Community Announcements - Danny_Team17


We're Mighty Dangerous!

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030

Watch the Worms W.M.D Launch Trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FCeInOxrw


Thank you to everyone that has followed Worms W.M.D since we announced it last year. Your support and enthusiasm has been simply amazing. We really hope that you enjoy the game!
Community Announcements - Danny_Team17


We're Mighty Dangerous!

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030

Watch the Worms W.M.D Launch Trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FCeInOxrw


Thank you to everyone that has followed Worms W.M.D since we announced it last year. Your support and enthusiasm has been simply amazing. We really hope that you enjoy the game!
Community Announcements - Danny_Team17


We're Mighty Dangerous!

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

Work your way through 30 campaign levels of increasing difficulty using the huge arsenal of new and classic weapons at your disposal. Use new vehicles to cause chaos amongst the enemy ranks and use buildings to gain the tactical advantage as you try to dominate the battlefield!

Take on up to five opponents in hilarious all-out tactical worm warfare with up to eight worms each, either in local or online multiplayer, including ranked play. Flatten your opponents with the Concrete Donkey. Turn them into chunks of worm meat with the Holy Hand Grenade. Rain down hell from above in helicopters or pound them into oblivion with the tank. With 80 weapons and utilities at your fingertips, this is Worms at its chaotic best!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030

Watch the Worms W.M.D Launch Trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FCeInOxrw


Thank you to everyone that has followed Worms W.M.D since we announced it last year. Your support and enthusiasm has been simply amazing. We really hope that you enjoy the game!
Community Announcements - Danny_Team17

The Worms have unleashed mechanized mayhem in Worms W.M.D!

Shoot, slam, smash, blast and spray the enemy with a variety of devastating vehicles from the tried and tested Tank to the agile yet deadly Helicopter.

Watch the new trailer:
https://youtu.be/VaEEz9RiJcE
There’s still time to Pre-order Worms W.M.D to join the All-Stars!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030/
This Pre-Order Edition of Worms W.M.D includes the Worms W.M.D All-Stars Pack, featuring an army of guest stars from some of the hottest games around!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb0vMfcE9-o
What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments below! And stop by the Worms W.M.D forums to talk to us about the game!



Community Announcements - Danny_Team17

The Worms have unleashed mechanized mayhem in Worms W.M.D!

Shoot, slam, smash, blast and spray the enemy with a variety of devastating vehicles from the tried and tested Tank to the agile yet deadly Helicopter.

Watch the new trailer:
https://youtu.be/VaEEz9RiJcE
There’s still time to Pre-order Worms W.M.D to join the All-Stars!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030/
This Pre-Order Edition of Worms W.M.D includes the Worms W.M.D All-Stars Pack, featuring an army of guest stars from some of the hottest games around!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb0vMfcE9-o
What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments below! And stop by the Worms W.M.D forums to talk to us about the game!



Community Announcements - Danny_Team17

The Worms have unleashed mechanized mayhem in Worms W.M.D!

Shoot, slam, smash, blast and spray the enemy with a variety of devastating vehicles from the tried and tested Tank to the agile yet deadly Helicopter.

Watch the new trailer:
https://youtu.be/VaEEz9RiJcE
There’s still time to Pre-order Worms W.M.D to join the All-Stars!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327030/
This Pre-Order Edition of Worms W.M.D includes the Worms W.M.D All-Stars Pack, featuring an army of guest stars from some of the hottest games around!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb0vMfcE9-o
What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know in the comments below! And stop by the Worms W.M.D forums to talk to us about the game!



PC Gamer

People still remember 1999's Worms Armageddon fondly, and in some ways developer Team17 has fought against that nostalgia as it continues to develop the series. As a lifelong Worms fiend, it s been hard for me to enjoy the most recent Worms games on PC Worms Revolution in 2012 and Worms Clan Wars in 2013 because they just seem so different. They are both good games, but Worms with varying stats and the cheesy 3D graphics kept it at arm s length from the Worms experience I remember.

But the next installment, Worms WMD, is a love letter to Armageddon. It s a homecoming for a series that may have strayed a little too far down the path of modernizing for the sake of modernizing. Team17 has stripped out the different worm stats and fancy water physics, and returned to 2D art that looks the way you (incorrectly) remember Armageddon looking. Digitally painted environments and characters that are downright gorgeous, especially compared to the 3D models of the games that came before it. The whole game looks stunning for its simplicity, and it feels like Worms.

Despite being made on a brand new engine, jumping, ninja roping, and carefully firing bazookas into the wind all worked just as I d hoped. And the cheeky sense of humor present through all the games is still there, now updated with even more references. The voices available in the preview build I played included one that sounded like Bear Grylls, a cheese-obsessed character that sounded like Wallace of Wallace and Gromit, and (I imagine a recent addition) a worm clearly meant to be Bob Ross who would tell me there are no mistakes, just happy accidents every time I whiffed a shot.

An unentered building on the left, and then what it looks like inside on the right.

Despite its reverence for classic Worms, WMD does introduce a handful of new mechanics to shake up the formula. The best of these new additions are buildings areas of the map that look solid, but are actually mostly hollow. When one of your worms enters a building, the facade disappears to reveal the area inside. It s pretty much just normal terrain, but the health bars and names of worms in a building don t show up unless it s your turn, and even then only if you are controlling a worm in that building. It s a unique moment in a game of Worms where all the information isn t clearly laid out in front of you, and remembering who's indoors is key.

The helicopter is an incredibly strong tool on flat maps like this.

Unfortunately the addition of vehicles doesn t add nearly as much to the game as buildings do. The preview build I played had pilotable tanks and attack-helicopters scattered around the map, and they felt like a weird sidestep for the series. When jetpacks have such limited fuel and expert ninja rope skills can get you to otherwise unreachable locations, it seems wholly out of place to be able to spawn right next to an infinitely flying helicopter, entirely undermining both of those items. Additionally, each vehicle only has one mode of fire, which makes them a predictable set piece in a game that s otherwise about variety.

Something I'm still undecided on is how the addition of crafting fits into Worms. A second tab in the weapon select screen reveals the crafting menu, where you can construct most of the weapons in the game. You can even make special upgraded variants of weapons, like a flame-launching bazooka or a proximity mine version of the iconic Holy Hand Grenade. Crafting requires crafting materials which drop from the sky in specially marked crates, similar to health packs and other supply drops.

Because what the Concrete Donkey really needed was a craftable variant with fire.

It s actually a pretty cool way of letting players tailor their arsenal to their needs mid-match. If you see the enemy is turtling up, craft more (or better) bunker busters. If they re exposed, craft napalm air strikes and homing missiles. You can open and use the crafting menu while you are waiting during an opponent's turn in an online match, but I worry the feature was created entirely with online play in mind. In local games the best ways to play Worms you can only craft on your own turn, and those who can t craft quickly will be at a pretty big disadvantage, especially considering turn time is usually of the essence for inexperienced players.

But even with these new changes, playing Worms WMD felt like familiar in all the right ways. I wasn t able to play around with customizing my team or changing the ruleset of a match at all, so we ll have to wait until the game launches on August 23rd to see if you can do things like turn off vehicles or alter crafting options, but WMD is a whole lot of fun. It brings back the Armageddon experience while still feeling like a fresh take for the series.

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