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Starward Rogue

1 year ago

Starward Rogue’s Augmented expansion buffs up the shmuppy roguelike

Arcen Games have had a trying few years, but the plucky, quirky studio have always seemed to bounce back when you least expect it. They've seemingly found their footing again after their initial attempts to fund a sequel to AI War (arguably their best game) fell through, when we last heard about Starward Rogue the company was facing layoffs, after the game failed to sell nearly as…

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3 years ago

AI War Devs In Financial Difficulty, Layoffs Imminent

Arcen Games, developers of AI War and most recently Starward Rogue, are going to let go almost all their staff this coming Monday. Company founder Chris Park explained in a post on Arcen's site that that sales of their latest game had been much lower than expected and that sales of their back catalogue had dried up, perhaps as a result of changes to Steam…

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Arcen’s Starward Rogue Released, Bionic Dues Free

Burning out on making Stars Beyond Reach, Arcen Games announced a few months ago they were putting the 4X strategy game to one side to focus on a roguelikelike they'd been toying with for a while. That game, named Starward Rogue [official site], is now here. It's a top-down shooter with oodles of bullets to dodge and bosses to battle, about mechs exploring a mysterious…

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