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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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Reddit AMA Now Live


Hello Backers,

As we announced yesterday our AMA is now live on Reddit! Feel free to drop by and ask us anything!

See you there,

- WFTO Team

Ask us Anything on Tuesday @ 7PM UK


Hello Everyone!

Patch 1.4 and Heart of Gold are available now, and they’ve been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from you. We’re pleased that the changes we’ve made and the new expansion have met, and in some cases, exceeded your expectations!

Anyway we’d like you to know that we, the Brightrock Games team, will be holding an “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” discussion on Reddit and we’re eager to invite you all to join us and well… ask us anything!

Just pop on over to /r/IAmA at 7PM UK Time on Tuesday the 31st of May and we’ll be answering anything that comes in. We’ll have a few different members of the team from different disciplines so feel free to ask us questions on what it’s like to work in those fields, questions on WFTO, about our lives as indie devs or anything you can think of!

Team members who will be participating:

  • Josh “Simburgur” Bishop – Creative Director
  • Scott “Strich” Richmond – Programmer & Producer
  • Tim White – Writer
  • Patrick “Patackular” Hore – Art Director & 3D Artist
  • Lee “Noontide” Moon – Community Manager

We look forward to seeing you and your questions then!

Until next time,

– Brightrock Games Team

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Heart of Gold & Patch 1.4 Now Available!


 Hello Backers,

We're just dropping by to give you an update as we've just released our largest update to WFTO since release. Patch 1.4 includes a massive number of changes, improvements and fixes as well as more features than you can shake a stick at.

To top it off we've also released the first expansion to WFTO, Heart of Gold which is of course completely free to all of you! So check out the full release post here!


Kickstarter Update: Shipping Now


 Hello Backers, 

 It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally happening. Our fulfillment provider began shipping your physical rewards to you late last week - some of you (in the UK) should have already begun to receive your rewards. 

 We know that you’ve had to wait a long time for this and we can only apologise for the regular delays in shipping your rewards. We’ve learned a lot of lessons from this campaign and if we ever do this again we’ll be sure to carry those on! 

 Regardless, we hope that the end result will have been worth the wait and that you enjoy your physical goodies, whatever they may be. 

We here at Brightrock Games (yup that’s a new name, full announcement soon ;) ) would like to thank you all for your continued support and patience. Without your backing and dedication we could never have brought War for the Overworld to market, and certainly never continued to support it through dozens of free updates as well as the upcoming expansion Heart of Gold! 

 Your generosity has helped us to transition our operation from a group of plucky fans distributed across the world into a studio centred in the heart of Brighton, with big plans for both the present and future. Together with you we’ve celebrated our successes while weathering and learning from our failures. We hope that our commitment to you has shined through during the project and beyond. 

 A Few Reminders 

 With all that said the War for the Overworld Kickstarter is now nearly complete, with almost all rewards fulfilled to the best of our capabilities. But there’s still a few more things to remind you of and assure you that we’ve not forgotten: 

  •  The Dungeoneer’s Guide is still in production and is nearing completion. We hope to have this released and into your Steam folders during the summer. 
  • Just before release you voted on what flex-goal you would like to see. You voted for an enhanced Survival mode, so expect to see that in a free update after Heart of Gold. 
  • The DRM-Free build will be updated sometime after Heart of Gold, though as always with the standard caveats (limited updates, no Steamworks features, no DLC). 
  • We’re looking to start community translations post Heart of Gold. If you want to see translations into your language or just want to see better ones, drop by this thread and sign up! 
  • Finally, we’d like to remind you all that Heart of Gold is free to you as backers once it releases, and you should already see it linked to your Steam Account. If you’ve not played in awhile this will be the perfect time to jump back in! 

To close we’d like to issue one last thank you to everyone who has worked with us on War for the Overworld, including contractors and colleagues from across the world, and our team of dedicated volunteers who help to QA the game. Without your hard work this would not have been possible. 

 Our deepest thanks to you all,

– Brightrock Games 

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Patch 1.4.2016 "Fools Gold" Preview Release Notes


 Darkest greetings Underlord,

With WFTOs first expansion, Heart of Gold, on the cards this month we felt that now would be a good time to share some highlights from the upcoming v1.4.2016 patch. 

Among these pages you’ll find some of the changes we’re most excited about, many of which have been inspired by your own suggestions. So without further ado we’d like to introduce you to Patch 1.4.2016 “Fools Gold” which will be releasing alongside Heart of Gold this month! 

Click this link to read the preview release notes!

Until next time Underlord,

- WFTO Team

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