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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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What the developers say:

“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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The Underlord Edition includes the exclusive Sovereign Dungeon Theme, a soundtrack download, and a copy of The Dungeoneer's Guide to the Underworld, a digital companion book for all your Dungeon-Building needs.

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WFTO Wednesday #65: Patch Testing, Rezzed Recap & A Cynical Imp

April 2nd, 2014




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

- WFTO Team

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WFTO Wednesday #63: The Big Backer Update (2/2)

March 19th, 2014




Hey folks,

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

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Note on OS X Compatibility

Please note that the OS X build of the Bedrock Beta is currently outdated and unstable, please see this announcement for more information. We would advise OS X users to not purchase at this time.

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 v0.3.2 (10th February) Contains:
  • Rooms: Lair, Vault, Foundry, Slaughterpen, Archive, Wooden Bridge, Beast Den, Crypt, Barracks, Torture Chamber, Prison, Garrison, Stone Bridge
  • Minions: Worker, Cultist, Gnarling, Bafu, Chunder, Skarg, Necromancer, Ghoul, Succubus, Spirit, Augre
  • Spells: Summon Worker, Possession, Rally, Lightning, Chill, Cauterize, Impasse, Recall
  • Defences: Wooden Door, Ballista, Rampart, Bone Chiller
  • Enemies: Firebreather, Juggernaut, Priestess, Templar, Lord O'Theland
  • 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), Unit Groups, Debug Console

Upcoming Features

  • Rooms: Tavern, Sanctuary, Alchemy Lab, Spirit Chamber
  • Minions: Crackpot, Witch Doctor
  • Spells: Shockwave, Obey
  • Defences: Replacement Wall, Underminer
  • Enemies: TBA
  • Systems: Minimap, Multiplayer, Rituals, Potions, Unit Panel, Revamped UI

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
151 of 165 people (92%) found this review helpful
277 products in account
1 review
1.7 hrs on record
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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79 of 89 people (89%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
3 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
This game is the only spiritual successor to the original Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2 series. Developed by a similar team, it's truly the game we were hoping for, and not just your average reboot of the series. It will only get better and, that is pretty good considering that the game is already pretty dang fun to play.
The bedrock Beta is great, But I can't wait to do this with friends in the full version of the game. Single player is amazing, and Multiplayer can only get better!
Posted: November 20th, 2013
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58 of 66 people (88%) found this review helpful
255 products in account
8 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
This recommendation comes with an Early Access Warning.

They provide a sizable test bed for the beta team and the game is fun to play with.

It has the same feel as the original DK series however there is still a long way to go.

If you are willing to take a risk then this could be a buy.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
1 review
28.0 hrs on record
I simplly love this game. I know it reminds me of Dungeon Keeper 2. I wasted a lot of my life on that game. Simply love it. I just cannot get enough of this game. I know I'm gonna have a lot of sleepless nights in my future.
Posted: December 15th, 2013
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
354 products in account
12 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
This is the one and only spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper! The DK3 we always wanted but never got. Note that this is still very much a BETA and should not be treated as a final product. However, I am very confident that the final product will live up to the legacy of its predecessors! All hail WFTO!
Posted: December 26th, 2013
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