Original: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2011/01/ai-war-light-of-spire-expansion-now.htmlThe Light of the Spire
Arcen Games is proud to announce the release of AI War: The Light of the
Spire, the game's biggest expansion ever. Available now for $10 through
and coming soon to digital distributors.
The expansion is packed full of new additions. The "Fallen
Spire" campaign brings in-game linear story elements to the title for the first
time, and culminates in a whole new way to win. Players
with minutes instead of hours should take to the new
Defender Mode, offering bite-sized timed games against crazy AI
Light of the Spire also brings 180 new ships, including the powerful
"Spirecraft" vessel class which stands as the second largest unit class in the game.
New music from composer Pablo Vega, new AI types, map types, bonus ship
classes, minor factions and quite a bit more packs the expansion to the brim. Prepare for a new war!
More information and a trailer can be found here, along with a comprehensive feature list: http://www.arcengames.com/w/index.php/aiwar-spire
AI War 5.0
Arriving alongside the LotS expansion is AI War 5.0, a
massive update free to owners of the base game. Version 5.0 refines the title by
taking the best of all past versions and blending them into the
definitive AI War experience. While the game will continue to grow and
evolve, 5.0 now serves as the foundation for the
With this update, nearly every combat ship in the game has been
rebalanced in an effort to integrate all the new units added over the
past year. Golems have been completely revamped and
the AI have received major intelligence upgrades such as more proactive
retreats, a network of core shield generators, and the new "stalking"
mechanic where it lies in wait until the player is at their most
Players should also be pleased with significant adjustments to overall
difficulty and the shortening of the early part of the game -- allowing
you to "get to the good part" faster. Not to mention tons of
performance improvements, as well as more of a general accessibility
regardless of what level of player you are.
Interested parties can read all the additions, improvements and changes in massive detail here: http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=AI_War_-_5.000_Release
Demos of both AI War 5.0 and Light of the Spire can be downloaded here: http://www.arcengames.com/w/index.php/aiwar-downloads
The demo can be unlocked into the full version of the game with a purchased license key.
About Arcen Games
Arcen Games entered the PC indie scene in 2009 with their cult classic AI War: Fleet Command, which was named the 40th best-reviewed PC game of the year by MetaCritic. Their second year was a busy one, seeing the release of The Zenith Remnant, the first full expansion for AI War; Tidalis, an innovative block-based puzzle with casual appeal and hardcore depth; and Children of Neinzul, a micro-expansion for AI War with all profits benefiting the Child's Play charity, of which Arcen is a platinum sponsor.
Light of the Spire is Arcen's first release of 2011, but fans of the company are also excited about the upcoming procedural adventure game known as A Valley Without Wind. Originally a one-man shop, Arcen Games has grown to have half a dozen part-time or fulltime contributors to its various titles.