffin, along with a long list of things that they also put together.  The Dark Spire are getting increasingly […]

AI War 2 v0.812 Released! “Hunting Ninjas and Desyncs”

Release notes here. The way that the AI sneaks around has some bugfixes and works better now, and the Hunter fleet should be a lot stronger because of the AI knowing better when to retreat.  AIs choosing to sneak past your forces and harass you should now be more effective, too.  And the nanocaust should do […]