Ancient Shadows is the fourth expansion for space strategy game AI War: Fleet Command. It introduces champions: These modular behemoths can be upgraded, gain EXP, and lend powerful aid to your main forces. But champions possess a unique power that sets them even further apart from other units: they can explore entirely new parts of the galaxy where the AI cannot reach. Splinter factions of humans, zenith, neinzul, and spire all dwell in those backwater nebulae. Some are hiding. Some are plotting. Some have gone totally insane. It is there, in the shadows, that your champion can find relics from the ancient race which constructed it. What power awaits? At what cost?
Indie Royale and Arcen Games are proud to bring you The Arclight Bundle, featuring the lion's share of Arcen's catalog and highlighted by the brand new Vengeance of the Machine expansion for cult classic strategy title AI War: Fleet Command.
The bundle nets you Steam, Desura and DRM-Free keys for five of Arcen's titles on both Windows and Mac: Sprawling sidescroller A Valley Without Wind and its sequel A Valley Without Wind 2; top-down environmental puzzle game Shattered Haven; the already mentioned space RTS AI War: Fleet Command and Tidalis -- a surprisingly deep puzzler with a unique ‘streams' mechanic.
AI War: Fleet Command
AI War is a one-of-a-kind space strategy game that plays like an RTS but feels like a 4X. With tower defense and grand strategy bits, too. There's nothing else on the market remotely like this. More specifically, this is a game that you can either play solo, or in 2-8 player co-op. You always play against a pair of AIs, and you can configure an enormous amount of things about the experience.
AI War Expansions
We've got all 5 AI War expansions: The Zenith Remnant, Children of Neinzul, Light of the Spire, Ancient Shadows and the brand new (still in Beta) Vengence of the Machine.
All AI Wars expansions are available for Windows and Mac on Steam, DRM-free & Desura except Vengence of the Machine which is DRM-Free only at this point.
A Valley Without Wind
A 2D sidescroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and citybuilding. An adventure game that lets you free-roam a vast, procedurally-generated world. A Valley Without Wind defies genre stereotypes. Unlike other procedurally-generated games, you also get a logical progression in difficulty, plus helpful tips and checklists to guide your travels.
A Valley Without Wind is available for Windows and Mac on Steam, DRM-free & Desura.
A Valley Without Wind 2
A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games.
A Valley Without Wind 2 is available for Windows and Mac on Steam, DRM-free & Desura.
An Environmental Puzzle Game About Family, Grit, and Survival Grays roam the land, largely in the absence of human interference. These aren't your typical Zed -- theirs is a very different sort of apocalypse. Animals spontaneously transform into twisted, violent beings. The earth decays, collapsing into a network of abysses. The wilderness thickens....
Shattered Haven is available for Windows and Mac on Steam, DRM-Free and Desura.
Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new "streams" mechanic. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks.
Tidalis is available for Windows and Mac on Steam, DRM-Free and Desura.
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