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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.
Release Date: May 15, 2013
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“War for the Overworld is currently in a period that we call the “Bedrock Beta” which is exactly as it sounds: the bedrock of the game. We will constantly update the Bedrock Beta with new features, mechanics, content (and bug fixes) until it eventually evolves into the final game!

Once we move into full release, we will probably increase the price. Please provide us positive and negative feedback as we work to develop War For The Overworld. For more information on the Bedrock beta, please visit our beta website!
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About the Game

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 v0.4.2 (11th June) Contains:
  • Game modes: Sandbox (3 levels), Campaign prototype (2 levels, including a tutorial), Survival prototype (1 level)
  • 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
  • Spells: Summon Worker, Possession, Rally, Lightning, Chill, Cauterize, Impasse, Recall, Obey, Heal, Shockwave, Blood Money, Magical Meat, Summon Defence Part
  • Defences: Wooden Door, Ballista, Rampart, Bone Chiller, Replacement Wall, Underminer, Ember Rift, Gargoyle
  • Rituals: Avarice, Wither, Fortify, Uprising
  • Potions: Quick Freeze, Work-A-Lot, Transmutation
  • Enemies: Firebreather, Juggernaut, Priestess, Templar, Lord O'Theland, Dwarf Worker
  • 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, Natural Bridge), Unit Groups (temporarily disabled), Debug Console, Potions, Rituals, Unit Panel, Minimap

Upcoming Features

  • Game modes: Skirmish, Multiplayer
  • Rooms: All rooms are in the game!
  • Minions: Shadow, Oculus, Frost Weaver, Behemoth, Eternal
  • Spells: Imp Rally
  • Defences: Portcullis, Gold Vortex
  • Rituals: Revelation, Prospector, Ice Age, Besiege
  • Potions: Wisdom Juice, Frost Weaver
  • Enemies: Inquisitor, Warden, Dryad, Arcanist, Bard, Matriarch, Sentinel
  • Systems: 6 new shrines, Revamped Combat AI, Dungeon Themes, Match Mutators, Options Screen

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.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
1 review
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is, in my opinion, living up to the unofficial title of Dungeon Keeper III.

This is the first game I've ever bought Early Access to and I have not been disappointed.
The design of this game seems almost identical to DK and the graphics seem to be getting better with every update.

I still play DK I & II from time to time but this is leaps and bounds ahead and I cannot wait for it to be fully released.
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
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36 reviews
34.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Do you like to be an evil overlord? Smack Imps around like.. Imps?
If so, you better go get this, because EA wont give you the satisfaction!
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
2 reviews
8.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
After nearly a year of develoment the title finally looks not only like a beta, but a GAME. Add into this one of the most responsive devs I've had the pleasure of interacting with in a community and fans of both the god game and simulation genres can not pass on this still-in-need-of-polish gem.
Posted: January 26th, 2014
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
631 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's certainly not polished - as would be expected for an early access game - but it's true to the originals. I'm eagerly awaiting the finished product. Many thanks for the developers for their efforts.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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43 of 71 people (61%) found this review helpful
234 products in account
2 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Has lots of potential - it's the closest match to a real Dungeon Keeper successor (compared to all the travesties that have attempted it so far). But this is most definitely early access, there's a single small level, a tutorial and a sandox mode - so while it's playable, there's very little actual game here considering the price tag.

I'd hold off until there's more actual content before shelling out the cash.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014
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171 of 188 people (91%) found this review helpful
280 products in account
1 review
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
When the game first came to steam back in may 2013, there were only 3 different rooms to build, the ui buttons didn't work, mouse-wheel scrolling was broken, the ai was terrible, and there were no sound effects.

As of early December, there are 8 rooms, the ui is fixed, scrolling feels normal, the ai is better, and the sound effects are great. -Not to mention they went back and remodeled a character because of negitive fan feedback. It's good to see this game taking shape.

As for the gameplay? Well, Peter Molyneux declared it the spiritual successor to the Dungeon Keeper franchise, so there's that. It's a basic sandbox dungeon stratagy game that requires you to build an underground lair, collect resources, train minions, and defeat your enemy. Along the way you can build traps and defenses for your dungeon, cast various spells, and spend xp on 3 different skill trees.

EA killed Bullfrog 12 years ago, so go spend $20 and pick up a copy you cheap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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