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 (429 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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"Very unique and addictive strategy game. A bit tower defency but not in a bad way. Highly recommended if you want to lose few days."

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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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May 22

Creeper World 3: Abraxis Web Game

CW3:Abraxis has been released on Kongregate.com. It has 12 free and new missions. What better way to bring even more commanders into the fleet? Head on over and vote 5 stars and help build the Creeper Nation!
CW3:A @Kongretate

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Reviews

“I find this game to be extremely, extremely addictive...”
quill18

“All in all, Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal is a brilliant addition to an already fantastic series.”
Dad's Gaming Addiction

“Creeper World III - The Most Insane Tower Defense Game Ever Created?”
Awesome Robo

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

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    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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
absolutely fantastic! Amazing gameplay, soundtrack, and story. The visuals are nice and there is so much content! If you are sceptical about buying, I suggest you play the online demo "Creeper World 3: Abraxis" first. It gives you the perfect taste of mechanics while still leaving you wanting more. Absolutely recommend!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
You awake from billions-year cryogenic sleep to find nothing but your long-abandoned ship and its resolute and loyal AI, Lia. You find out you are the only human - all other civilizations have been destroyed by the ruthless Creeper, that has come back age after age for billions of years, fought, won and conquered many times over. It has been many thousands of years since the last civilization fell, but now it is time for you to return. You are the final, lone spark of resistance against the Creeper, which now controls the universe.

You may have no living allies, but you are at your strongest. You have Collectors and Relays to connect your vast energy networks. You have Ore Mines, Siphons and Reactors to collect and generate resources. You have Terps to terraform the land and bend the earth to your will. You have Guppies to transport packets to distant areas of the world. You have Pulse Cannons, Mortars, Strafers, Bombers, Nullifiers, Sprayers, Beams and Snipers to combat the Creeper menace. You do not risk your life by deploying your ship to the planets you land on; instead you deploy up to three packet-processing Command Nodes at a time, allowing you to maintain several outposts and strongholds on each map. You utilize the now-obselete Rift Space totems, manufacturing Aether to improve your structures, and generate a powerful Singularity Field. You build colossal Bertha cannons, blowing massive holes in oceans of Creeper.

You encounter new threats. The Creeper has corrupted human defenses and creations all across the universe. The Digitalis and Runners are just two of the many new adaptations of the Creeper.

You load your ship and prepare to venture across the universe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This is the first game I would try to call Tower Offense since the towers are what you are trying to win the game with. I found the game to be very fun to watch, its strangly satisfying to aim artilery at large piles of goo. I greatly enjoy tower defense and I love RTS and it very much combines the two.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I had that phase where I'd play every single tower defense flash game i could find. Some day I got a real computer though, with Steam, and since then I never played one again, also because the concept got quite boring.

Now a friend got REALLY excited about the upcoming release of this game and wanted to show me, but it didn't run on his potato laptop he had back then (he's got one hell of a desktop now).
Then he bought it on Steam and as we had Family Sharing set up, i could try it, too. I downloaded it, started it and tried it out. Quickly he messaged me asking me if i was already addicted. I was like "DUDE, it's better than CRACK"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Steam recommended this to me because I bought some other tower defense games. I can't put it down. There's something about watching your power blips go out along the wires you build to the towers you build to push back the goo.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
SPOLIERS ALERT
This game is Awesome i reccomend you play it because its a stragity bird view(Camera is facing down into the game) 2d game people can also make custom maps like Take back the River (forgot what it was called) its where you are the creeper if you dont know what the creeper is, it is a blue acid luquid it destroys your buildings creeper comes from a creeper immiter which looks like a * but bigger. at the last level you choose which to be the dark lord or abraxis which is the good guy when you choose to be the dark lord you become the Powerful emmiter (loki's Emmitter) and you have to destroy abraxis's daughter's core (your abraxis but not exacly your name changes when you choose the dark lord) but when you choose to be abraxis something happends (i dont really know what happends) then you have to destroy loki's emmiter to win

hope you like it :)
-Dashie <3
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171.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
A compelling variation of tower defense. It has hours of game time.
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10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Great game, with good mechanics and nice puzzly aspects. But, it does devolve to a point where you can just push forward. Needs some active resistance.
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26.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Top down strategy game. It throws in the unique twist the fluid like substance Creeper that you must combat. Has a decently developed plot and dialogue to pull you thru the campaign and keep it interesting. Clever map layouts always presenting challenges without rehashing and feeling like a repeat.

A must if you enjoyed Creeper world 1 or 2.
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43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
One of the most innovative games I've ever played glad to continue the series , Played the first two on Kongrerate and loved them this one is turning out to be even better!
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20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
amazing addictive game
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47.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
IF you like Fine tuned Micromanagment against Odds that range from "this is easy" to "oh my F!@#ING GOD WHY!" then you will enjoy this great RTS
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38.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Probably the most unique RTS I've ever seen. The increased variety of scenarios possible compared to the first Creeper world provides depth of gameplay beyond the options of rush to the objective or turtle your starting position until you steamroll the neverending tide of creeper trying to drown you (not that either of those can't be fun).
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34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This game is one of the most unique games i have ever payed. I have been in the creeper world since the beginning, and i was very excited when i noticed a version was coming out for steam. the mechanics of the creeper are unlike any opposing force you will encounter in any game. It is easy to learn btu difficult to perfect, you are always learning new strategies and it is highly addictive to play. Highly recommended.
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72.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Amasing game
I recommend you go on the knuckle cracker website, and buy the trilogy, it includes all 3 creeper worlds $10s off, with a free steam key
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28.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
A seemingly simple, easy to pick up RTS with mechanics that afford incredible depth. Reminiscent of Total Annihilation (intentionally so, given the inclusion of the signature bertha cannon) and the under appreciated gem perimeter.


There is a great amount of value here for a game of this type. Each level in the campaign introduces a new unit or a new mechanic or just has some kind of unique property to make it interesting which is really the key to any decent RTS campaign. After you 'finish' the main story there is a bounty of user designed maps, wacky beta tester maps and 2 'sectors' of conventional maps with a specific goal in mind, not to mention the ability to design your own maps. Not only is the replay potential limitless it's also really good content in its own right, some of the use made maps are really fun and if you beat it in the fastest time you get to 'claim' it as your own.

If you're into oldschool RTS like red alert 2, starcraft or the aforementioned TA this the ultimate indie game, you wont get a better experience for your money. I honestly can't believe this was developped by one guy given the amount of content squeezed in and the elegance of the design.
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53.5 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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
What a great game! I've put quite a few hours into it. For those of you put off by the fairly simplistic graphics, don't be! It's the gameplay which is the real selling point of this game.

For those of you on the fence, imagine attempting to fight a tidal wave. With guns. And mortars. And another tidal wave of your own. And sometimes really big guns. The Creeper is a living liquid that makes Tiberium look like a small chemical spill. It's coming for you from all sides and directions. It cares not for the small base you've built, only for consuming everything.

So dig in. In some levels you'll have to do this quite literally, as terraforming is a tool at your disposal. In some levels you'll be hanging on by a thread, almost consumed the second your power goes down to build that reactor you need to expand. In other levels, you will actively hate the liquid that is all set to consume everything you've worked so hard to create.

But you will love every second of this game.

A really unique concept which will keep you entertained for hours on end. Gets a 9.5/10 from me!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Absolutely smashing. One of those rare pearls that leave the plot, graphics and narrative to the background and focus on pure gameplay. Additionally not only does this game reward borderline autistic heat gradient calculations but it also offers ample oppoturnities to roleplay as a mentally ill commander that has peculiar obsessions when it comes to unit deployment. Shooting blue mass of mathematics with red things of reduction has never been more addictive.

But infinite replayability isn't enough for the Creeper World community. As such you are able to enjoy a continous flow of new maps tailored by the active community members. Do you enjoy tough-as-nails survival campaigns? Situations where you aim to clear the field expanding from a small but indestructible base with the computer assisting you? Well sure as **** no you don't you casual Dota 2 babby but in a review these kind of questions are supposed to be purely rhetoric.
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