Arcen Games’ Chris Park is the Energizer Bunny of game developers. It seemed like just yesterday that he wrote a dire assessment of his company’s future based on not enough of you jerks buying AI War and Tidalis. Seriously, why haven’t you gotten Tidalis? I love Bejeweled 3 too, but we’re not a bunch of casual soccer moms dinking around while the kids are at school. And don’t give me any of that guff about Tidalis being too complicated. It’s as easy or as complicated as you want it to be thanks to the exhaustive player options. That’s the beauty of Tidalis! If you don’t believe me, read this review some dude name “me” wrote.
Anyway, I’m not here to tell you about Tidalis again. I’m here because despite Park’s earlier dire assessment, AI War is a rampaging monster of ongoing post-release developer support, the likes of which we haven’t seen since, well, various other fantastic indie titles. But look at all the new stuff going into version 5.0, which will be available as a free update later this week. I don’t understand half of what that is, but it sure does make me think it would be a swell idea to revisit AI War. A whole new defender mode? I don’t know what that is, but I’m pretty sure I want to play it. I love it when version numbers shift on the left side of the decimal point!