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War for the Overworld

Game Info

Release Date
April 2, 2015
Platforms
Linux, Mac, PC

War for the Overworld is a spiritual successor to the classic Bullfrog game Dungeon Keeper. You take on the role of a fantasy evil Overlord who must create a dungeon that can defeat the forces of good and help you conquer the land. It sounds easy enough, but it certainly isn't!

To start, your minions are dumb. Really dumb. Thankfully, you can command them to a degree and even possess one to control it yourself. Players must build specialized rooms to accommodate the needs of their creatures in War for the Overworld; specialized creatures may even require their own unique rooms.

Your minions won't just work for free, though! Make sure you keep mining gold so you can pay them every day or they might just walk off the job.

From the War for the Overworld website:

TIRED OF INVADING DUNGEONS? IT’S TIME YOU BUILT YOUR OWN!

War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favorite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. Assume the role of an evil Underlord and carve out your dungeon to conquer the overworld and crush the goodly heroes of the Empire!

Campaign

Take the fight to the Empire across 13 unique, fully-voiced campaign levels. Expand your experience with Heart of Gold to add a new story with 4 additional levels.

Skirmish

Faceoff against devious AI opponents in Skirmish mode, or human rivals in online Multiplayer.

Map Editor

Create and share your own Skirmish, Multiplayer, Sandbox and Scenario maps, or experience hundreds more from the Steam Workshop.

Evil is back

Assume the role of an evil Underlord in charge of your very own dungeon. Under the guidance of your devilish mentor, direct your minions using your godlike powers.

Units

Command over 60 unique units including nefarious Gnarlings, workaholic Workers, cryptic Cultists, and sadistic Succubi.

Rooms

Fill your dungeon with 18 rooms, each with its own function. Train Beasts in the Arena, fortify your walls with the Garrison, or torture bonny heroes in your Torture Chamber.

Spells

Invoke the arcane might of 16 powerful spells - spawn Workers, call down lightning, heal your units, or even possess one of your minions and see the dungeon through their eyes.

Defences

Forge 12 devious defensive traps - from Portcullises to Bombards, to the slicing Blade Lotus! There are many ways to eviscerate a would-be adventurer.

Constructs

Assemble 7 unique constructs, from devastating Underminer bombs that destroy enemy walls, to blazing Ember Rifts which summon endless waves of explosive demons.

Potions

Drop 9 unique potions into your dungeon to unleash icy Frost Weavers, torch an area in Hellfire, or simply enhance your minions with haste, experience or work efficiency.

Rituals

Channel 11 map-wide rituals to fill your coffers with gold, raise an unyielding army of Wraiths, or decimate the entire realm.

Titans

Summon one of 4 powerful Titans and bring your enemies to heel. Choose from the unstoppable Behemoth, immovable Eternal, enigmatic Archon, or glimmering Colossus.