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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.

Update #24: The Final Countdown

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Hey folks,

This is almost it. We’re headed into the final stretch and we need you more than ever to help us reach Flex Goals! In this update we’ll discuss add-ons, look at a last few rewards that we haven’t yet discussed, answer a few common questions about rewards & add-ons and talk about general ways that you can help us make War for the Overworld even more phenomenal.

First Time On Our Page? Look No Further:

For those of you just joining the project we've put together a quick series of updates for you to read over that explain various rewards, tiers, and add-ons for War for the Overworld.

How You Can Help

There are several things you can do to help:

T-Shirt Voting

Click here to go directly to the poll!

It’s been days since we had a vote — so today we’ll open up the polls to ask you which T-shirt two designs you want to to be made available for physical rewards and sent out for mass production  Pick your favourite of the four options and let us know which threads you want to wear!

Please note: Those at the 'Swag Booster' tier and above will be able to pick from additional designs on top of those sent to mass production.

Dungeon Themes

You may have noticed that various reward tiers have additional “Dungeon Themes” as rewards within them. “Dungeon Themes” are complete reskins of your entire dungeon, this includes new skins for: fortified walls, dirt, claimed ground, Blood Imps, Dungeon Heart, and emblem. The current demo has the standard "Underlord" Dungeon Theme, below you can see an example of the differences between several Dungeon Themes.

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld will be a rich volume filled with all sorts of fantastic information including (but not limited to): 

  • An extensive history of the War for the Overworld universe — influence this part of the book by backing at the £2500 or £5000 tiers
  • A substantial amount of detail about important characters, places and events — influence this part of the book by backing at the £400 or £500 tiers
  • Traps & Defense Descriptions — Influence this part of the book by backing at the £1250 tier
  • Unit Histories & Bios — Learn the history of each unit in War for the Overworld
  • Room Descriptions
  • Spell Descriptions
  • Ritual Ingredients, Recipes & Descriptions

This reward will be delivered digitally and is included in the £20 tier (and higher). It is also available as an add-on for £5.

Additional Availability for Limited Tiers

We've increased the available amounts slightly to give everyone a fair chance at access to these limited tiers:

  • Tier 8 Digital: 45 added (~45 left) 
  • Tier 8 Physical: 50 added (~56 left) 
  • Tier 8 Swag Booster: 20 (~34 left) 
  • Tier 9 Digital: 5 added (~15 left) 
  • Tier 9 Physical: 5 added (~6 left) 
  • Tier 12: 2 added (~3 left) 

Increase your pledge now to get these limited rewards before someone else does and help us reach our Flex Goals! Thanks for your continued support and for helping us this far (but let’s try to do even better!)

Until next time Underlord,

- WFTO Team


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    1. Pavel Bulicek on

      Great job guys so far! Just a note regarding archives room - love the walls (voted for those!) but I would expect archives little more stuffed with bookcases and tables with scrolls (in corners of the room maybe) etc. This seems to me little bit too empty or unused.
      Loved the archives from the artwork in the #5 update. Messy and full of stuff as the archive in dungeon should be!
      Love what are you doing, you are on the good way to make fantastic game!

    2. Bill Schneider on

      I hope there will be more themes too... :P I think they'd make good £5 add-ons, to help push those flex goals... see my post a bit lower down :D

      Frostbite is at tier 2? Where is this told to us? :P

    3. Kody Tench on

      the kickstarter theme is awesome :D are there going to be more themes? (I hope so)

    4. Kage Tempest on

      what tier unlocks the frost theme?

    5. Yiangos Stylianou on

      Can you add an add-on for a poster signed by the team.

    6. Drakol on

      Thanks and see you all at the finish line, so to speak.

    7. Subterranean Games Creator on

      @ Drakol : Just add the amount for the add-on you want, but do not change the reward tier (unless of course you want a different reward tier). When Kickstarter ends, there will be a survey sent out where you can detail which add-ons you want.

    8. Drakol on

      Thanks, so all you do for Add Ons - Is manage your amount, change it by the Add On cost. - but do we inform you of our add on when Kickstarter asks for what reward we want, or do we need to leave a comment in our payment section or something.

    9. Subterranean Games Creator on

      @ Drakol : Yes, basically Bedrock Beta gets you access to the game's sandbox version, fully complete, in March. From there, we have weekly/biweekly updates until release adding in all the remaining features. So once we get to the August release, you have already gotten the entire full game through the updates.

    10. Drakol on

      If I get the "Digital Copy of the Bed Rock Beta" Add On, does this include a Normal Copy and Access to the Beta? or just access to the Beta?

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      Lord of Riva on

      Thank you will add money after getting sober ;) happy new year guys ! ^^

    12. Subterranean Games Creator on

      @ Lord of Riva : I don't see there being a problem. We'll just need to coordinate between the pledge on here and the pledge on Paypal when the KS campaign completes. Go ahead with the Paypal pledge and when finished, notate in the survey sent out from Kickstarter with your contact details used for the Paypal transaction. Also please send an email to and/or so that we can ensure that everything is taken care of. :)

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      Lord of Riva on

      [quote]other question: backed you already with the credit card of a friend (because i do not have any) if i want increase my pledge i would have to use pay pal is there a way to combine it?[/quote]

      would be nice to get an answer to this i want to give more money guys ;)

    14. Subterranean Games Creator on

      @ John: Yup, just increase your pledge by £10 but keep your "reward" selected on Tier 2!

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      John Michel Rouhana on


      I pledged £10, but I was wondering if there was any way to get a second copy of this game out of this, because I want to have one for my brother when it comes out: we grew up on Dungeon Keeper together. Would increasing my pledge by another £10 work?

    16. Toy203 on

      @ Andy Bridges
      Keep in mind that the game will be highly moddable thanks to the Dungeoneer Tool and the Nexus community support. I guess banners and themes will be easily edited asap to create more content and to change the base ones.

    17. Andy Bridges on

      Hmmm. I like the KS theme - the undead vibe is pretty damn cool - but I think the big Ks everywhere ruin the immersion somewhat. I don't suppose there's any chance we can get that changed / a second variant added with skulls or something else more appropriate in place of the Ks?

    18. Josef Putík on

      Nice to hear, thanks for the answer!

    19. Richard "AvatarIII" Barclay on

      Josef: you have pledged for an early bird tier, which means you get the £20 tier, at a discounted price, so yes, you have the £20 tier already, but you have got a discount on it, by pledging early.

    20. Josef Putík on

      "The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld
      This reward will be delivered digitally and is included in the £20 tier (and higher). It is also available as an add-on for £5."

      Well but the rewards says Tier 4: Pledge £18 or more ... + digital download of 'The Dungeoneer's Guide To The Underworld'.

      So will I receive the The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld within this tier or not? I'm confused now

    21. Richard "AvatarIII" Barclay on

      Due to the mod focussed nature of the project, and mission of the developers, I don't think that they want to put in too many "exclusive" things, 2 exclusive themes is probably enough.
      Remember due to the modding aspects, there will be potential for unlimited fan made and official themes, one of the devs mentioned in the IRC that the best fan made themes might be included within official patches even.
      I have no doubt that we will see fire and earth based themes, probably official, in the future, but I'd say it's far too late in the KS campaign to be doing anything about them now.

    22. Bill Schneider on

      Do you think you could do another theme or two, which are accessed as add-ons? £5-£10 add-ons might attract more money in, since currently they are limited to more game copies (only limited number of people will be after this), sountrack (available in the £20 and up anyway), guide (again avaliable £20 and up), so I don't expect a huge number of people to get them.
      Adding something in-game like this could get people to boost their pledges by this £5 or so and hopefully hit some flex goals.
      Personally I think a lava/fire, an earthy, and maybe some more outlandish themes would be nice, but the best option could be to have a vote on say 2 out of 5 possible themes? Everyone loves votes :D

    23. Richard "AvatarIII" Barclay on

      I hang out in the IRC (#WFTOgame on where there is generally at least one team member to answer questions, assuming they aren't busy, so i try to be clued up and help people out if I can. :)

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      James McGrady on

      Sorry, you must have posted as I was writing!

      Must say Frostbite looks amazing

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      James McGrady on

      @Stefan & Lord of Riva

      In the main comments page Richard "AvatarIII" Barclay who isn't part of the team but is normally clued up on this sort of thing said that its unlocked by playing/completing the single player campaign.

    26. Richard "AvatarIII" Barclay on

      @Stefan: I have it on good authority that "Frostbite" is a second theme within the base game, probably unlocked as part of the SP campaign.

    27. Mr. S. on

      Lord of Riva makes a point. The Frostbite theme is pretty cool, as are the other two, but nowhere is it listed how to obtain it. The Kickstarter theme is available from tier 4 upwards, and the Underlord theme is the default one I suppose. But Frostbite isn't listed in the tiers as far as I can tell.
      Another question is: Are there other things affected by the theme other that the things already shown?

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      Damian Bentley on

      With the boxed collectors copy would this version run with Steam should you be green lighted or would that only be digital copies?

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      Lord of Riva on

      hey there ... is there a way to obtain the frostbite skin? (in your reward tier picture is the founders theme some violet theme ... so its something different right? )

      would like to have another theme ... and would like to increase my pledge but its kinda not worth 100 € more (i wouldnt have the money then anywayI

      other question: backed you already with the credit card of a friend (because i do not have any) if i want increase my pledge i would have to use pay pal is there a way to combine it?

      thank you for doing such a great project!

    30. Subterranean Games Creator on

      Toy203: Yes, you will be able to select your theme in-game.

    31. Toy203 on

      Dumb question, will the theme be selectable during the game? I've a fond for the red colour you know....