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 (122 reviews) - 74% of the 122 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 2
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: 32/64 bit builds available
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
84.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
What can I say about this game? It's absurdly addictive :)

Really wasn't expecting much of anything from this title at all.
I bought it on sale figuring it'd make a nice mindless game for my 6 year old son. As it turned out, it made a nice mindless game for Dad - LOL. No kidding, I love it!

Waves and waves of progressively harder enemy armored cars, tanks, and planes attempt to navigate the maze of defensive measures you place to stop them. You start off each battle with a set amount of cash to buy pre-positioned guns. As you kill the enemy tanks and planes, you get more cash to buy new guns or upgrade existing ones.

There is nothing to the manning of the emplacements (they fire by themselves)... the skill comes with what type of gun to buy, when to get it, where to put it, and in what sequence. A sole gun in the right (or wrong) place at the right (or wrong) time can make the difference between plastering the enemy before he gets his steam up, or getting overrun by the hun.

The music is a blend of cheesy bravado-style muscle pumping arcade noise - that somehow meshes perfectly with the action (I wouldn't change it). The interface is remarkably easy (took me all of 10 seconds to figure it out - with no manual), and the entertainment value is undeniable. For those who would complain about the graphics, I say they are perfect for what it is. For those who would call the game too repetitive, I would guess they were not around decades ago to enjoy the genre of arcade games like Pacman, Asteroids, or Space Invaders.

1 out of 10 if you're looking for Company of Heroes or Men at War; 10 out of 10 if you're looking for a few hours to kill ("just one more turn" anyone? - LOL)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
This game is super fun.
The graphics are pretty good (By my standards).
Difficulty progresses by each level, but not extremely, keeping it balanced.
You should buy it if you like games like BTD (Bloons Tower Defense).
8/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
Very neat tower defense game. The whole game is paper-styled, so everything is made out of paper (duh). It is different and I like it, you will too probably. You have multiple kinds of towers, all useful in one way or another. You also have ton of different enemies, some air, some ground units. You have to think where to place what towers. Air units have their own path, most of the time shorter. Not all your turrets can attack air units. You must keep the "end" safe so less than 10 enemies would pass. You also have the ability to have a first person view from any turret. So in my opinion above average tower defense game.

Lil' Sucky Gameplay to go with the review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyo3Gl3FNAg
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Gameplay - 100
Graphics - 101
Sound - 100


Любил и люблю подобные игры <3
Loved and love these games <3

Стоит своих денег. Я бы дал игре цену 249 рублей.
It is worth the money. I would give the game the price of 3.4 - 3.6$

100 / 100
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88 of 107 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
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.
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