Day: October 5, 2010

Update On Children Of Neinzul Donations For Child’s Play

It’s that time again!  As of September 31st, 2010, we have so far raised and donated $1090.38
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 (for those who are skeptical, typically sales of an expansion after release are vastly higher than just from preorders, so it’s not a linear thing). 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.

AI War Beta 3.702 Released.

Lots of bugfixes and balance tweaks in this one.  Also a number of performance improvements, especially to cutting out the lag in the lobby from the last few releases.  A few GUI tweaks also made it in, hopefully making the interface easier than ever to visually parse and use.  Enjoy!

P.S. — This is a standard update that you can download through the in-game updater itself, if you already have 3.701 or later. When you launch the game, you’ll see the notice of the update having been found if you’re connected to the Internet at the time. If you don’t have 3.701 or later, you can download that here.