Day: August 31, 2010

Big Download Review of Tidalis

“Tidalis is, in short, stunning. It’s one of the most complex, yet easy to learn, games we have ever played.
Just when you think you know everything, new blocks and modes are given to you to toy with, leading to tons of
replayability. We would, in fact, say that this is one of the best casual games we have ever played,
if not the best.”

James Murff, Big Download (Final Verdict: Must Own)

Update On Children Of Neinzul Donations For Child’s Play

Good news!  As of August 31st, 2010, we have so far raised and donated $586.32
for the Child’s Play charity via sales of our Children of Neinzul micro-expansion for AI War —
and that’s just with preorders! We look to be well on our way to
hitting our goal of $14,000.00 for the year at this rate. We’ll post monthly
updates on how we’re doing towards our goal, so check back!

More About AI War: Children of Neinzul and Child’s Play
When you purchase AI War: Children Of Neinzul, you’re not only
getting an exciting new expansion, you’re also supporting an important cause. Arcen Games has partnered with the
Child’s Play charity, pledging 100% of the profits from sale of
Children of Neinzul (excepting any taxes and distributor fees) to helping sick kids in need.

The staff at Arcen has long admired
the work done by Child’s Play, and we’re very excited to finally be able to contribute in a substantial manner. Our
goal is to raise $14,000.00 USD for Child’s Play in 2010, but even after 2010 all of the proceeds from this micro-expansion
will continue to be donated to the charity.

At the moment, this micro-expansion is only available directly through the Arcen Online Store ($3.99 USD), which gets you full access to the beta.  However, at the time of official release (expected to be mid-October at the moment) we expect it to be available through all of the major distributors that currently carry AI War; those we’ve spoken to about it are as excited about it as we are.

GameShark and Appletell Reviews of Tidalis — Top Marks!

“I can say with some authority that Tidalis stands apart… The bottom line is that Tidalis is a flexible,
smart, refreshingly unique puzzle design, and it’s situated neatly into a large generous package. It’s far better
than any mere puzzle game should be.”

Tom Chick, GameShark (GameShark Editor’s Choice Award, “A” Score)

“Usually, puzzle games have such a simple concept that they quickly become boring or they require you to have
lightning reflexes just to keep up. It’s because of this that I usually avoid puzzle games entirely. Yet Tidalis is
the first one I’ve played that I can recommend to everyone without reservation. Whether you match three colors in your
sleep or avoid puzzles like a plague, Tidalis is a really fun game that will keep you entertained and strategizing for
hours on end.”

Erica Marceau, Appletell (4/5 Score)