I found out about this game after reading a review in PC Gamer, and tried the demo and loved it. So I was surprised that I couldn't find any mention of this game on these boards, even for being an indie title. So I felt the need to make a thread for it.What is it?
AI War could best be summed up as a 2d Space 4x RTS Tower Defense game. Its all about amassing huge armies to conquer huge galaxies while regularly fighting off progressively huger waves of AI ships coming to wreck your shit, conveniently monitored by an AI Progress statistic that goes up as you piss them off more. The goal is to find and destroy 2 AI opponents homeworlds amidst a procedurally generated galaxy consisting of 10 to 120 planets. It sounds simple, but it gets pretty epic fast. To be honest I have only played the demo, but its enough to convince me that I want to buy the game.
Oh, and it has co-op up to 8 players, but no competitive play. It is called AI War after all.Where can I try this aforementioned demo?
The developer, Arcen Games, has the 90mb demo on their website
. It lets you play through the tutorials, and up to 1 game hour of the campaign mode previously described. The Intermediate Tutorial included is basically a small guided non-random 10 planet Campaign and is fairly lengthy, which gives you a decent feel for the idea behind the game.When does it come out?
It already is! Currently already available on GamersGate and Impulse, or on the developers website, its 20 bucks. However its also coming to Direct2Drive and Steam by the end of the month. Only reason I haven't bought it yet is because I am waiting for the Steam release with steam achievements and everything. I just like buying my shit on Steam when given the option.The Pictures!
Make with the discussion!