Art of War: Red Tides is a fair multiplayer strategy game that will allow different teams to battle against each other on multiple platforms (e.g. smartphones, PC, etc.) in the near future. And all the players around the world can play the game on the same server.
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Mixed (85) - 68% of the 85 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Dec 22, 2016
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Compared with the last Early Access, this time we have upgraded many features, including UI, unit balance, Commander Skills, etc. We still hope that community and players involve into game development to help us go further. We have had a specific plan for the release, and we are developing a game version for mobile devices. We won’t mark it as Full Version this time until players can battle against each on multiple platforms (e.g. PC, iOS, Android, etc.). Please notice that all your Open Beta progress this time will be saved.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Since we aim to make Art of War: Red Tides a multiplayer strategy game that allows different teams to battle against each other on multiple platforms, and all the players around the world can play the game on the same server, we won’t change the state until then.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Our dev team will continue to upgrade the game based on the plan. The biggest difference between the Early Access and the Full Version is that the latter covers more platforms, including PC, iOS, Android, etc. Also, the game balance of the Full Version can be compared to that of the eSports game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access has been tested twice by a limited number of players. Compared with the last Open Beta, the stability and balance of the game have been improved a lot, and we have also optimized unit mechanism, A.I. and other aspects. We are sure that this time, player experience will be much better. On the other hand, however, we still need advice and opinions from community and players to make the game better.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No. Art of War: Red Tides will adopt ‘free download + in-game purchase’ pattern. Even if the state is changed from Early Access to the Full Version, this pattern will not change, nor will the price of items in the store.
Besides, the in-game store will sell neither exclusive items that could influence the match, nor in-game currencies.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The optimization of a game always needs players’ participation and feedback. This is especially true for a multiplayer strategy game. We involved communities and players in two ways:
  • In the past half a year, our dev team improved the data-analyzing system which will automatically analyze player behavior to guarantee their basic game experience.
  • We will communicate with players actively. We will post on social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to ask for players’ opinions and advice. We also plan to post helpful feedback in community and forums to ask for help.
We believe that these plans can make our game better.”
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April 19

Patch 0.7.21 Notes: Laborfest, New Base Skin, Balance Adjustment and More



Greeting Commanders,

The server maintenance will take about 3 hours and be held on:
00:50 April 20 PDT
07:50 April 20 GMT
15:50 April 20 GMT+8



1. Laborfest Event

Grind your skills in the upcoming Laborfest for abundant rewards

1) Event Period
  • April 20 after patch - May 10, 08:00 GMT

2) Medal of Diligence
  • Competing in Ranked and Quick Play have large chances to earn medals of diligence.
  • Completing some daily events can earn a large amount of medals of diligence.

3) Laborfest Chest
  • 330 medals of diligence are required to open a chest. The Laborfest chest contains the following rewards: new skins (Markscat - Elder Legend, Hailstorm - Jungle Assault, Storm Hierophant - Azure Executioner), exclusive avatars (Workaholic, Striver), runes and coins.

4) Laborfest Leaderboard
During the Laborfest event, commanders will be ranked according to the total medals of diligence they have earned (including the spent ones). Once the event ends, commanders who achieve specific rankings will be rewarded accordingly:
  • Top 50 commanders will be rewarded with the avatar “Grinder”, 300 rune dust, and 20 Coin Boosts (1Win).
  • Commanders who rank between 51 and 200 will be rewarded with the avatar “Grinder”, 100 rune dust and 20 Coin Boosts (1Game).
  • Commanders who rank between 201 and 500 will be rewarded with 50 rune dust and 15 XP Boosts (1 Win).
  • Commanders who rank below 500 will be rewarded with 80 gems and 15 XP Boosts (1 Win).
These rewards will be sent to in-game inbox once the Laborfest ends.

2. New Base Skin: Aldebaran

The new base skin, Aldebaran, is about to land and will only be available for a limited time. Take the chance and dress up your base!

1) Available Time Period
  • April 20 after patch - May 3, 08:00 GMT
2) Features
  • In games, the base of the Aldebaran owner’s side will be replaced by Aldebaran.
  • A special mark will be entitled to the owner’s avatar.
  • After the match ends, Aldebaran will grant 20% bonus XP and coins to each team member on the owner’s side. The bonus effect of multiple base skins do not stack.

3) Acquisition
Go to “Store” > “Bundle” and purchase the New Base Skin Bundle.

4) How to Paint
  • The base skin will be automatically painted upon purchasing.
  • Or, go to home screen, tap the commander avatar in the top left corner. Tap commander avatar again, then tap “Base” > “Aldebaran” > “Replace”.

3. New Unit Skins
  • Three new unit skins are coming to the Store: Elder Legend for the Markscat, Jungle Assault for the Hailstorm, and Azure Executioner for the Storm Hierophant.
  • Commanders can either purchase them in the Store, or get them from the Laborfest Chest.



The balance adjustment are based on tremendous match-up data. We’ve also analyzed the overall improvement according to players’ feedback. Balance adjustment is a long-term process, and sufficient amount of time is needed to make sure every adjustment is effective and reasonable. So please be patient and stay with us, our goal is to provide players with diverse strategies and better game experience.

1) Terran



• Attack range increased from 13 to 15, and the duration of slow effect reduced to 2 seconds.
• Upgrade Adjustment:
Lv.1: Attack +10%
Lv.2: Attack +10%. Each attack slows the target for 4.5s.
Lv.3: Each attack gains stronger slow effect.

2) Atlac



• Shield increased from 150 to 190
• Upgrade Adjustment:
Lv.1: Attack range +2
Lv.2: Attack +10%
Lv.3: Attack range +1, and attack +10%

3) Yaoguai



• The life steal effect granted by the Vampiric Aura increased from 100% to 130%.
• Upgrade Adjustment:
Lv.1: Vampiric Aura grants 160% life steal to allies within.
Lv.2: Vampiric Aura grants 175% life steal and 1 bonus armor to allies within.
Lv.3: Vampiric Aura grants 190% life steal and 2 bonus armor to allies within.



1. Added an in-battle tip “Insufficient soul essence for Tech Switch”.
2. Added a new level in the Command Academy—The Optimal Solution.
3. Further optimized commander skill descriptions.
4. Further optimized the in-battle tips for bases, turrets and neutral units.
5. Added circles to units. Tap the unit icon in the panel at the top right of the battle screen and each of that unit you produced will be marked by a circle.
6. The required feats to receive a star for Supreme Commander increased from 400 to 2000, and that for God of War increased from 400 to 4000.



1. Fixed the occasional game crash in The Tactician Trials.
2. Fixed the incorrect or lack of icon(s) that occurred to the tips of some units.
3. Fixed the cut-off rune description caused by some long rune names in battle preparation screen.
4. Fixed the problem that the Swift Skycrab was always followed by a beam in battles.
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March 21

Patch 0.7.20 Notes: Egghunt, New Commander Skill Skin and More



Greeting Commanders,

The server maintenance will take about 3 hours and be held on:
00:50 March 22 PDT
07:50 March 22 GMT
15:50 March 22 GMT+8



1. The Egghunt!

Get ready for the upcoming Egghunt! During this event period, players can hunt for finely decorated eggs and use them to exchange exclusive avatars, commander skill skin and runes!

Event Period
  • Mar. 22, after patch - Apr. 12, 8:00 GMT

Forest of Dragon Eggs
  • During the Egghunt, players have a great chance to enter the special map “Forest of Dragon Eggs” in the Quick Play and Ranked modes.
  • Players may be rewarded with a loot chest after a battle on the special map.
  • Players will not be rewarded with the loot chest in Versus A.I. and Custom Game modes, or when they pass the Rested period.

Loot Chest
  • Players have a great chance to get eggs from the loot chest. These eggs can be used to exchange items in the Egghunt Store.
  • Players may also get unit skins, avatars or runes from the loot chest.

Egghunt Store
  • In the Egghunt Store, players can exchange 3 Egghunt exclusive avatars, as well as runes, unit skins and other items with eggs.
  • Items in the Egghunt Store will be automatically refreshed at 09:00 PM (GMT) every day.
  • Players can also refresh them at the expense of some eggs or gems.
  • The Egghunt Store will be closed 1 week after the Egghunt ends. Before its closing time, players can still exchange items with their remaining eggs.

New Commander Skill Skin: Rebirth
  • This update will bring a new commander skill skin, Rebirth for Ancient Egg! Enjoy the limited time discount during the Egghunt and give your Ancient Egg a new look!
  • Players can also exchange Rebirth with eggs.

Egghun Daily Quests
  • During the Egghunt, complete the required quests and events to earn abundant eggs.
  • Please keep an eye on the event countdown in “EVENTS” screen to avoid missing them.

2. Desert Storm Closing Time Extended
Commanders have spent much time exploring the Desert Storm since its opening, so we decided to extend its closing time to May 10.



The balance adjustment are based on tremendous match-up data. We’ve also analyzed the overall improvement according to players’ feedback. Balance adjustment is a long-term process, and sufficient amount of time is needed to make sure every adjustment is effective and reasonable. So please be patient and stay with us, our goal is to provide players with diverse strategies and better game experience.

Atlac

Units


Shield increased from 80 to 150


Shield increased from 80 to 120

Yaoguai

Units


  • Movement increased from 5 to 8, attack damage increased from 30 to 40
  • Batling Swarm’s cooldown decreased to 3 seconds, the summoned small bat’s survival time decreased to 4 seconds



  • HP increased from 200 to 250
  • Upgrade Adjustment:
    Lv1. HP +10%. Active ability fully recovers HP.
    Lv2. HP +10%. Active ability deals true damage.
    Lv3. No change


HP increased from 120 to 130, armor increased from 4 to 5, and attack increased from 30 to 35


  • HP increased from 140 to 180
  • Upgrade Adjustment:
    Lv1. HP +15%.
    Lv2. Attack +12%.
    Lv3. Attack +18%.


  1. Optimized the DAILIES screen: added a red dot to any unclaimed supply drop or chest.
  2. Optimized the ARMY SETUP screen: now click the icon of the first unit under a unit type and the red dot that marks the unlocking of a new unit will disappear.
  3. Optimized the in-game tips. Now click the base, any turret or neutral unit and you will see their description.
  4. Optimized the battle screen of the Desert Storm: lengthened the space between rune selection and chat button at the right side during rune selection phase.
  5. Optimized the News system: added “Like” and “Unlike” buttons at the bottom of each piece of news.


  1. Now if a commander hasn’t reached level 8, there will be no red dot on the “ARENA” button in the home screen.
  2. Fixed the problem that commander avatar disappeared after starting a match in Command Academy or The Tactician Trials.
  3. Fixed the bug that in a formation (if there’s any empty slot), the automatically added unit was wrongly positioned. Now all units in a formation are positioned by their cost.
  4. Fixed the bug that a new commander couldn’t be found by searching his/her default name.
  5. Fixed the bug that the “Motorcycle Gang” in Command Academy couldn’t be passed.
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About This Game

Game mechanics:
It is as simple as follows
  • Set troop: select a race, choose ten units under this race to set up your troop and then join the battle.
  • Send troop: you have 18 seconds to prepare during each wave, and you need to observe the battle, speculate enemy’s intention and then send appropriate types and number of units to the battlefield.
  • Destroy enemy turrets and base: continually overwhelm each enemy, unleash Commander Skills, cooperate with your teammates, pull down their three turrets one by one, and destroy their base.
Simple as the battle is, you will still experience various strategies and tactics in each battle.

Game features:
  • Emphasize teamwork in confronting the enemy
  • Support over 300 units that can fight smart in the fiery battle at the same time
  • Command concisely, play smart, and operate conveniently on different devices
  • With over 120 kinds of units in three races, the game emphasizes Strategic Thinking, the core element reflected in the classic strategy games. It is easy to learn but hard to master.

Monetization:
Art of War: Red Tides will adopt “free download + in-game purchase” pattern, and the in-game store will sell neither exclusive items that could influence the match, nor in-game currencies.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to:
The developer of the map Desert Strike of StarCraft 2. Without the enlightenment of the Desert Strike, Art of War: Red Tides could never be possible.

The test this time will have no wipe of progress. We will continue to optimize the units balance and other features, so you may find a lot of adjustments in a period. But never ever hesitate to share your opinions and advice with us, as you can help us make the game better.

Look forward to your advice and opinions.
Let’s start our journey, commanders!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: windowsXP SP3/win7/win8/win10
    • Processor: Duel Core 2.3 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GT220, 9500GT, HD4650 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: windowsXP SP3/win7/win8/win10
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.3 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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