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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June 28

Community Spotlight - June 2019



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You can now subscribe to all spotlights via our combined collection!

Darkest Greetings Underlord,

From the darkest abyss a new Spotlight emerges, bringing to you a collection of the most incredible, creative and even downright strange maps from the realm of Kairos. This month another seven realms and a massive twenty level campaign will be packaged together for you!

But first, a quick update on the Wicked Ones kickstarter that we are collaborating with!

Wicked Ones Kickstarter - Augre "True Monster" Class Unlocked

Yesterday we announced our collaboration with B-design.io who are developing a tabletop RPG game which is currently on Kickstarter. You can read all about that here. 

For now we're pleased to announce that the first WFTO stretch goal, the addition of the Augre as a playable "true monster" class has been reached. Meaning these awesome augmented monstrosities will be coming to the Wicked Ones RPG when in releases in 2020!



If you're into Tabletop roleplaying games (Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder etc.) then we think you'll love the Wicked Ones which crosses the DNA of those games with that of Dungeon Management games like War for the Overworld. It's the perfect experience for you and a group of your fellow Underlords!
 
Community Spotlight

As always we’d like to remind you we're eager to include anything WFTO related in our spotlights. Anything creative such as levels made with our editor, campaigns, art, videos, sound, cosplay you name it we want to share it!

If you have something that you think might fit the bill then get in touch via Discord, Twitter or our Steam,GOG or Official Forums! You might just be chosen to receive the coveted Golden Worker skin!



Now let us jump right in with our selection of awesome maps from across the community this month. Remember you can download all these maps individually or as part of our Steam Collection!



 You can download all of our spotlighted content from the Steam Collection.

Deathmatch Levels
 

King of the Underhill
  • Duality by Austin the Super-Duper American
 

Core Shards
 

My Pet Dungeon
 

Scenario
 

Custom Campaign
 

Featured Creator
Congratulations to all the creators who have had their work featured today! We’ll be delivering your Golden Worker codes (provided you’ve not had one already!) by the end of the week! Keep checking the private forum attached to your featured work for your code. If you have any questions please get in touch with us directly!

Until next time Underlords!

– Brightrock Games Team

Cheers,

– Brightrock Games Team


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June 27

War for the Overworld joins the Wicked Ones Tabletop RPG


War for the Overworld joins the Wicked Ones Tabletop RPG

Darkest greetings Underlord,

Have you ever felt that there’s more to life than amassing your armies of darkness, plundering the towns of innocents, and slaughtering goodly heroes? No? Us neither. In fact, we are so driven by these desires we can’t help seeking out new ways to indulge them.

One such way we have discovered recently is the joyous evil of Wicked Ones, a new tabletop RPG that is currently on Kickstarter. Let’s see here, what do they say about themselves?


This sounds strangely familiar...

“Wicked Ones is a Forged in the Dark tabletop RPG where you play fantasy monsters raiding human lands, hoarding the gold they loot, and building a dungeon to protect it. Your notoriety lures increasingly greedy and powerful adventurers to your dungeon. Can you stave off the inevitable onslaught of heroism that your notoriety brings?”



Well, that sounds right up our tunnel doesn’t it, Underlord? It should, after all both War for the Overworld and our genre-mates have served as inspiration for this game. We like it so much that we have something truly special to reveal today.
 
Wicked Ones Come to Kairos

Those of us who dwell in the dark have to stick together. It is for this reason that we proudly declare a collaboration with the delightfully devilish designers of Wicked Ones, in which our dark world collides with their own.

We are joining Hands of Evil on special stretch goals for their Kickstarter, drawing forth elements from War for the Overworld for your gaming pleasure.



There’s quite a range of content up for grabs: from “True Monsters”, playable classes which put you in the shoes of one of your favourite minions from Kairos, to hero cards for the goodly forces of the Empire. It all culminates in a splatbook which will enable you to bring your games to Kairos, with special rules inspired by War for the Overworld.

If you ever wanted to roleplay as an Augre, crushing the hapless heroes of the Empire with your augmented hands, and then forging the battered remains of their armour into your very own skin - now’s your chance!



Familiar faces join the fray, just be glad they're on your side

What are all the WFTO Stretch Goals you ask? Well get a load of this:

  • Augre “True Monster” - ¥1.7M (~$15,800 USD) - Unlock the ability to play as a War for the Overworld Augre, featuring special skills and abilities based upon the smith you all know and love. Crush your foes and augment yourself with the scraps of their destroyed battle armour!
  • Chunder “True Monster” - ¥2.3M (~$21.4K USD) - The Chunder joins the fight! This portly hammerhead will make short work of any heroic adventurer, with deadly headbutts and viciously viscous bowels.
  • Heroes of the Empire Cards - ¥2.1M, ¥2.5M, ¥2.9M (~$19.5K USD, ~$23.3K USD, $27K USD) -  What good is being a Monster if you can’t wail upon a goodly adventurer or two? Each of these goals will add another set of hero cards based upon Empire units from WFTO.
  • War for the Overworld Splatbook - ¥3.3M (~$30.7K USD) - The Big One! With this tome in your hands you’ll be able to create your very own adventures in the realm of Kairos! Featuring special rules, an Underlord mode, a sandbox map, faction details and much more, this will give your group the freedom to explore Kairos like never before!
As you can see there’s a whole slew of awesome WFTO content to grab. But how can you get all these fantastic prizes and more? Read on!

Support the Kickstarter

Wicked Ones already hit their Kickstarter goal of ¥1,080,000 (~$10,000 USD) and at the time of writing have raised ¥1,614,660 (~£15,000 USD), enough for two of their stretch goals with 13 days to go!


Each session of Wicked Ones will see you striking out into the world of heroes, one of these worlds could very well be Kairos!

But bringing the denizens of Kairos through the rift will prove challenging. The Augre will soon pass the precipice at ¥1.7M (~$15,800 US) but we’ll need your help to take us all the way to the Splatbook.

You can support Wicked Ones via their Kickstarter page. Pledging your support will net you a set of awesome rewards based upon your tier.

Tier 1 - The Game - ¥2,150 (~$20 USD)

This tier will net you the game and all unlocked stretch goals, excluding the Toolkit hero cards and Heroes of The Empire hero cards.



Tier 2 - The Game & The Toolkit - ¥4,300 (~$40 USD)

Grab this tier and you’ll not only get the game but also a set of Toolkit cards with which to manage those heroes who would dare enter your domain. At this tier you’ll get all stretch goals.



Tier 3 - The Game, Toolkit & WFTO - ¥5,000 (~$46.50 USD)

To support the cause we’ve offered a number of War for the Overworld Steam codes to Wicked Ones, adding this new tier to their campaign. If you’ve somehow yet to grab War for the Overworld then this is the perfect opportunity to do so, and get your hands on an awesome RPG at the same time!
  • Includes Rewards from Tier 1 & 2
  • Includes War for the Overworld - Base Game Steam Key
It should go without saying that all proceeds from this Kickstarter go to the Wicked Ones project, and that neither the WFTO reward tier nor stretch goals in any way generate revenue for Brightrock Games. We believe that the world deserves more variety of games in this style and we hope that our contributions will help their endeavour to succeed.

That covers everything Underlord. As a final reminder, you have 13 days to back the Wicked Ones Kickstarter and support the cause of evil. We believe that the quality of their work speaks for itself and will be a fine addition to any Underlord’s Archive.

Finally, we’ll be dropping our next community spotlight tomorrow, featuring a set of new community-made maps for WFTO. Keep an ear underground.



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

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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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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

    Due to compatibility issues, 2017 Macbook Pros and onwards which feature Intel Iris graphics are not supported. For more information please view our full article above.
    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

    Full Knowledgebase Article

    Due to compatibility issues, 2017 Macbook Pros and onwards which feature Intel Iris graphics are not supported. For more information please view our full article above.
    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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