Tired of invading dungeons? It’s time you build your own. War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres. In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest.
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Varför Early Access?

“We wanted a way for our crowdfunding backers to have access to the latest builds of the game without an arduous or complicated download process.

We also wanted to share the development process with new players who were interested in the game, all money earned from Early Access purchases has and will continue to be put directly into the game to make it better.”

Ungefär hur länge kommer det här spelet att vara i Early Access?

“Until February 2015.”

Hur är det tänkt att den fulla versionen ska skilja sig från versionen med Early Access?

“The final release will contain a feature-length campaign, along with a host of extra maps and all the features listed below in the 'Upcoming Features' section of the store page.”

Hur är det nuvarande läget i versionen med Early Access?

“See the 'Current state of the Bedrock Beta' section below.”

Kommer spelet att prissättas annorlunda under och efter Early Access?

“The current price is the final release price (not including any launch discounts we may have).”

Hur planerar ni att involvera gemenskapen i er utvecklingsprocess?

“Heavily. We post weekly WFTO Wednesday updates on our website and on Steam (see below), and are highly responsive on both our official forum and our Steam forum.”
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21 januari

WFTO Wednesday #107: UI Updates, Unit Shields & More

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The latest edition of WFTO Wednesday has just been posted on our website, be sure to check it out!

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Tired of invading dungeons? It’s time you build your own.

War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres.

In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest.

Excavate your dungeon and populate it with dozens of unique rooms that will attract myriad creatures to your halls to work and fight for you. In addition to creatures you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly hero (or rival Underlord) who dares trespass your unholy halls.

Current State of the Bedrock Beta

Bedrock Beta v0.6.0 (24th December) Contains:
  • Game modes: Sandbox (3 levels), Campaign (3 levels, including a tutorial), Survival prototype (1 level), Multiplayer, Skirmish
  • Rooms: Lair, Vault, Foundry, Slaughterpen, Archive, Wooden Bridge, Beast Den, Crypt, Barracks, Torture Chamber, Prison, Garrison, Stone Bridge, Spirit Chamber, Alchemy Lab, Sanctuary, Arena, Tavern
  • Minions: Worker, Cultist, Gnarling, Bafu, Chunder, Skarg, Necromancer, Ghoul, Succubus, Spirit, Augre, Ember Demon, Crackpot, Witch Doctor, Beastmaster, Shadow, Oculus, Frost Weaver, Wraith
  • Spells: Summon Worker, Possession, Rally, Lightning, Chill, Cauterize, Impasse, Recall, Obey, Heal, Shockwave, Blood Money, Magical Meat, Construction, Imp Rally, Annex, Enrage, Volcanic Bridge
  • Defences: Wooden Door, Ballista, Rampart, Bone Chiller, Gargoyle, Portcullis, Midas' Door, Blade Lotus, Augrum Wall
  • Constructs: Replacement Earth, Underminer, Ember Rift, Gold Vortex, Outpost, Warding Totem
  • Rituals: Avarice, Wither, Fortify, Uprising, Revelation, Prospector, Besiege, Assembly, Overload
  • Potions: Quick Freeze, Work-A-Lot, Transmutation, Wisdom Juice, Frost Weaver, Haste, Spirit Workers
  • Enemies: Firebreather, Juggernaut, Priestess, Templar, Lord O'Theland, Dwarf Worker, Warden, Bard, Sapper, Huntress
  • Shrines: Gold, Perception, Research, Manufacturing, Mana, Siege
  • Systems: Veins of Evil, Unit Abilities, Unit Needs, Gateways & Unit Spawning, Room Construction, Gold, Fog of War, Water, Basic Combat, Shrines, Dialogue, Objectives, Unit Levels, Happiness, Torture/Conversion, Enhanced Terrain (Chasm, Sacred Earth, Brimstone, Lava, Permafrost, Sand, Natural Bridge), Unit Groups, Debug Console, Potions, Rituals, Unit Panel, Minimap, Room Upgrades, Dungeon Themes, Enhanced combat AI,

Upcoming Features:

  • Game modes: All modes are in the game!
  • Rooms: All rooms are in the game!
  • Minions: Behemoth, Eternal, Archon, Vampire
  • Spells: All spells are in the game!
  • Defences: Glacial Door, Well of Souls
  • Constructs: All constructs are in the game!
  • Rituals: Vampire Summon
  • Potions: All potions are in the game!
  • Enemies: Inquisitor, Arcanist, Bard, Matriarch, Disciple
  • Shrines: All shrines are in the game!
  • Systems: Match Mutators, Options Screen, Artefacts, Revamped Terrain Visuals, Revamped Cursor, Notification Panel, Revamped Unit Control Panel

Key Features

Build Your Dungeon: Tunnel, excavate, and build your dungeon beneath the earth of the Overworld as you see fit & create a dungeon filled with a wide variety of rooms, each with a unique use and purpose.

Evil Is Back: Play as an Underlord who has awakened from a deep slumber after countless years. This realm hosts a variety of enemies — both heroes and Underlords will stand before you as you fight for dominance of the Overworld.

Veins of Evil: Choose from over 60 rooms, spells, potions, rituals, defenses and upgrades in the Veins of Evil as you progress through the game and create your own unique flavour of evil.

Fortify Your Domain: Build a wide variety of defenses within your walls to defend against — and destroy — those who seek to invade your domain.

Cast Wicked Spells: Call down destructive magic to strengthen your dungeon, route enemy forces, or simply turn a wandering hero into a geyser of giblets.

Unleash Devastating Rituals: Punish your foes or empower your own forces with game-changing Rituals that can do anything from raising an undead army to sending the entire map into a deep, frozen state.

Command Powerful Minions: Over 20 minions await your call and will gladly work and fight under your banner... if you provide them with all the creature comforts they demand.

Conquer the Overworld: Play through a feature-length campaign facing off against the Emperor of the Overworld as you fight for complete supremacy of the Realm.


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
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7 av 7 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 januari
Early Access-recension
Coming along nicely, and it's got a very similar feel to dungeon keeper 2 just as intended. If you liked DK2, you will probably like this too.

I've been looking for a spiritual successor to DK2 for a long time. Out of the many attempts by many companies I find this one the closest and the most fun.
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6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person found this review funny
17.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 januari
Early Access-recension
The game is at the Moment in an early Access Phase so its not finished.
(Skirmish and Multiplayer implemented and working since last patch, for skirmish there must be a better ai, but this is addressed and known)

The Developer seems to work hard on it, the buyers get regular updates which improve the game step by step.
The communication style is good and with lot of information.

So yeah, if u like Games like Dungeon Keeper u must buy this one !!! (its nearly an 1:1 copy with some advantages )

I did not regret having bought it-that is the best compliment i can give an early access game ^^
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3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 januari
Early Access-recension
This game will be full released sometime in february 2015, But i must say i'm very impressed. It takes you back to the days of dungeon keeper 2 and while there are differences in the rooms and characters, they managed to pull off an extremely similar experience with the same narrator from DK2 coming in to to the voiceovers! I strogly reccommend this game to those of us who loved the dungeon keeper series, and enjoy the RTS genre. The more i played this, the more i liked it. And this game has a TON of potential.
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1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
11.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 januari
Early Access-recension
It is REALLY good now, and i would say perfect if you fixed the beastmaster. It might be an 11/10 when it is released! (Oh, and add an evil skin to the warden.)

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41 av 43 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person found this review funny
2.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
I nearly ♥♥♥♥ myself when I heard that someone was making a spiritual successor to the Dungeon Keeper series. Dungeon Keeper II stands as one of my favorite games of all time, and I still remember my disappointment when I heard Dungeon Keeper III had been cancelled. After playing several beta builds of War for the Overworld, I think I can comfortably say that this game is the one I've been waiting for.

Stepping into the game, I was amazed with what these guys have accomplished so far. The creature and level design does sway a bit "grittier" than Dungeon Keeper, but it doesn't detract from the feel of the game. The rooms are exquisitely detailed, which comes across especially well in the first-person view. The creatures are also gorgeously and creatively rendered, and each unit is fairly easy to pick out among the throng of minions churning around your dungeon. The interface is already fairly intuitive, with a few ♥♥♥♥les here and there. It can be difficult to select the right minion out of a crowd, and certain vital functions--the "rally" command, for example--can be a hassle to get to. The game could also benefit from remappable hotkeys, or any hotkeys whatsoever, for that matter. The devs have stated that hotkeys and remapping are coming in a later patch, though, so I wouldn't dock any points over it.

The tech tree is extensive and well-done, with some solid improvements over the Warlock research tree from Dungeon Keeper II. The tree is sorted into three "veins of evil," with your cultist accruing "sins"--research points, basically--which allow you to unlock "aspects," granting access to new rooms, minions, spells, and rituals. It's all pretty straightforward once you get used to it, but the tutorial doesn't do a great job of explaining how the tech tree works. You can fumble about with trying to attract a specific minion, only to find out later that the minion's specific room and requirements are tied up somewhere in the Veins. It's not a huge problem, however, and I'm confident the devs will add a better tutorial in the future.

The campaign's still on the way, which is the part I was especially looking forward to, so it's impossible to give a solid score at the moment. However, what the devs have accomplished so far is incredible, and very much in the spirit of the original games. If you're a fan of the Dungeon Keeper series, or a fan of base-management games in general, I would definitely recommend checking out War for the Overworld.
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102 av 157 personer (65%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person found this review funny
1.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 27 oktober, 2014
Early Access-recension
This review is written as a review from an early access point of view.

This game will attract people in pursuit of a way to sake their Dungeon Keeper cravings, but unfortunately the execution of War for the Overworld just seems very off to me and I'll try to explain why.

The art style carries something that isn't all that unique considering its inspiration here, though inside the game it sadly follows the horrible dark pallet of muddy browns and boggie greens. The original Bullfrog games carried a lovely sense of character behind their cartoony characters with a mix of gritty in there, though the monsters featured in War for the Overworld (Monsters being the most critical desired feature for this kind of game), all lack a true sense of personality and shine, with none of them really standing out and saying "Hey look at me! I'm a really epic looking creature! I'm the funny creature that hits like a tank!", it just feels lacking here.

I bought the game very early on and have logged on progressively overtime to inspect the updates. After what seems like a year now, the updates have been far too slow and lacking in real momentum, especially considering the price tag and how early this early access game arrived.

This game carries a positive review score currently, though from what I've seen of them, quite a few of these reviews are posted with the hope and praise that this game is the next Dungeon Keeper.

Sadly, at the time of writting this, I believe this game is not a viable replacement for your evil sandbox and doesn't seem like it will be any time soon.

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25 av 30 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
80.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 augusti, 2014
Early Access-recension
An fantastic game in development made by a team of outstanding dev team. They seem to have an unbreakable passion to make a really well made game and have an astonising interaction within their own community... Okay, im starting to run out of positive adjectives.

In short, you really wana keep an eye on this game, been following this game since August 2012 and it has consitantly looked brillaint (oh, nope, found another adjective right there :D ).
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14 av 14 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person found this review funny
0.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
hey, remember when we wanted that dungeon keeper remake?

i can finally, definitely, without a doubt say that this is the one we have been waiting for. And honestly with all the dissappointment we have been put through all i can say its ITS ABOUT DANG TIME.
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19 av 24 personer (79%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
18.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
I have hopes that this Alpha game will be a Great Game someday, but until it has at least a SAVE feature I cannot recommend buying it. I will give it a thumbs up for its potential only; The updates have been going very very slowly, and it has a long way to go :0)
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20 av 26 personer (77%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
23.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 3 november, 2014
Early Access-recension
War of the Overworld is basically Dungeon Keeper 3 (except the people who originally made it stopped at 2)
Personally, I loved the Dungeon Keeper series and was sad to see it die. However, I am now very heartened by the Beta of WOTO. It's basically Dungeon Keeper, only so much better. There are about a dozen room types, which I have yet to get to grasp with, as well as an impressive selection of spells that do everything from reveal parts of the map to freezing the ground. What I also love is the voice acting is very similar to Dungeon Keeper. The guy who does the Keeper sounds appropriately evil and the heroes sound equally pius, making it so much more satisfying when you kill them.. =)
However, the game is still a Beta. There is a tutorial, which explains the basics (there really needs to be an advanced tutorial as well) also, I found it hard to find the flashing tiles on some of the tutorial actions. Perhaps if you centered the screen over the tiles as the event triggers, this would be easier.
There are only 2 maps, however, there is a sandbox mode, which I look forward to exploring. Unfortunately, it crashed at the climax of my first game, however, that may be due to my OS.
Anyway, as long as the developers get this thing to full version, it will be freaking awesome. Given that all of the room design seems to be done (although I have yet to fully observe what all the creatures do and thier various states) making the maps should be pretty easy.
Oh, there is one thing that distinguishes it from Dungeon Keeper, there is no hilarious CG cutscene at the beginning.
I would like to vote for one, if possible.. =)
I would give it an 8/10 and it's only a Beta.. I can't wait for the full version.
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14 av 17 personer (82%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
34.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 september, 2014
Early Access-recension
LOVE IT! Dungeon Keeper is BAAAAACK! I've spent -several- hours just goofing with the Bedrock Beta, first Pre-order I've been happy with so far.

The Sins mechanic is pretty cool, basically a research tree that makes the player mindful of how to progress. Which rooms to go for? Every room attracts a different one, and which spells to go for first. I really hope they add more options into the Sins trees but there are at least 30 something rooms/spells you can currently choose from.

There are a few bugs and things that I've notice, but this is a -Beta- game, so I'm not going to go into detail on them but these issues are -very- minor and haven't impacted my ability to explore every part of the game I wanted to.

Would -highly- recommend this game to -EVERYONE-, even if you never played the original Dungeon Keeper I or II.

Buy into the Beta! Help these guys out!
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10 av 11 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
If you ever loved Dungeon Keeper, or are interested in trying to actually play the bad guy in an awesome strategy game, this is definitely for you!
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10 av 11 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person found this review funny
8.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
Very good base and beta of the game, finsihed the current 'short' cmpagain and cant wait for more!
-If you liked dungeon keeper 1/2 (not EA one)
-If you like being the bad guy and kill the 'heroes'
-Like to stragtegically build a defense to destroy people
-Scary beats and evil wariors and such
-Like RTS games
-Likes being an evil god in control of his own minions


Anyway, I feel that the survival gamemode is too lag-intensive, also there is not enough time to rebuild your defenses and stuff, I had to toggle infinite gold and build midas doors to support the super lag intensive waves of dwarves, ember spirits, behememoths, pigs, and as such, also, I was like how is a person who does not us ethe debug menu survive this? As if they DO break through the doors, kill all your monsters then you die, wait unless your NOT supposed to survive until wave 20 :P my com almost crashed. Anyway fun gamemode! Makes it feel like a tower defense game with endless mode xD
Want more! I want to kill more goodly heroes! well I felt lazy in the 2nd episode of the campagin and spawned juggernauts in the core xD. Well, enjoyed the story and how its a half tutorial while strategically positioning your units to destroy the enimes miserable forces, feels so good to swarm them and they die in seconds, also currently there wasnt any sort of time limit to the campagian so far so I liked the casual feel to it.
Ah, my favourite gamemode, you should know why. Play this gamemode if you want to experiment dungeon builds, also if you dig the wrong block you always have the replacment block, so dont worry, buidl your desired dungeon!
Well... havent tried it yet due to bad internet, sorry []

-Like dungeon keeper
-Nice graphics
-smooth gamplay(For me)

-Early acess, not much to campagain just yet
-Some glitchy pathing here and there
-Sometimes monsters just derp out or run in circle

This game is still in early acess, so don't really expect that much, but really excited for the whole game and expect this to be another sucess like dungeon keeper!
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11 av 13 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
42.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 november, 2014
Early Access-recension
War For The Overworld is still in development but it is clearly going to succeed as the spiritual successor to the Dungeon Keeper series. We finally have a reason to uninstall DK1/2. That is assuming you've finished the campaigns a few dozen times already.
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13 av 17 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
14.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 augusti, 2014
Early Access-recension
This game brings me back to Dungeon Keeper. Ah, how I loved those games. I was so excited to see that War for the Overlord is a game using not only the same mechanics, but even Richard Ridings, who's voice is like liquid sex evil.

There are a few things I disllike, but it's based in on the fact that the game is still in Beta. There's not really a storyline developed for play yet. There's no multiplayer (Comming Soon™). The few maps that you cna play are really limited in resources.

I know these things will get developed and ironed out as work is continued. It is that hope coupled by the warm and evil feelings of nostalgia that led me to buy this game. Don;t worry if you haven;t played Dungeon Keeper 1 and/or 2. It's really not necessary. But I can promise you, when this game reaches it's full potential, I believe it will outshine those other dungeon management games.
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14 av 20 personer (70%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 december, 2014
Early Access-recension
Everyone saying this will replace dungeon keeper just because of some similarities.. or to get rid of them and make way for this just because you've played the others over and over. YOU'RE WRONG! Yes this is a great game in its own respect and i do really like it but it's far from any replacement or will ever get as much playtime by me. If you think that well it's all on opinion anyway, I can always replay dungeon keeper and Keeperfx for those who know what that is.

This game is also more like dungeon keeper 2 rather than dungeon keeper which by my personal experience and preferance I always favoured the original on just about every level of things that can be judged, yes the graphics were maybe slightly better in an arguement but again my personal opinion was that I liked the original better.

Anyway back to it, war for the overworld is a great game in its own respect and i would say is worth the money to anyone willing to find a good strong dungeon management strategy game to fill that gap on their stack of games. The graphics are great and in general it has a nice look about it, can be a little confusing to start off with but should be quick to pick up with many things to help you learn as you play. At its current state they have a few playable feautures and such in game but no solid set down campaign yet as that'll be one of the last updates released, some of the updates may be slow and not seem to do much but each is always improving the game and pushing it closer to its end goal. If not to buy the game now then it'd be good to add to wish list or keep an eye on for when this game hits full release, For sure it's going to be a hit if not already.

War for the overworld is not dungeon keeper. War for the overworld is a new start for a new game by new people for the people.
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5.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 september, 2014
Early Access-recension
Long Version (short version below)

It was the 7th of July 1999, on the brink of my birthday and my teens, when Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper 2 was released. I already played and loved the first part, so it was clear to to me that this game will be on my birthday wish list. After my aunt took me to the store and bought this piece of happiness compressed in some silly little disc for me, it was time to frolic home, barricade myself in my own little dungeon, switch on my computer and enjoy the last sweet hours of my jolly childhood...

Anyway: this isn't a review about DK 1 or 2, but about War for the Overworld! Nonetheless, it's very related. DK2 already had the trailer for the third part in the game, where you take the war to the Overworld. That was the hour of birth of my expectations there would surely be a sequel to this beloved game. These expectations would slowly degenerate to hope. And as hope faded away, the warming memories, also vanishing in the haze, were the only thing left. At least one could enjoy the odd game of the old classic. Yet sometimes there seemed to be light in that darkness: a few games were taking some elements from DK or even claiming to be like DK (Dungeons or Impire e.g.). In my opinion all of them failed (not meaning that they were very bad) and it just fed and therefore revived my hope, which should remain false for almost 1 1/2 decades....

And along comes „War for the Overworld“:

Hearing of WtfO I had to check it out. After being disappointed a few times I have to admit that my expectations were not all to high when I started the game for the first time. And I was wrong! HOORAY!!!!!! It is just like DK! Carving myself deeper and deeper into the dirt, the sarcastic narrator giving the odd comment and being able to watch my minions scamper around my dungeon made me rejoice (though one also has to say that it is clear that the game is not finished yet). DK fans will know what game play I'm talking about. The ones of you who don't know DK could check it out YouTube.

People complaining that the game is a simple duplicate of DK are forgetting that's what the devs are trying to achieve. The third title of the Series would of been „Dungeon Keeper 3: War For The Overworld“. The actual creator of the original DK, Peter Molyneux, gives them his full support (see below). Since the charming company owning the rights of Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper were simply not interested in making a sequel (except some lousy mobile version imo) I'm quite happy to see this project in the hands of devs who are committed to what they do. To remain fair a few people have posted this company supports the idea of the project and is helping Subterranean Games to avoid legal issues. I couldn't find a link on Google though (if somebody could add or let me know I would be very grateful)

A Message From Peter Molyneux, The Creator of Dungeon Keeper

Apparently this can't be said often enough: It's an Early Access game. That means the game is NOT FINISHED YET! So at the current state you should not have excessively high expectations. Early Access on the other hand can be an excuse for some devs not to work on a game anymore and go into an undeserved retirement.
Yet the devs of Subterranean Games are very committed to their project, very active on the forums and keep you informed what they are up to on a weekly basis with „WtfO Wednesday“.

To anybody who loved and loves DK I highly recommend this title! No further discussion!

To anybody who doesn't know Dungeon Keeper but wants to try out a unique sort of game where you carve your own dungeon out of raw stone and dirt, watch your minions drink and fight (and slap them if they get on your nerves), let your captives rot in prison or being tortured and do much more evil things I do also recommend this title.

To anybody who wants a finished game to play right now I do not recommend this game. But I would advise you to keep an eye on it.

I, for one, can hardly wait for this gem to be released and will surely be sitting in front my pc for hours, not being able to wipe that ridiculous, sardonic, mean little grin off my face!

Short version

Awesome!!! 10/10
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8 av 10 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 oktober, 2014
Early Access-recension
As a massive fan of the Dungeon Keeper games, I cannot express the joy I felt when stumbling upon this.

It's everything I wanted to see in a new DK game, and more. New rooms, new creatures, new game mechanics, and of course not to mention new graphics, it's really exciting to see where this project is going because they've done a damn good job this far in development already.

Those unfamiliar with the game-style in question should consider researching the Dungeon Keeper series (or just watch a gameplay video) for this is no ordinary RTS, it is one of the few games falling under the category of RTS/FPS hybrid: feel like touring the layout of your dungeon from the perspective of your minions? Well go ahead and tap right into their skulls! Admiring the detail the developers have clearly put into the various dungeon rooms from up close is a feeling no other game can replicate for me, a particular reason which makes the franchise as a whole so unique.

I would buy the game twice I'm that happy with it, but I'm broke and have no need for a second copy therefore I will not be doing that
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130.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 oktober, 2014
Early Access-recension
The game has immediately reminds me of the old Dungeon Keeper and I was (guess) pretty much at the beginning in the development of this and must say that it has really produced lengths far developed. I had already written a few requests to the developers and they will even be available as one with a map editor for the game to create eigende Dungeon.

The developers put a lot of work into the game and I'm looking forward to it when it is finished Developed.

Das Spiel hat mich sofort an das alte Dungeon Keeper erinnert und ich war (denke mal) so ziemlich am anfang bei der Entwicklung dabei und muss sagen das es sich echt hervorangen weit Entwickelt hat. Ich hatte ja schon einige Wünsche an die Entwickler geschrieben und diese werden sogar verfügbar sein wie eines davon mit einem Map Editor für das Spiel, um eigende Dungeon zu erstellen.

Die Entwickler stecken sehr viel arbeit in das Spiel und ich freue mich schon darauf, wenn es Fertig Entwickelt ist.
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0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 oktober, 2014
Early Access-recension
I waited long before buying this. I've watched the development from day 1, tested the "unofficial" version and finally decided it's time.
Considering i spent literally lots of hundreds of hours in the Dungeon Keepers, and adding the confidence, commitment and love the developers show for their project, i can safely predict what this will become: GLORIOUS!

It looks and feels almoust identical, except the modern graphics of course. Well, modern is not quite right. It still looks dated, but not compared to that old original DKs. Well does that matter? HELL NO! It's more than adequate and gameplay > graphics!
Although WFTO tries to clone DK in every aspect legally possible (even the "...has entered your dungeons"-voiceover had exactly the same melody) i've notices some minor additions that won't change gameplay but makes it more fluid. Like different rallies for workers (YAY!) and warrios. Or a flag to forbid workers to dig there (YAY!) or groupings (YAY!).
Why reinvent the wheel? It already was perfect.

Sure, a recommendation based on a tutorial and a sandbox is quite risky (as there is not much of a campaign here yet), the basic gameplay-skeleton looks and feels "right".

Even if it does not add much new things, it revives one of the best game/gamplays of all times. Although i still play DK2, this will end an era and start a new.

What about Dwelvers? They're damn brilliant too, and even a lot cheaper. But they're having a different approach. Taking the master and bringing in their own vision. This is totally fun too, but it's not DK3. Not visually and not gameplay-wise.
Get then both if you can!
If you can't, get this one if you prefer the "darker" original gamplay and get Dwelvers if you want some creative fresh ideas added to an already superb gameplayconcept.

You're into RTS? You like a game that does not take itself damn serious? You're quite fed being the "good" fighting the oh-so-bad? Give this one a try! But only if you think this will really suit you, otherwise WAIT until it's done! Without the campaign you'll stuck with the sandbox. The campaign will decide it's final faith (and multiplayer of course).

Alternative? Except the masters itself, there is only Dwelvers. Maybe "Dungeons 2" (time will tell). Besides there are no games (to my knowledge) that come even close to this gameplay and fun. Period.
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