tigersfan  [developer] Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:33am
Skyward Collapse Free 2.0 Upgrade Launches Alongside Nihon no Mura Expansion
We at Arcen are proud to announce the latest version of our title Skyward Collapse[www.arcengames.com] has now gone gold.  As is typical for our titles, the massive 2.0 update is free, while a paid expansion pack with huge buckets of content also launches at an affordable $2.99.
At PAX Prime we'll primarily be showing off Bionic Dues[christophermpark.blogspot.com] in the Indie Megabooth, but we'll also have Nihon no Mura[www.arcengames.com] (the new expansion) and Skyward Collapse 2.0 to check out if you want to swing by.

What's New In 2.0
There was a big writeup on the largest set of changes[www.arcengames.com], which were originally released as version beta 1.4; Anyway, the highlights of what has changed from 1.0 onward are:
- Complete rebalance of pretty much all the units' bonuses against one another.
- Monster Caves that appear in addition to Bandit Keeps.
- 9 new bandit-only mythological creatures.
- 11 new bandit-only human units.
- Ally Camps, with 3 units from each faction moving here.
- 2 new land types
- Soul imprints resource, and new related abilities.
- Currency resource, and revamped trade model.
- Building upgrades.
- Revamped resource costs for human units to better control production.
- Garrisons.
- Functional revamp of not only trade, but also embassies and flower gardens.
- New Insane and Torment difficulty levels for expert players.
- Visual upgrades to the fonts, particle effects, and various tiles.
- Improvements to Sandbox Mode.
And a whole lot more[arcengames.com]!

Nihon no Mura[www.arcengames.com] Expansion
The Japanese enter the fray on Luminith: their faction has a very strong military and a very strange pantheon: their gods are much more aggressive than their Greek and Norse counterparts, and each has three god creatures rather than three god tokens. Learning to play this new faction effectively is a fun new challenge: given how powerful the Japanese military and mythology are, you have to be very creative in how you help the Norse and Greeks drive back this threat. Remember, no faction is supposed to dominate the other!

Hamlets are new non-combative, non-factional villages that can be built in the remains of the fallen towns. But it's never that easy! Hamlet buildings can only be placed from a limited queue that cycles as you place them. Hamlet buildings generate (or lose) Culture depending on what pre-existing tiles were adjacent at the time you placed them. Culture allows you to activate four powerful new abilities, including creating Large Towns or even turning back time. Amass enough Culture and Sunstone and you can even win the game via a new Cultural Victory!
Last edited by tigersfan; Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:35am
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eat a rod Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:11am 
If the new tracks are up to par with the rest of the music pablo vega did for skyward collapse, that alone will warrant the purchase for me.

Looking forward to giving it a play.
tigersfan  [developer] Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by Orpheusftw:
If the new tracks are up to par with the rest of the music pablo vega did for skyward collapse, that alone will warrant the purchase for me.

Looking forward to giving it a play.

Honestly, in my opinion, the music in the expansion is better.
Last edited by tigersfan; Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:07am
eat a rod Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
Hm, I haven't had the pleasure to hear any of the new tracks yet. I bought and installed the DLC, all the new japanese content is available, but the soundtrack remains the same.
Checking the Music folder in the game directory seems to confirm nothing new.


EDIT: Whoops, I found the tracks elsewhere in the Expansion directory, though I still haven't heard any of them in game, even on the new maps. Are there any specific things to do in order for them to play, or should they just eventually pop in with everything else?
Last edited by eat a rod; Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:57pm
tigersfan  [developer] Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:12pm 
They should just pop in with everything else.
kjx Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
Simple question: base game from Steam, expansion from GamersGate. Will it work? Yes, i installed and launch game from Steam library. Expansion is visible and game version is 2.004. Everything looks good but... it is safe?
tigersfan  [developer] Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by kjx:
Simple question: base game from Steam, expansion from GamersGate. Will it work? Yes, i installed and launch game from Steam library. Expansion is visible and game version is 2.004. Everything looks good but... it is safe?

Yep.
kjx Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
Originally posted by tigersfan:
Yep.

Thank you.
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