Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannons, giant flamethrowers, and high powered lasers. Destroy the very earth from under your enemies feet! Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of RTS and artillery gameplay. It's a whole new genre in strategy games!
User reviews: Very Positive (314 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 23, 2015

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"Strategy, accuracy and courage make a worthy Cannon Brawl opponent. Sadly, Simon lacks all three."
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July 30

New Build - 1.26 - Tuning/Bombardment Retired

Game design often involves a lot of experimentation, and some experiments don’t always pan out. And on that note we’ve removed bombardment. It was intended to allow weaker players a small chance of beating more experienced players and feel like they at least made a dent before being beaten. However, more often it felt arbitrary and didn’t achieve its design goals for either player. The cost of keeping it in outweighs its benefits so we’ve removed it.

We’ve also slightly tweaked the bomb bots in order to make them harder to spam with early game, but more viable later in the game.

Update Notes:
  • Removed bombardment
  • Changed bomb bot cooldown to 18/18/18 from 17/18/19
  • Changed bomb bot building cost to 65/70/75 from 60/70/80

As always, let us know what you think!

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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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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

The Free Version is a Demo

To allow demo and full game players to play together on the same servers (which we hope you’ll have a blast doing) we had to categorize the demo as free, even though Cannon Brawl is not free-to-play. 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

Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannons, giant flamethrowers, and high powered lasers. Destroy the very earth from under your enemies feet!

Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus through the madness of battle will be put to the test.

Advance across the kingdom in single player to unlock and discover new units, then experiment with each one to find your favorite combination in online multiplayer.

Choose from over fifteen units and five airship pilots 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!

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
31 of 37 people (84%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
326.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
love this game , baught it when it came out and loved it since.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I really enjoyed this game more than I thought. I originally got a copy extremely cheap from someone who had a few copies. I didn't think much of it, but figured I ~may~ enjoy it.

I was dead wrong, it is great fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of RTS / tower defense style games.

8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game is so FUN if you don't have it get it you won't regret the $15.00 spent even the demo has some great gameplay, no you can't get into the story but even the battles against the AI is so fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Love this game!!! There's Cannons, Strategy, corny humor, time challenges for trophies, etc. Plus, there's Trading Cards, and I'm a sucker for those. ;P

But, seriously, this game feels like a mix-up of a simple tower defense and a Worms-like weapon system. You place your weapons like a Tower Defense, but you also have to select them, aim them, and fire them yourself... no automatic firing with makes this one more unique.

If you want some awesome mashed-up strategy, tower defense, and cannon shooting gameplay, this one is a must buy.
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