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Tired of invading dungeons? It’s time you build your own. War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres. In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest. Excavate your dungeon and populate it with dozens of unique rooms that will attract myriad creatures to your halls to work and fight for you. In addition to creatures you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly hero (or rival Underlord) who dares trespass your unholy halls.

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0 comments by Noontide on Mar 26th, 2015

WFTO Wednesday
Hey folks,

It’s been a long road since our initial kickstarter campaign and now the first full release of War for the Overworld is nearly upon us. In just under 8 days you’ll all be playing version 1.0 and experiencing the full campaign in all it’s glory!

Naturally, it’s full Steam ahead over here as there’s plenty left for us to do so we’ll only be covering a few topics today. Read on Underlords!

A Handy Development

We recently finished the implementation of our new 3D Hand. This has given us the opportunity to reanimate the hand from scratch and smooth out a few of the problems, both visual and under-the-hood, that it’s rather ancient 2D counterpart used to have.

When designing the new hand we’ve taken care to ensure that the “cursor point” is always in a fixed position and clearly indicated through the design, this should fix the long standing issues with determining the point position of the cursor.

Here’s a short video demonstrating the new hand in action.

Press Review Codes and Review Embargo

We’ve always prided ourselves on transparency with our community so we’re keen to let you in on the plans for getting the game out to press for reviews. Review codes are being sent out tomorrow to various press outlets across the world, these codes will enable reviewers to play through a nearly complete copy of the game, including the whole campaign.

From there all of the outlets will have a few days to write up their thoughts and prepare their articles for the embargo lifting on the 31st of March at 1PM GMT. Once the embargo has lifted you’ll start seeing reviews flooding in, giving you all that chance to read about all about the game prior to release!

Launch Livestream Event (April 1st @ 11PM UTC)

In anticipation of the launch at Midnight on April 2nd we’ll be hosting a short livestream as we tick over into release day! Come join us on the eve of launch as we count down the minutes until WFTO officially releases!

As always we’ll be answering your questions and be playing the game a little! Be sure to mark the time in your calendars and drop by with any questions you have on WFTO, the release and our plans for the future!

We’re nearing the final stretch now Underlords, and with just over a week to go we’ll have one more WFTO Wednesday before release, perfectly timed to April 1st, it’s sure to be a cracker! Until then we’ll leave you with this fabulous picture of your lord and saviour, Emperor Lucius!

Emperor Lucius

Until next time Underlord,
- WFTO Team

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mohammadyasir3
mohammadyasir3 Mar 15 2015, 6:44pm says:

Free to play?

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Lord_Midas
Lord_Midas Mar 12 2015, 4:12pm says:

Ahh, I remember seeing this at EGX 2013. Very much the Dungeon Keeper revamp.
But today I played it at Razzed 2015. Wow. It's like the DK we remember but the attention to detail is fabulous. The little details make the difference. Your gold piles have individually detailed coins. The decoration in the rooms like the bear heads on the walls of the Tavern, purple hue and books in the Mage room and the micro pigs in the slaughter pens are delightful.
There's also a tech tree which gives you skills to use on your minions, dungeon and especially against those evil heroes.
Great game and most impressive. It's Dungeon Keeper we love... only WAY better :) Great work.

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UBIsquash
UBIsquash Mar 13 2015, 2:18pm replied:

Thanks for taking notice :)
We take pride in our work, and attention to detail is as important to us as it is to gamers.
Glad you stopped by at Rezzed!

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Dinomaniak
Dinomaniak Feb 21 2015, 4:34am says:

So very much looking forward to this !!! will have busy days after April 2 :D . I have two questions : 1. What methods are you planning to combat piracy ? ; 2. What does your publisher actually do ? From my knowledge, you guys had a quite fantastic kickstarter ( and made a great job :) )

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Noontide Creator
Noontide Feb 25 2015, 9:37pm replied:

Hi Dinomaniak,

1. We're not actively trying to combat piracy, though the game is currently only available on Steam, we expect cracks will happen, especially when we release the DRM-Free version and ultimately our development time is better spent elsewhere.

2. Sold-out are our Publishing Partner, they're responsible for producing, distributing and marketing the physical copy of WFTO. See this FAQ for more. Wftogame.com

Simply put they help us reach a wider audience and we get to keep complete control over our game. They've not invested in development or taken over the project beyond investing in physical production and marketing. :)

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Dinomaniak
Dinomaniak Feb 26 2015, 3:57am replied:

Many thanks for the lengthy comment !

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Darkshard
Darkshard Feb 12 2015, 5:16am says:

As soon as I was able I bought the bedrock beta about a year ago or so, I've been enjoying it since then, I got the taste of nostalgia from playing DK2 everytime I play it, keep up the great work guys, looking forward to seeing the full release.

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Guest
Guest Feb 1 2015, 8:16am says:

you can get the game on steam

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null.
null. Jan 21 2015, 6:30pm says:

I'm so looking forward to the release, can't wait to finally being able to play this after reading about all the updates in the past months.

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scratch
scratch Jan 9 2015, 10:33am says:

Are you guys planning to release a demo of some sort?

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Noontide Creator
Noontide Jan 9 2015, 12:19pm replied:

Probably upon release yes. :)

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Explov3r
Explov3r Jan 10 2015, 9:47am replied:

Yes would be awesome, I seriously need demo tryout . :P

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