by Arcen Games
For: pc, mac
about Arcen Games
We are a tiny company (and proud of it!), and it is our mission to deliver an unparalleled experience with our games. We love feedback, and while we can't do everything, we've already implemented l(literally) thousands of features, tweaks, fixes, and balance improvements based on player suggestions. We play all of our own games, so we tend to continue to grow them after release for our own entertainment as much as anyone else's.
Our staff is into gaming in general -- the modern and the classic, the strategic and the arcade-style -- but the common theme throughout our work is going to be that it is all in 2D, and it will always have some form of cooperative play in addition to single player (and sometimes competitive multiplayer). 2D is where we feel like we can make the largest contribution to the industry, as it lets us explore some territory in terms of scope and scale that simply wouldn't be possible in a 3D game. When it comes to cooperative play, well, that's just something we intensely believe in.
Beyond the above, we're known for our customer-friendly business practices (including our anti-DRM stance), our commitment to substance over form, and our fanatical devotion to support and ongoing quality.
Bionic Dues is a tactical turn-based roguelike featuring "Exos" -- basically legless mechs that hover around. You play as one of six characters, and you remotely pilot any combination of four Exos pulled from six classes: Assault, Sniper, Science, Siege, Tank, and Brawler. The premise of the game has to do with these Exos. You were an ordinary citizen in a futuristic city... that was, naturally, taken over by robots. People still live in the city and try to go about their business, but frankly it's dangerous with the robots all around, killing people and causing other problems. But the expense of moving from the city is way more than a regular person can afford. And the common people can't even afford the bionic implants that would let them better defend themselves from the robots! Sheesh. But good ol' corporations have a deal for the citizenry: they'll give you bionic implants for free, so long as you do a tour of duty in the city, trying to wipe out the robots.