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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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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April 28

Patch 1.6 Hotfixes



Darkest greetings Underlord,

At the start of this month we unleashed the My Pet Dungeon DLC and Patch 1.6, and your response to both has truly blown us away! The new game mode has met with roaring appreciation from our fans and we’re pleased that all our hard work and toil over the past few months has not gone to waste!

But the work does not stop there! With new features inevitably come new bugs; fortunately our stalwart QA volunteers and of course our ever patient community have been reporting issues left right and centre, and our development Chunders have been fixing them just as fast!

Since release we’ve pushed out hotfixes at regular intervals, but now we’re winding down to focus on upcoming content. But in case you haven’t been following thus far we’re going to provide a complete rundown of all the fixes and changes since My Pet Dungeon was unleashed.

The following list includes patch notes from these hotfixes, though additional changes are undocumented:

  • 1.6f8 – 4 April
  • 1.6f9 – 7 April
  • 1.6f10 – 10 April
  • 1.6f11 – 12 April
  • 1.6f12 – 20 April

Compiled Patch 1.6 Hotfixes

Gameplay Changes
  • Rallying Beasts will now also rally the Beastmaster
  • Made improvements to the way that Artefacts are dropped by Workers when there is no space in the Archive
  • Lava damage has increased from 50 to 200
  • Revenants now fade much faster

Level Changes
  • Gave the player 5 more minutes on War for the Overworld Level 11 before Mira channels the Kenos
  • Added an optional objective to War for the Overworld Level 3 to encourage the player to prepare for the attack
  • Made some tweaks to War for the Overworld Level 3 – the areas Empire units can come from should now be much clearer
  • Added new level end voice-over for War for the Overworld Level 5
  • Minor increase to research speed that increases throughout the campaign mode, about 30% increase level on level

My Pet Dungeon
  • Gold Rust’s Ember Lord’s treasure objective now completes once you claim the first Artefact
  • Made improvements to Snowhope to prevent some objectives becoming impossible to complete

Visual Improvements
  • Minor improvements to the Kasita Theme ceiling
  • Improved the visuals and animation of the Korvek Core

Performance Improvements
  • Vastly improved performance when large numbers of gold piles are on screen

Possession
  • Improved hit detection for the Shambler
  • Improved the Possession camera for the Shambler
  • Improved feedback when adding a unit to your Possession raid group
  • Improved the Possession Cam Bobbing option

UI Changes
  • New unit portraits for:
    • Beastmaster
    • Behemoth
    • Succubus
    • Bafu
    • Augre
    • Terror
    • Shadow
    • Necromancer
    • Cultist
    • Oculus
    • Ghoul
    • Revenant
    • Wraith
    • Shambler
    • Crackpot
    • Chunder
    • Arcane Chunder
    • Chilly Chunder
    • Chilli Chunder
    • Chunderling
    • Chunderoid
    • Gnarling
    • Vampire
  • Moved the unit chat indicator to the new Floatymoticon system
  • Prevented pixelation of the Floatymoticons on low settings
  • Improved formatting of My Pet Dungeon arrow on the main menu
  • Crucible and My Pet Dungeon lobbies now remember player selections for themes and mutators

Localisation
  • Made various improvements to the German translation
  • Minor improvements to the French translation
  • Corrected some Dungeon Theme translation names

Bug Fixes

Units
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Magma Weaver to take damage from Lava
  • Made a temporary tweak to the Worker Dash ability to prevent a known issue – this will be improved upon at a later date
  • Prevented the Archon from spawning Wraiths in Chasms

Spells
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Annex from being cast correctly
  • Fixed an issue that occurred if a cutscene played while in Possession
  • Fixed an issue preventing the creation of Warbands in Possession
  • Fixed an issue preventing Possession recall in special cases

Levels
  • Corrected an underlying issue that would cause Gateways to spawn too many units
  • War for the Overworld Level 10’s speed run achievement is now rewarded for the correct time
  • Prevented the player getting stuck in War for the Overworld Level 2 by selecting the wrong research in the Veins of Evil
  • Fixed an issue that locked the Wrath branch of the Veins of Evil on My Pet Dungeon Level 4
  • Lady Aetna’s voice lines on Heart of Gold Level 4 now stop after her death – there can be only one disembodied voice in War for the Overworld, mwahahahahaha ha!
  • Fixed an issue that caused the objective panel to disappear on War for the Overworld Level 3
  • Fixed the Kasita Theme on Heart of Gold Level 4 which was using the correct colour
  • Corrected some issues with the Hell’s Deep objectives (My Pet Dungeon)

My Pet Dungeon
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from claiming gold dropped by units spawned from the My Pet Dungeon Gateway
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the description text of My Pet Dungeon maps from being translated
  • Stopped My Pet Dungeon Toybox units playing their Tavern speech
    Removed some broken rituals from Hell’s Deep (Unleash Kenos for example)
  • Fixed the Toybox tutorial line failing to play
  • Prevented ice tiles reverting to Dirt in My Pet Dungeon
  • Corrected an issue preventing some players from playing the second My Pet Dungeon map for free
  • Clicking the My Pet Dungeon purchase banner in-game now correctly redirects you to the Steam Store
  • Fixed a rare issue resulting in the My Pet Dungeon user-interface disappearing

God Mode
  • Placing a Neutral room in God mode now works as intended
    Multiplayer
  • Worker Rally flags in Multiplayer will now only show for the player placing them as intended

Map Editor
  • Removed duplicate entries from the Empire Theme selector

AI
  • Prevented a rare situation where a Worker would try to walk into the centre of a prop
  • Fixed an issue that caused Shadows to run through Lava unnecessarily

UI
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the hide user interface button from being displayed
  • Fixed the “Translation No Longer Supported” box failing to display
  • Fixed a regression that resulted in players becoming locked in the Extras menu

Audio
  • Fixed an issue preventing the narrator’s voice from being controlled by the volume slider

Visual
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Worker fortify VFX to play incorrectly
  • Fixed various issues with the Arcane Theme

Miscellaneous
  • Fixed various minor code errors
  • Corrected a mismatch between a miscellaneous narrator voice line and subtitle
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Micropiglets and Rats being unloaded when changing level
  • Prevented multiple null reference exceptions
  • Prevented some rare crash cases

That covers all the work our dedicated Chunders have put in over the last few weeks! Stay tuned for more news hot from our foundries!

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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April 12

Happy Easter from Bunny Worker



Darkest greetings Underlord,

Though barely... Alas the darkness is receding, and sunlight is returning to Kairos. But all is not lost. Sprouting from his warren like a daffodil, Bunny Worker rises with a ravenous appetite - for chocolate eggs!



This cocoa connoisseur will burrow deep in search of chocolate. And you know the thing about chocolate is that it’s brown. And the thing about dirt is that it’s also brown. So keep that nugget dangling on a stick, and this fervent little fellow will burrow out all your dungeons till next winter!

Crack open your Bunny Worker skin on Steam and receive a special launch discount for a limited time - then watch him burrow through all non-Campaign game modes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCs0Maetae4

Priced at just £0.79 / $0.99 / 0.99€, the Bunny Worker is waiting for you on the Steam Store. You can also grab him at a discount in our Worker Skin Collection.

In addition, backers of our original Kickstarter campaign using the Steam version of the game will receive this skin for free.

Happy Easter, Underlord!

– Brightrock Games Team


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Reviews

“...a deeply strategic and absorbing experience with 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

“Subterranean look like they’re onto something. This is really a game made by fans for fans, and that passion and knowledge runs throughout.”
The Sixth Axis

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 Multiplayer and Skirmish 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

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 it's Denizens, there's no better way to discover the world you're going to conquer!

All that is Gold - Short Story Compilation

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 are in a slump? Monotonously disembowelling evil guys in endless quests for gold and a slightly better pair of boots? You are starting to wonder... are heroics really your calling? Welcome to the War for the Overworld!

War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. You play an all-powerful, malevolent Underlord, long banished to the Aether. With unrivalled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest, you will arise once more, and reclaim your realm!

In your absence, the Underworld lost its way. It became feeble and afraid of the Empire of the Overworld, which grew strong and boldly comfortable in its quiet retirement from evil-slaying. Carve out your dungeon from the soil and stones of the Underworld, and build dozens of unique rooms to attract a myriad of creatures to your halls to work and fight for you.

In addition to your faithful followers, you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly Hero (or rival Underlord) who dares to breach your unhallowed halls. With your unmatched dark powers and mighty army of bloodthirsty minions, you are ready for your War for the Overworld!

Key Features

  • Build Your Dungeon - Excavate and build your dungeon beneath the earth of the Overworld. Design its layout as you see fit, creating an underground fortress 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 drifting in the Aether. This realm hosts a variety of enemies — both Heroes and Underlords will stand in your path as you fight for dominance of the Overworld

  • Veins of Evil - Choose from over 60 rooms, spells, potions, rituals, defences and constructs in the Veins of Evil as you progress through the game. There are a plethora of possible Vein combinations you can use to conquer the Overworld. Create your own unique flavour of evil!

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

  • Cast Wicked Spells - Call down unholy magic to strengthen your dungeon, route enemy forces, flood corridors with Micropiglets, or simply turn a meddlesome 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 instantly fortifying your entire dungeon.

  • 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 in the Realm of Kairos

  • Destroy Your Rivals - Take the fight to your rival Underlords in Skirmish or Multiplayer matches with up to four players.

  • Challenge Ruthless AI - Team up with a friend or fly solo and challenge devastatingly sophisticated AI Opponents in Skirmish or Multiplayer!

  • Shape the Underworld - Create entirely new Skirmish, Scenario, Sandbox and Multiplayer levels in the Map Editor and share them with other Underlords via Steam Workshop!

  • Test Your Mettle - Run the gauntlet of the Crucible mode and see if you can top the high score against waves of enemies!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
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