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Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:36:55 AM »
http://christophermpark.blogspot.com/2013/03/exodus-of-machine-teaser-1.html

Exodus Of The Machine is a new strategic journey game by Arcen Games, set in the universe of the cult classic AI War: Fleet Command.  Lead a team trapped on a hostile planet and desperately pursuing a threat which could destroy humanity outright.

Vicious predators, clashing armies, and political intrigue stand in your way.  None can stand before your modern weapons, but where do you use your limited ammunition?  Do you resort to diplomacy, or native weapons?  Will you fall to disease or run out of food stores?  Can you get to the end in time?

Exodus combines Arcen's love of all things strategic within a framework reminiscent of our old favorite Oregon Trail.



This is a title we've been quietly working on.  It's "coming soon," which is a vague way of saying that it will be in 2013 but that we don't want to commit to a date yet.  We wanted to share a bit with you about what we're working on, but right now the above is all we're comfortable revealing.  We'll have something a bit more meaty for you next time!
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 10:52:53 AM »
So this is AI War+Oregon Trail? Sounds amazing. Looking forward to hearing more.
I can already tell this is going to be a roller coaster ride of disappointment.

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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:55:01 AM »
You have died of dysentery... and robots.

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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:23:51 AM »
You have died of dysentery... and robots.
We may have to use that in promotional materials.
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 11:24:13 AM »
You have died of dysentery... and robots.

That is awesome.  I am making a case to the staff to use that as the tagline for the game, now.  :D

EDIT: Ninja'd by Keith!
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 11:26:17 AM »
Glad I could help.  :)

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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 11:27:36 AM »
I literally laugh out loud every time I read that. :)
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 11:45:14 AM »
Hang on, in the universe of AI War!


This has my interest.


So, is this sort of the more "personal", down to earth (well, planet) side of the conflict, while the "legendary General" or whatever you play as AI War manages the large scale flight going on overhead in space?

This is a really cool idea!

Will there be continuity shout-outs/references from AI War for observant players of AI War to pickup?

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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 11:52:37 AM »
It's set in the same universe, not in the same timeframe.  Close, though.
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 11:53:00 AM »
Will there be continuity shout-outs/references from AI War for observant players of AI War to pickup?
You could say that.
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 12:05:24 PM »
Is it planned for Heavy cat to do the art on this one too? What sort of art-style is planned for it?

The description has a bit of an FTL vibe going for it as well.

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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 12:13:40 PM »
Is it planned for Heavy cat to do the art on this one too?
HCS did the art in the teaser image (except the logo which is temporary pending another design, where the spherical thing is adapted from the HCS piece and the text and stylization is from Chris).

And HCS is the main source of art for the whole thing, yes.

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What sort of art-style is planned for it?
Note the character's art style in the teaser.

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The description has a bit of an FTL vibe going for it as well.
A bit, though this is ground-based rather than space-based and is completely turn-based rather than having encounters play out in pausable-realtime.
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 12:17:37 PM »

And HCS is the main source of art for the whole thing, yes.


Considering that's the only thing I consider bad, the game is off to a great start.
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 12:30:34 PM »

And HCS is the main source of art for the whole thing, yes.


Considering that's the only thing I consider bad, the game is off to a great start.
Well, don't judge the studio by Valley2.  They were given some pretty tough requirements there.  And SH was intentionally retro; good if you like that kind of thing but I'm guessing you don't.

Anyway, what do you think of the teaser image above?  Specifically, do you like the character's art?  Do you like the background art?

If you don't like either, then this game is probably not going to work for you, but honestly I don't know what would that's at-all within our reach.

I'm not saying that bitterly or whatever, but I figure we should be clear with each other on this :)
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Re: Exodus Of The Machine Teaser 1
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 12:40:20 PM »
I sign in to the forums today to see two new game announcements. Do you like, ever NOT make games? :P