And for their third outing, The Green Light Bundle brings… uh, well, something not quite related to Greenlight at all. Peculiar. Good stuff though, this (almost) complete Arcen Games lineup. Can’t go wrong with Bionic Dues and AI War: Fleet Command, after all, and Tidalis is definitely more fun than it looks. Also, that price tag.
AI War: Fleet Command (Windows, Mac, Linux) @ArcenGames
“You are outgunned. You are massively outnumbered. You must win.” These are your orders. Humanity has already fought its war against the machines — and lost. AI death squads stand watch over every planet and every wormhole, the few remaining human settlements are held captive in orbiting bubbles, and the AIs have turned their attention outward, away from the galaxy, to alien threats or opportunities unknown.
Bionic Dues (Windows, Mac, Linux) @ArcenGames
Bionic Dues is a tactical, turn-based roguelite with mech customization. Guide multiple classes of Exos through a variety of missions filled with enemy robots that are as buggy as they are angry. This is at least as bad as it sounds. Explore for loot, destroy key robotic facilities, and brace yourself for the final attack by your enemies… just as soon as they can pull it together.
Skyward Collapse (Windows, Mac, Linux) @ArcenGames
How do you balance — and indeed encourage — a war between factions without letting either side obliterate the other? How do you rule over gods, creatures, and men who refuse to obey you? How do you build a landscape of villages when bandits and mythology are conspiring to tear it down? Skyward Collapse places you into the role of The Creator, and frees you to tackle these problems your own way. Brought to you by the developer of the modern strategy classic AI War: Fleet Command, Arcen’s second full strategy title is equally unique (but far easier to learn): a turn-based 4x strategic god-game.
Tidalis (Windows, Mac, Linux) @ArcenGames
Tidalis is a block-based puzzle game with casual appeal, hardcore depth, and an addictive new “streams” mechanic. The game is brimming over with riffs and variants on that core mechanic with 20 game modes, dozens of special blocks and items, and 115 levels in the adventure mode alone. The basic rules of the game are this: blocks fall down into the board and have a color and an arrow direction. If a stack of blocks exceeds the height of the board, you lose. In order to clear blocks, you must right-click and drag paths through the arrows to set up chain reactions of like-colored blocks.
A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 (Windows, Mac, Linux) @ArcenGames
A modern take on the 16-bit era, A Valley Without Wind 2 blends a variety of mechanics across multiple genres, seamlessly bringing together the best qualities of old-school platform-shooters and turn-based strategy games. You choose how and where to explore via the world map, how to upgrade your character via mage classes, feats, and perks that you unlock, and how to battle the forces of evil every step of the way.
[The Greenlight Bundle: Arcen]