Friday, 17 September 2010

The Arcen Games Problem

Arcen games are in a bit of a pickle by the looks of things, which is a sad situation for all of us. The creators of the very well received AI War, but the apparently poor selling Tidalis have revealed that they are not doing so well financially.

This is a real shame because Tidalis was such a well produced game it's a surprise it has not done as well. Is it because hard core gamers instinctively avoid puzzle games? Or because it didn't reach the right casual audience? There could be any number of explanations, but right now the important thing is how can the community help a struggling independent developer who is obviously capable of great things?

I made a few cheeky suggestions myself via email but I'm sure I won't be the one to think of the magical solution that will help so if you've got any ideas for the team, or fancy buying any of their wonderful games then why not pop over to their forums and spill em!

Here's a video of AI War (specifically the Zenith Remnant add-on) for those that have not yet seen it (or forgotten it!)

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