Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. It's a whole new genre in strategy games. Try your hand at the campaign and competitive online multiplayer!
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Release Date: Feb 23, 2015

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March 20

New Build 1.25 - Bombardment Tuning

First, welcome to all the new players who have been trying the demo! Based on recent feedback I did some tuning on the comeback bombardment. The goal of the bombardment is to give you a chance if you made a mistake in the first minute or so of a match, but not be so powerful as to feel cheap later on. These changes hope to better achieve that.

Tuning:
  • Bombardment gets weaker later in the game
  • Bombardment takes longer after each time it is used to charge up
  • Changed bombardment UI to hopefully better indicate that you can aim it
  • Bombardment targeting tries to avoid friendly fire situations, also starts higher up

Let us know what you think!

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March 2

Free Demo Released - Includes Multiplayer!



Want to play Cannon Brawl with your friends? We’ve released a free demo so your friends can try it out!

We want to get our multiplayer lobbies bursting with new people so you can always find opponents, whether you’re using our matchmaking system or inviting a friend. That’s why we’ve decided to open up the game for players to try it free.

To celebrate, we’re also putting on a sale this week. If you like what you see, you can get the full game for 40% off!

The free demo allows you to play skirmish games against the AI, unranked multiplayer, and you can accept invites to friend matches from owners of the full game. You’ll get one airship pilot and 5 war machines to try out.

The full game includes much more. It’s got a twenty mission campaign with boss battles, nightmare mode, tons more airship pilots and units to unlock, puzzle levels, and competitive ranked multiplayer.

A demo you say, so why is it called Free-To-Play?
A big part of Cannon Brawl is its intense multiplayer matches. We want demo players and owners of the full game to be able to fight each other in unranked multiplayer matches. With steam matchmaking, this ends up being called Free-To-Play. But for Cannon Brawl, you can think of it as a demo. There are no microtransactions or in game purchases. If you like the free demo, you can buy and enjoy the full game like you would with any other demo.

See you on the battlefield!

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Reviews

“...just think of your typical real-time strategy mechanics in a 1v1 scenario and cut out all the boring parts so it’s fast-paced and exciting practically every second.”
Chris Priestman - Indie Statik

“Worms, StarCraft, and Combat collide in one of the best new action-RTS game designs in years.”
Sam Machkovech - Ars Technica

“Cannon Brawl takes two classic genres and remixes them in a very smart, exciting, and elegant way”
Justin Davis - IGN

What is the Free Version?

This is a demo. We chose to categorize this as Free to Play on Steam to allow demo and full game players to play together on the same servers, which we hope you’ll have a blast doing! There are no micro-transactions or in game purchases.

The free demo allows you to play skirmish games against the AI, unranked multiplayer, and accept invites to friend matches from owners of the full game. You get one airship pilot and five war machines to try out. The full game includes a ton more, read on below to find out!

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About This Game

Get ready to play the next evolution of the artillery genre!

Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Command your airship to capture gold mines and build everything from cannons to lasers. Drop attack buildings from your airship, then pop into them to take skill shots at your opponent in real time. Upgrade each building to boost its devastating power. Advance across the kingdom in single player to unlock and discover new buildings, then experiment with each one to find your favorite combination in online multiplayer.

Choose from over fourteen buildings and five airship pilots (with more to come) for a huge variety of strategic combinations. Want to turtle up and launch big warheads from afar? You can! Want to rush to the high ground and launch a rain of missiles from above? You can! Try out tons of other strategies and crush your friends!

Cannon Brawl will challenge your ability to manage priorities, coordinate attacks and defenses, and focus through the madness of battle.

Key Features

  • Action Strategy like you've never seen - Unique blend of 2D artillery and real time strategy gameplay results in intense tactical battles
  • Battle Near and Far - Competitive 1v1 online multiplayer with ranked matching, invite a friend for a private battle, or plugin in a controller and get your buddies together for a home tournament
  • Strategic Options - Choose from 15+ weapons and defenses and combo them with 5+ different airship pilots for hundreds of strategic options
  • Dynamic Battlefields - Destroy the terrain with cannons, lasers and more
  • Epic Adventure - Battle across our full campaign mode with big boss fights spanning 20 missions, charting new territory across 5 unique environments
  • Regular Updates - Better balancing, tuning, improvements, new features, and more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 Cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 or more cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 or more cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 or more cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Any processor with 2 or more cores
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or Nvidia Videocard with at least 256MB, or Intel GMA 950 or newer
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Cannon Brawl is a unique mixture of RTS and Action with a fun campaign as well as great local and online multiplayer. In Cannon Brawl you choose one of a number of different airships, each with their own pilot and special attributes, and you build turrets to destroy your enemy as well as defend your main building as well as towers and gold mines.

+Nice 2D graphics, very colourful
+Simple and easy-to-navigate world map where you can find the game's missions and challenges
+Unique gameplay, you can build towers anywhere on the map (as long as you have a nearby territory balloon) but choosing your tower locations strategically is very important
+You control each tower individually when firing and the aiming system is very good
+A wide variety of unique, as well as familiar, towers each with upgrades that can be purchased during missions to make the towers more powerful/more effective
+Five different airships to choose from
+Maps are fully destructible
+Good variety of map size
+Has singleplayer, online multiplayer and local multiplayer gamemodes
+Has challenges which can be completed to earn EXP and level your profile up
+Towers have reasonable/fair cooldown times
+Lots of explosions
+Has achievements and Trading Cards

+/-You can only equip five towers in each mission which can sometimes be quite annoying as you need good variety in your roster while keeping a good balance of tower costs
+/-It is clearly intended that you use a controlle

-I found it the singleplayer got repititive very quickly when playing singleplayer
-Some of the airship attributes are far more useful than others which effects the balance

Verdict:
7

A great RTS/Action game that delivers a great multiplayer experience but gets boring quite quickly in singleplayer, get it to play with friends.

El K.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Pre-Release Review
this game is super fun as casual game.

playing with your friends will grants u a good time.

campagin not hard but fun to complete.

if u like worms then u most like CB.

if they only add workshop for maps.

7.6/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Check out my review of Cannon Brawl: http://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/cannon-brawl-hands-on-preview/

In short: it's pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ awesome!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Cannon Brawl, is a very good game.

it's fun. And will be more fun, if played with friend or family.

can improve your creativity, how to attack and penetrate your opponent defense,
while defense your own base from attack of your opponent

place your cannon carefull but fast, can make your adrenalin go up

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I love game end of story
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Pre-Release Review
i recommended this game , if you play it with your friend u will be have a good time...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Odlicnja igra.
Sve preporuke.
6.4
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
233.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Imagine Starcraft: The Tower Wars 2D.

I say that because this game is weighted with real skill in how you want to balance your economy (rush the crystal? or build attack towers?), how fast you can move (APM!) and your tower composition for each map.

There are definitely paper rock scissor strategies revolving around tower builds in more advanced levels of play, but the great balancer is APM. If you can move faster, position your cannons better, etc.

Overall this game "towers" over many other Indie games.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Early Access Review
A very addicting and well crafted game.

There aren't a lot of players online, so if you try to do ranked you will be mathched up vs either Gort or Watson, two ranked bots programmed into the game.

At first ranked will be easy as you climb the ladder, you only get a tiny amount of points for winningm but you lose billions of points for defeats, so If you play for an hour straight and only won, ONE DEFEAT WILL TAKE ALL OF IT AWAY.

Ranked needs to be fixed and ballancing might have to occur. Overall, there needs to be more players.

BUY THIS GAME but do yourself a favor and stay away from ranked until more people are active and the elo system is adjusted.
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2013
Early Access Review
If you've ever liked the Worms franchise, this is deffinitely a step up. When I had just finished installing it for the first time and wanted to try it out, before I knew it an hour had passed.

9.2/10
This game was deffinitely entertaining to play. It's simple, fun, and it can be very addicting. The gameplay is fast, but the controls are really easy to get used to - especially if you play through the singleplayer campaign.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Cannon Brawl is worth buying if you've enjoyed playing the Worms franchise over the years, and are looking for something new added to the formula.

Video overview of Cannon Brawl showing general idea behind the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlPDAf3mGpg

Follow my curator list for future early access game recommendations:
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6856568-Should-You-Play-This-Game/
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Very fun, highly recommend for same-screen competitive battling. Sort of a light RTS mixed with tower-trajectory style gameplay. It's not super deep but I easily got my time and money's worth.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
Early Access Review
pretty good game, simple to learn and easy to play. Mp is well made and fun, too bad there arent many players online. The campaign is short but i found it more a tutorial for learn how towers work. I definitely like it
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
468.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2013
Early Access Review
Friends, I think this game is fantastic, and I am completely unbiased :)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This is a really solid game that mixes the artillery and RTS genres together perfectly. It cuts out all of the wait time normally associated with an artillery type of game and replaces it with RTS elements. This makes for a much more fast paced and enjoyable experience that still retains the fun of angling shots over long distances to hit enemies.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
103.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2013
Put Worms, Starcraft and a tower defence game all together and you'll get the one and only, Cannon Brawl. A unique real time strategy game that's never been seen before. It's steadily working it's way towards the stars and I hope more people get to see this amazing game.

I recomend this game heavily to anyone who likes fast-paced RTS games.

My favourite indie game of all time 10/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
64.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Early Access Review
Cannon Brawl is a worm style 2D real time action stragtey game that is fast pace while still allowing you to relax and have fun.

Campain-- the evil uncle is raging war agesnt the good king and it's the princeness's ( you) job to stop the war!
this battle now starts alowing you to controll a huge airship to dock, aim, fire, build, sell, upgrade and BLOW THINGS UP. While this game makes great use of the space bar ( realy it's the arrow keys to move. space bar for everything else) you quickly get the hang of the rules and game play.

You will quickley get other poilts, each with there owen powers, and towers like the forst tower or the warhead tower. after you complete campian don't stop there! you can replay the hole thing over on night mare mode! and you can always just vrs AI in battles but the fun starts when you hit MP and start climbing up the leader borads!


After you have nailed down the base game play all thats left is more towers more bad guys more airship poilts and MORE BLOWING THINGS UP

i rate this game 7/art 8/sound 9/gameplay 10/fun and entertaing so thats 34/40! with about 12-20 hours of game play!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Its somethinh very special because normally these kind of games ar turned based but this one isn't, what means that there's always something to do: booting up your shields, firing your tons of difrent type of turrets or extending your territory. games can be fast past with armor breatching attacks or can be very stratigic and extremly exciting. the only thing i hope from this game is that when it finishes it doesn't become on of the many pay-to-win games, please developers don't do microtransactions.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Excellent, absolutely love it. 8.8 / 10

A friend introduced me to Cannon Brawl and we played at work, since then i bought and played and loved every bit. There is a slight unbalance in terms of the weaponary, and i feel is lacking the amount of sheer insanity that Worms has as a similar game. That aside, I urge you to purchase and support this game. Very well made, very well managed from what i can see from the devs taking on feedback, and very well executed.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2013
Early Access Review
A very well designed real time strategy where you use cannons to destroy the opponent's buildings before they do the same. It's also in alpha so there is more to come. If you like real time strategy games then I'd recommend this for sure.
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