Arcen Games is proud to announce the public beta release of their procedurally-generated 2D sidescrolling adventure game A Valley Without Wind, now available for PC and Mac.
Interested parties are encouraged to try out the sizable demo, which gives players a limitless amount of time to play, but locks Civilization Level once Level 6 is reached. The even more curious can get instant access to the full version of the beta by pre-ordering the game ahead of its official release in early 2012. Those who do so in the early going will net a 50% discount off the launch price.
To celebrate the major milestone, a brand spanking new trailer is now available to view. Bump it up to 1080p for best results. For the uninitiated, please refer to the new Getting Started Guide for the game (strongly suggested!), and make sure to look over Locales and Enemies for a better clue on what's waiting in Environ.
A Valley Without Wind is currently in beta and as such is still very much in development. The game continues to evolve, with new content and improvements added nearly every weekday. Follow the game and its updates/discussions on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.
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, and now the company has shifted its focus and excitement to the development of 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. For all the latest news, media coverage, and some of our other musings, follow us on our developer and individual game pages on Facebook or on Twitter: @ArcenGames.