Build your towers of paper before they get out of the box and make a big mess in the room. Manage the turrets, upgrade and be careful where you put them... every decision can be fatal! Watch out for the air units, they have a different route!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (18 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014
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About This Game

Finally the war of paper tanks comes into your room!

How long can you hold the defences against paper tanks.

Build your towers of paper before they get out of the box and make a big mess in the room. Manage the turrets, upgrade and be careful where you put them... every decision can be fatal! Watch out for the air units, they have a different route!

Take out your toy box and get ready for some of the most intense battles in a tower defence game that will make you reconsider the entire genre. As peaceful and simple War In A Box may seem for the casual player as fierce and thrilling the action will be once you get your hands on this paper battle madness!

Shred your enemies into pieces with different turret models - from simple guns to Tesla towers – in a battle against both land and airborne units that will do everything to get behind your lines of defence. Featuring real 3D environment and delivering a large number of original levels, War In A Box: Paper Tanks is as addictive as it is simple to play.

Features:
  • True 3D environment in each level
  • Turret and air view with different zoom options
  • Different game modes for different types of players
  • Game speed controls for adjusting the intensity of action
  • Available for Mac, Windows and Linux

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: 32/64 bit builds available
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: 32/64 bit builds available
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 81 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
War in a Box is a basic tower defense game. The graphical style is pretty inspired -- everything looks like it's made out of cardboard and paper and the levels look like a child's playset. You can move the camera just about anywhere and there's also an option to see the game from a tower's perspective (watching it fire at enemy units). The art is definitely top notch.

On the flip side, the gameplay mechanics are not very sophisticated. The tower defense genre has dozens of titles that have innovative twists and interesting mechanics. This game is a bit lacking in that department. Towers are placed in a few fixed positions and have 3 levels of upgrades. Towers and upgrades are instant and there aren't any extra buttons to press. There are no end of level stats or bonuses for leftover money, and while upgraded towers do more damage I couldn't see numbers anywhere.

One mechanic of the game that is somewhat interesting is that each unit, tower, and bullet fired is modelled in the physics engine. This means that trees and destroyed units can block the trajectory of your tower's bullets, and sometimes units go flying off the screen when they are destroyed. It also adds some randomness, since some tower shots may be blocked and this throws off the timing for a wave.

All in all, though, the game is too simplistic for my taste. The art style is cool. But tower defense as a genre is a bit played out and this game adds nothing innovative to keep me interested.
Posted: July 5
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
War in a Box: Paper Tanks
Rating: 6/10

Average tower defense game with nice graphics that represent as if you play with cut out board pieces. You can rotate this around and try different views like from inside a tower. But there is where all the 'key selling points' of this game end and a fairly generic game begins. You got waves, you can upgrade your towers, you have levels, it all scales up. Nothing really special.

Downside is the missed chance to do something nice with the game mechanics or animations because we are playing with paper. When a tank is destroyed, it disintegrates... why not unfold or disperse into paper pieces? Ballistics are nice round balls. Why not paper darts or crumpled papers? Why not let a tank burn to the ground? Why can't you destroy a tree that is in the way? Missed chances to make this game stand out a bit more.

Upgrading is also not mouse-frienly, and geared towards touch (where the origins lay I suppose). You have to click the unit, then a menu appears on the left side of the screen, you have to move the mouse and click the upgrade twice. RSI guaranteed.

In the end it is fun for a few round until you yearn again for a good round of OTTTD, Shad'O or Defense Grid.
Posted: August 31
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I am not From a English origin so i hope you people can skip trough a few spelling mistakes,

Well where do i start, I do not often write a revieuw on a game but i thouged this game needed it.

So i was quite curious what kind of game experience i would get from this since i never really play any tower defence games.
Nothing makes this game specteculair or different for what i have seen from other tower defence games.
Music is ok, Gameplay is fun for a few minutes then i want to play something else again A. Something they did wrong is give you the option to look troug hthe eyes of a turret, does it allow you to controll it? No, you can just look trough it. Which is a big dissapointment. It feld like watching a friend play your favorite game and you were not allowed to join in.
A typical game to pass the time. Artstyle is enjoyable, the paper and cardboard cutouts.

Overal i find this game a like or hate it. Fun to play for a few minutes but nothing fancy.

If i may recomend a tower defence game that is similair to this but a bit better, try Toy Soldiers. It is set in a WW1 theme and is hilarious to play and see.
Posted: July 7
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
sweet looking little tower defense game.

since its a niche product i'll only list the positive and negative things:

+ rather good graphics for a tower defense game.
+ you can zoom and move the camera, even watch the game from the inside of one of your towers.
+ detailed units and animations
+ possibility to change the gamespeed

● about 5 hours of playtime
● only singleplayer
● 5 different tower types
● 24 more or less different maps

- annoying music
- the achievements seem to be bugged. they randomly pop up when you close the game.
- small maps and very limited tower building locations
- the tower bulding options are a little sluggish, and i often had to click twice or more until a tower was build.
when youre in a hurry thats killing the fun.
- feels like playing a mobile game

all together its average.
if youre like me a fan of the good old warcraft 3 tower defense maps, you will be disappointed.

not sure if i should put a "yes" or "no", so please consider:


if you get this game below 2€ /$2, on sale/bundled: YES, its still good for a few hours of fun.

if you thought about buying it for the full price of 9,99: NO. theres not enough variety and content to satisfy this.
Posted: August 14
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I could only stand to play the first level. I love tower defense but this was not fun at all.
Yes it looks cool but thats it. One of my favorite things about tower defense is the upgrades.
This is too simple though. Half way through the level I had filled up all spots and upgraded to
the max on everything (Level 3). Nothing happens when you upgrade. No visual changes or
anything. They give a little more damage but that seems to be it. I then just had to sit there
and wait for the waves to come and be destroyed so the level could be completed. Maybe the
game gets better later on, but I could not bring myself to click "Next" to endure another round
of nothing fun or exciting.
Posted: October 5
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