In Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition, a player has to control a (stationary) artillery tank in order to take down opponents with ballistic shots from a selection of different weapons. We paired old school, pixelated, low-resolution 2D graphics with some modern-ish concepts and effects.
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Why Early Access?

“We would like to involve the community in our process of improving the in-game pricing (not real money) and balancing of the different weapons and possibly to identify "useless" weapons.

Early access is also essential to giving us the resources to improve the quality of the game based on feedback from the community in general. As an indie game, Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is developed by a really small team in our free time, and we might not have found all the bugs and problems (e.g., we are not able to test all graphics cards, input devices, etc.). Thus, we would be happy to get support with finding and eliminating possible issues by involving the community.

Additionally, Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is a remake of an adaptation from the year 1997. To satisfy the name addition "Anniversary", the game wants to be published in 2017.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition will be in early access for about 2 to 6 months, depending on possible community feedback regarding pricing and balancing of the different weapons and on the demand for improvements regarding possible bugs etc.”

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

“The full version of Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition will include networked multiplayer modes (LAN and Internet) as well as Steam achievements and Steam Cloud savegames. Above all, we hope for an optimized pricing and balancing of the weapons.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is nearly feature complete. The networked multiplayer modes (LAN and Internet) are currently under development.”

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

“The Price will not change when we leave early access.”

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

“First of all, we plan to involve the community in our process of improving the pricing and balancing of the different weapons and possibly to identify "useless" weapons. Furthermore, we would be happy to get support with finding and eliminating possible bugs and other problems.”
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June 10

0.9.6b - build 908

Every now and then we come to a few improvements:

Feature updates
  • A first draft of the in-game chat has been added.
Bugfixes
  • Networked multiplayer mode (LAN) has been improved (but still beta).
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About This Game

Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition


Do you like classic game concepts? Do you like old school, pixelated, low-resolution 2D computer graphics? Do you like pixels?

We do. We like pixels a lot. We love pixels. And we love classic game concepts, especially this one.


In Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition, a player has to control a (stationary) artillery tank in order to take down opponents with ballistic shots from a selection of different weapons. Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition supports three different game modes:
  • Classic (turn-based): In classic mode (or turn-based mode), the players perform their shots successively, one after another, until only one tank (or only one team) is still alive. While one player performs his or her shot, the other players have to wait until it's their individual turn.
  • Simultaneous: In simultaneous mode, the players make their settings for their next shot simultaneously. After all players have confirmed their individual firing settings, all tanks fire their weapons at the same time. The procedure repeats until only one tank (or only one team) is still alive.
  • Real-time: In real-time mode, all players may fire at their own will and at any time, provided that they don't already/still have a projectile flying around. This massacre lasts until only one tank (or only one team) is still alive.

Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is currently in early access and only supports single-player and local multiplayer matches ("hotseat"). The networked multiplayer modes (LAN and Internet) are currently under development. Hotseat matches only support classic (turn-based) game mode; simultaneous mode and real-time mode are only available in single-player matches (and will be available in networked multiplayer matches as well).

However, Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is still best played as a hotseat match on a Saturday evening with some friends.

Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition is a remake of an adaptation of a number of artillery games from the 80's and 90's. We don't know who is or was the actual pioneer of this game concept back then, so we cannot give credit to a single specific person or company. Regarding name and gameplay of Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition we want to mention Kenneth Morse at least. Anyway, many games, clones, adaptations, and remakes following this basic concept have been made through the years. Some newer games have a lot of different game settings, modes, and other features as well as modern graphics and effects. However, Tank Wars: Anniversary Edition, as a remake of an adaptation from the year 1997, deliberately distances itself from fancy newfangled developments. Nevertheless, we don't want to bore you or hurt your eyes and ears more than necessary, so we tried to walk a tightrope between pure old school, pixelated, low-resolution 2D computer graphics and some modern-ish concepts and effects.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10, 32/64-bit
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with shader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 175 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c

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