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Games => A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 => Topic started by: x4000 on February 18, 2013, 01:08:45 PM

Title: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: x4000 on February 18, 2013, 01:08:45 PM
Original: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2013/02/valley-2-official10-game-launch-released.html

This one brings us finally to the release build of the game!  Included in this are some camera improvements, 50 new achievements, and the end-of-game cutscenes.

I'm running a bit behind on actually getting our trailer up on youtube, getting our local store page updated, new installers online, and so forth, but that will happen later today.  Also later today I'll do a 1.001 release that will include the proper list of players who made contributions during the beta period (like we have for the alpha).

But in the meantime, the game is now fully out on Steam, and 25% off to boot!

Enjoy!

This is a standard update that you can download through the  in-game updater itself, if you already have any version of the game.  If you have the beta on Steam, it will automatically update for you.  When you  launch the game, you'll see the notice of the update having been found  if you're connected to the Internet at the time.  If you don't have the standalone game, you can download that hereIf you already own the first game, just use your existing license key to unlock the sequel for free!
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Penumbra on February 18, 2013, 01:13:30 PM
Congratulations guys!!! A wonderful accomplishment.
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: nas1m on February 18, 2013, 01:17:39 PM
Congrats by me as well! I wish you only the best of luck that this one really goes through the roof! Can't wait to see what you guys still have up there in your sleeves = )!
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Crimsoneer on February 18, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
Well done!  Now get the new trailer up, the current one is really ancient at this point :P
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Pepisolo on February 18, 2013, 01:19:47 PM
Congrats! I don't think you could have accomplished any more in the development time you had. Hopefully the game will be received well and sales will be good for you guys.
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Aklyon on February 18, 2013, 01:20:07 PM
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This one brings us finally to the release build of the game!
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Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Ashnal on February 18, 2013, 01:38:43 PM
Congrats! Now I can attempt my friends to buy a copy and play multiplayer with me :D
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: madcow on February 18, 2013, 01:42:50 PM
Congrats!  Does that mean you guys get to take a weekend off now ;)
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Psyren on February 18, 2013, 01:44:23 PM
Congrats :D

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Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: tigersfan on February 18, 2013, 01:57:30 PM
Congrats!  Does that mean you guys get to take a weekend off now ;)

Nope! Gotta get Shattered Haven out! :)
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Platypus on February 18, 2013, 02:19:27 PM
Congratulations on the release! It's been really fun playing Valley 2 and seeing it come together in the last few months. The Strategic bits especially are some of my favorite parts of the game now.

I frankly don't know when you fellas find the time to sleep.
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Logorouge on February 18, 2013, 02:46:59 PM
Congratulations on the 1.0 release! Wish you guys lots of profits with this one.
I can't even imagine how much coffee was used to make this game!
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: KingIsaacLinksr on February 18, 2013, 03:04:54 PM
Congrats, looking forward to playing this game fresh without having participated in the BETA this time. My first Arcen title in that regard ;). Now get some rest and get ready for Shattered Haven =).

Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Coppermantis on February 18, 2013, 03:09:15 PM
Hooray!
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Pepisolo on February 18, 2013, 05:05:20 PM
I feel a bit stupid saying this because you're almost certainly aware (maybe you need to wait for it to be updated by steam or something), but the old beta trailer is the one showing on steam. Needs updating... there, said it.
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: tigersfan on February 18, 2013, 05:08:51 PM
I feel a bit stupid saying this because you're almost certainly aware (maybe you need to wait for it to be updated by steam or something), but the old beta trailer is the one showing on steam. Needs updating... there, said it.

Yeah, thanks. We sent the new one to them today. Sometimes it takes them a bit to update that stuff. But, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: x4000 on February 18, 2013, 06:55:25 PM
Thanks for the congrats, all!

We're definitely really relieved and excited about this internally.  This turned into a much longer project than intended when we set out for it, but I'm also much prouder of this than I thought I would be.  I think we've hit a new level of polish on all levels with this one.

(And yeah, the screenshots and trailer on steam are both outdated right now; we're really hoping they get those up today, but at least the marketing copy and listing capsules and headers are all updated.)

I'm also really excited to finally get to finish of Shattered Haven, now that all my time isn't being consumed with Valley 2.  Shattered Haven has been an off-and-on thing for me since 2008, and it's shaping up really well.  Beta for that might start as soon as within the next few weeks, but we'll see.  It's a bit surreal to have two giant games closing in on completion in such temporal proximity to one another, heh.

And then beyond that... we have some really cool other stuff we're cooking up for later in the year.  It's been since 2010 that we worked on anything other than AI War, Valley, or Shattered Haven.  And 80% of that time was spent on Valley 1 & 2 alone.  So it's really exciting to be able to branch out again.  I'm really looking forward to doing some games that aren't quite so huge, but that really focus on polishing some specific mechanics out the wazoo.  Yay variety!

But at the moment I'm just super excited about Valley 2.  Amazingly, after all these months, I still really love playing it, too, which is a great sign.  That happened with me with AI War as well, but not Valley 1.  I take that as a really, really good sign. :)
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Winge on February 18, 2013, 09:33:13 PM
Yeah, this is one game that I can see picking up every now and again just for the fun of it.  In addition to playing it a lot over the last few days, of course.  Definitely hope the launch and reviews go well for you, AVWW2 is a very enjoyable game!
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: danterules on February 19, 2013, 03:09:10 PM
very happy with how 1.0 has turned out , well done
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: x4000 on February 19, 2013, 09:16:23 PM
Thanks folks!

New one: http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,12493.0.html
Title: Re: Valley 2 Official1.0 "Game Launch!" Released!
Post by: Cyborg on February 19, 2013, 09:30:50 PM
Congratulations.