AI War 2 v1.332 Released! “The Extragalactic War Nears”

Several minor versions and a couple of beta versions have happened since Light and Shadow, the last one with a big writeup. Release notes for the most recent one are here.  So what’s been going on?

  • The visual updates for the game have continued apace.  There are still lot of videos on that, even more than last time.  There are also a number of sneak peeks at the art for ships in the first DLC expansion, which is coming (very) soon.
  • We’ve been working on the “extragalactic war” units for the AI, which are basically the super-units the AI is using in its larger war outside the galaxy.  It can’t be bothered to bring them back unless you really get a ton of super-units in certain fashions.  To not break existing balance, we’re being really conservative and only letting the weakest of these war ships appear in normal games at the moment.  The main use for these is for fighting against late-game Fallen Spire players in the first DLC; but it can be used with other factions and even mods, as a core base game feature, and we expect to roll that out to more factions in the base game as we can get testing feedback on that.
  • Various bugfixes and balance tweaks, as always.
  • The Macrophage are notably smarter, on high difficulties in particular.  Thanks, StarKelp!

More to come soon!

Please Do Report Any Issues!

If you run into any bugs, we’d definitely like to hear about those.

The release of this game has been going well so far, and I think that the reviews that folks have been leaving for the game have been a big help for anyone passing by who’s on the fence.  For a good while we were sitting at Overwhelmingly Positive on the Recent Reviews breakdown, but there have been a lot fewer reviews lately and so that has definitely had a material negative effect.  Go figure.  Having a running selection of recent reviews definitely is helpful, but at least we have a pretty healthy set of long-term reviews.  If you’ve been playing the game and enjoying  it, we’d greatly appreciate it if you’d drop by and leave your own thoughts, too.

More to come soon.  Enjoy!

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 super detailed, 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

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