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A mix of real time strategy and god game. Influenced by Dungeon Keeper, Overlord, StarCraft and Evil Genius.
War for the Overworld is a next-generation Dungeon Management Game that sees you as a villainous god-like entity in charge of running your very own Dungeon.Influenced by Dungeon Keeper, Overlord and Evil Genius.
War for the Overworld is a next-generation Dungeon Management Game that sees you as a villainous god-like entity in charge of running your very own Dungeon.Influenced by Dungeon Keeper, Overlord and Evil Genius.
8,351 backers pledged £211,371 to help bring this project to life.

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Help us become "The Labour of Love"


Hello Backers!

 We have a somewhat peculiar and spontaneous announcement for you today. As you have no doubt noticed the Steam Sale is now live (WFTO products up to 72% off!) but also the nominations are now open for the Steam Awards of 2017. 

We'd like to humbly request that our fans, customers and fellow Underlords consider nominating WFTO for the "Labour of Love" category. A category defined by the commitment shown by a developer towards their game and community long after the release of the game itself. 

We know that this must appear somewhat self-serving and it is not usually in our nature to seek any sort of recognition beyond the appreciation we already receive from our fans for the work we do. But we felt that this category so accurately summed up our journey with WFTO thus far and where we hope to take it over the coming months. To help illustrate our commitment we've even (very hastily) prepared a small infographic about this journey. 

 We've always tried to maintain a good relationship with our backers, and we know that not everything has always gone according to plan. But we've done our best to fulfil all our pledges to you, support backers as much as possible, provide access to latest developments (such as the DRM-Free version released on GOG earlier this year) and make reparations where needed, such as offering the Heart of Gold expansion for free. As such we hope that this has been one of the better Kickstarters you've supported.

If you're happy with all that you can head straight to our store page if you're happy to nominate us. 

For the Journey

War for the Overworld has dominated our lives for the five years since we successfully funded the project on Kickstarter, not a day has gone by where some work hasn't been poured into it on some level. It's no secret that we've had our ups and downs and that the journey has been fraught with challenges and hurdles including one of the most disastrous launches a newly formed indie developer could imagine. 

But through it all we've stayed strong, we reaffirmed our commitments to our backers, customers, fans and the game itself. We've worked hard, sometimes through nights, weekends and holidays and into the next morning to see WFTO take the shape we hoped it would. 

We've released patch after patch, update after update bringing new features, fixes and releases. We've deployed platforms to help us best facilitate your needs and we've taken on board as much community feedback as we can. We have built our company, Brightrock Games around our community. 

Our hope that one-day WFTO could live up to the lofty expectations both we and our fans have for it. We've done so much in the 5 years of development, not least bring a uniquely challenging and large scoped game to life. 

In just over two and half years since the launch from early-access we've: 

  • Released 56 Free Patches, 6 Major and encompassing over 2400 fixes, changes and features
  • Added much requested features like the Map Editor into the mix 
  • Introduced new game modes through the Crucible and My Pet Dungeon expansions 
  • Pushed out maps, balance adjustments and much more as fast as we can 
  • Released three expansions: 
  • Heart of Gold - We gave away free to anyone who owned the game up to one month after launch
  • Crucible - Which was free for everyone!
  • My Pet Dungeon - Developed at huge community request, and offered on a try before you buy basis!

WFTO is so very different from when it was released and there's still so much more to come, even as we approach the final stages of this production. With Patch 2.0 and Expansion 4, which promise to be our biggest releases yet we've got some exciting things in the pipeline. Stuff like: 

  • Underlord AI Overhaul
  • A New Single-Player campaign with focus on Underlords & Replayability 
  • More than half a dozen new aspects in the Veins of Evil! 
  • New Dungeon Themes 
  • More Map Editor features (Yes including My Pet Dungeon support!)

And that's just what we can talk about, there's a great deal of stuff still under wraps. Just waiting until the day we can release the news and let us assure you that if everything goes according to plan you will find this to be by far the most important update that WFTO has ever received. You don't have to take our word for it though, here are a few teaser concepts to get you salivating for more! 




For us all here at Brightrock Games, War for the Overworld has truly a labour of love and we hope that you will consider us for your nomination in "The Labour of Love" category! 

If you believe that we are worthy then you can vote for us on our store page (or just grab the game at a huge discount!) Thank you for your support, 


– Brightrock Games Team

Now Available on!

Hello Backers,    

We’ve got some great news, especially for those of you who have longed for a strong DRM-Free alternative to the Steam version of War for the Overworld. Today we’re proud to announce that War for the Overworld and its DLC have launched on! 

In short there is now a DRM-Free version of the game that supports all the expansions and DLCs. So if you’re a fan of DRM-Free gaming you can now finally get a version of the game outside of Steam, with almost all the features of the Steam version. This includes online multiplayer, tracked achievements, and cloud saving. 

 Kickstarter backers that want to claim a copy of WFTO on as well, can do so by contacting and enclosing their backer email address. We’ll send you a key to redeem which will provide you with the relevant items for your tier. 

You can read more about the release in our announcement post, and if you have any questions be sure to check out our FAQ on the matter! 


Brightrock Games Team

A Surprise to Be Sure, but a Welcome One


Darkest greetings Underlord,

Whilst the Code Imps have been hard at work scrubbing up WFTO’s multiplayer, your Cultists have been busy scrying what the future may hold in their crystal ball. Below you may witness their efforts:  

Although usually misty and unclear, today an aetherial message did appear. Upon spying the symbols one Cultist was heard to remark: “A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.” I think we can all agree on that one, Underlord.

Stay tuned,

- Brightrock Games Team

Charity Announcement: The Cynical Imp


Hello Backers,

Today we launched a special piece of DLC, the Cynical Imp worker skin. But what makes this DLC so special? Well quite simply all the revenue generated by Brightrock Games through the sale of this DLC will be donated to the GamesAid charity.

You can read our full announcement here, and also check out the charity page on our website.

We just wanted to send you a special message to thank you once more for all the faith you placed in us years ago.

We especially want to thank our higher tier backers who voted to allow the Kickstarter & Founders Dungeon Themes to be sold for charity all those years ago.Thanks to that we're pleased to announce that the Kickstarter & Founders themes can also be attained by donating higher amounts via this DLC. Which will only serve to raise further funds for a good cause!


Thank you for all your support and generosity!


- Brightrock Games

New DLC: My Pet Dungeon & Patch 1.6 Now Available


 Hello Backers,

 We've just released our latest DLC "My Pet Dungeon" alongside Patch 1.6 both of which yield massive changes and improvements for the game. Which you can read all about in our primary release post and release notes. But if you just want a quick overview check out the trailer:

You can grab My Pet Dungeon for £5.59 / $7.99 /  €7.99 via the Steam Store with a 5% launch discount!

If you're one of our 248 Tier 8+ backers you'll receive this DLC for free as a thank you to your massive contributions during the campaign.

Thanks for your support,

- Brightrock Games