Turn-based strategy that truly is easy to learn and hard to master. Try the demo and see for yourself!
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May 30

Multimultiplayer Update!

We've just made a new version of Powargrid available on Steam, with a couple of features that were requested by players. Let's dive straight into what's new.

Eight person multiplayer

The AI in Powargrid has been called intelligent and even devilish. But since humans are much better than the AI at taunting, throwing insults, gloating and being sore losers, the real fun for many players is to play against - and try to defeat - a human opponent.

To multiply this fun, we've added multiplayer matches with more than two players. Hence the multimultiplayer update - we couldn't find a real word to use :). You can now host multiplayer games for up to eight people. You can choose whether to fight in teams or go for free for all mayhem.



New skirmish map

As you can see, we've also added a new map, Marsh to War, which can be used for both skirmish and (multi)multiplayer matches. The gameplay is quite different from the other maps and we hope you'll enjoy it. Marsh to War is playable with up to eight players.

Existing skirmish maps have also been upgraded to support more players: up to 3 players on the Isle of Trial, and 8 players in the Pit of Grit and All Must Fall.



For every possible number of players, we've hand picked the starting positions to make for as fair a fight as possible.

Powargrid demo

Along with the update, we're also releasing a demo version, with the first five missions of the campaign. While we (of course) hope to reach new players with the demo, we also had existing players in mind. With the demo, you can join (but not host) multiplayer games. So if you own the full version of Powargrid, you can always play a (multi)multiplayer game with your friends, even if they only have the demo.



Other than that, we've made minor improvements, from bug fixes to some visual changes, including a new main menu scene. We hope you'll enjoy this update and we'd love to hear what you think of it!

Cheers,
Michiel and Willem
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Reviews

“Wee Free Studio’s Powargrid pumps out witty writing, devilish AI, and simply serious strategy.”
8/10 – OPNoobs

“Winning a game of Powargrid isn't exactly an easy feat thanks to the intelligent AI that tries - and often succeeds - to outsmart the player at every turn.”
8/10 – Geek Snack

“Powargrid is funny... and a very good game!”
DumeeGamer

About This Game

Turn based strategy. Explosions. A diverse cast of gelatinous characters.


Powargrid is a turn-based strategy game that plays like a board game... with explosions!

Destroy your opponent's power plants and protect your own. Strike a balance between attacking, defending, and building your economy to control the board. Blast your opponent with shockwave towers or strike them from afar with the lightning cannon. Construct additional power plants to boost your power economy and extend your reach with substations. Is the situation looking exceedingly grim? Overcharge your power plants for a last ditch defense or a surprise attack!

  • Serious strategy in a light-hearted setting
  • Plan your moves carefully: as with any turn-based strategy game, make tactical decisions and work with the outcome
  • Your leader knows best: Commander Grak knows it all and is not shy to share his thoughts. Hear him out, or dismiss him straight away and focus on the action
  • Challenge all: demonstrate your skills in the campaign mode, multiplayer (online/hotseat/local) and skirmish battles
  • Tinker with the AI: an API is provided that allows you to program the most fearsome opponents possible
  • Achieve the impossible: we dare you to do the (almost) unachievable and collect a range of precious achievements



In the story driven campaign, you will take on rival factions as a recruit in the Blue Blobbie army. Get shouted at by your lovable Commander Grak, face down Hero Archeologist Ford of the Red Blobbies, take on the mad green Zealot Zomg, and thwart the schemes of Chairman Swap of the Grand Yellow Blobbie Corporation. And rumors say that's not all...

Powargrid also features online and hotseat multiplayer, and skirmish battles against computer opponents. Difficulty can be set from "fair" to "let us know if you win because we sure can't."

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP2
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible, 256 MB graphics memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/AMD Radeon or nVidia GeForce, 256 MB graphics memory
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon, nVidia GeForce or Intel HD graphics, 256 MB graphics memory
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
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