Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you built your own! War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. Carve out your Dungeon and conquer the Overworld!
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Mostly Positive (3,108) - 79% of the 3,108 user reviews for this game are positive.
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December 13

Support Charity with the Yogscast Worker



Darkest greetings Underlord,

The end of the year is fast approaching, and our imps are hard at work on new content for you to sink your gnarled teeth into in 2018. In the meantime we have a short announcement for you: another Worker has joined the cause, and made a call for charity!

Introducing the Yogscast Worker

Indeed, this stout little fellow was recently unearthed in an old mineshaft deep in the Underworld, where he was found munching his last Jaffa Cake. He doesn’t speak much, and we don’t even know his name; but what he will do is sing about digging a hole. Oh, endlessly will he sing it! Ceaselessly!


“I am an imp and I'm digging a hole, diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole!”

You can acquire the Yogscast Worker and his diamond pickaxe, along with dozens of other games, in this year’s Yogscast Jingle Jam. By donating the calling price of $35, this annoyingly chipper fellow and a whole slew of incredible games and content can be yours, with every drop of the proceeds going to charitable causes!


“... I am an imp and I'm digging a hole, diggy diggy hole, digging a hole!”

Who says that a little evil can’t change the world for the better? Now please take him off our hands and use him as a Worker skin in War for the Overworld, before his warbling attracts a wandering Augre and we have a little accident.

The Cynical Imp Is Still on the Campaign Trail

Before we leave you, Underlord, the other member of our growing troupe of charitable Workers, has asked us to remind you that he is still fighting for the (no doubt deserving) cause of dungeon workers’ rights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMS-tQxTFdY

If you’re feeling particularly charitable, The Cynical Imp will hit the campaign trail for a small donation of £1.99, with all of Brightrock Games’ proceeds going directly to GamesAid, our partnered charity (Registered UK Charity # 1081706). They are a team of incredible individuals that work with the UK games industry, acting as an umbrella for smaller charities, to help those in need.

For Underlords willing to give a little extra, you can also get your Hand of Evil on the previously-exclusive Kickstarter and Founders Dungeon Themes - all in the good name of charity!


“... diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole!” Where is that incessant racket coming from, wondered The Cynical Imp.

You can acquire The Cynical Imp and the exclusive Dungeon Themes via the Steam Store or our website!

Thank you for your support!

– Brightrock Games Team


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November 27

Hotfix Patch 1.6.66f1 - A Message to our fans and sneak peek!



Darkest greetings Underlord,

The relentless march towards the much anticipated Patch 2.0 and Expansion 4 continue, with great strides being made each and every day. Though we are super excited about the upcoming content, we know better than to neglect our valued Underlords that have encountered issues. So we’re rolling out a hotfix to steel you against the approaching winter months.

We also have a few announcements for you, namely reminders of the upcoming end of Steam sale, as well as the rapidly approaching closure of submissions for Steam Awards nominations!

Read on Underlord.

Hotfix Patch 1.6.66f1

Our development imps have been hard at work for the past week addressing some issues you highlighted to us in the latest patch. As always we’ve looked to resolve any reports as efficiently and speedily as possible, and we’re always looking for more. Never ones to cease our constructive efforts though, there are a few minor improvements sprinkled on top of this hotfix too.

Gameplay
  • Volcanic Bridge spell can now be cast on Blood tiles
  • When you sell a defence or construct on a Stone Bridge it will no longer also sell the bridge
  • Removed push forces caused by livestock and Ghouls, meaning they can no longer push other units, but can be pushed themselves

Visual Changes
  • Reduced the saturation on the instruction arrow, making it a little less obnoxious
  • Small visual changes to the Spirit Chamber
  • Some corrections to the possession view of units based off the “Lord O’theland” model

Text Updates
  • Updated Juggernaut name to make it more appropriate in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
  • Updated mutator tooltips to give more information about disabling Fortified Walls, and disabling the ability to dig them out (all languages)
  • Fixed a few typos

Miscellaneous
  • Updated Unity Engine to 5.4.6f3 from 5.4.5p5 yielding a few minor improvements
    • Please note that game engine updates are complicated affairs and can cause unexpected issues. This is only a minor leap and we believe we caught every issue, but please don’t hesitate to report anything that seems out of place.
  • Added secret holiday cheer!
  • Removed some unused audio.

Bug Fixes
  • Sacred Earth will now display the correct gold texture in the icy terrain theme
  • Fixed an issue where prisoner AI would continue to search for a bed to make in the Lair, which they could not reach, causing performance issues when a player had many prisoners
  • Icy terrain theme should now load more consistently
  • Empire Workers should now only play Empire audio
  • Fixed a number of issues with the Ember Rift textures
  • Unit animations should now slide slightly less when the animation displays them as stationary

Steam Sale Ending Soon
Before we begin the main course below, we thought we’d make a shoutout to remind you all that the Steam sale will be ending tomorrow!

If you’re yet to embrace your dark side, WFTO products are up to 72% off. Don’t miss your chance!

Last Chance to Help WFTO Become “The Labour of Love”


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We’d like to take a moment to thank every single person who has supported our bid to become “The Labour of Love” in the 2017 Steam Awards. When we scrambled to post up our appeal to our fans, we could not have imagined the response we’d receive!

The positive feedback was so overwhelming, and we simply cannot thank you enough. In our bid we talked about our journey: the work, energy and lifeforce that we have poured into War for the Overworld; the trials and tribulations that we’ve faced, and with them how the strength and support of our community has helped us drive WFTO to become something truly worthwhile. Your response has driven that home more than ever.

The fact is that there’s a great deal with the WFTO project that we were not happy with. The launch stands chief among them, where we made so many mistakes. We’ve always been hard on ourselves, but also driven to make WFTO something truly special. Nevertheless, there’s been a looming spectre of our numerous failures in the project, which has hung over us for a long time.

When we made our bid last week, we did so knowing that we had done a lot for WFTO and our customers, but not knowing what that had truly meant to you. To be told by so many of you that we deserve such a nomination was deeply touching and extremely humbling. You showed us that the work we’ve put in from the very start, past release, and right up to today is praiseworthy; and that although WFTO may never be the perfect child we want it to be, that it has some right to claim a spot as a respected title. What more can a developer wish for with their first project?

So from everyone at Brightrock Games, we’d like to humbly thank everybody who took the time to nominate us, leave a comment, or even leave us a review. We cannot thank you enough for an incredible five years!



We want to give an extra special shoutout to everyone who left a review, because you’ve raised us past the 78% barrier on Steam! This 1% may not seem like much, but it means a whole lot to us!

As a small reward, here’s one more teaser of our upcoming content.


From concept to work-in-progress VFX!


If you’re not sure what all this is about, you can read our bid for the award here. If you’d like to support us (and you don’t already have a deserving nomination for the category!) then you can do so on our store page.

Thank you all once again, and remember, Underlord: Keep it evil.

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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Reviews

“A deeply strategic and absorbing experience, and a pitch-perfect sense of dark humour.”
Wired UK

“It’s evident this game was made with nothing but love for the series it’s so shamelessly inspired by. Subterranean knows exactly what was so thrilling about playing the part of a malicious tyrant.”
7.5/10 – The Jimquisition

“Brightrock Games haven't stopped supporting the game ... In fact, they rolled up their sleeves, listened to feedback, and polished those old dungeons to a shine.”
Indiegames

Celebrating Two Years of WFTO!

Underlord Edition



Purchase the Underlord Edition to receive these additional features:

Sovereign Dungeon Theme


In War for the Overworld, each and every Underlord is their own unique being. A dungeon is a direct reflection of an Underlord’s presence and individuality.

By purchasing the Underlord Edition you can don the Sovereign Dungeon Theme in all non-Campaign game modes, to demonstrate your dedication to evil!

The Sovereign Theme contains unique models and textures for:

  • Dungeon Core including unique VFX and SFX
  • Walls and Tiles
  • Tile and Door Toppers
  • Workers

Soundtrack Download

We’ve assembled the complete collection of all 16 music tracks used in the game, all of which can be yours to listen to in the comfort of your own Underground Lair or Torture Chamber.

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld (English Only)

A 48-page PDF that serves as a love letter to the old-style manuals that you used to get with games. Filled to the brim with awesome art and lore about the world of Kairos and its denizens, there's no better way to discover the world you're going to conquer!

All That Is Gold - Short Story Compilation (English Only)

A PDF collection of three short stories that follow the adventures of a heroic dwarf during the events of the Heart of Gold expansion.

About This Game

Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you built your own!

Do you feel you’re in a slump, monotonously disembowelling evil guys in endless quests for gold and a slightly better pair of boots? Are you starting to wonder if heroics really are your calling? Then welcome to the War for the Overworld!

Dungeon Management Reincarnated



Excavate and build your dungeon beneath the overworld, in the modern dungeon management game that’s most faithful to the genre’s original DNA. Keep your dungeons, slap your minions, and forge underground fortresses filled with all the dastardly rooms, traps and heinous minions you desire. Do it all under the mentorship of the original and best voice of evil: Richard Ridings!

Wield the Arsenal of Evil



Evil loves options, and within the Veins of Evil there are plenty to go around! Choose from over sixty rooms, spells, potions, rituals, defences and constructs as you progress through the game. Deploy your fiendish tools against the goodly heroes of the overworld, and teach them the price of trespass.

Conquer a Myriad of Modes



With six game modes to choose from you can conquer your enemies in your own unique way. Choose from Campaign, Skirmish, Scenarios, Multiplayer, Survival, and the My Pet Dungeon expansion (free 2-level demo included in the base game), and discover what it truly means to be the bad guy.

Customise, Create, and Share with Your... Enemies



Build your own maps with the intuitive and powerful Map Editor, then share them on the Steam Workshop to join the ranks of nearly 3000 custom maps already created! Meddle further, and change the very rules themselves to your liking with dozens of mutators. Being evil has never been so creative!

Made by Cultists (Fanatics), for Cultists (Fanatics)



War for the Overworld is developed by an independent team of fanatical developers, each with a true love of the dungeon management genre. We have continued to update the game since launch, with countless patches, balancing, polish, and many new features - plus there’s more on the way! Our community has been vital to our success, so please join us, and let your voice be heard!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, Radeon 8950 HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, Radeon 8950 HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, Radeon 8950 HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
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