Thursday, May 16, 2013

Skyward Collapse Launches May 23rd for PC and Mac

PRESS RELEASE
Skyward Collapse Launches May 23
Unique turn-based god game to be priced at $4.99 for Windows PC and Mac OS X

Arcen Games is pleased to announce its turn-based god game Skyward Collapse is set to launch on Steam next Thursday, May 23rd.

How do you balance a war between towns 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 thriving landscape of villages against the threat of bandits and mythological powers?  Skyward Collapse places you into the role of The Creator, and frees you to tackle these problems your own way.

Create -- but not control -- gods, creatures, and artifacts from both Greek and Norse mythology.  The power you wield with these is immense.  Your task is to keep both factions alive until The Master calls you home -- but this is harder than it sounds.  Bandits, along with periodic Woes add to the variety of challenges that you'll face in any given game.  Every game plays out completely differently, and you'll need even the craziest of your powers in order to survive what lies in store.

A short trailer for the game can be viewed now, showcasing both sides of the fight. Additionally, Nick Trujillo of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search has created a series of web comics based on Skyward Collapse – the first of which is out now.

The Skyward Collapse OST was also just recently completed by composer Pablo Vega, and is now available for purchase through Arcen Games BandCamp page – where the entire soundtrack can be previewed online.

Along with the Steam launch, Skyward Collapse will also be made available directly through Arcen’s online store. If you’re a member of the press and are interested in a copy of the game, please contact: arcengames[at]gmail.com.

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 saw the release of The Zenith Remnant, the first two full expansions for AI War; as well as Tidalis, an innovative block-based puzzle with casual appeal and hardcore depth.

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/start of 2013 has been another busy time for the team, with AI War's fourth expansion Ancient Shadows launching, A Valley Without Wind 2 hitting 1.0, and Shattered Haven's releasing as well. The studio is currently working on its latest title, Skyward Collapse, for release in May.

Originally a one-man shop, Arcen Games has grown to have half a dozen part-time or fulltime contributors to its various titles. The team is also proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Child’s Play charity. For all the latest news, coverage and other musings, visit us on our website, Twitter and Facebook; as well as Arcen founder Chris Park's Games By Design blog.

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