Archive for the ‘Dev Diary’ Category

AI War 2 Alpha v0.112 “Plasma, Forcefields, and DirectX11” released!

Since the last blog post I made, we’ve done two intermediate versions, and this is the third. In cases when I just don’t have time to update the blog for whatever reason, bear in mind that there are three places that always get updated: Steam itself will auto-update you unless you’re on a specific locked-in […]

AI War 2 Video Dev Diary for February 10th!

Chris here!  Lots to share today. Obligatory: 106 of you still have yet to send in your surveys, so please do that soon if you have a chance.  Thanks! Marquee Video In this one, recorded just moments ago, I walk you through some things that are happening in the game right now: Highlights: Lots of […]

The AI From Within – Part 4: The Special Forces

Keith here. A Short Update on Development Goodness, how time flies. We’ve been pretty quiet for the last few weeks finalizing the Kickstarter (95% of you have completed your BackerKit surveys, thank you! 137 backers have not yet, please do so!) and getting everything setup for the alpha. We been applying our noses directly to […]

Another batch of AI War 2 working videos!

Chris here!  Last update I talked about a variety of random things, and that’s what’s in store once again.  Later this week, Keith will have another update for you in the running series about the AI. :) The Ark Is Finished! Mostly finished, anyway.  And bear in mind that this is just the first Ark […]

AI War 2 Random Working Notes Video Roundup – Circa January 19th

Chris here!  Okay, so this is a whole lot of random stuff from the last month, and these are some of our internal videos that I did a quick vetting of and figured were safe to release for those people who might be interested in them. These are all unlisted on our youtube channel, to […]

Reddit /r/Games AMA with us starting now!

Just a very quick note to point you to this link.  We won’t normally bug you with every little thing, but we wanted to give you a chance to get in any questions you might have if reddit is your bag. Obviously you can ask us anything in general, but it’s nice to have an […]

SPACE ARCHAEOLOGIST tier live, OST now available in select tiers, and 10% funded in 30 hours!

Wow what a whirlwind of a few days!  If I haven’t responded to your message yet, I really apologize and will do so as soon as possible.  I’m caught up on the kickstarter messages and comments themselves, but I’m behind on Steam and the Arcen forums. Funding Is Starting Strong! Our kickstarter for AI War […]

AI War II Music Theme Teaser

Pablo getting prepped for the newly reorchestrated AI War II theme. The kickstarter for this sequel to AI War Classic is launching in the next 1-3 weeks. Email arcengames at gmail dot com if you want to be notified when it goes live. If you want to participate in discussions about the growing design document […]

AI War II: Design Document First Unveiling Is Now!

This is only the beginning.  The first 36 pages of the AI War II design document are in place.  I’m sure that folks on the forums will have a lot of commentary already about this.  I’m going to be out over the weekend, just to warn you, but I wanted to leave this with you […]

Volumetric Lights And Custom Frustrum Culling

What!?  Shouldn’t this post be about procedural generation or new robots? ;)  That stuff is coming, don’t worry.  As you can see in the release notes, a lot of work has been done on that.  But in the meantime I did want to do a release with a few other things in it. Volumetric Lighting […]

Dev Diary 5: First Person Camera & Level Editor (In Case Of Emergency, Release Raptor)

Launching on the 8th, now, rather than the 5th. Also, please note that the first-person view will be an OPTION, and third-person view will still be supported. It’s been pretty clear that a lot of people like the third-person view, so there’s no way around keeping it. Personally I really love the first-person feeling, but […]

Raptor Dev Diary #2: Thar Be Dinos Behind That Longwinded Man

First video of any of the parts of the game in action!  Bear in mind this is circa alpha 0.1, a private build.  The video should make that pretty clear, though.  I wound up talking about a TON of stuff with the project in general, and unity development as a whole as well, instead of […]

That’s No Velociraptor!

Very true!  The dinosaurs in our upcoming game In Case Of Emergency, Release Raptor are not actually velociraptors, despite our claims.  Neither are the raptors in Jurassic Park, though.  Look carefully at #4 down there, bottom-center (yeah… tiny.  You may need to click the image to see it larger): By Durbed – http://durbed.deviantart.com/art/Dromaeosaur-parade-300881541, CC BY-SA […]

Announcing “In Case Of Emergency, Release Raptor”

Did you know?  We’re making a velociraptor game!  Our first 3D game, in fact.  The first of many. In a nutshell: you get to be a velociraptor, fight robots, and navigate procedural levels. I’ve been stalling on releasing videos or screenshots for weeks now, and I explained in lots of detail recently what was going […]