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[Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:27:05 AM »
Originally posted: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2013/02/valley-2-beta-coverage-ahead.html

While Valley 2 makes its final preparations to transition from beta to 1.0 (launching February 18th), a lot of great coverage has poured in from both game blogs and video channels alike.

We've all been busy chatting it up with various publications about everything that's kept us busy in the early part of the year, and some very nice AI War coverage surfaced in the past couple weeks as well. It may have seemed like a long wait, with the expansion launching a few months back, but that's actually pretty typical for any AI War release. The game just demands some investment to play properly, so we really appreciate these reviewers for taking the time to play and write about it.

Some notable announcements coming up soon, including: release info for Shattered Haven, where we'll be traveling/demoing, and some other stuff the rest of the team would collectively strike me down for mentioning at this point.

Interviews, Podcasts, Previews, and Features
DealSpwn included the original A Valley Without Wind in its 2012 GOTY Awards Feature.

Chris is featured on Game Wisdom's latest podcast, discussing both Valley titles and Shattered Haven.

Pixel Perfect Gaming posted a preview of Valley 2, after taking a first look at the beta.

Chris was also interviewed by Indie Games Channel on Valley 2.

Examiner lists out its Five Reasons to Look Forward to Valley 2.

IGN included Valley 2 in its 50 PC Exclusive Games in 2013 feature.

Thanks to these sites for providing coverage of Valley 2
PC Gamer
Polygon
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
True PC Gaming
IndieGames.com
Blue's News
Indie Game Magazine
Cinema Blend
GameSpy
Worth Playing
Indie Statik
Games Radar
Indie Theory
Stick Skills
DSOGaming
Gamer's Hell
Softpedia
Steam Game Fans
Gaming Nexus
Inside Mac Games
Game Connect
Interesting Playing

AI War coverage
AI War: Ancient Shadows Review -- Indie Game Reviewer
AI War: Fleet Command Review -- Games Ajare (Spanish)

Video coverage
Indie Snapshot - A Valley Without Wind 2 [BETA]
A Valley Without Wind 2 - Co-op With SHYgaems
Let's Play : A Valley Without Wind 2 (BETA) Multiplayer
Meroka Plays A Valley Without Wind 2
A Valley Without Wind 2 - Let's Play and First Impressions Review [PC/MAC]
Cal Plays A Valley Without Wind 2 BETA
AI War - Luke VS Steam
Let's Play AI War Fleet Command [Deutsch][HD] (German)
Let's Take a Look! - A Valley Without Wind
Retrospective: A Valley Without Wind
A Valley Without Wind 2 (Doin' Nasty for Good)
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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 09:00:09 PM »
Some notable announcements coming up soon, including: release info for Shattered Haven, where we'll be traveling/demoing, and some other stuff the rest of the team would collectively strike me down for mentioning at this point.

This page that is linked above says "We expect to have the game ready for a public beta in late September, and we're planning on a 1.0 release in November."
I don't think it's still accurate.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 09:03:57 PM by zespri »

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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 09:17:39 PM »
It miiiight be, if they're taking a break from fixing all the things ;D

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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 04:46:24 AM »
Nope, just some poor housekeeping by us. Our attention will shift immediately to Shattered Haven, and the tidying up all of its loose ends, after Valley 2's launch next week. We're currently planning to launch the game next month.

Development has still been very active, with Zack acting as the lone man on an island until the rest of the team can move on from Valley 2.

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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 09:15:36 AM »
I've fixed that up, thanks!

And Zack hasn't quite been the lone man on the island -- I've done spots of coding as best I can over the last few months.  Any 2013 Saturday or Sunday without a Valley 2 patch probably was a Shattered Haven day, heh.
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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 09:38:21 PM »
True! It completely slipped my mind. Still, Zack sounded so lonely the last time we spoke. ;)

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Re: [Blog Post] Valley 2 Coverage Ahead Of Next Week's Launch
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 10:15:20 PM »
Yeah, he's definitely itching for that to be going full-steam with more of us, for sure. :)
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