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Battle World: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. Have you ever wondered what games like that would look like today? Well, we did. As a result, we decided to develope Battle Worlds: Kronos.
Release Date: Nov 4, 2013
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FREE "Trains" DLC Released!

May 23rd, 2014

We've just released the free DLC "Trains" for our turn-based strategy game "Battle Worlds: Kronos".

It features:

  • An additional single player campaign (~ 15 hours of play time!)
  • Four new unit types with new gameplay features
  • Two new multiplayer maps
  • One new singleplayer challenge map

Free for everybody who bought the main game!

Take a look: Features & New Units

And these are the things we've benn working on in the last six month since the release of the game: Improvements since launch

Have fun!

Your KING Art Team

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New Update (1.3.3)

April 3rd, 2014

Hey everyone.

The new update (1.3.3) is now available and contains lots of changes.

Here’s the change log:
- Technician can now carry up to 3 mines and defuse mines
- The Hurricane’s hit points have been reduced
- Several GUI bugs have been fixed
- Memory usage has been reduced by about 25-30%
- Performance is optimized
- Elite units that were loaded into buildings or other units can now be transferred over to other missions
- The Hacker can’t take over human units anymore
- Vehicles of the Residents now also heal on level 1 wrecks
- In tactical map view commands can’t be given anymore
- Diver/Meteor can be produced in the airbase
- Buildings can now be placed with PlaceUnitAction
- Aerial units will not be blocked by low map objects like barbed wire anymore
- Impassable terrain (with wrecks on it) can’t be passed anymore
- Damage preview on skip animation fixed
- Towers don’t turn on transverse axis anymore
- Upgrade "Blitz" updated: If an enemy unit attacks one of your units and dies, it won´t fire any longer before dying.
- Grid rendering fixed
- Trigger event "All units destroyed" now also triggers, when units are not destroyed but hacked by Hackers and is therefore renamed to „no unit left“
- Technicians can defuse and pick up mines of their own team
- Technicians cannot pick up mines, when the ammo-cap is reached. Deploy a mine to make room before picking up another one
- Hidden submarines are now shown correctly after passing a bridge
- Technician cannot "defuse" other units than mines any longer

Additionally we taught the editor some extra things:

- Buildings can now be placed with PlaceUnitAction
- Orbital Drop / Orbital Extract can now be executed in parallel several times
- OrbitalDropUnits can now be assigned to a squad in the builder

Your Battle Worlds team

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Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition features:
- Digital 40 page "Extended Manual" with advanced tactics and background info (PDF)
- Digital 80 page "Weapon's manual" with "tips & tricks" for every unit (PDF)
- Digital soundtrack, featuring 10 tracks (all original compositions)

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Thanks to everybody who helped us getting the Greenlight in less than 14 days!

About the Game

Battle World: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. Have you ever wondered what games like that would look like today? Well, we did. As a result, we decided to develope Battle Worlds: Kronos.

Key Features:


  • Two Single Player Campaigns (~50 hours of gameplay)
  • Single Player Challenge Maps - Test your skills in different combat scenarios and keep track of your progress.
  • Live Multiplayer - Battle your friends live on the internet (cross-platform) or via hot-seat.
  • Asynchronous Multiplayer - Take all the time you need and consider your moves. Similar to "play-by-mail", your round is stored on our server and turned over to your opponent. The system allows you to continue the match anytime and anywhere you want (cross-platform).
  • Online Features - Leagues, chat and - in early 2014 - tournaments.
  • Strong AI - A clever AI that will challenge even experienced commanders.
  • Map Editor - A powerful editor to create your own maps and missions (Windows only).
  • Includes "Trains" DLC - Additional ~15 hours campaign, new units and new multiplayer maps

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c compatible with 256 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated audio interface

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated audio interface

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or newer
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1, GeForce GTX 260 or better, proprietary driver recommended
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated audio interface
    • Additional Notes: Might work on other Linux distributions as well (see Forum)
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
264 products in account
30 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
This game might be for you but it certainly wasn't for me. The game is very challenging, and while this isn't a bad thing, it makes it feel as if there aren't any options. I am a huge fan of turn based strategy games. My favorite is XCOM ('94) which is definitely a very difficult game. It can be cruel but it's never boring.

Battle World feels like there's only one solution to each problem and if you don't know the right strategy then you're going to lose. It doesn't give you a lot of options. You have very basic units, a basic leveling system and a map. There isn't much you can do to modify your army or change the way of the game. It's more like a puzzle game with the UI of battle isle.

I strongly suggest playing through th demo before buying this game. I didn't have the chance as it was a gift. Also, if you're looking to play online it is a ghost town. Even though ASYNC play is incorporated it's still difficult to get a game going. I have been in several open games and haven't had much luck getting them filled.

Play the demo before you buy this and make sure you're ready to play it alone.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1,138 products in account
130 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
First Impressions: http://www.cublikefoot.com/video/battle-worlds-kronos-first-impressions/

Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game developed by King Art Games. It’s got plenty of gameplay, online features, and quite a learning curve.

I started off the game immediately by playing a live multiplayer match with a friend of mine, as that’s what I do with most strategy games. This may have been a bad idea, as we both had trouble figuring out what to do for the first hour or so of our game. The game plays a lot differently than what I’m used to in any strategy game, with a lot of interesting mechanics that I’ve never seen before in a strategy game.

The game plays extremely slow in multiplayer. On top of the fact that the game is turn-based, there’s lack of a turn timer for each player, so, basically, each turn can last an infinite amount of time. Each turn is saved server-side, so one can even leave their current game while another player takes their turn. It took us roughly two and a half hours to complete a single game, partly due to the fact that we both were figuring out the game as we played.

The game looks great, reminded me of Starcraft, the way some of the units and buildings appeared. There’s also a wide array of available units, including my favorite, the hoverboat (which had a proper name, I just cannot recall it. I believe it was “alligator” or “crocodile”).

A few of the game’s mechanics were a bit difficult to grasp, especially the resource collection. It took me quite some time to figure that one out, and this is coming from someone who plays strategy games on an almost-daily basis. Aside from the slight learning curve, the game was quite fun, even more so in singleplayer, due to the length of each skirmish. I do recommend learning more about the game before jumping right in, however.
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
958 products in account
30 reviews
5.9 hrs on record
It is very difficult, perhaps to the point of being unfair in some missions.

This is exactly the way it should be, Battle Worlds delivers exactly what I wanted out of a Battle Isle inspired game. For the new lower price with the extra content? It is a great buy.

Just be aware that there is a steep learning curve with this game. And when I say steep, I mean you will fail the first mission over and over until you "get it".

A few tips:
* save often
* You can call for reinforcements, once every 10 turns. Use this until you get the hang of the game.
* Capturing buildings will often get you new units. You are probably doing better than you think.
* Move your units first, then attack. You get a bonus for having multiple attackers "flanking" an enemy.
* In the first mission, move North as quick as you can, taking the left path and ignoring the South East base. Once you take the North East base, the rest of the mission is easy.

Good luck!
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
3 reviews
190.7 hrs on record
Not really a Battle Isle successor but a solid turn-based tactics game.

Positive:
- Long campaign (20-40h)
- Good graphic and sound for a strategy game
- Excellent Multiplayer System with leagues
- Map-Editor

Negative:
- Really bad AI
- Boring campaign story and some of the missions are bad
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
147 products in account
4 reviews
18.9 hrs on record
Nice setup, but meh AI kinda ruins it. You might enjoy it if you are a fan of advance wars kinda games, or maybe not, because AI is severely meh.
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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78 of 96 people (81%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
7 reviews
35.8 hrs on record
I backed this game when showed up on Kickstarter so I very much knew what I was going to get along the way reading the updates and discussions going on during development. It tries to be in a way a throwback to the Battle Isle series and such games like that, on that level it feels some what similar but for me does not quite hit the sweet spot that those titles hit from an enjoyment factor.

The game itself I found to be at times hard but only if held off using the reinforcement system but other than a few missions where I feel they might have pushed the difficulty up a bit too high...the rest I considered to be about right for me. Gameplay mechanics they tried to add a few twists to the format that Battle Isle series used and while pulled it off just about I never felt it blew my mind or felt that was much better than the simpler older systems used in the past. Maybe that's more to do with my age than the mechanics themselves though...hard to tell from my own perspective since I am biased.

The story is predictable and generic but it's adequate though like with most strategy games the gameplay is the major factor in deciding to purchase these type of games rather than the storyline, the cinematic sequences felt low quality but I kind of expected that given how much funding the game got so I can't hold it against them too much. It does it's job and I have seen far worse animation quality in other more popular games. I did not like having to log in to their servers all the time though, the autosave is not great but since you can save anytime you want manually it does not detract from the quality of the game too much.

Music I felt was nice enough overall or more specifically some tracks were very nice while the rest was okay. The game feels about the right length from a story perspective given you play first one faction then the other follows right after but it could of been longer, the padding of 'cinematics' shown as segments within the campaign were it felt to me a way to disguise how few missions in the campaign there was but if they had hidden the segments (all of them from view) then I would not have noticed if I am honest. It was their visability that made it blatent to me. That has a slight negative effect much like knowing there is only x amount of chapters in a book prior to starting reading page 1 or knowing that your reaching the end of the game which I feel detracts from the experience. Not many people want to know the day the world will end for example, yet games that list every mission or sequence of the game in the campaign menu feels like someone waving a 'the end is nigh' banner in your face all the time.

If I was to rate the overall experience however, despite it's flaws...it was a positive experience and worth backing on Kickstarter or buying on Steam if I had not backed. But like all games it does have flaws. I would consider this an okay turn based strategy game that tried to recapture the older turn based titles some of us TBS fans loved back in the day but while enjoyable it does fall short on reaching those lofty heights set before it. If I was going to buy a game like this I would still pick Battle Isle Shadow of the Empire over this game and maybe couple others but if like turn based strategy games and was a fan of the Battle Isle series then you will probably enjoy this game. It may not be my favorite game in this style of turn based games but it is worthy of picking up if like that sort of game.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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