Wyrmsun is a real-time strategy game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction.
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Very Positive (60 reviews) - 88% of the 60 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2015

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June 17

Wyrmsun Development Diary #8: Knowledge

The way literary works function has been remodeled. When your hero reads one of them, instead of getting a direct bonus, a Knowledge stat of theirs will now be increased. Foremost among those is the Knowledge (Magic) stat. Magic items now need to be identified, and the Knowledge (Magic) performs that function. Each magic item has a magic level (determined by the item's affixes), and the hero must have a Knowledge (Magic) level as great as the item's magic level or higher to identify it, which happens automatically when the unidentified item is in the hero's inventory. You can see your hero's current knowledge levels by hovering over their portrait when the hero is selected, upon which a tooltip with their extended stats is shown. Your old magic items will not need to be identified.



Additionally, for every 5 levels in Knowledge (Magic), the hero receives +1 maximum mana. Along with this implementation, dozens of new literary works are being added.

As for the goblins, Jinn has completed their temple:



I leave you with a preview of the Teuton Cleric and of a building for the next faction flair pack:





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June 7

Development Diary #7: Goblin Novelties and the New Gnomes

A good deal of work has been done on the goblins. Jinn has completed a couple of their command buttons, as well as a goblin cursor and a portrait for a new unit: the Goblin Shaman.





The Goblin Shaman has access to the Terror spell, which sends his foes away, shivering in fear.



Meanwhile, I completed the code for a system to make skin and hair color variations more expedient, with the engine itself doing the necessary color changes. Jinn then designed the color ramps, which I implemented into the game. As a result, we can now have gnomes with a wildly varying set of colors, and the deep and forest gnomes have come to life in the world of Nidavellir:



Each gnome portrait and spritesheet had to be adapted for use with this new system, and for the future we intend to expand this functionality to other civilizations as well, specially the goblins and dwarves.

And finally, here's the symbol for the next Faction Flair Pack:



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“Wyrmsun takes the best of the old, sprinkles some new features on top, and presents us with a well-developed throwback game.”
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About This Game

Wyrmsun is an open-source real-time strategy game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction.

In the Wyrmsun universe a myriad of inhabited planets exist. Humans dwell on Earth, while dwarves inhabit Nidavellir and elves nourish the world of Alfheim. These peoples struggle to carve a place for themselves with their tools of stone, bronze and iron. And perhaps one day they will meet one another, beyond the stars...

Features:
  • Retro-style graphics
  • 2 playable civilizations, and a number of non-playable ones
  • 23 quests to play, earning technology points which can be used to obtain new units, buildings and technologies
  • Dozens of units, buildings and technologies
  • Personal names and traits for units, being generated from several historical and fictional languages
  • Units can earn experience, being able to upgrade to new unit types or acquire new abilities upon level-up
  • Persistent heroes, who carry over their level, abilities and items throughout scenarios
  • Possibility to create your own custom persistent heroes
  • Normal, magic-enchanted and unique items drop from enemies
  • Very moddable game, with a built-in mod editor and Steam Workshop integration
  • Grand strategy mode, where production is resolved on the strategic (world map) level, while battles are resolved on the tactical level
  • In-game encyclopedia, allowing players to learn more about the units, buildings and other elements of the game, as well as their historical and mythological sources of inspiration
  • No microtransactions

Wyrmsun receives constant patches, frequently providing you with new content and features!

Note: Multiplayer uses a peer-to-peer connection, so that you may need to tweak your firewall settings or port-forward to make use of the feature. See the Wyrmsun Q&A for instructions on how to port-forward.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3) or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) 1.66GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 or equivalent
    • Storage: 230 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Penryn) 2.53 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD or equivalent
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) 1.66GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 or equivalent
    • Storage: 230 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Any modern Linux distribution
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Penryn) 2.53 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD or equivalent
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Overall:
Very Positive (60 reviews)
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Running-Target
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Wyrmsun is a free fantasy RTS game, It worked, looked ok, sounded ok, played ok. Don't have a tutorial but does have a help manual and game info. Could be challenging. Has custom game.
Try it, maybe you might like it.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWPvVMNeN8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LamOZpICYM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqr7edRUkqo

http://www.indiedb.com/games/wyrmsun

http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/09/wyrmsun-free-open-sourced-rts-thats.html
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Lemonade Warrior
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
The only things I got agianst this game is pops in the music, Unoptimized loading times and the unit pathing is bad (It may be meant to be that way)

Otherwise it is a great game for free, no less!
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The Fuzzy Esophagus
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
10/69 woud fist cactus in ♥♥♥♥ again
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Serbian Siberian
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Why this masterpiece is free?
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Chippy
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
awesome game very hard to contorl units but doesn't matter it fun that way
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bolo591
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
It's free and gives if you the old good feeling of playing Warcraft / Starcraft 1st installment.

in my 20 min of play so far, I have hard time telling what unit is what (and who it belong too...) but that game matched my expectation of an old school RTS. I will keep playing so yes go for it, does not cost you a dime.
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Stahl
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
a bug with the resolution not wanting to stay changed, nothing else though ^^
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noisebomb44
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Great game, although multiplayer is buggy
You have to enter a singleplayer game and then create a multiplayer game in order for it to work, and even after that you keep getting out of sync errors, and about 3 minutes later the client gets dissconnected.
Ive tried using both a vpn such as hamachi, and direct connect through port forwarding but both get the same result
Ive also tried using the latest dev branch to no effect but with even more bugs such as even singleplayer games slowing down to a halt

Would be goty for me if multiplayer worked since i really miss playing wc2 multiplayer matches
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Cyber Vermin
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Great game 10/10
Multiplayer 1/10 getting kicked, sometimes crash for no reason
Human 1/10 cant get new buildings
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( Tchey )
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It's free if you don't want more than basic factions, and it's fun enough to be played a few hours, much more if you like.

The grand strategy mod could use some love however, but the classic RTS mod is nice.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Wyrmsun is a free fantasy RTS game, It worked, looked ok, sounded ok, played ok. Don't have a tutorial but does have a help manual and game info. Could be challenging. Has custom game.
Try it, maybe you might like it.

For more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWPvVMNeN8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LamOZpICYM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqr7edRUkqo

http://www.indiedb.com/games/wyrmsun

http://www.indieretronews.com/2015/09/wyrmsun-free-open-sourced-rts-thats.html
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
The only things I got agianst this game is pops in the music, Unoptimized loading times and the unit pathing is bad (It may be meant to be that way)

Otherwise it is a great game for free, no less!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Why this masterpiece is free?
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
Wyrmsun has a strong resemblance to WarCraft II and it'll mainly appeal not only to the Veteran but new RTS players as well thanks to it's unique charm.

Developer: Andrettin
Publisher: Andrettin
Release Date: 22nd May, 2015


This Review has been written with a Key from the Developer.

Ah Nostalgia struck again.
When I look at this game I feel like I'm back in 1996. This game reminds me so much of WarCraft II and playing it just confirms my first impression.

Wyrmsun has many similarities to WarCraft II both in its visual style and gameplay mechanics.

The game supports both single- and multiplayer games and the shines, like any other RTS, when played with or against other people. The single player mode is very similar to the scenario mode from WarCraft II where you face one or more AI opponents on a selection of different maps but there's a big difference between these two games. While you have access to every unit and building in the latter you have to complete Quests in order to gain technology points. Once you decided which technology you want to unlock you can use it during you're next quest to see if you made a good choice or if you have to reset your technology tree to approach the quest in a different way. Besides that Wyrmsun features a built-in editor so players can create own maps to their liking.

And now we are coming to my personal favorite.
The Grand Strategy Game. It may sound like a different game but it's just the name of the second single player mode.
You may wonder why it is called like that. Well let me explain. This mode is divided into two parts. Unlike campaign mode you manage your production and research on a turn-based global map. If this sounds already good you will like the second part as well since the combat takes place on a terrain you are used to from other RTS games: maps in real time. Besides that there are also Quests for you to complete. Sounds good doesn't it?
It's just a different approach which I really happened to like.

Also there's another thing that separates Wyrmsun from your usual fantasy setting. The mythological creatures like the Dwarves don't exist in the same world as the Humans. The human campaign takes place on your favorite planet: Earth. While the Dwarves have their place on Nidavellir.
Since they both dwell in different realms in the campaign mode and won't face each, they will either fight against or alongside the fantasy factions in custom games.

For the people that are also into the lore of Wyrmsun the game features an in-game encyclopedia.
This allows players to learn more about the units, building and other elements of the game and additional to that about the sources of inspiration whether historical or mythological.

And the best part? Mods.
Wyrmsun is a game with high mod potential and features built in Steam Workshop integration.
So what does that mean for the game and the players? In the future there'll be, hopefully, custom made settings, units, buildings and more depending on the player base.

So what can I say about Wyrmsun?
I really enjoyed Wyrmsun, especially the Grand Strategy Game. The game is very similar to Warcraft II but it would be foolish to assume that it's just a clone. It has it's own unique charm and it's well worth your time.
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
This is my strategy game of 2015. It tingels in all the right places. It feels like Warcraft 2. And not in a bad way. I have a feeling I am going to sink quiet a few hours into this game. I recomend for a awsome trip down nostalgia lane. Five thumbs up.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
WOW. This is an incredible game. Total ressurection of the retro Warcraft 2 style except much improved in many ways that really modernize it. This game supports shift+click to command a unit to do a sequence of tasks, it supports unlimited selecting of units, and it supports massive resolutions (and i dont mean stretching, it actually allows you to have more of the map on your screen which is SUPER cool). Love this game. Have yet to try the multiplayer but I imagine it's most excellent. Highly recommend downloading this if you like RTSs, oldschool Age of Empires or Warcraft, or you just want a fun strategy game for free. Download this.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
It reminded me of Warcraft 2.
It gave me same feelings as I was kid and launched that game for my first time.
And it has deep and more complex stuff.
It's cheap and it's fun.

I had a battle with AI, it lasted for more than 1 hour.
AI spend all his gold and couldn't afford swordsmen and started to zerg me with farmers. They started to steal my resources! I was mad at them.
After a long sick battle I finally got up on my feet, prepared my army and send them to destroy that big deserted village AI has abandoned, I felt sweet revenge and anger, it was final task to complete this quest, a few more hits to that building and win and... CRITICAL ERROR. Yup, I had my laughs about it, I was so into it I forgot to save the game.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
good, and i really like where this is going but not there yet, hope the improvements come soon:) because i really like this just feels like my childhood :D
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
The best retro game ever produced by independent developers. Wyrmsun is the game Blizzard would've made had they stuck with 2D RTS games. Synthesizing the best gameplay elements of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft II, Wyrmsun also introduces a host of improvements that the Stratagus engine has to offer. All lovingly polished with neat, authentically Blizzardesque artwork and lore based on Germanic mythology.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
If you like old school strategy games like War Wind and Warcraft, this game should be right up your alley. In case the trailer was too subtle, the multiplayer is Direct IP only; fantastic for LANs, not so much for anything wider.
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