Wow it has been a month. Incredible. Well, new AI War 2 build! https://wiki.arcengames.com/index.php?title=AI_War_2:Post_Completion_Part_II#5.558_New_Mods_And_Authors
The prior post-completion release notes page reached FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND WORDS, so there’s a fresh new release notes page that is way shorter. For a game where official development finished a year and a half ago, to have 58k words of changes spread out over 68 releases in that post-release timespan is pretty incredible. A bulk of that was from either Badger while he was staff at Arcen, or then volunteers and modders such as Dismiss and Puffin in particular (and Badger as a volunteer/modder as well, I should be clear).
Anyhow, about this actual release: couple of minor bugfixes in the main game, and some changes to make things easier for coders. Then a whole bunch of mod content.
There’s a whole new mod, Azaran Empire, introducing a new faction by Arphar. The idea is that this new faction are a highly centralized empire bringing their own planet into the galaxy from which they will produce ships to take over planets and build structures to bolster their production. Face off against them in order to gain rewards and hack their facilities to gain new ships to use either against them or the AI. Or fail and watch them take over the galaxy. Includes rewards for Necromancer, alongside some rewards for Humans to keep on fighting.
Sappers alterations is a new mod by another new author, obscuris. This mod alters how the Neinzul Sappers faction behaves and how their economy works, along with adding new units and mechanics.
There are then notable numbers of updates for a variety of mods by Dismiss, including ExoWar, Reclaimers, and Points of Interest. And then also updates to Badger’s notable Sidekicks mod, which is a pretty beefy extension of some concepts from DLC3.
More to come soon. Enjoy!
You can wishlist our upcoming title Heart of the Machine! Steam page is more up to date than it was, but a lot is still to-be-revealed. https://store.steampowered.com/app/2001070/Heart_of_the_Machine/ The closed alpha started, but then was put on pause while a lot of stuff is reworked. That rework has been ongoing for a couple of months now, much longer than expected, but I think that we’re now within about a month from being able to start things up again. The game will be unrecognizable to prior testers, thanks in large part to feedback from them, and I’m really excited about just how even much more awesome it is. We’ll roll back around to regular tester additions as soon as we can. Feel free to go to our discord (https://discord.gg/arcengames) and post here: https://discordapp.com/channels/240637654717300736/1086679572373848244 if you’re interested in being a part of either the early alpha or a later phase. There is now a direct signup form here: https://forms.gle/sYj9hH3Bh2TJ2Hbx5