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A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2 Dual Pack only 76p

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BuzzDuraband
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A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, Greenman Gaming, Steam

A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2 Dual Pack only 76p

Greenman Gaming are at it again! Another stonking birthday celebration sale sees the £29.99 Steam listed A Valley Without Wind 1 and 2 Dual Pack for only 76p!

You will need to use the current discount code 'HAPPY5-THBIRT-HDAY20' to reduce the already fantastic price of 94p, but hey, every penny counts.

Pay what you want for A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 on IndieGameStand

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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A Valley Without Wind, PC games, PGFRPSRPSS

Pay what you want for A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 on IndieGameStand

We love A Valley Without Wind here at Dealspwn, even if it's hard to describe. I originally labelled it as a "PGFRPSRPSS" (procedurally generated free-roaming side-scrolling platforming strategic role-playing survival simulation) set in a unique, random and colourful world, while its sequel is more polished and focused. Either way, you can get both games for £0.17 minimum on IndieGameStand, or £0.67 for Steam keys!

COMPETITION | WIN Skyward Collapse, AI War, A Valley Without Wind 1 + 2, Shattered Haven & Tidalis! [CLOSED]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Dealspwn
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A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, AI War, Arcen Games, Bionic Dues, Competition, Shattered Haven, Skyward Collapse, Tidalis

COMPETITION | WIN Skyward Collapse, AI War, A Valley Without Wind 1 + 2, Shattered Haven & Tidalis! [CLOSED]

Bionic Dues is out today: a sensational strategic mech Rogue-lite that gives you fifty days to save a city from a robotic revolution or die trying. Boasting tough decisions, a stonkingly replayable campaign and addictive mech customisation, this is yet another superb indie indie offering from one of the most innovative studios in the industry.

"Bionic Dues delivers tough decisions, sweeping tactics and enormous mech battles; packing massive replayability and unpredictability into its budget price point," we wrote in our 8/10 review. "A 'Rogue-lite' to remember and to savour through numerous scorched-earth defeats and hard-won victories."

So to celebrate, Arcen Games have graciously provided us with FOUR COPIES OF THEIR ENTIRE BACK CATALOGUE TO GIVE AWAY!

That's right, folks, we've got four Steam codes for Skyward Collapse, AI War, A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, Shattered Haven & Tidalis just waiting to be won! Which means that you can become a magic-wielding legend, zombie survivor, space fleet commander, put-upon God and mastermind all from the comfort of your armchair.

Getting involved couldn't be easier. To be in with a chance, simply drop us a line in the comments box below and tell us whether you'd rather be a badass Mech pilot, space fleet commander, zombie or God - and why!

The four winners will be chosen at our discretion (based on how much they make us laugh, think or both) or randomly if it's too close to call. Be creative! Competition closes Tuesday 15th October at 17:00. Winners will be notified and sent their codes by email - please be sure to use a correct email address.

This competition is now closed. Thanks for taking part, everyone! The winners will be notified and sent their codes by email shortly - please keep an eye on your spam filters just in case.

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 | £2.37 | Steam | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Indie Games, PC games
A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 | £2.37 | Steam | PC

Arcen Games' entire Steam catalogue is on sale this week, including this fanastic price for two of their headline acts. The original game was a divisive (but brilliant, in our opinion) mash-up of platforming, exploration and civilization building, and its sequel added deeper strategy into the mix.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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A Valley Without Wind, Best Indie Game 2012, Dear Esther, Defender's Quest, FTL: Faster Than Light, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Hotline Miami, Lone Survivor, Thomas Was Alone, Torchlight II, Vessel

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Selecting the best indie game of 2012 is no easy task, and not just because there are so many fantastic titles to choose from. As independent and boutique gaming continues its meteoric rise, it's getting harder and harder to define what the word 'indie' really means. Is it one man in his bedroom or garage? A relatively large team with a multi-game deal from a major publisher? What was once an ostracised segment of games development has become a massive part of the mainstream market, and a force to be reckoned with over the coming years.

We've taken the decision to include Fez and Journey in 'Best Download/Marketplace Game', which went live earlier today, simply because the competition is more relevant in that category.

So, down to business... and Merry Christmas!
NB. Click on the thumbnails for price comparisons and the game's title for the relevant review where available.

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Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

A Valley Without Wind

A Valley Without Wind is enormous, life-affirming and brilliant. Enormous randomised worlds, tight platforming gameplay and infinite scope for exploration made for an addictive indie classic.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Dear Esther

Though only a 'game' in the most tenuous of senses, this interactive oddity still gives us pause for thought and introspection. Dear Esther may be maddeningly surreal and abstract, but we'd urge you to give it a go.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Defender's Quest

One of the very first indie games of 2012 proved to be one of the very best. Defender's Quest managed to perfectly fuse RPG and tower defence mechanics into a gloriously compelling experience, which we're still dipping into eleven months after launch.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

FTL: Faster Than Light

If you love roguelikes, space operas and always dreamt of being the one in the big chair saying "Make it so!" then this is the game for you. FTL is massively replayable, hugely rewarding and genuinely thrilling at times. Engage!

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a sleazy, shocking, often unpleasant and thoroughly worthwhile use of a few hours. Dennaton Games' "f*ck 'em up' is as compelling and exhilarating as it is brutally raw.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Lone Survivor

A one-man masterclass in effective survival horror design. Utterly tense, disturbing and unforgettable despite its two-dimensional trappings.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone is a bona fide indie masterpiece that reminds us that you don't need glitzy graphics to create relateable characters with meaningful depth. A minimalist triumph.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Torchlight II

Runic Games may have less than 40 developers on staff, but they delivered what is perhaps the best loot grinder since Diablo II. Practically perfect in every way.

Game Of The Year Awards 2012 | Best Indie Game

Vessel

A truly superior puzzler and one of 2012's most cruelly under-rated games. Massive quantity and exceptional quality made for a truly wonderful purchase, brought home with exquisite art direction and liquid modelling.

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A Valley Without Wind Sequel Announced - Will Be Free For Existing Players

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, Arcen Games, Awesome, Indie Games

A Valley Without Wind Sequel Announced - Will Be Free For Existing Players

Arcen Games has announced that the sensational platformer hybrid A Valley Without Wind will be receiving a full sequel. Existing customers will get it for free, while newcomers can buy both games for the price of one.

Is this awesome? Yes. A Valley Without Wind 2 promises a new isometric world to explore, improved procedural generation, an expanded city building element, unique characters, classes and more. We've got the details below.

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A Valley Without Wind Getting Massive Art Overhaul

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Indie Games, PC games

A Valley Without Wind Getting Massive Art Overhaul

Arcen Games have announced that A Valley Without Wind (their magnificent platform/adventure/civilization building hybrid) will be receiving a major graphical overhaul in due course, with work outsourced to Heavy Cat Studios. All without resorting to a Kickstarter.

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Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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A Valley Without Wind, Atom Zombie Smasher, Blocks That Matter, Saints Row: The Third, Sanctum, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Steam Summer Sale 2012, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, The Hitman Collection

Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

Regardless of whether your wallet needs a break or not, Steam have done the old switch-a-roo and given us nine more deals for today. Here are the bargain-based highlights from the current line-up.

Saints Row: The Third | £7.49

The crime-filled sandbox of ridiculousness that is the third entry in the Saints Row series may have been cheaper in the past (not by much though) but this is the lowest price for the PC version at the moment.

Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

Serious Sam 3: BFE | £7.49

It may be the go-to deal price for this one now, but Steam’s current offer the best around by a fair margin. Considering we named it our Best Shooter of 2011, you should probably give it a go. Plus, you can also upgrade to the Deluxe Edition for some extra good for just £1.74. Bargain.

Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

The Hitman Collection | £3.74

Hitman: Blood Money may well be on the front page for £1.49, but you can get both Hitman 1 + 2 with it for under £4 with this collection. Sadly Hitman: Contracts isn’t included here, but there’s still plenty of assassination action from the Bald One to keep you busy until Absolution comes out.

Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

Indie Bundle IV | £6.99

And finally, we’ve got yet another bundle of indie-based goodness to tempt you with. Today’s games are A Valley Without Wind, Atom Zombie Smasher, Blocks That Matter, Sanctum, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

Steam Summer Sale Daily Deals Round-up | 15th July

Missed yesterday’s deals? Don’t fret, you’ve got until tomorrow morning to take advantage of their reductions. For the full list of offers currently available be sure to check out the front page of Steam here.

A Valley Without Wind Gets Massive Content Update

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Indie Games, Patch, PC games

A Valley Without Wind Gets Massive Content Update

Is an infinitely big procedurally-generated world just not big enough for you? Do you need hundreds more rooms, more enemies, bosses, missions, elites, spells and enchants? If so, A Valley Without Wind's latest patch (v. 1.1) has got what's yours. Arcen Games' innovative genre-bending platform/RPG/adventure game is now even larger, which is doubly impressive since we described it as "enormous, life-affirming and brilliant" in our 9/10 review.

The patch is now live on Steam, and we've got a trailer and patch notes after the break.

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Arcen Games: "We Wouldn't Have Been Able To Stay In Business Without Steam"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Chris Park, Digital Distribution, Indie Games, PC games, Steam

Arcen Games: "We Wouldn't Have Been Able To Stay In Business Without Steam"

One of the big quandaries to face indie devs revolves around the issue of distribution. Is it better to distribute oneself and retain full control of the profits, or look to expand one's visibility in return for a financial cut by shacking up with a service like Steam. Well, according to Arcen Games' Chris Park, without the atter option, his company would have abandoned ship a long time ago.

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A Valley Without Wind Enters Final Beta, Trailered

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Beta, Indie Games, PC games, trailer

A Valley Without Wind Enters Final Beta, Trailered

Procedurally-Generated Genre Smasher Nears Completion

A Valley Without Wind is going to be unlike any other game you've ever played, and Arcen Games are proud to announce that their indie project has reached the final beta stage. Version 1.0 should be ready by March, and to celebrate, we've got a new trailer for your attention that goes some way towards explaining its insane blend of platforming, strategy, crafting, role-playing and survival simulation.

I referred to Arcen Games' hit-in-the-making as a "procedurally-generated genre smasher" in our A Valley Without Wind beta preview, and I'd urge you to check it out. If you like what you see, updated demos are available.

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A Valley Without Wind Wraps Up First Round Of Beta Testing

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Beta, Indie Games, PC games

A Valley Without Wind Wraps Up First Round Of Beta Testing

Adds Tutorial Mission

Arcen Games is incredibly excited to announce some new information and details surrounding A Valley Without Wind, the procedurally generated genre-smashing Indie marvel in the making. The title has reached a sizable milestone, wrapping up series one of the beta patch releases. During the period the game saw 40 individual updates over 43 days, with 640 distinct changes made in all. One of the most important new features is the addition of a strong tutorial, and we have the full scoop below.

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A Valley Without Wind Pre-Order & Immediate Beta Access | £7.48 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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A Valley Without Wind, Arcen Games, Beta, Indie Games, PC games
A Valley Without Wind Pre-Order & Immediate Beta Access | £7.48 | GamersGate | PC

Without hyperbole or exaggeration, Arcen Games are hard at work on what could well be one of the biggest, most exciting and most competent Indie adventures we've ever seen. A Valley Without Wind is a genre-smashing masterpiece even in its beta stage... and you can now get involved at half price thanks to a pre-order deal from GamersGate. £7.48 will net you a pre-order as well as immediate access to the beta, which is being updated on a daily basis.

New A Valley Without Wind Details & Gameplay Walkthrough

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
A Valley Without Wind, Adventure Games, Arcen Games, PC games, trailer

New A Valley Without Wind Details & Gameplay Walkthrough

Arcen Games has revealed a few more choice details about A Valley Without Wind, their exciting procedurally-generated  adventure set in an alternate year 888. This outstanding indie studio has added new character models, armoured suits,  new tweaks to the time period, bosses and countless other features that improve the experience beyond the last time we checked in.

A Valley Without Wind changes every time we reckon we've gotten a handle on it... and gets incrementally more exciting when it does. We've got a 17-minute gameplay walkthrough with commentary from Arcen after the break, which should clear up any potential confusion.

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A Valley Without Wind Trailered And Totally Revamped

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
A Valley Without Wind, Adventure Games, Arcen Games, Indie Games, Procedurally-generated, Side scrollers

BigIceAgeThawingSkeleton

Arcen Games, the indie powerhouse behind hit 4X space strategy sim AI War: Fleet Command, has been hard at work on an innovative procedurally-generated adventure game for many months now. They've dropped us a line to let us know how the project is progressing... and as well as a shiny new trailer, they've revealed that A Valley Without Wind has evolved into a completely wild and unpredictable beast. A new side-scrolling focus should create a more immediate sense of immersion as opposed to the top-down perspective, and we have the details below.

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