Arcen Games cult classic and ever-evolving space strategy title AI War: Fleet Command has been deeply discounted on Steam. For the next week the AI War Alien Bundle, a package that includes the base game along with AI War's first three expansions, is just $4.24/£2.99/4,24€. That's a ton of content, for a minuscule price.
The same 75% off discount is offered to the bundle's individual products as well. That includes the Children of Neinzul micro-expansion, which has all of its profits funneled directly to Child's Play. A donation will be made regardless of whether the content is purchased by itself or as part of the Alien Bundle, so the contribution will be tallied either way.
These offers end at 10 AM PST on Thursday, February 7th.
About AI War
AI War is a one-of-a-kind strategy game that plays like an RTS but feels like a 4X. With tower defense and grand strategy bits, too. You'll be wanting the demo to really know what we mean, there's nothing else on the market remotely like this.
More specifically, this is a game that you can either play solo, or in 2-8 player co-op. You always play against a pair of AIs, and you can configure an enormous amount of things about the experience. The AI is very excellent, and also an entirely unique concept. The longer you play, the more the AI will impress you, which is kind of backwards from most strategy games, right? We named this "AI War" for a reason.
You are outgunned. You are massively outnumbered. You must win. These are your orders.
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.
AI War's third and largest expansion Light of the Spire marked Arcen's first release of 2011, with the rest of the company's focus being devoted to their most massive project yet: A Valley Without Wind, which released in 2012. The end of 2012 has been another busy time for the team, with AI War's fourth expansion Ancient Shadows launching, A Valley Without Wind 2 reaching beta, and their recently announced top-down survival game Shattered Haven scheduled for release in the coming months.
Originally a one-man shop, Arcen Games has grown to have half a dozen part-time or fulltime contributors to its various titles. For all the latest news, media coverage, and some of our other musings, follow us on our developer and individual game pages on Reddit, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter; as well as Arcen lead Chris Park's Games By Design blog.