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.
It has been nine years since That Day when it all started. Pockets of humanity still exist, but are ignorant of one another. Within these isolated havens people try to live as best they can -- for even in a world so broken and dark, daily life must go on.
Darrell and Mary Williams were able to build such a life inside a five-acre fenced yard out in the country. They were even secure enough in their isolated compound that they had a daughter five years after the zombie-like grays appeared.
Life carried on as normally as it could, until another refugee on the run is killed during a nearby attack. Her son is saved and taken in by the Williamses -- who do not realize that this kind action will destroy their home and threaten their entire family. They find themselves caught in the midst of a struggle between two eldritch horrors, and the path to survival is anything but clear.
This game works a bit differently from our other titles. In our prior titles, a simple license key check was required. This let us have a demo that could be turned into the full version via the classic shareware fashion, and it let players register their games via the CD key on Steam. However, it also barred us from certain distributors that require games to be completely DRM-free, and was a mild annoyance. With this game, therefore, we're giving it a shot as 100% DRM-free. This means no CD key, and you get a secure download of the game once you buy it. We can't yet confirm that the game is coming to Steam, but assuming it does then we'll give steam keys to anyone who wants one who orders the game directly from us during the preorder period only.
COMPATIBLE OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows XP SP2 or later
Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5 or later.
Linux is not fully supported by Unity 3D, the engine Shattered Haven runs on. However, all of our games tend to work great under WINE.
1 GB RAM (2GB recommended)
500 MB Hard Disk Space
1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution (1024x768 recommended)
Graphics card must support 1024x1024 textures (most 32MB and up graphics cards do).
Steam Sale: Entire Arcen Catalog 75% Off
Steam's put the whole lot on sale this time, and I mean everything. For the next week, you'll find the entire Arcen library slashed down to very low prices. Sale ends April 22nd.
IndieFort Spring Bundle
Looking for something a little less Arcen-centric? AI War is in the latest deeply discounted GamersGate bundle, teamed with Sanctum, Zigfrak, Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader, and Underrail (currently in alpha). The offer is available now through April 21st, and will add bonus content as such as AI War and Sanctum DLC if specific sales milestones are reached.
Full Indie Summit
I'll be spewing my nonsense at the Full Indie Summit in Vancouver, BC this Saturday (April 20th). More specifically, I'll be giving a talk on indie game marketing plans. If you're local to the area and are interested in checking it out, definitely stop by and make sure to say hello. The event goes from 10 AM - 4 PM, and admittance is dirt cheap ($10 Canadian) -- plus I hear there's a mixer or two going on afterwards. Should be good fun!
New Game Page Landings
I've set-up a host of new fan pages for Shattered Haven, Exodus of the Machine, and Skyward Collapse -- for those interested in receiving game updates on sites like Twitter, Reddit, and others of the sort.
Press and Video Coverage
Plenty to share with the teasing of our two new titles, along with coverage still coming in hot from our recent releases as well.
PC Gamer: AI War developer announces Skyward Collapse, a turn-based 4X god game
Indie Retro News: Developers of AI War announce Skyward Collapse : turn-based 4x simulation god-game
PCGamersN: Skyward Collapse is a turn-based, 4x peacekeeping mission from AI Wars’ Arcen Games
VG247: Skyward Collapse is a turn-based 4X god-sim in the works at Arcen Games
RPS: Arcen’s Next Game Is Skyward Collapse
Strategy Core: A Godly Conundrum
Games.on.net: Arcen Games’ Skyward Collapse combines 4X, god sim and diplomacy
GamersBook: Another new title from Arcen Games
Gamer.no: Unique god game from AI War-makers (Norwegian)
Riot Pixels: AI War developer will release an unusual "simulator of God" (Russian)
Playground.ru: Arcen Games has announced turn-based god sim Skyward Collapse (Russian)
GameLand.ru: Skyward Collapse - another project from the developers of AI War and A Valley Without Wind (Russian)
Gry-Online: Skyward Collapse - creators of AI War announced (Polish)
Tyrant & Ogre: Arcen Games Announces New Game, Skyward Collapse
GamePlanet: A Valley Without Wind studio announces turn-based god game
TierraGamer: Exclusive Interview with Arcen Games - Creators of Haven Shattered (Spanish)
Gert Lush Gaming: Shattered Haven Review
Broken Analog: Shattered Haven Review (9/10)
Co-Optimus: Shattered Haven Co-Op Review (3.5/5)
Game Debate: Shattered Haven Review (7/10)
Edge Online: Shattered Haven review (6/10)
Z-Giochi: Shattered Haven Review (6/10) (Italian)
GameSpot: Shattered Haven Review (5/10)
Hooked Gamers: Shattered Haven Review (7/10)
IndieGameMag: Shattered Haven Review (65/100)
IndeeGames.cz: Shattered Haven Review (4/10) (Czech)
Game4Me: Shattered Haven PC Review (74/100) (Dutch)
IndieGameReviewer: Shattered Haven Review (2/5)
JustPressStart: Shattered Haven Review
Cross Platform Gamers: Shattered Haven Review
Technology Tell: Shattered Haven launches for Mac/PC
InsideMacGames: Enter A Shattered Haven at MGS
Northernlion: Let's Look At: Shattered Haven! (Video)
AtherGames: This Can't Be Real! - First Look at Shattered Haven (Video)
TekkorGJC: Shattered Haven - Quicklook (Video)
KingIsaacLinksr: King's Shattered Haven (Video Series)
MrAmnesiaGameplay: Shattered Haven (Video)
Scheele Plays Shattered Haven (Video)
TheCometCE: Indie Spotlight - A Valley Without Wind (Video)
Psenci: Testing Testing - Episode 50 - Shattered Haven (Video) (Spanish)
NewGames357: Shattered Haven (Video) (Russian)
Gamasutra: Design Debate: Risky Rewards or Rewarding Risk?
Y3K Games: A Valley Without Wind 2 Review (Video)
Infognito: A Valley Without Wind (Video Series)
Weatherford Sons: A Valley Without Wind 2 - Let's Play (Video)
Stry's 1000 Game Steam Stream - [A] Valley Without Wind (Video)
ChthonicOne: Playing AI War with The Irritable Canadian (Video)
Originally posted: Arcengames.blogspot.com
Latest tweets from @shattered_haven
Shattered Haven 1.010 "Squid Anomaly" Released -- Important bug fix for users with unusual framerates, minor tweaks T.co
Apr 16 2013, 11:05pm
Just What Is This "Shattered Haven" Thing, Anyway? T.co
Mar 18 2013, 12:27pm
Shattered Haven 1.0 -- Final touches on Alden Ridge, Ganan Fields, and final boss fight T.co
Mar 18 2013, 10:38am
Mar 13 2013, 10:14pm
New Videos showing off the game's intro and some gameplay. -- T.co
Mar 10 2013, 8:25am
Shattered Haven beta is out now T.co
Mar 8 2013, 5:18pm
A dozen new Shattered Haven screenshots! Launch fast approaching... T.co
Mar 7 2013, 10:33pm
@Anubis_666 Hoping for a beta release in November. :)
Oct 30 2012, 2:07pm
Shattered Haven Playable Tomorrow at GameCity -- T.co
Oct 25 2012, 9:40am
Evolution Of Shattered Haven -- T.co
Sep 18 2012, 1:18pm