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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.

New Expansion, Huge Patch and Massive Sale! (Plus a chance to get some extra merch!)

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Darkest greetings Underlord!

Patch 2.0 & The Under Games Expansion

We're pleased to announce that at long last the hugely anticipated Patch 2.0 is finally here. Bringing with it such oft-requested features as Custom Map Scripting, Custom Campaigns, Remastered Main Campaign and more.

It's not alone however as it joins our latest (and final) expansion The Under Games, a completely new 7-level campaign where you pick and Underlord, learn their unique traits and conquer your rivals in a bloody tournament.

You can read our full release post here, or check out the highlighted release notes for 2.0 (we haven't yet completed a full set, the patch is too big!).

You can get your hands on the new expansion on Steam, GOG or via our own Brightrock Store. With up to 75% off our game products for 24 hours on Steam and GOG and until next week on our store!

The Brightrock Store and Kickstarter Voucher

Speaking of our store, we've just recently soft-launched it. Through the store, you can grab yourselves Steam keys for our games or get your hands on our stock of shirts, posters or even physical copies of the game and Soundtrack!

You too can be as happy in your own evil shirts as these chaps. Who are totally not developers thrown onto a rooftop on a much too bright sunny day.
You too can be as happy in your own evil shirts as these chaps. Who are totally not developers thrown onto a rooftop on a much too bright sunny day.

As a thank you to our backers and recognition of your support we have a special discount code that gets you 35% off our Clothing and Bonus Gubbins ranges! To make sure you get the best chance at first dibs on our stock!

Just enter the Discount Code: STUMPYTHEKICKSTARTER at checkout or click the code itself to automatically add it to your cart!

This code will be valid until 11:59PM on Saturday the 5th of May 2018. It entitles you to a discount of 35% on the price of products listed in the Clothing and Bonus Gubbins categories. Discounts will not be applied to postage and packaging. Discount does not apply to game products as these are already currently on sale!

As always thank you for your support and we hope that you have been as fulfilled by this five year journey as we have!

Until next time our sincere thanks,

- Brightrock Games

Click here to discuss this update on our Discord (or Forums)

New Expansion: The Under Games & Patch 2.0 Announced

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Hello Backers!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools yesterday! As promised we have another announcement to make today and it's rather huge. A whole-new expansion under the guise of The Under Games and Patch 2.0 have been announced. Together they make the largest content drop since release.

You can read our full announcement post on our website for all the details but we're happy to say there are some much-requested features making their appearance.

If you'd rather not spend the time reading we've got a whole new trailer to summarise the announcement as well:

As always we'd like to thank you for your support. When we embarked on this journey all those years ago we could never have imagined we'd reach this point. We hope you'll look forward to the upcoming release and that you'll join us in celebrating the conclusion of the main chunk of WFTOs journey on the 20th of April!

Cheers,  

- Brightrock Games Team   

Click here to view the full announcement on our website  

Click here to discuss this update on our Discord (or Forums)

Introducing Dungeon Hearts - The Latest Game in the WFTO Multiverse!

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 Hello Backers,

As you may know we've been hard at work on the upcoming Patch 2.0 & Expansion 4 and we'll definitely be sharing some news on those soon. But what you might not know is we've also been working on something entirely new!

That's right a whole new game has just been announced, revealing, at last, the true identity of Project: Aftercare. It's something truly special to our Dungeon Hearts and we're so thrilled to finally be able to share it with you!

You can read our full announcement post here where we cover all you need to know about the new game!

More importantly we know that it may be hard to believe how serious we are about this project so we've put together a playable demo, much like what some of you may remember from the early years of this project. You can play this in your browser by clicking the image below!

Compatible with: Google Chrome, Firefox and the latest version of Edge. Other browsers may not work.
Compatible with: Google Chrome, Firefox and the latest version of Edge. Other browsers may not work.

Upon reaching the page you'll be presented with a black screen; please give the game a moment to load. Loading time may vary based on your connection and browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, please make better life choices.

If the game hasn't loaded after a few minutes you can find offline versions for Windows, Mac and Linux at Itch.io! (Mac and Linux versions have not been tested)

We hope you enjoy the exciting prototype of Dungeon Hearts™ and that you drop by again tomorrow for more exciting news!

Cheers,

- Brightrock Games Team

Click here to view the full announcement on our website

Click here to discuss this update on our Discord (or Forums)

Help us become "The Labour of Love"

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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, 

Cheers, 

– Brightrock Games Team

Now Available on GOG.com!

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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 GOG.com! 

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 GOG.com as well, can do so by contacting support@brightrockgames.com 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! 

Cheers,

Brightrock Games Team