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!
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Release Date: Sep 19, 2014

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“...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

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
tbh pretty fun game. m9 its a cheeky one. cunny funt of a game. 21/10 IGN. me and my boi crispy137 kicked it out here in the cannon brawl world.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
It is like an RTS version of worms.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
47 of 62 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2015
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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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17, 2014
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
217.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Nearly 200 hours in this game and if you look through my steam games, that doesn't happen too often.

This is a great game for competitive RTS, the down-side is the community is rather inactive but does have its moments when it can get really busy!

Basically, think a game like the Worms game in RTS form with "towers" that you can upgrade. Although there could be more of a selection of weapons to use, the limited amount keeps a good balance and still gives a good variety mixed with all the types of characters you can choose from.

Lots of strategies, lots of fun, but limited community.. join in guys, and help it grow. I'm currently rank #2(The first guy.. has wayyy too many hours in this game among other things.) and need some real competitors! Only a few people that still play on occasion are my only challenge. Others are questionable or use spammy techniques, I strive for real opponents!
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
469.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30, 2013
Friends, I think this game is fantastic, and I am completely unbiased :)
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 1, 2013
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
I will recommend this game but cautiously. It is fun, it does come with a large selection of tower choices, has controller support, it is local co-op (with controller support) and it does have two parts to it's campaign. It does fall a bit short in keeping the gamer's attention.

Cannon Brawl brings a new sort of game style to the table. Similar to Castle Storm (which is also a good game), Cannon Brawl's purpose is to destroy the opponents castle. Unlike Castle Storm (which has it's own rooms to upgrade weapons), CB doesn't allow you to see into your castle or upgrade a javelin like device to take out your opponent. What you are working with though is a hero (of your choice after completing a bit of the campaign) where each hero have their own special ability (such as one hero heals towers when in proximity). The approach the game has taken towards commanding ones towers is quite admirable.

In fact, it's what probably separates the game from being another boring Castle VS Castle type game. Unlike Castle Storm where you can summon and control your hero, you are ALWAYS in control of your hero. The hero flies through the air to either build new structures or command a tower. Before building anything, the hero needs to grab territory VIA using hot air balloons. When these balloons are placed, the player may build within the vicinity. The balloons also provide extra protection as they can take a hit instead of a bullet or bomb hitting your tower. Gold is the currency used by the game to build new towers on the landscape. To acquire gold (or diamonds), the player must build a gold mine on top of either element. Diamonds may not be available to build on and the player may have to shoot away at the ground to properly expose them. Upon acquiring enough currency, the player may build a tower. These towers (to name a few) come in form of a simple cannon tower, a rocket tower (which shoots out a grouped rocket which then spreads out), a shield tower (to protect from nasty air assaults), a laser/rail gun tower, a bomb tower that launches a walking bomb, and a bank tower that can bribe one of your opponents towers to take it over.

I haven't mentioned all the towers but there are quite a bit to choose from. There is a key combination I found that usually leads me to victory using the gold mines, shields, rocket and laser tower accordingly. Some towers have adverse effects such as using a laser tower against a shield tower. If the laser does fire onto a shield, the shield will rebound the laser in another direction. If you fire in the wrong direction or angle, you can expect a shot going back your way eating away at the ground and dropping your tower from an obscene height leading to destruction. All towers are available for upgrade and make the game even more interesting. I have mentioned that the ground can be blown up as seen in Worms Armageddon. This is a great feature to the game and really makes you think of the locations regarding gun placements.

Visuals are suited to the games cartoon atmosphere. The effects after something blows up or when something hits a shield is visually apparent. The sounds are equally as good as they reflect exactly what you are doing whether it's flying, shooting, or defending. The music is enjoyable and the menus are presented extremely well. If you can find local co-op easily, you know you've got a good interface. Navigating the campaign mode is done on a giant map. There two levels to choose from as you progress : the next mission and puzzle levels. Puzzle levels can be survival to trick shots.

Overall, a good game but not worth it's stated price. Even when it was on sale I was still on the fence. I do enjoy the game and come back to it here and there, but once you've had your fill or have beaten all there is to beat, you may not like it anymore. I definitely enjoyed my time playing it.



RATING : 7/10


Gameplay B
Story / Campaign B-
Visuals / User Interface B-
Sounds / Music C+
Replay-ability C+
Overall B-
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 21, 2014
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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askmeaboutmynoises
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
Great Game!

I'm really just a casual gamer that likes to hop online with my friends and play some genuinely good games, and this is one of the games we can't put down. I'm not getting into the grits of it but the game has room for improvement.
But overall, its a really good game to play!
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Crispy137
28.4 hrs
Posted: September 20
Mad as game, really addictive, quite fast paced, great for co-op matches and easy to master. Would definitly recommend this game especially if you're playing with a mate.
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manfromjapan
21.6 hrs
Posted: September 18
Fun game. If you like Worms you'll probably dig this one.
Wish there was more content though.
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jkimrey
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
this game is the worst thing i have ever seen. it will drop from 600 frames to 0 every few seconds like come on
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Delusional Dreamer
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
Cannon Brawl is suprisingly fun, with it's unique art style and mechanics. I got this from a friend, and Cannon Brawl is loads of fun for dualing your friends and just playing through the entertaining campaign. I feel that there should be an optional mouse feature though, and Cannon Brawl feels like it was designed for consoles. 15$ is also a little bit of a steep price, but if you can get this on sale I would recommend. I think this would be a great mobile game.
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Elutiur
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
Don't waste your money on this, there's 50 billion flash games just like this for free. No i didn't buy this for myself; I'm not that stupid.
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connor.val
36.0 hrs
Posted: September 16
best game ever 10/10 though you should update or make sequal or prequal
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xaxazak
54.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
A very unique game (to me at least).

A side-scrolling RTS with destructible terrain where you construct and control your buildings indirectly via a craft that you fly. You basically use offensive buildings to try and shoot your opponent's buildings and ultimately blow up their HQ. There are also non-offensive buildings such as mines (mining income) and shields. For each game you get to choose 5 building types and 1 pilot.

Positives:
  • Novel and fun.
  • Feels pretty well balanced.
  • Fairly complex gameplay.

Negatives:
  • No mouse. It's designed to not need it, but I still think it would be better.
  • Needs more and bigger maps.
  • Non-aesthetic upgrades are bought with XP (not real-life money thank god). This is OK for the campaign or solo play, but IMHO unfair in multiplayer.

It's pretty cool as is, but it really cries out for a sequel.
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cd
14.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
if this game is on sale get it NOW IT is a grate game 7/10
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