Creeper World 3 is what happens when cellular automata takes over a strategy simulation. Instead of discreet units that attack your base, a fluid-like substance spreads over the terraformable terrain. Your base, your weapons, your strategy... you must adapt them all.
User reviews: Very Positive (457 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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"Strategy game where you hold out against a spreading creep with your turrets and slowly regain the worlds in a great story campaign. Very fun for hours."
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June 21

CW3 Version 2.08 now Live!

Version 2.08 is now live. Bug fixes with snipers, and a few visual issues have been addressed. Carry on the fight against the Creeper!

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“I find this game to be extremely, extremely addictive...”
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“All in all, Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal is a brilliant addition to an already fantastic series.”
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About This Game

Creeper World 3: Cellular automata takes over a strategy simulation.

Instead of discreet units that attack your base, a fluid-like substance spreads over the terraformable terrain. Your base, your weapons, your strategy... you must adapt them all.

Creeper World 3 bends what it means to be a strategy title.


Instead of heavily scripted A.I., players find themselves engaging an enemy with theoretically predictable behavior yet which is shockingly interesting to engage. Players can build fortifications and stick around forever. Players can go for domination, quick strategic kills, or amass huge stockpiles of resources. Some play for speed, others to create art. Tiny maps, large maps, five minute missions, five day missions... the simulation scales to handle all of these scenarios.

User generated content is critical and supported at multiple levels in Creeper World 3.

Dial up worlds using the DMD (Dial Map Device) and tweak dozens of constraints. Then, play and share the addresses via an on-line database. Create your own maps using the built-in map editor and upload and share on-line. Or, join with thousands of other players and peruse the databases of worlds created by others. Want to create a new weapon, a unit, an enemy, or an effect? Use the built in scripting language to create what you dream. Hundreds of engine commands are exposed and examples abound on the forums and grow daily. You can even take the built in story maps and make your own. In fact, all of the built in story missions were written using the built-in editor and the CRPL scripting language.

Some of the high level features are:

  • Thermodynamic/fluid physics based play.
  • Billions of total missions.
  • Story arc with insane and unique enemies.
  • Explore hundreds of star systems with thousands of worlds in Prospector missions.
  • Hundreds of hand crafted missions in the Alpha Sector.
  • Dial up your own mission worlds using the 'Dial Map Device' and share the address.
  • Create your own maps using the included map editor.
  • Play on maps of variable size, dimension, and shape.
  • Script your own enemies and effects using the built in scripting language.
  • Terraform the landscape during missions to take the higher ground.
  • Discover experimental weapons that devastate the enemy.
  • Share thousands of unique maps with an established, enthusiastic on-line community.
  • Features a unique, original, and awesome soundtrack.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Single Core 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Super fun time. The storyline is good with a nice twist and once you beat it you can keep playing with an almost endless supply of maps other people have made ranging from very easy too rip you're own hair out you cannot win lol.

10/10 Would highly recommend this game to anyone.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Gosh, the most fun strategy game in a long while. Playable and fun, just the way a good game should be.
  • Controls are excellent, much better than some big budget titles.
  • Well balanced missions
  • Game alt-tabs beautifully.
  • Excellent music
  • Can be paused at any time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
214.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Not tower defense, more like power management while defending land. Very casual except for the timed missions. My type of game, but not for everyone.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A fantastic game! Very fun and addictive.
And if you beat the main missions? There are more! Tons of missions by the developers and by other players!

My only complaint is that the soundtrack lacks a good number of songs, but it is good music, and really not a huge deal.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This is a pretty good game continuing the great Creeper World series. I would highly reccommend it to anyone who has played the Flash games and likes what they played. The storyline is pretty solid and the gameplay is flawless and endless. Apparently there are bugs since they're patching them but I never notice them... maybe I've played too much Planetside 2 :P

9/10. $15 is a bit much and tbh I bought it on discount, but I'd rather consider it a donation to this great series then the purchase of a somewhat small game. But as stated before, it's as good as flawless, has a virtually infite number of missions and it's tons of fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Extremely fun Strategy game. For the people who think "Oh, it's just another boring TD." It's really not. It's high paced and it doesn't even seem like a TD once you play into it a bit. Challenging, you never wanna stop. The level editing is genius, and you can have some pretty hard levels. I'm rating an 11/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Wow. I never played something like this before. An addicting masterpiece of strategy game.
I'm willing to admit that the game doesn't look especially good. But do you really place more value on visuals than on gameplay? I hope you don't... Otherwise you will miss out an awesone little strategy game.
This is worth your money.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Casual strategy. Lots of fun. Grab if on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Great TD with an inovatrive enemy and a amazing soundtrack. The story is nothing special but it is enough to keep me reading throu the text boxes
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Wait for it to go on sale unless you absollutely feel you will like this game. For those who love tower defense and strategy games in general you will love this game, even though it is rather short. The main bad thing is the difficulty curve that starts out very easy for the first fourth and gradually increases until around two thirds of the way through where it shoots up extremely. Graphics are very simple but acceptable and the soundtrack is very good, though extremely limited. For anyone who isn't sure i would play the flash game version thats about seven levels long on sights like kongretate and armor games before making your decision.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Nice tower defence game. The main enemy is a fluid that you have to keep at bay and then force into retreat. Very playable, although not perfect. Worth looking at if you enjoy tower defence, but maybe not the first tower defence title to buy as a first TD game.

Good enough to recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Currently working my way through the campaign and can say it is horribly addictive once you begin building up your arsenal. The game eases you into what soon becomes a challenging mix of resource gathering and holding back the endless creeper threat.

Well worth a buy and you will sink hours into it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I've always had a thing for RTS and Tower Defense games, and so when I first found Creeper World on Kongregate, I was overjoyed. There were many different versions available freely there. Recently, I decided to purchase the third installment to see how it was.

There is much to love about this game. The game follows more or less the same rules throughout, but the final two story missions are definite game changers. I've seen many complain about losing on the second to last mission due to time constraints - I myself lost the first time around, but with a little advice I figured out how to beat it. The consistency of the gameplay can make things a little drab if you play too much, but if you enjoy one level, you're likely to enjoy a whole lot more - and there are a whole lot more. There's an practically endless array of levels once you beat most of the story. You can binge play or play a game every once in a while - either way, it will take you a long time to run out of official maps, and you'll never run out of custom ones. The game isn't all too challenging if you remember to pause frequently and keep tabs on the Creeper and your resources, but there are more difficult levels available if that's what you're looking for. The graphics are solid - nothing incredible, but well-done nonetheless.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I remember playing the early flash version of this series YEARS ago. I loved it a lot, like it's 'fighting against an almost literal wall/flood/swarm of enemies' type gameplay. This game is far more polished an has A LOT of content to more than justify the $15 price tag.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
An interesting take on the tower defense genre. In a lot of ways it plays a lot more like a conventional RTS, with interesting resource management, movable units, and requiring the player to offensively attack enemy structures, rather than sitting back and waiting. Instead of fighting discrete enemies, you battle back a flow of liquid-like creeper. Most levels have multiple viable strategies to beat them, giving the player a lot of decisions on how to tackle a level.

The game features a massive amount of content, with a lengthy, well written campaign, along with nearly infinite player created and procedurally generated levels.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A first note: i have played all three creeper worlds this is by far the best and 2 is by far the worst.

It is great.

I have to go. BYE!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
442.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I'm so hooked on this game, and have been bombing through many of the player-made maps as well!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I hate Tower Defense games with a passion. This is NOT Tower Defense! Don't believe the lies! It's a SCAM! This game is actually good.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
FEKIN' AWESOME!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
150.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
love it
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