A Valley Without Wind

The Creators Of AI War Bring You...

A 2D sidescroller without a linear path. An action game with tactical combat and strategic planning. 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 arcane rewards, or roam the wilds to uncover secret missions and stashes of magical 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, recruiting them to help you in return.
You choose how to play, and the world adapts around you.


  • Travel alone or with friends across an ever-expanding world of dangerous creatures, powerful magic, high technology, and mysteries.
  • You have choice. The world of Environ is procedurally generated, and lets you go anywhere you see -- including right into the overlord's keep at any time. (Good luck with that.)
  • Environ is endless. When you save one continent from an overlord, a larger and more complex continent appears.
  • The game adapts to how you play: as you demonstrate your proficiency, monsters upgrade accordingly. Killed 100 bats? Okay, time for... bats on fire!
  • Crazy amounts of character customization. Combine a multitude of spells, enchants, and equipment to create specialized character builds.
  • Play as a long line of brave adventurers. It's not a question of IF your character is going to die, but WHEN. Any character that dies is permanently lost, but you keep all your inventory, enchants, and general progress in the game.
  • Become a community leader. Rescue NPCs, have them join your settlement, and construct buildings for them -- they may return the favor and help you.
  • Be a clever problem-solver. Challenges have more than one solution, each with its own pros and cons. You get to figure things out rather than just jumping through a set of hoops.
  • Difficulty levels give exactly the challenge you want, from casual to hardcore on both platforming and combat independently.
  • New updates are arriving all the time packed with additional content, improvements, and more.

The game has hit version 1.0 and is available now via Steam, the Arcen Store, and other digital distributors.

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0 comments by cupogoodness on Sep 9th, 2013

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

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A Valley Without Wind Beta v0.540 (OSX)

A Valley Without Wind Beta v0.540 (OSX)

Nov 7, 2011 Demo 0 comments

**Newly added Intro Mission packed** Environ has been shattered in the wake of an unknown cataclysm, with only small pockets of humanity left in its wake...

A Valley Without Wind Beta v0.540 (PC)

A Valley Without Wind Beta v0.540 (PC)

Nov 7, 2011 Demo 0 comments

**Newly added Intro Mission packed** Environ has been shattered in the wake of an unknown cataclysm, with only small pockets of humanity left in its wake...

A Valley Without Wind v0.5 (Beta) -- OSX

A Valley Without Wind v0.5 (Beta) -- OSX

Sep 26, 2011 Demo 0 comments

The Mac demo for Arcen Games' title A Valley Without Wind, a procedurally-generated 2D side-scrolling adventure of limitless proportions (currently in...

A Valley Without Wind v0.5 (Beta)

A Valley Without Wind v0.5 (Beta)

Sep 26, 2011 Demo 0 comments

A demo for Arcen Games' title A Valley Without Wind, a procedurally-generated 2D side-scrolling adventure of limitless proportions (currently in public...

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Kuruku May 2 2012, 3:16pm says:

The GamersGate version is listed as having "Other DRM". Does the Desura version have any form of DRM?

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cupogoodness Creator
cupogoodness May 5 2012, 1:16am replied:

One of the developer's here. Yeah, the only 'DRM' in our games is the simple licence key. The game will work across multiple platforms.

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kibertoad May 3 2012, 1:27am replied:

I think "The Other DRM" is simply a serial key with no caveats, so you are safe either way.

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Kuruku May 3 2012, 8:43am replied:

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. I just played the demo earlier today and saw it ask for a key to unlock the full version. :/

I did enjoy playing through the demo, though. For the most part, anyway. Lots of great ideas, with shades of Metroid, Castlevania, Terraria, and so on, in there, but for some reason, I just didn't really care for it all that much. Definitely not fond of the art style at all, I'm afraid, but the music certainly did much to make up for that. I can't say I see myself picking this one up any time soon, but if I'm lucky, maybe an Indie Royale in the future will coerce me into taking a second look. :P

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tigersfan Creator
tigersfan Jul 10 2012, 2:18pm replied:

Another dev here. Sorry, just saw this.

The main reason for the license key is actually not about DRM. It's about coding speed. Doing the license key allows us to have the same installer for demos and the full game. This way, we don't have to do any extra work to keep the demo up-to-date.

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SirPrimalform May 4 2012, 12:38pm replied:

Pardon me, but what's wrong with an offline serial? Back up code with game, never need the internet again.

Sources: Gog.com

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Jaketake Apr 23 2012, 11:52pm says:

Awesome game! I'm loving it so far. People should buy this one.

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BudokaiMR2 Mar 1 2012, 5:17am says:

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing the final version!

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Just2McMuffin May 2 2012, 7:30am replied:

I thought this was the final Version since its out on steam to...

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tigersfan Creator
tigersfan May 2 2012, 5:04pm replied:

It is final now. The above comment was from March. :)

+3 votes   reply to comment
Kanedoom Dec 4 2011, 6:41pm says:

Voted, and I will be watching this game, I will buy it if/when it is on steam.

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cupogoodness Creator
cupogoodness Dec 7 2011, 12:30am replied:

@Kanedoom Thanks! :D

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TooMiserable Oct 11 2011, 5:57am says:

I'm planning on pre-ordering this any day now, but I'm wondering... If this game does get on steam, will people who have already bought the game get a steam key? That'd be much appreciated.
I understand if you can't say anything about that yet, but it is something to keep in mind

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cupogoodness Creator
cupogoodness Oct 27 2011, 6:09am replied:


Already taken care of. :) All of our games have keys that work across all digital distribution platforms we're partnered with, including Steam.

We're hoping to get on Valve's service sometime in the next few months. Our first two titles are there, so we're hopeful.

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