AI War 2 v0.811 Released! “Transport Ships”

Release notes here.

At long last, transport ships in the style of the original game have been added to the sequel!  Except we implemented them in an even friendlier fashion here.  It may be possible to do some cheesy tactics with these since they load and unload instantly, but we’ll deal with that as the case arises.  I’d prefer not to make them cumbersome to use in that old style unless folks are really reporting that as needed.

As it stands, now a whole plethora of new and returning strategies are now possible: all the planet-hopping you want to do now works again, for instance.  Deep strikes… you name it.

This build also has a number of balance tweaks thanks to Puffin, and several bug fixes from Badger along with Risk Analyzer balance from him.

For those who missed the recent news, I am fully back at work now – yay!  If you were wondering what was up, I recently put together a video explanation of what happened.  I don’t go into a lot of detail, for privacy reasons, but there’s enough there to get the important pieces across.  Anyway, I’m back now and very happy about that.  Actually pretty happy in general, these days, which is good.

Continual thanks to Badger, Puffin, and Quinn for having held down the fort while I was away.

Problem With The Latest Build?

If you right-click the game in Steam and choose properties, then go to the Betas tab of the window that pops up, you’ll see a variety of options.  You can always choose most_recent_stable from that build to get what is essentially one-build-back.  Or two builds back if the last build had a known problem, etc.  Essentially it’s a way to keep yourself off the very bleeding edge of updates, if you so desire.

The Usual Reminders

Quick reminder of our new Steam Developer Page.  If you follow us there, you’ll be notified about any game releases we do.

Also: Would you mind leaving a Steam review for some/any of our games?  It doesn’t have to be much more detailed than a thumbs up, but if you like a game we made and want more people to find it, that’s how you make it happen.  Reviews make a material difference, and like most indies, we could really use the support.

Enjoy!

Chris

AI War 2 v0.810 Released! “Brace for Cross Planet Attack”

Release notes here.

This is an entire month’s worth of changes from the volunteer brigade, and the list of changes is far too long for me to fully address here.  But one thing that is almost a minor note inside the release notes list itself is the fact that CPAs are going to be properly coming for you now.  Eh… good luck with that!

On the plus side, lots of balance fixes also help, and spider turrets will do their job more effectively, and control groups now function like you’d expect from other RTS games.  Oh and Exogalactic Strikeforces are more freaky now.  And some dire guardians are new to make your life more difficult.  In general there’s just a huge amount here.

So!  Almost three months ago I wrote about troubles in my personal life, and then that really took me out of commission for longer than I ever expected it might.  I’ve recently put together a video explanation of what happened.  I don’t go into a lot of detail, for privacy reasons, but there’s enough there to get the important pieces across.

Continual thanks to Badger, Puffin, and Quinn for holding down the fort while I’ve been away.

Problem With The Latest Build?

If you right-click the game in Steam and choose properties, then go to the Betas tab of the window that pops up, you’ll see a variety of options.  You can always choose most_recent_stable from that build to get what is essentially one-build-back.  Or two builds back if the last build had a known problem, etc.  Essentially it’s a way to keep yourself off the very bleeding edge of updates, if you so desire.

The Usual Reminders

Quick reminder of our new Steam Developer Page.  If you follow us there, you’ll be notified about any game releases we do.

Also: Would you mind leaving a Steam review for some/any of our games?  It doesn’t have to be much more detailed than a thumbs up, but if you like a game we made and want more people to find it, that’s how you make it happen.  Reviews make a material difference, and like most indies, we could really use the support.

Enjoy!

Chris

Whatever happened to that Chris Park guy?

Right – so I took a 90ish day sabbatical from work. What the heck was that all about? I said I’d update you guys on that (and be coming back to work properly) in January, so here we are. This was a really tough video to make, but overall I’m doing well these days.

There is a new release that also just came out today, so things are getting back into gear production-wise, which is good.  That release is the cumulative work of the volunteers over the last month, they’ve been amazing.  Coming up this next week I will be able to actually get cracking on some creative work of my own, for the first time in basically a quarter.

Thanks again for your patience with me during this, everybody.  It really has meant a lot.