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 (92 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014
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"Fun and easy to pick up Tower Defence game with paper world war one appearances. Currently on sale, worth to have in your library. "

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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
    • 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
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Pretty simplistic tower defense game, where each level has a handful of predetermined locations where you are allowed to build your turrets. Your decisions/strategies on each map then basically just boil down to what turret to build on each spot and when/if to spend resources to upgrade them. No metagame stuff like skill trees or perks, like in some more advanced TD games.

All in all, besides the nice-looking papercraft artstyle and the fact that obstacles (trees) block turret line-of-sight, there's nothing really novel here -- gameplay and setting are similar to games like iBomber Defense and Toy Soldiers.

Veterans of the genre will likely be bored by the lack of depth / replay value / challenge, but it's a nice introduction to TD games for novices.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
To my suprise it isn't a bad game.

Its a TD game, and I would 9/10 times I see one I will say its not worth the price, but for a game I can play on the go while waiting for other things, It ain't too bad.

If you want a game that you can play on the go, Its worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Fantastic!

This is not your usual Tower Defense game. This is something much better :)

+ Nice and interactive 3D world
+ Smooth gameplay even on older systems
+ Turret View is great! (First-person mode so you can see from the point of view of the turret)
+ Physics
+ Good amount of levels

- Too little amount of places for turrets
- Can get repetitive

It's fun, it's cheap, it's brilliant!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This game is endearing with its art style but has some rather annoying flaws that overwhelm the joy with frustration.
I rated this game as I would any game no matter the price, and I feel all developers should be doing their best when
they release a game with the intention of selling it to consumers.

Pro:
-Great art
-Simple to learn and play
-Reasonably good sound effects and music
-Cheap

Cons:
-Unbalanced gameplay
-Towers don't always hit targets and shots can be easily blocked by terrain or dead enemies (Even Anti Air)
-Not enough tower placement locations
-Lopsided wave amounts (air to ground ratio)
-Dissatisfying explosions or unit kill animations
-Very little choice in towers that can be used to complete levels (Sometimes you are told you cannot use tower A)
-Some units have extremely high health (500+) while your strongest turret can only do 100 dmg (If it even hits)
-Poor level design (Some levels have the enemy route go in a straight line through the map)
-Introduces towers that are completely useless (Tesla, Heavy Gun)
-Only 5 towers can be used with very limited and unsatisfying upgrades

Over all for a cheap game its not bad to just tinker with, don't expect reasonable gameplay though otherwise you will
most likely become frustrated with the overall poor design.

One last caveat; air waves in a tower defense games are silly. I hope someday people understand how ridiculous it is to
place them into tower defense games and stop.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Welcome to the Paper and Cardboard War Solider! If you can't tell from the screenshots, it is a Tower Defense game made from cardboard. I bought this game when it was -80% (CDN$ 1.09) just as an impulse buy to kill an afternoon. I can say it is an ok game.

PROS:
- Turret First Person View. Clicking on a turret and selecting the button lets you see from the turrets view. Really cool, but you can't do anything other than watch. (Would have been cool if you could control the turret.)
- Interesting level design, with great graphical design. The cannons look ok, and the enemies look great!
- Obstacles like tree and dead enemies can block your attacks, or even the terrain.
- Short, only 24 missions with Normal and Hard difficulty.
- Simple Achievements

Now here is where I nick-pick.

CONS:
- Towers can ONLY be placed in designated areas. Because of this, if you don't place the CORRECT tower that is needed to beat the level, you will lose. There is basically only 1 way to win each level. Some are super easy to figure out, others not so much. Very "Trial and Error".
- Only 5 towers. Certain levels will take away towers as a challenge, making certain levels even harder.
- Game feels very slow. I've kept the game running at x2 most of the time, and x3 when there is nothing else for me to do other than wait for the map to finish.
- There isn't really an Options menu besides the Unity options menu that pops up when you boot the game up.
- Only 2 music tracks. One for the Menu, the other in game. It gets very repetitive and annoying fast. No options to turn off music, so I had to mute the entire application just so I can have my own music.
- No Steam Cards (for the people that care about it, like me xD)


In the end it's an ok game, and only spending $1 as a time killer was great. If you like TD games, it's a great game to add to your collection. I'm not very good at TD games, and did not feel like spending the time to figure out the exact way I was supposed to win each level. Still fun though! ^_^
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