Age of Fear: The Free World is an introduction to a seven-year old turn-based strategy series that fuses a tabletop wargame with RPG elements. Choose your faction (Undead Legion, Human Kingdom or Greenskins Horde), build a unique army and embark on exploring the realm!
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Very Positive (90) - 85% of the 90 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 18, 2019

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February 3


(Please keep checking for new challenges!)

Hello there,

Following the joyful experience of our last Dragon-Slayer Challenge, we have prepared a new competition opened to everyone!

This time we would like to invite you to The Age of Fear Knowledge Quiz!

The rules are as follows:
  • we will post the quiz link here 9th February 2019 (Saturday) at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (which is 18:00 in most of Europe, but please check)
  • as in the last Challenge, the prizes are Steam Keys for all games from the Age of Fear series!
  • the quiz has seven questions, all of them have to be answered correctly!
  • after answering all questions, please screenshot the result and send it to
  • the first ten players with all good answers will get the prize!
  • only one prize per player!

And, by the way, over the weekend we have reached 20,000 DOWNLOADS!! I cannot say “Thank you“ enough for such a great Community. Without you all, the Age of Fear series wouldn’t be the same.



Take care,
Les & AOF Team
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January 30

17,000 DOWNLOADS!! (UPDATE v5.6.6)



I am pleased to announce that we currently have over 17,000 downloads and around 100 concurrent users (peak 137 users). That is AN ASTOUNDING ACHIEVEMENT - The Age of Fear: Free World is still going very strong!

Over the last two weeks, we have applied a number of patches and improvements which are detailed below:

  • NEW: Demon Pact - we have introduced a way to recruit demons! (aside from paying them thousands of gold). You heroes (but non-Holy ones only!) will have the opportunity to meet Mephistopheles himself and sign a Demon Pact...But what’s the price?

  • NEW: Dominate Mind - an interesting addition to demonic magic available exclusively to the Demon Mistress. This spell works in a similar way as Time-Shift - it grants a selected unit an extra turn, but in exchange said unit is damaged. However, unlike Time Shift, it can be casted multiple times on a given unit.

  • NEW: Djinn’s unit - the Djinn’s Lamp quest has been expended and the Djinn himself can now join you! Will you release the poor creature from its golden prison?

  • NEW: Skeletal Beast - this has been promised a few months ago and during the last weekend we received the completed graphic assets. The Raise Dead spell will raise this fast unit from dead animals like Wolves, Spiders and Rats.

  • UPDATE: Wave icons - we have replaced another set of icons, for example here are new waves:

  • UPDATE: Team Size - when starting a random battle, the dialog specifies how many units will be deployed. Please note that units can be exchanged with reserve in the first turn (same as items).

  • UPDATE: AI performance optimisations - it was highlighted several times that the AI is sometimes slowing down. This is the result of all the new mechanics and spells we have added - The AI is evaluating all tactical options available before deciding what to do next and this is computation-intensive. To counter that we optimised and refactored many helper methods and achieved ca. 30-40% speed up in those calculations.

  • UPDATE: Raise Dead spell was nerfed a bit - raised units now have their corpse upgrade level minus one.

  • NEW ITEMS: a few more treasures and other items have been added for variety: Sapphire, Sea Shell, Black Pearl, Ring of Poison Resistance, etc.

  • UPDATE: Transmutter Laboratory now also upgrades Sea Shells to Pearls. The upgrade price has been raised to 2,000 gp.

  • UPDATE: Units in Nairi's campaign cost gold. Campaign has been updated as well to include gold prizes.

  • UPDATE: Troll Throwers can now use melee weapons.

  • BUGFIX: occasionally unit xml files were not loaded correctly and this was crashing the editor. Those were the remains of localisation-related code refactoring and should be fixed now.

  • BUGFIX: Fallen Knight Hero was not initially upgraded to Black Knight. We have fixed it and introduced a routine to backwardly update all Knights.

  • BUGFIX: A number of bugs related to Coward, Demon Heart, Survivor, Battle Forged have been fixed- those can be actioned outside battles and it was causing bugs.

Also, we have a first player who spent more than hundred hours in Age of Fear: The Free World - Lachanche! Congratulations!

We have received lots of valuable feedback and suggestions - thank you all for your input! It's great to have such active and grateful Community!



Take care,
Les & AOF Team
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“The dev is great about updates, fixing bugs, and communicating with players. This series really restored my faith in gaming in general and in indie games. So give it a try and I hope you have as much enjoyment out of the series as I have had.”

“Who created this game knows what necromancer means, not just a class that throws debuffs at enemies or that it's just a tank by draining hp or that's only able to summon (...) Necromancer is a class capable of massacring using numbers, able to use the opponent's forces against it, and that game caught that. In short, I loved this game.”


About This Game

Age of Fear is a long-running series of fantasy turn-based strategy games. Loved by fans for its tabletop wargame battle system and in-depth RPG customization.

Age of Fear: The Free World serves as a COMPLETELY FREE introduction to the series' tried-and-true gameplay, focusing on non-linear exploration and combat in an Open World style. Choose your faction, build a unique army and embark on countless exciting quests awaiting you throughout the realm! (scroll down for a list of features)

Also, hottomo has create a quick visual-guide for new players!


  • COMPLETELY FREE - go ahead and try the series. If you like it, please visit 'Other Age of Fear Games' section on this page!
  • HEX-FREE BATTLES - test your tactics with a novel movement system where size matters and units aren't constrained by artificial grids!
  • OPEN WORLD - play procedurally-generated battles or take a quest and solve mysteries. Play this game as you want!
  • GLOBAL EVENTS that occur while exploring the World Map, à la Battle Brothers. This feature is still being developed and could serve to provide more lore and fun unit interactions conditional on the player's party!
  • FREQUENTLY UPDATED - we take our work seriously and patch our games often with new features and content. Also, whenever possible, those updates are back-ported to all our previous games!
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN - we listen to our players and continuously improve! Go and check our forums, everyone has their say and we implement those suggestions.
  • FULL OF JOKES - who said strategy games have to be serious? All the best fantasy jokes have a home here!
  • PARTY CUSTOMIZATION - build and upgrade a custom army from more than two hundred unique units, skills and spells (but be aware of racial animosities!).
  • DEEP BATTLE MECHANICS - learn the basics in a hurry, then develop new strategies around a huge variety skills, spells and battle hazards like neutral factions and environmental effects (yes, you can anger bystanders!).
  • EASY TO MOD - create your own missions, or even full-fledged campaigns, to be shared with the Steam community!
  • PERMANENT DEATH - accept the grim realities of death where all units that fall in battle stay dead... unless an evil Necromancer raises them as Zombies.
  • ARTEFACTS AND RELICS - discover numerous unique weapons, armours, potions and treasures, with the rarest granting powerful OP skills and stat bonuses.
  • ADVANCED AI - our AI is built upon a self-organizing network of agents and meta-heuristics algorithms (yes, we are PhD-smart!). Discover one of the most sophisticated AI systems you've ever played against!
  • LOW HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS - run the game even on that old potato laptop of yours. Your stone-age computer is good enough!
  • ...everything else we come up with! Get only if you want access to the latest features in the Age of Fear series, and please keep in mind that this is an evolving product.

If you're hungry for a no-nonsense, old school turn-based strategy game, you've met your match in the Age of Fear series. Enter the fantasy world of Age of Fear today!


Enjoy this free selected soundtracks album of music from the Age of Fear series:

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: 10.7 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: All distributions
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM

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