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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September 3

Next Developer Stream – 5 September 2018 & VOD


Darkest greetings Underlord,

Last week we sat down in the latest addition to our dungeon, the Streaming Chamber, to host our very first developer Livestream since 2015. After facing down and resolving a bedevilling affair of emergent technical difficulties we’re pleased to say it was a roaring success and a brilliant opportunity to interact with our fans and have a gutturally evil, laugh together.


The Streaming Chamber stands ready to transmit our Developer’s thoughts to your home realm

You can catch a recording of the stream over on twitch if you missed it. Needless to say, we’re keen to put what we’ve learned to the test. So to that end…

Streaming to Steam on Wednesday 5 September
Following on from last week’s success we decided to host another one sooner than first intended. In fact, it’s in just a few days starting this Wednesday at 5:30PM UK Time. Mark the date in your calendar’s Underlords! (Click here for the start time in your Time Zone)

The Stream will be live on the Steam Store and Broadcast pages!

Cian and Lee will once again be hosting and exploring some great User Created maps and then diving right into our latest campaign, The Under Games! Wrapping up with a session of My Pet Dungeon and Q&A.

As before we’re eager to answer your questions, both throughout the stream and from our dedicated Steam Thread. So leave us some comments, we’ll be sure to answer every question we deem appropriate or ones that tickle our fancy.

Let us know if there are any custom maps you’d like us to take a look at and also which Underlord you think we should play as in The Under Games.

We’ll see you on Wednesday!

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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August 27

WFTO Dev Stream on Tuesday!


Darkest greetings Underlord,

Time marches ever onwards and before we knew it months had passed since our last community update. Now that our team is focussed primarily on our upcoming new project, we know you may be worried about long-term support for War for the Overworld. So to keep you in the loop it’s time to talk once more about the community initiatives that we’re planning.

So sit down at our tavern table, and listen to the relaxing sounds of the screams that echo from the neighbouring torture chamber, as we share our vision of things to come!

Streaming on Steam -Tomorrow!
First up, and perhaps a surprise as it wasn’t mentioned in our previous plans: We’re hosting a developer stream on Steam, on Tuesday 28 August (Tomorrow!) at 3:30 p.m. UK time! Mark the date Underlord and join us for an exploration into the depths of our developers’ minds.

This will be our first developer stream since our launch all the way back in 2015. So why now and why Steam only? Well we’re hoping to make our streams a regular feature moving forwards, but we need to get back on the saddle first. Back when we used to stream it was always somewhat ad hoc, with webcams and headsets pilfered from the bedroom of our Managing Director.


Bedroom Streams, featuring Josh, Scott, Pat, Lee, Sammy the Cat and approximately 50 pixels!

Now we have an office and a professional space, and with our work settling down, we’re looking to make future streams more professional as well. So we’re using Tuesday’s stream as a test and a learning experience – a way for us to develop ourselves and for you to offer feedback, ahead of us doing them more regularly and hopefully branching out to other platforms such as Twitch and Youtube as we work out the kinks.


Begone webcam microphones! Welcome to our more professional setup.

We’ve opened up a Steam thread for you to drop in any suggestions on what you’d like to see, and questions that you’d like us to answer during the stream. So please drop by there and tell us what you’d like to see!

For the moment we’re thinking along these lines:

  • Developer Community Spotlight – We’ll play through a community-made map we’re planning to include in the upcoming spotlight (see below). You’ll get to see us explore a map we had no hand in making!
  • Developer Face-Off – A 1v1 between two of our developers on a Skirmish map. What game mode would you like to see? Deathmatch, King of the Underhill or Core Shards?
  • My Pet Dungeon Playthrough, Commentary and Q&A – We’ll play through an MPD map, talking about the design decisions we made and the journey to make MPD a reality. This is when we’ll answer all your questions from the Steam thread, and be most able to answer questions in real time.

If things go well we’ll likely use a similar format for future streams. But we’d also like to swap things up, such as including Map Editor segments, where we look at the tools and demonstrate how to use Mighty Script. This would supplement our upcoming tutorials, and give you some advanced techniques for your own maps.

That about covers everything we have to say about the stream, at least until we go live on Tuesday afternoon! But remember, we want to hear your suggestions, feedback and questions over on the Steam thread.

The Stream will be available on the Steam Store page, and when we have the broadcast account we’ll provide a link to the broadcast page!

So with that hefty news out of the way, let’s look at what else we’ve got in store.

Community Map Spotlights
Since we launched the 2.0 version of the Map Editor we’ve seen some incredible maps and campaigns, and we really want to signal boost the best ones!

We’re in the process of picking our shortlist for the first spotlight; one of these will be included in the aforementioned stream, but once we’re done we’ll be posting up the full list. As there are so many great maps out there we’d love to know what your favourites are, and if you have any nominations for our spotlights going forward.

We welcome any and all suggestions over in our Community Spotlight thread!



The Golden Worker stands ready to be shipped to the best map makers.

As always, maps highlighted will not only be given the prestige of being counted amongst our favourite maps, but their creators will also receive the coveted Golden Worker skin, which is only given out to community members that participate in such events!

It’s our intention to repackage these maps into spotlight downloads, allowing one-click access for our players on and off Steam, so you can enjoy them without having to search through the Workshop.

Moving forwards we plan to do spotlights either once a month or once every two months as our time allows. We’d like to invite creators to put their work forwards directly to us if they feel it has what it takes to reach the top. And remember, if your work isn’t included in one spotlight that doesn’t mean it can’t be included in the next.

We expect our first spotlight will be live by the middle of September.

Map Editor Tutorials
We know that there’s a demand to get some additional insight into Mighty Script and how it works; to that end we’re still working on the video tutorials. We’ve planned out where we’ll be taking these and how we’ll be putting them together, so now all that’s left is to get them up.

We’re planning to release these in waves starting with the most basic tutorials and working our way up to more complex things. We’ll be supplementing them with a few examples and additional reference materials as well.

We expect the first wave of tutorials to be available towards the end of September, and we’d love to know what you’d like to see us cover.

We hope that helps give you some insight, and as always we’d love to hear your feedback.

Don’t forget to note Tuesday 28 August at 3:30 p.m. (UK time) in your calendar, as we go live with our stream on our Store Page!

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

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    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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