The Creators Of AI War Bring You... 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 (should you need them). Choose for yourself how to prepare to face the vastly stronger Overlord. Complete a variety of missions to earn new spells, and/or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical crafting loot. Customize your characters with unique combinations of enchants and spells that change how you move, jump, and fight. Or rescue people and bring them back to your settlement so that they can then be sent on dispatch missions; you don't have to carry the burden of your fledgling civilization alone! You choose how to play, and the world adapts around you.

Report article RSS Feed AVWW: Top 100 Appreciation Giveaway, PAX East, and New Screens

Arcen Games would like to thank everyone for voting A Valley Without Wind into the IOTY 2011 Top 100 with an appreciation giveaway of our game. We also have new info on the major beta updates currently being implemented, and new screenshots as well. Plus a very exciting announcement for our game regarding PAX East.

Posted by cupogoodness on Dec 15th, 2011

A Valley Without Wind In IndieDB's Top 100

We're in the top 100 for this year's IOTY! Thanks to all who voted for us, it's truly appreciated. If you'd like to vote for us (possibly, again) this time around: You'll find us in the upcoming adventure section of the games list, just click vote on our game tab. Or just head over to AVWW's game page, scroll down to the voting prompt, and cast it that way. Thanks in advance for any and all support!

It really is an honor to be voted into the second round of this year's Indie of the Year competition. We feel privileged to be in the running beside dozens of top quality indie developers and their awesome games. While we're happy to get this far, that shouldn't imply that we'd like the ride to end just yet. Competition may be stiff, but we plan on giving it our best shot and hope to land one of the coveted spots in the final ten.

Appreciation Giveaway

That's right, we're running a second giveaway in as many weeks to show our appreciation for all the support received from the IndieDB community. It'll be the same rules as last time, and we'll be giving away a couples copies of AVWW, along with a copy of our puzzler Tidalis and our space strategy title AI War. See the rules at the bottom of the update to participate in the comment section.

Major Changes and New Screenshots

This past week our programmers have been in full power coding mode, implementing dozens (if not hundreds) of different ideas and discussions formed in the new brainstorming section of our forums. Big time changes and new stuff include: new health/mana subsystems, continents, mission system basics, reworked character/monster stats, and more. You can keep up with all the latest updates on our news blog.

To give a visual for some of this newness to those not running around in the full beta/demo, we've uploaded half a dozen fresh screens over in the images section on our game page.

See You At PAX East 2012

Our last big announcement today is that we've committed to, and confirmed our spot for PAX East 2012. MineCon was an absolute blast, and we learned a great deal from the experience. So we simply can't wait to head over to Boston in April with our game in tow, and do it all over again on a much bigger scale. Attendance last year for the event was just under 70,000! Certainly a bigger stage for us to step up to, and honestly your guess is as good as ours in regards to what game will be like four months from now. :P

Giveaway Rules

The way it'll work (per request) is we'll be giving out the keys as such: I (cupogoodness) will be commenting requests for a number between such and such, so I can use a RNG to pick a winner. If the winning number has been selected by more than one person than I'll renumber those who picked right and roll again. If no one picked the number that comes up, I'll find the number closet to--and you can go over (not PiR rules.) The threads are open until I edit the original post saying differently or close the thread with a bookend comment. Once closed, I'll figure out the winners, and deliver keys via private message. Thanks to all who participate!

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 15 2011, 7:26am says:

Reply to this comment with a number between 1-111 to enter for a chance to win A Valley Without Wind.

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RagnarokSkyx
RagnarokSkyx Dec 15 2011, 9:30am replied:

19 sorry now im replying to THAT comment

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Nvminder
Nvminder Dec 15 2011, 11:31am replied:

Ahh wrong comment.

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Flash112
Flash112 Dec 15 2011, 2:18pm replied:

69

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Recs
Recs Dec 15 2011, 10:12am replied:

23

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Imagamer45
Imagamer45 Dec 15 2011, 10:15am replied:

56

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CzloviekVoodka
CzloviekVoodka Dec 15 2011, 10:40am replied:

3

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WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 15 2011, 11:12am replied:

48

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Nvminder
Nvminder Dec 15 2011, 11:32am replied:

21

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TooMiserable
TooMiserable Dec 15 2011, 11:36am replied:

42

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muralhaeight
muralhaeight Dec 15 2011, 12:19pm replied:

9

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Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 15 2011, 12:35pm replied:

88

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ohlsson1995
ohlsson1995 Dec 15 2011, 12:47pm replied:

11

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Dec 15 2011, 1:30pm replied:

13 is my number

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Zalak123
Zalak123 Dec 15 2011, 1:43pm replied:

55

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Hannibal0
Hannibal0 Dec 15 2011, 2:37pm replied:

23

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idolminds
idolminds Dec 15 2011, 2:38pm replied:

81 (This is for AVWW, in case this reply ends up in the wrong area)

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Shardz
Shardz Dec 15 2011, 2:51pm replied:

7 is my number!

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Cydonian_Knight
Cydonian_Knight Dec 15 2011, 3:23pm replied:

84

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Highmist
Highmist Dec 15 2011, 3:53pm replied:

mmm...25
Good luck to all of you

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gregfriis
gregfriis Dec 15 2011, 5:35pm replied:

87

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FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Dec 15 2011, 5:55pm replied:

33

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Hawkheart
Hawkheart Dec 16 2011, 12:15am replied:

35

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SWLover123456
SWLover123456 Dec 16 2011, 1:04am replied:

33

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begedin
begedin Dec 16 2011, 3:59am replied:

22

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LLC
LLC Dec 17 2011, 4:13am replied:

36

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 20 2011, 1:17am replied:

This contest is now closed. The number generated is 44, that means TooMiserable is the nearest guess and wins a copy of A Valley Without Wind. Congrats and check your private messages!

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 15 2011, 7:26am says:

Reply to this comment with a number between 5-55 to enter for a chance to win Tidalis.

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CzloviekVoodka
CzloviekVoodka Dec 15 2011, 10:38am replied:

53

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WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 15 2011, 11:14am replied:

23

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Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 15 2011, 12:33pm replied:

8

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Zalak123
Zalak123 Dec 15 2011, 1:44pm replied:

54

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Shardz
Shardz Dec 15 2011, 2:53pm replied:

7 again is my number!

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FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Dec 15 2011, 6:32pm replied:

26

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SWLover123456
SWLover123456 Dec 16 2011, 1:08am replied:

50

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 20 2011, 1:22am replied:

This contest is now closed. The number generated is 18, that means WalterBR is nearest with a guess of 23. Congrats and check your inbox for your copy of Tidalis!

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness Dec 15 2011, 7:27am says:

Reply to this comment with a number between 9-99 to enter for a chance to win AI War.

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CzloviekVoodka
CzloviekVoodka Dec 15 2011, 10:37am replied:

17

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No_Frags
No_Frags Dec 15 2011, 11:08am replied:

50
..almost replied to correct comment,should be good enough

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WalterBR
WalterBR Dec 15 2011, 11:18am replied:

84

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416 Dec 15 2011, 11:30am replied:

69

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muralhaeight
muralhaeight Dec 15 2011, 12:18pm replied:

8

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Metalspy
Metalspy Dec 15 2011, 12:31pm replied:

38

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Recs
Recs Dec 15 2011, 12:31pm replied:

48

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ohlsson1995
ohlsson1995 Dec 15 2011, 12:44pm replied:

11

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Noxian
Noxian Dec 15 2011, 12:54pm replied:

81

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Zalak123
Zalak123 Dec 15 2011, 1:46pm replied:

55

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Zalak123
Zalak123 Dec 15 2011, 1:52pm replied:

(Making sure I got the right comment to reply to!) 55

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Hannibal0
Hannibal0 Dec 15 2011, 2:38pm replied:

23

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FullMetal358
FullMetal358 Dec 15 2011, 5:57pm replied:

33

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