Arcen Games is excited to announce the launch of AI War 7.0, its latest expansion Vengeance of the Machine, and the new AI War Four Year Anniversary Edition – all available now and on sale at major discounts across various digital storefronts.
AI War: Vengeance of the Machine adds a host of new features to an immersive indie strategy title already bursting in base game and expansion content. Additions include several new AI types, map styles, bonus ship types, optional AI plots, and much more.
We thought we’d finally outsmarted the AI… we were wrong!
About AI War: Vengeance of the Machine
The AI’s gotten kind of upset. Somewhere along the way it decided you puny humans need more interesting ways to lose (or win, if you’re one of those people, but who are we to judge). Vengeance of the Machine offers new tools to the player (like Core Turret Controllers) and a new frontal-confrontation victory condition (Showdown Devices), but focuses on enhancing the already-incredible variety of your main opponent: the AI. The possibilities grow exponentially with the addition of the new “Dual Type AI” system (ever wonder what a single AI player would be like with Thief AND Speed-Racer? Find out!), AI Planetary Subcommanders, and Dire Guardians. They say the best stories revolve around an awesome villain, and this expansion takes AI War’s villainy to new heights.
- 8 new AI types, from the honorable “Chivalric” which refuses to harass your Advanced Factories and other irreplaceables to the bleedingly-hard “Vicious Exotic” which eschews normal waves in favor of hammering you with massive Exogalactic Attacks.
- 2 new Map styles: Wheel and Honeycomb.
- 6 new Bonus Ship Types, from the modular Protector Starship to the hilarious “space dock artillery cannon” Neinzul Railpod.
- 2 new optional AI Plots: Hunter (which brings the AI’s Special Forces from strong to nightmarish) and Shark.
- 5 new Core Guard Posts to defend the AI homeworlds.
- 7 new Guardian types to add variety to the AI’s heavier units.
- 28 new achievements.
- More awesome music from Pablo Vega!
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About Arcen Games
Arcen Games entered the PC indie scene in 2009 with their cult classic AI War: Fleet Command, which was named the 40th best-reviewed PC game of the year by MetaCritic. Their second year saw the release of The Zenith Remnant, the first two full expansions for AI War; as well as Tidalis, an innovative block-based puzzle with casual appeal and hardcore depth.
AI War’s third and largest expansion Light of the Spire marked Arcen’s first release of 2011, with the rest of the company’s focus being devoted to their most massive project yet: A Valley Without Wind, which released in 2012. The end of 2012/start of 2013 has been another busy time for the team, with AI War’s fourth expansion Ancient Shadows launching, A Valley Without Wind 2 hitting 1.0, and Shattered Haven’s releasing as well. The studio just launched its latest title, turn-based strategic god game Skyward Collapse, this past May and now turns its attention to adding new content to both AI War and Skyward Collapse over the coming months.
Originally a one-man shop, Arcen Games has grown to have half a dozen part-time or fulltime contributors to its various titles. The team is also proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Child’s Play charity. For all the latest news, coverage and other musings, visit us on our website, Twitter and Facebook; as well as Arcen founder Chris Park’s Games By Design blog.