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Vengeance of the Machine offers new tools (like Core Turret Controllers) and a new frontal-confrontation victory condition (Showdown Devices) to the player, 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. Also: 8 new AI types. 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, and more awesome music from Pablo Vega!

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Our Humble Bundle Weekly Sale, which kicked off last Thursday, has now surpassed 40,000 sales and $135,000 earned!

With three days* remaining in the sale (at time of writing), we're still trying to get the word out to everyone who might be interested in owning our entire catalog for a Lincoln and change. So special thanks to all those helping with the retweeets, facebook posts, and other methods of spreading the news -- it's massively appreciated.

There's been a nice outpouring of support from the press for the sale as well, along with some PAX previews on Bionic Dues and other new Arcen-related coverage to share:

The Game Design Round Table -- Episode #39: Skyward Collapse, AI and Business. With Chris Park
Indie Game Magazine -- Developer Chat: Chris Park On 'Skyward Collapse' Expansion 'Nihon no Mura'
Game Wisdom Podcast w/ Chris Park -- Bionic Dues and Don'ts with Skyward Collapse
The Diecast Podcast Episode #26 (A Valley Without Wind discussed)

Bionic Dues/Humble Weekly Sale

Somnambulant Gamer -- Bionic Dues: Mechs vs. the World
SquiiddishGaming -- Pax Prime 2013- Bionic Dues Gameplay!
PC Gamer -- See the first screenshots of Arcen’s next game: the roguelike-like Bionic Dues
Rock, Paper, Shotgun -- Arcen Anounce Bionic Dues, Do Humble Bundle
PC Gamer -- AI War, Skyward Collapse, and the rest of the Arcen catalogue are this week’s Humble sale
IndieGames.com -- The humble bundling of Arcen Games
VG247 -- AI War, Shattered Haven and more in latest Humble Weekly Sale
Examiner -- Arcen Games in this weeks Humble Sale
Just Press Start -- Humble Weekly Bundle Featuring Arcen Games!
Game Debate -- Humble Weekly Bundle From Arcen Games
EzPzJoystiq -- A Valley Without Wind 1 Humble BundleМаксим Соколов -- Humble Bundle Presents A Valley Without Wind 2

Skyward Collapse
A Bear In Clothing -- Skyward Collapse turns the god game genre on its head
Game Podunk -- Review: Skyward Collapse (9/10)
Video Games Uncovered -- Skyward Collapse Review (75/100)
Game Critics -- Skyward Collapse Review
Blackman'n Robin -- Skyward Collapse Review (3.5/5)
Nerd Maldito -- Skyward Collapse: A game about war and free will (Portuguese)
War Gamer -- Skyward Collapse Review (French)
Blue's News -- Skyward Collapse: Nihon no Mura Preorders
PC Games Network -- Skyward Collapse expansion Nihon no Mura on its way
Rock, Paper, Shotgun -- Skyward Collapse’s Nihon no Mura Expansion
PC Gamer -- Skyward Collapse to get first expansion, Nihon no Mura
VG247 -- Skyward Collapse Nihon no Mura expansion hits beta
IndieGames.com -- The Japanese join the Norse and the Greeks on Skyward Collapse
Gamer's Hell -- Skyward Collapse Nihon no Mura Released and Trailer
Game 4 Me -- Skyward Collapse expansion in beta and pre-order via website (Dutch)
Game Side Story -- An extension for Skyward Collapse (French)
Pixel Perfect Gaming -- Skyward Collapse: Nihon no Mura – Now Available for Pre-Ordering
Game Is War The Skyward Collapse Nihon no Mura Expansion Enters Beta (Spanish)
I Luv Games -- Skyward Collapse: Nihon no Mura Expansion Beta Pre-order
JayPlaysIndieGames -- Skyward Collapse Episode 4 The World Tree Returns

Everything Else
ZinthoGaming -- AI War: Building up the Home World
Various Ren -- AI War - Part 2: Swaphilia, the Love of Swapping my Bullets for their Systems
Infognito -- A Valley Without Wind 11 Co-op with Denox (Russian)
Kikiokyo -- Tidalis Adventure
My Play -- Tidalis Review (Italian) (8/10)

*Sale ends Thursday, September 12th at 11 AM Pacific.Originally posted: Arcengames.blogspot.com

The Humble Weekly Sale: Arcen Games

The Humble Weekly Sale: Arcen Games


Pay what you want for awesome games from Arcen Games. Support charity.

AI War Beta 7.002-7.005 "Hacked To Pieces" Released!

AI War Beta 7.002-7.005 "Hacked To Pieces" Released!


This one is the first significant update since 7.0. We usually like to let the game catch its breath for a moment after an official release as that gives...

AI War: First Four Years Postmortem (And By Extension Arcen History)

AI War: First Four Years Postmortem (And By Extension Arcen History)


Chris provides a very detailed breakdown of our history. A long read, but well worth it if you're interested in the business side of indie development.

AI War Four Year Anniversary Edition and Vengeance of the Machine Now Available

AI War Four Year Anniversary Edition and Vengeance of the Machine Now Available


We celebrate AI War's fourth birthday by launching the new Vengeance of the Machine expansion and the complete Four Year Anniversary edition -- as well...

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Got it to work finally. When you click on install and the pop-up w/ the Yellow caution sign appears, click the button below the drop down menu and it will take you to the game profile.
Another pop-up will appear, with the Title, Price and a button in red called "Play". Click on that, and it will begin downloading, then install shortly there after.

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From the Steam AI War Group, they posted the below about Arclight VotM keys:

Vengeance of the Machine keys & registration on Steam
Answers to questions regarding VotM keys from either the Arcen store or the Arclight Bundle:

1. If you ordered from the Arcen store and have not received an email from us, then probably you used a different email address than you're thinking of, and/or had a misspelling. Feel free to email arcengames at gmail dot com and we'll get you sorted with the proper installers.

2. If you ordered from the Arclight Bundle, hold tight -- we don't have your email address or any of that info anyhow, all that info is held by the IndieRoyale guys. We've gotten them the updated installers, and you should see the new installers show up in your account as soon as they have time to put it up.

3. Regarding Steam Keys for the Arclight Bundle, we do not have any yet but should have some soon. Once we do, then those will automatically be added to the IndieRoyale listing for your bundle; but again it takes time in transit each time. Valve gets them to us, we get them to IndieRoyale, IndieRoyale adds them to your account. I'd expect it to be a couple of days, sorry about that.

4. Regarding Steam Keys if you bought from our store, same note goes in terms of us not having them yet. But in that case it will be a matter of if you want one, just shoot us an email with a proof of purchase (as with Ancient Shadows) and we'll send you one back. We'll post when we have them.

Last edited by Josh "Spikey00" Y.; Jun 18, 2013 @ 12:32am

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I download from Indie Royal page, and install on desura's AI War Fleet Command folder. After finish installed, run the game and update.
It seem to work, setting up the game,you can select two ai trait to setup dual type ai.

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I started a thread about this in the official support forum. Feel free to leave a short comment about your problem there as well: Arcengames.com

Kind regards,

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Same error, Vengeance of the Machine shows up in my pc game account with the given keys but not in my Desura web account.
all the AI games have been sent to my Steam account except for Vengeance of the Machine but that one did not have a Steam key and that is strange why that is the one that does not work.

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Refreshed online account and tryed to install from there: game requsted does not have any autho. releses avalible to down load


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I can't get this to install either. Got it as part of the Indie Royale bundle.

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Aw man, no fix yet for this expansion : |
When will Vengeance of the Machine be available?

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It does not install "There are no available releases for you to play" I bought it with the Archlight bundle.

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me too :-(

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