A Valley Without Wind to get snazzy sequel, new features, new visuals, still no wind

Ambitious procedural platformer A Valley Without Wind is set to receive a sequel, which developer Arcen has revealed in explicit detail on their blog. The game has already been significantly expanded since it arrived in April, but AVWW2 is set to be a radical rethink of pretty much every aspect – hence that '2' at the end of the name. Arcen founder Chris Park's post goes into the new game in much more detail, but the highlights include a new art style, and (returning from the original beta) Actraiser-style town construction.

Chris will be generously offering the game free to purchasers of the original A Valley Without Wind. A Valley Without Wind 2 will also come with a copy of the original for those new to the series, in the manner of Zeboyd Games' Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII double-pack. While it's still early days for AVWW2, the beta is expected to be available this November. Read much, much more about the game on Park's blog here .

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.