Mirage: Arcane Warfare screenshot of Vypress in action

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is the spiritual successor to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, though with the highly armored and constantly screaming knights replaced with magic-wielding madmen. It released on Steam a little while ago to some fairly mixed reviews, after which it slowly but surely started losing most of its active playerbase. Not exactly ideal for a multiplayer focused game.

Thankfully, it does appear that the developers are not giving up on Mirage just yet. In an effort to boost the dwindling population they have announced that Mirage will be completely free to grab later today, though only for 24 hours, after which the price will drop to $10 permanently. The offer will become available on September 6th at 10am PT, after which all you will need to do is simply click the "Play Game" button - you don't even need to install it right away in order to 'lock in' your copy.

That's pretty much the long and short of it. Since there isn't much else to say about the promotion itself, allow me to leave you with the rather heartfelt quote Torn Banner Studios released alongside the announcement:

"Mirage launch sales were poor. That sucked, and we know it. Our company's doing fine, and we'll be able to continue to make awesome games in the future.

More than anything, we're disappointed for the players who stuck by us and did buy Mirage - but who have struggled to find people to play against. We just want people to play the game we spent years making.

We have faith that Mirage can find a larger audience still, so we’re being aggressive about getting it into people’s hands.

We think Mirage is a great game, but don’t take our word for it - we encourage you to check out press reviews before you commit to trying or buying.

Since launch, we’ve added new maps, new character abilities, new features like bots, more class customization options - and we have set various patches live to continue to improve performance and player experience.

Give it a shot while it’s free! We hope to see you on the battlefield soon.

Torn Banner Studios"