Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you built your own! War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. Carve out your Dungeon and conquer the Overworld!
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Mixed (45) - 64% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,521) - 83% of the 3,521 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 2, 2015
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October 22

Community Spotlight - October 2018



Darkest greetings Underlord,

It’s been a long time coming but the time has finally arrived. Today we begin our community spotlights of awesome content created by the most talented members of our community. These updates can include anything, typically levels or campaigns created by you in our map editing tools but we welcome art, stories and more. Anything that WFTO has inspired you to create!

Creators/Authors who have their work highlighted will receive the coveted Golden Worker Skin to show-off to their fellow Underlords. So if you think you have something worthy of this not-so-noble prize then be sure to reach out either by dropping your map/campaign in our dedicated steam thread or contacting us directly via our Discord, Twitter or elsewhere!



Coveted by many, owned by few. The Golden Worker Skin.

Each month we’ll bring to you a selection of curated content that we know you’ll enjoy from the fanbase. So get ready to delve back into the depths as we dive right into our revivified community spotlight!

Maps & Campaigns
We’ve been rifling through the stacks of the Steam Workshop picking out the best, most interesting and fun maps to play on. There have been dozens that made our shortlist and it was truly hard to narrow it down to just a couple in this spotlight, but rest assured many of the others which did not make the cut this month will surely appear in the future! When choosing maps we’ve also looked to highlight particular custom campaigns or authors for you to look out for!

We want to ensure that you have ample content to chew through for the coming month without overloading your plate so we’ve provided an ample starting course if maps for you today, if you feel you’d like your future servings of delicious content to be larger don’t hesitate to say so in the comments!

Now without further ado behold our chosen levels, with our thoughts printed below!



You can download all of these maps as part of our workshop collection right here, or you can subscribe to them individually below! For our fans on GOG we will be uploading a copy of the spotlight to our own Brightrock Foundry tomorrow so you too can access these maps without jumping through further hoops!

It should be said that we’ve not included any of our Featured Author’s maps in the spotlight, simply because their work is so extensive that it would overload the spotlight! But you should definitely check out A Festive Scarecrow’s workshop items and discover the excellent content within for yourself.



Deathmatch Levels

Mana Collapse (4 Player) by Shadowleard

France (3 Player) by Webbernever1

Prison Breakout (4 Player) by Polis Ranger


King of the Underhill Levels

Strongholds by Daniel Foster

Old Wizard Tower by Webbernever1


Core Shards

Flowey by Simonevo

Bloody Moon by FightX


Scenario Maps

Spirit Sanctum by Knightly Knave


Custom Mode Maps

Silverstorm Siege by Green.Sliche


Custom Campaign

Master of Possession by Taktiku


Featured Creator

A Very Festive Scarecrow

Congratulations to all of the creators who have been highlighted today! We will be reaching out to you to deliver your Golden Worker codes tomorrow. Usually via the private forum attached to your highlighted work. If you do not receive your code then please contact us directly and we’ll be sure to sort you out!

Featured Fanart: Archon by Fallen Star Art

We’re always super excited to receive fan art of War for the Overworld. As creators and artists ourselves it is deeply heartwarming to see love shown by other talented artists for our work and to see the unique touch they bring to our beloved game. We’re only a small team with a pretty niche game so it’s always a great honour for us to see such love shown!


Evil can be adorable as well!

This excellent piece was shared on our Discord depicting what lies behind the mask of the Archon, frankly, we never imagined she could be so cute! Our fans on Discord immediately fell in love and we have too!

We offer a sincere and warm thank you to Fallen Star Art for making our day! If you’d like to see more of their awesome work then check out their Instagram and Twitter!

We’re always looking for more Fanart to showcase so if you’re aware of any that could make the cut then please drop us a line or drop it into our Discord with the Artist’s details. We award artists with the same Golden Worker skin we offer for level creators so if you’ve got a talent for art and you want to get an exclusive worker skin be sure to drop your art in!

That’s all we have for you today Underlords, but rest assured there’s plenty more to come in next months spotlight. Remember if you have levels, art, stories or anything you’d like to share then get in touch via our Discord, Twitter or Directly to us via any other means! For map creators, you can drop your levels into our Steam Thread for consideration and potential inclusion in future spotlights.


We’ll see you again soon Underlords!

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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October 9

Patch 2.0.6 & Upcoming Dev Stream



Darkest Greetings Underlord,

Entrusted with the darkest messages we reach out across the aether once more to bring you news from the realm of Kairos. Today we’re launching another minor patch, v2.0.6 which fixes a few problems you’ve raised about and heralds a few minor improvements specifically to the UI in menus.

We also have news on our next Stream! But before we begin we've just released a new and final version of our main trailer which we thought you might like to see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnexl2RTjNE

We want to thank all our fans who have supported us over the years. We never imagined that we'd be here in 2018 with a game that looks so very different from the one released in 2015. We couldn't have done it without you!

Developer Stream Tomorrow at 2PM UTC

We’re issuing a quick reminder to all our fans that our next Developer Stream is tomorrow at 2 PM UTC+1 (Click here for the start time in your timezone).




This stream will be our longest yet and we’ll bring back Josh, the managing director of Brightrock Games and creative lead for WFTO to play through and talk about the design in some of the Heart of Gold levels!

After that, we’ll dive into another custom level from one of our community members and finally, we’ll finish up with a special debug look into how the Skirmish AI thinks whilst playing a match and our regular Developer Q&A, remember to submit your questions via our Steam Thread!

You can join into the Stream on our store page and broadcast page!

The Stream has ended you can view the VOD here



v2.0.6: “Seriously Searched Strata” - Release Notes

UI & UX Improvements
  • Further tweaks and adjustments to the main menu
  • Small improvements to the Crucible and My Pet Dungeon menus
  • Small change to the Skirmish menu buttons
  • Styling improvements to some older menu UI elements to bring them visually in line with the 2.0 UI
  • Limited UI scaling to 120% to prevent scaling which affects the accessibility of the menu

Bug Fixes
Crashes & Showstoppers
  • Fixed an issue where the game would softlock when attempting to restart a level

Units
  • Corrected some broken animation bones on the Dwarven Cultist

UI, Localisation & UX
  • The Unit Tab should no longer become invisible at certain UI scales above 100%

Levels & Campaigns
  • Fixed an issue which would prevent campaign progress from saving on the Linux version of the game from GOG

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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Reviews

“If you fancy a modern Dungeon Keeper, War for the Overworld continues to be the best of the bunch.”
PC Gamer

“It’s evident this game was made with nothing but love for the series it’s so shamelessly inspired by. Subterranean knows exactly what was so thrilling about playing the part of a malicious tyrant.”
The Jimquisition

“Brightrock Games haven't stopped supporting the game ... In fact, they rolled up their sleeves, listened to feedback, and polished those old dungeons to a shine.”
Indiegames

Welcome to The Under Games

About This Game

Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you built your own!

Do you feel you’re in a slump, monotonously disembowelling evil guys in endless quests for gold and a slightly better pair of boots? Are you starting to wonder if heroics really are your calling? Then welcome to the War for the Overworld!

Dungeon Management Reincarnated



Excavate and build your dungeon beneath the overworld, in the modern dungeon management game that’s most faithful to the genre’s original DNA. Keep your dungeons, slap your minions, and forge underground fortresses filled with all the dastardly rooms, traps and heinous minions you desire. Do it all under the mentorship of the original and best voice of evil: Richard Ridings!

Wield the Arsenal of Evil



Evil loves options, and within the Veins of Evil there are plenty to go around! Choose from over sixty rooms, spells, potions, rituals, defences and constructs as you progress through the game. Deploy your fiendish tools against the goodly heroes of the overworld, and teach them the price of trespass.

Conquer a Myriad of Modes



With six game modes to choose from you can conquer your enemies in your own unique way. Choose from Campaign, Skirmish, Scenarios, Multiplayer, Survival, and the My Pet Dungeon expansion (free 2-level demo included in the base game), and discover what it truly means to be the bad guy.

Customise, Create, and Share with Your... Enemies



Build your own maps and campaigns with the intuitive and powerful Map Editor, complete with scripting support, then share them on the Steam Workshop to join the ranks of thousands of custom maps already created! Meddle further, and change the very rules themselves to your liking with dozens of mutators. Being evil has never been so creative!

Made by Cultists (Fanatics), for Cultists (Fanatics)



War for the Overworld is developed by an independent team of fanatical developers, each with a true love of the dungeon management genre. We have continued to update the game since launch, with countless patches, balancing, polish, and many new features. Our community has been vital to our success, and we couldn’t have made the game what it is today without their help. We thank them sincerely.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 , Windows 8 , Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 512MB or better, ATI 4870HD 512MB or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

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    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) Service Pack 1, Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 1GB RAM or better, Radeon 8950 HD 1GB or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

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    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 512MB or better, ATI 4870HD 512MB or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

    Full Knowledgebase Article
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 1GB or better, Radeon 8950 HD 1GB or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT450 512MB or better, ATI 4870HD 512MB or better
    • G3D Mark: 1500
    • Hard Drive: 7GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • Additional Linux Requirements:
      • glibc 2.14 or later
      • libstdc++6 or later
      • GCC 4.9 or later
      • Only the latest video card drivers are supported
      • OpenGL 3.0 support is required

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    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 1GB or better, Radeon 8950 HD 1GB or better
    • G3D Mark: 3000
    • Hard Drive: 10GB available space
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    • Additional Linux Requirements:
      • glibc 2.14 or later
      • libstdc++6 or later
      • GCC 4.9 or later
      • Only the latest video card drivers are supported
      • OpenGL 3.0 support is required

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