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Offline Junkhead

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This game is seriously f'kin awesome
« on: February 07, 2010, 04:01:04 PM »
I just made an account here so I could post this.

Tried the demo of this game on Steam, after reading about the premise, and after the 3 hour limit for the campaign came up, I decided that I definitely wanted this game.  I bought it and the expansion right then and there, and holy crap!  This is definitely one of the best games out there, IMO.

Just wanted to thank all the awesome devs here at Arcen Games for creating this game.  The way the AI acts, it's like I'm working with a piece of art, instead of just playing a game. It's almost like the AI has the ability to feel threatened!  I don't think I've ever had such an intellectually engaging match with a computer before.  I actually *feel* like a commander of an army after playing this xD.

I think my favourite moment was when I decided to send a nuke through the last stronghold the AI had set up... it was like tossing a baseball bat at a beehive  :D should have seen the look on my face when I saw 900 core-level ships streaming out of there heading DIRECTLY towards my territory after that!  If I hadn't destroyed the last AI in time, I'd have been toast!  They were maybe 1 jump away from my home world when I blew that thing up.

So yeah, keep those expansions coming, please!  I'm absolutely thrilled by this, and I can say that this was easily the best $30 I've spent all year (game + expansion xD).  Thank you so much!

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Re: This game is seriously f'kin awesome
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 04:13:54 PM »
Welcome to the community, Junkhead!

Glad to hear you're enjoying the game so much. You have Chris Park (x4000 on the forum), CEO of Arcen Games and Lead Developer of AI War to thank for the AI. You might be interested in reading some of his 'Designing Emergent AI' series of articles if you want to gain some insight on its creation/workings - http://arcengames.com/forums/index.php/board,5.0.html

Very cool story - the AI is definitely a dangerous opponent and has snatched victory away from me at the last moment on numerous occasions. :)

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Re: This game is seriously f'kin awesome
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 04:24:36 PM »
Thank you for the link!  I had no idea you guys published articles, too.  As a CS student, I'm very interested in this kind of stuff, and I think it's awesome you guys are nice enough to let the world know how you guys work.

And I forgot to mention in my original post another thing I loved about the game: the MUSIC.  It's so perfect for the setting!  I have one of the tracks stuck in my head right now, actually xD.

Thanks for welcoming me!

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Re: This game is seriously f'kin awesome
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 04:44:07 PM »
Thank you for the link!  I had no idea you guys published articles, too.  As a CS student, I'm very interested in this kind of stuff, and I think it's awesome you guys are nice enough to let the world know how you guys work.

Cool stuff. Feel free to contribute your thoughts or ask any other questions you might have - many of the staff are very active on the forums.

And I forgot to mention in my original post another thing I loved about the game: the MUSIC.  It's so perfect for the setting!  I have one of the tracks stuck in my head right now, actually xD.

Pablo Vega, the composer of all the game's music and also many of its sound effects, will be pleased to hear that! I particularly like some of the new expansion tracks.

Thanks for welcoming me!

No problem! :)

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Re: This game is seriously f'kin awesome
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 12:45:09 PM »
Many thanks, Junkhead!  Glad you're enjoying the game so well, and the music as well. :)
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