Cardboard Wars is a multiplayer Third Person Shooter in an imaginary Cardboard Universe. Match up with others online for funny multiplayer competition.
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Jun 25, 2018

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Why Early Access?

“Early Access gives us the opportunity to share our progress with the players and receive crucial feedback to help develop a game they want to play. This direct feedback is essential in judging which gameplay mechanics work and which don’t, but most of all, it allows us to shape the game according to the players’ expectations.””

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

““It will be in Early Access for at least 6 months.
Time to make sure the game becomes bug free and that online match works as smooth as possible.””

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

““The greatest benefit of Early Access is the ability to closely examine what players like about our game – so, we will shift our focus in response to player feedback. This, of course, means that we can’t make definite promises in terms of changes to gameplay or content.

Over the course of the Early Access period, our goal is to increase the number of playable maps, modes and costumizations.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

““The current version of CARDBOARD WARS has all of the core mechanics in place to allow for an enjoyable gameplay experience."

Currently, players can play 3 Modes and 2 Maps.”

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

““We plan to moderately raise the final price in accordance with the feedback we receive and the changes and additions to the game that are made over the course of Early Access.””

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

““Community feedback is one of our primary reasons for releasing with Early Access which is why we will closely monitor and follow discussions in the Steam forums. We would like to encourage everyone to participate in discussions surrounding already existing or most wanted features. The amount of player feedback we receive will shape the future of CARDBOARD WARS”
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May 23

Beta-Weekend for the repackaged Version of Cardboard Wars!

Your package will be delivered soon!
Sender: RatByte Games
Estimated deliverydate: 24.05.2019 at 20:00 (GMT +2)
Delivery via: Express

Senders notice:

Sadly, this package had been lost for quite some time but now it’s here! Welcome to our first Beta-Weekend for the repackaged Version of Cardboard Wars!
Join us in a world covered in office supplies, arts, crafts material and a lot of cardboard – where you could find colourful surprises behind every corner. Experience exiting skirmishes in this completely new version of Cardboard Wars and be the first to see all the new Features this Surprise Box contains!

New map? Check!
Better graphics? Check²
Peaceful coexistence? Denied!

So grab your paintballs and get your skill(z) from the attic cause it‘s time for Cardboard Wars!

With these good news out of the way we from RatByte Games want to thank you all for your trust in Cardboard Wars and also your passion over the past month.

To see how much the community loves the concept of our game and how much you trusted us helped us a lot while creating this reworked Version of our beloved Game.
Even though it took us longer than we wanted, we can now bring you a version of Cardboard Wars we had in mind from the beginning and we hope that you all will enjoy it like we do.
Thank you so much for your support! We hope to see all of you this weekend and hopefully also when we finally release Cardboard Wars in the coming Weeks!

RatByte Games
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January 22

Cardboard Wars - Newsletter #01

Hello and welcome to our first Cardboard Wars Newsletter on Steam!


Sadly Cardboard Wars had to wait a pretty long time for Updates.
But don’t panic! We are tinkering and optimizing our Repacked-Update which will be realeased soon.

In the future we want to update you on our progress with Cardboard Wars so you know whats planned, whats in progress and why it´s took so long for our next update.


Currently Cardboard Wars is only available in english.
The next translation will be german.
Other Languages are on our To-Do list as well.


For a limited time after our Repacked-Update there will be only one map available. Don’t worry we have a lot more planned. Our old maps are getting overhauled and reimplemeted.

The Farm-Map has been given a new look and some upgrades for a more diverse experience.
There are more hiding places like bushes or closets. Water won’t kill you instantly, but it‘ll still drains your health over time. Cardboard Wars now have destroyable items/structures, an impressing map center, underground-level and a lot more for every Map…

Gameplay, graphics & performance:

So what are we gonna do for our Repacked-Update? Nearly every model got a visual upgrade and new textures. The player character and weapons got a completely new design to look more like everyday crafting-material.
The Sky has now a more fitting look too.
But we didn’t just change the look, we also enhanced the network and overall performance of Cardboard Wars.

New Main Menu:
(!!! Still work in progress !!!)

Navigating through menus will be smoother to switch between main menu, character design, server- and maplist.
We placed some LEDs on the news-sign so it will light up when there’s news.

Painting system:
(!!! Still work in progress !!!)

Introducing our new painting system! Everything you shoot with paint will stay there during the match.

Thank you so much for your support! We hope you like our new updates as much as we do.

To conclude the newsletter, a little insight:

Best regards & Stay Painted!

RatByte Games
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About This Game

is a multiplayer Third Person Shooter in an imaginary Cardboard Universe.
Match up with others online for funny multiplayer competition.
Enjoy a huge battle of up to 30 players in each environmentally unique map.

Focus of the game is a fast and funny shooter game like what most of us played back in the 90s on many LAN party's.
It will have the best game modes included e.g TDM,DM,LTS,Battle Box.
The Design is inspired by my little once and my friends, who helped to develop the design and graphics.

- Host own Server (P2P up to 16 Players) or join official Dedicated Server.
- Character customization
- Invite your friends
- User and performance friendly game

CBW has released a playable alpha version in early access on Steam in Summer 2018.
The basics of the game are implemented and will be improved, based on player feedback.
New Maps and Gamemodes will be released in the near future.

Please Note, this is Early Access – Alpha Version ,
accept unfinished parts and bugs.
Please be polite with your comments. Game is under Development

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB (DX 11 recommended)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 4 GHz Processor or better
    • Graphics: Nvidia 780 GTX or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space

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