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War for the Overworld

A project in Brighton And Hove, United Kingdom by Subterranean Games

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Evil doesn't walk the earth — it lives beneath it.
Backers: 8351
Average Pledge Per Backer: £25

Funded: £211,371 of £150,000
Dates: Nov 29th -> Jan 3rd (36 days)
Project By: Subterranean Games
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Latest News

The long, tough journey of Dungeon Keeper successor War for the Overworld

July 26th - via: pcgamer.com
This month's PC Gamer Club game is War for the Overworld, which you can receive in your inbox as part of your membership until the end of July 31st. It's a spiritual successor to the likes of Dungeon Keeper 2, and it launched its final expansion in April—The Under Games. Below, we speak to Brightrock Games' Josh Bishop about the game's journey across the last six years, after it was originally funded on Kickstarter back in 2012. (Read More)

When you know your game isn't done -- and you ship it anyway

July 19th - via: gamasutra.com
In a new interview War for the Overworld lead Josh Bishop tells Eurogamer why the game was shipped in an unfinished state, even though the devs knew it wasn't ready and would have liked to delay it. (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #36: Let There Be Light!

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Bedrock Beta v0.1.4 “Let There Be Light” We’ll be pushing a new patch to Steam later this evening that has all kinds of new goodies for you to play with. Check out the patch notes on our forums here. Extra-Special Livestream in 2... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #35: The Arcanist

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, The Arcanists of the Empire travel to the barren wastes to tap into the potent arcane energies that emanate from the inhospitable desert to further their knowledge of the Arcana. Once they master their ability to siphon the arcane they... (Read More)

Bedrock Beta v0.1.3 "A Whole New Underworld" Now Live!

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Just a quick update to let you know that we've just pushed Bedrock Beta v0.1.3 “A Whole New Underworld” to Steam slightly ahead of schedule!. Patch notes can be found on our forums and the Steam forums. Known issues can be found on our... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #34: A Whole New Underworld!

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, The fabled patch is finally being released tomorrow! Head on over to this thread to check out the patch notes, and this thread on our forums to check on any known issues. If you find any bugs or problems that aren’t in that list, then... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #33: A Brief Update

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Mixed news this week, so lets jump right in. The Patch The patch is coming very, very soon.. however, there have been some alterations. Several of the features we spoke about previously aren't quite ready, but a lot of progress has been... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #32: The Necromancer's New Clothes

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, As your workers continue to ever-deepen your halls out into the unexplored, inky depths you sense a song, or chant that extends beyond this realm into the aether. So faint that it’s almost drowned out by the steady pick, pick, pick of... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #31: The Skarg

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, The skittering Skarg stalks the subterranean depths far beneath the Underworld, where prey has adapted to sense sounds and steal away; stealth and the ability to sneak around effectively are of supreme service to the beasts who wish to be... (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #30: *22.2

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, As we gear up for pushing out our first major update, we’re excited to bring you a sneak peak of some new features and content. Sneak Peek: Bedrock Beta v0.1.3 “Ability and the Beast” Beast Pen: After months of research you have... (Read More)

Livestream Starting Now!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, Our livestream is starting up now over on our Twitch channel, be sure to tune in to get a sneak peek of the upcoming Bedrock Beta update! - WFTO Team  (Read More)

WFTO Wednesday #29: Sights & Sounds

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, As a fresh adventurer you expected that the Underworld would be full of great treasures and a few, easily dispatched foes, yet once you stepped foot inside a vile dungeon you realized the dangers were far more odious (and odorous) than you... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

January 20th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
It’s taken me longer than I’d hoped, but I’ve finally managed to exorcise the last spirits of 2012 from the Kickstarter Katchup and the 2013 instalments can now begin. The extended break has left us with a lot to katch up on so there will be a lot of winners and losers this week, covering many of the games in the last Katchup. I’m not going to list every game that failed to reach its target but all the winners will be there, as well as any that are of particular interest or have detailed plans for the future. (Read More)

Dungeon Keeper-inspired Kickstarter smashes £150,000 target

January 4th - via: computerandvideogames.com
War of the Overworld has become the latest Kickstarter success story, having accumulated £211,000 in funds as the deadline passed. (Read More)

Why I'm backing Kickstarter - Reader's Feature

December 23rd - via: metro.co.uk
A GameCentral reader gives his view on the Kickstarter phenomenon and explains why he was initially sceptic but is now a proud support of crowd-sourcing. (Read More)

War for the Overworld Kickstarter is a modernisation (and moddable!) version of Dungeon Keeper

December 22nd - via: pcgamesn.com
Hot brimstone. Torture devices. Imp sacrifice. Mmm, it's enough to get me out of bed in the morning. Though in the option to customise and create my own dungeon apparel and I'll even put on a pair of trousers. So consider me fully dressed after reading about War for the Overworld, a spiritual remake of Dungeon Keeper through with all the trappings of a modcon. It's another Kickstarter project, yes, but it's also in a much more ready state than a number of those we see come a knockin' so have a look below to see if it tickles your torture buds. (Read More)

News: War for the Overworld gets 'Kickstarter demo', now on Steam Greenlight

December 19th - via: strategyinformer.com
Those dungeon dwellers, after a damn good slapping, have released an actual gameplay demo to give fans a taste of what War for the Overworld actually feels like. It's now halfway there with £75k pledged. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

December 18th - via: gameinformer.com
Update : Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. New this week is a horror game set underground, a space-based strategy game for iOS, and an open-source console/controller. (Read More)

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