A passion project that never found its footing. But we thought the (very) early pieces of the game were cool, so we wanted you to have it for free. Run around, be a raptor, and kill robots!
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Mixed (59) - 67% of the 59 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 29, 2016
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October 17

After Two Long Years, AI War 2 Hits Early Access!



It's been quite a saga, if you've followed along all this time. All that extra time paid off!

At this point we have what fans have nearly-universally hailed as a worthy successor to the original classic. We still have plenty more to do prior to 1.0 in Q2 of 2019, but the game is ready to play now and we hope you'll come enjoy it and give us further feedback.

Pick up the game now for 10% off!

New To AI War?
The original AI War is widely considered one of the top strategy games of all time, with a central mechanic that no other title has replicated.

Humanity has already lost the war, and now you command the last remnants in a desperate campaign to take back the galaxy.

More than most strategy games, your actions have consequences: taking every minor outpost you see is a surefire way to alert the enemy and spell your own doom.

Strike smart, capture new technology, and bring down a foe that overmatches you in every way.

What's New In 2?
The sequel improves the UI, the graphics, the audio, and many of the core mechanics. It's an across-the-board upgrade.

But even more than that, it brings in new friends and foes alike -- large factions are now possible, with their own sophisticated AI, economies, and rules.

Marauders are now able to conquer territory, and build up their own bases if left un-checked. The nanocaust feeds on the strength of those around it, while the macrophage happily grows in the background, sending out spores...

Enjoy the classic human vs AI cage match, or expand to a much wider living galaxy.

25% off Loyalty Coupon!
If you own the original AI War, or The Last Federation, or Bionic Dues -- check your inventory on Steam! You may need to restart it, or log out and back in. Inside, you'll find a coupon for 25% off on top of the launch 10% discount. Both are only valid this week, so hopefully this isn't sitting in your inbox too long!



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Reviews

“This is so cool.”
AaronSayWhat

“Being a raptor and doing raptor stuff, always a good time.”
DemoStorm

“I wish I could have finished making this, but instead you can have it for free.”
Chris Park (Arcen dev)

About This Game

NOTE: This game is very unfinished and is free for you to enjoy because we thought what is there was fun and worth you being able to tinker with. We make no claim that this is a complete experience. It was a passion project for Chris, and a lot of time was poured into this, and we wanted to let you faff about with it. If you leave a review, then reviewing it based on what it actually is (a freebie tech demo) is appreciated.

  • Be a raptor, feel like one, and smash robots to bits.
  • Procedurally-assembled 3D environments set in a scenic futuristic dystopia.
  • Free release of an aborted Early Access title. We hope you enjoy it! Note that this is an AS-IS release, based on popular demand, rather than us taking it down completely.

Sell Me The Idea In One Sentence


If I have to convince you why being any form of dromaeosaurid is freaking awesome, then I'm not sure we can be friends. This game is carefully crafted to give you the closest possible feeling of being one of these glorious monsters -- then turning you loose to do fun stuff.

What’s The Point?


  • 1. For the pure fun of the thing. In 1993, a certain game let you be a raptor. The controls were iffy. The levels were short and static. It's very dated. Yet many of us still dust it off periodically -- just to be a raptor. Release Raptor gives you a far more satisfying, modern, dynamic experience.

  • 2. For a power trip. For speedrunning and finesse, you're on an invincible rampage. It's not about IF you can do it, but how WELL you do it. Your performance is evaluated, so mistakes still have consequences without interrupting the flow of the game.

  • 3. To play with kids. I want to be able to play this with my 5 year old son, but still have dismemberment (because that's cool). How to do that without blood or gore? Robots! Little robots = pouncing targets; giant mechs = dismemberment targets.

    Procedural Assembly

    What on earth do we mean by "procedurally-assembled?" Basically, we're using a very heavy mix of handcrafted content with procedural bits making it fresh each time.

    Creating unique and recognizable areas is a huge focus, because otherwise you get unimaginative "procgen blandness." Yuck! But we still wanted that sense of exploration, and so not chunk of level is present in every run, the layouts of the overall level (and where enemies are as well) varies quite a bit.

    NB: Yes, we know that’s not a velociraptor (and there should be feathers).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 64bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 64bit CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8xxx+, Radeon X2400+, or Intel G45+
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5 or later.
    • Processor: Dual Core 64bit CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8xxx+, Radeon X2400+, or Intel G45+
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may work
    • Processor: Dual Core 64bit CPU (2.2+ GHz Dual Core CPU or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8xxx+, Radeon X2400+, or Intel G45+
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
    • Additional Notes: Important: final specs may substantially differ, but this is our best guess for now.

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