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?

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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 -- 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 -- 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:

The Humble Weekly Sale: Arcen Games

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

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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...

The Arclight Bundle

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The Arcen games collection featuring AI War (+ all DLC), A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2, Shattered Haven and Tidalis.

Arcen Catalog Steam Sale, IndieFort Spring Bundle, and Full Indie Summit

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The Entire Arcen Library is 75% off on Steam until April 22nd, and AI War is part of GamersGate's IndieFort Spring Bundle.

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dirkson Aug 20 2012 says:

Oh no, you're making another one! Dammit, Acen, I LIKE my money; I do useful and responsible things with, like pay rent. Or I did, before you started making games! :D

You've done so well with the past expansions that there's no doubt in my mind that this one will be epic as well. I look forward to it!


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cupogoodness Sep 21 2012 replied:

Cheers dirkson. :)

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