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War for the Overworld

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War for the Overworld
War for the Overworld cover
Developers
Subterranean Games
Publishers
Subterranean Games
Physical Sold Out
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2015[2]
macOS (OS X) April 2, 2015[2]
Linux April 2, 2015[2]
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Building, RTS
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Fantasy
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War for the Overworld is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view building and RTS game in which an evil Underlord is tasked with building and managing a dungeon to conquer the overworld and crush the goodly heroes of the Empire. It is heavily inspired by the Dungeon Keeper series, featuring the series' Richard Ridings again as the main narrator of the game.[3] It was developed and self-published by Subterranean Games. The game started on November 29, 2012 as a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Subsequently, the game was Greenlit on Steam on January 15, 2013 as an Early Access title, with its full release on April 2, 2015. It makes use of the Unity engine.

On June 14th, 2017 the game got a DRM-free release on GOG.com, replacing the older DRM-Free build available through Humble.[4]

Post-launch patches introduced a map editor, added new game modes, many bug-fixes, crash-fixes, stability improvements, optimizations and enhancements. Notably, on April 12, 2022, more than 7 years after launch, patch 2.1 introduced real-time shadow support, visual tone overhaul and major performance optimizations.[5]

General information

Official Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Official website
DRM details are not known
Choice of GOG or Steam key.
GOG.com key
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
DRM details are not known
Choice of GOG or Steam key.
GOG.com key
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences

The base game also contains free access to the Map Editor and the Crucible Expansion.
Underlord Edition contains the base game and Underlord Edition Upgrade.
Ultimate Edition contains the Underlord Edition and all DLC except The Cynical Imp (Charity DLC) and Seasonal Worker Skins.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Under Games Expansion Seven levels long tournament-based campaign expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
My Pet Dungeon Expansion Based on Dungeon Keeper 2's similarly named singleplayer sandbox mode. Eight-level long campaign expansion focused on exploration and discovery.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Crucible Expansion Free, six levels for Crucible mode
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Heart of Gold Expansion Four more open-ended campaign levels expansion
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Map Editor Free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Underlord Edition Upgrade Includes Sovereign Dungeon theme, downloadable soundtrack, The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld (PDF) and All That Is Gold - Short Story Compilation (PDF)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Cynical Imp (Charity DLC) Includes Cynical Imp skin and previously exclusive Kickstarter and Founders Dungeon Themes. All profit will be donated to charity as part of the GamesAid Digital for Good initiative.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Seasonal Worker Skins Contains Jack O’Worker (autumn), Santa Worker (winter), Bunny Worker (spring) and Aloha Worker (summer) skins. Only usable in non-campaign modes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Subterranean Games\War For The Overworld\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/unity3d/Subterranean Games/War For The Overworld/prefs
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
GOG.com <path-to-game>\GameData\Maps\Saves\
Windows <path-to-game>\Profile\<user-id>\Saves\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/230190/remote/

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Possession mode FoV ranges from 60 to 120.
Windowed
Window can be freely resized to any desired resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Enable windowed mode and use the -popupwindow parameter (or see the glossary page).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Either Disabled, Enabled or Force-Enabled.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Inversion for possession mode.
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

The game does support fan translations through Steam Workshop.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GOG and Steam players can play together

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: War for the Overworld.
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking
Use Tobii Game Hub

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c, 11
OpenGL 3.0 Required for Linux version, not supported on Windows
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Dual Core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GT450 512MB
ATI 4870HD 512MB
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU) Dual Core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GT450 512MB
ATI 4870HD 512MB
glibc 2.14, libstdc++6 and GCC 4.9 or later are required.[6]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10
Processor (CPU) Dual Core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GT450 512MB
ATI 4870HD 512MB
Due to compatibility issues, 2017 Macbook Pros and onwards which feature Intel Iris graphics are not supported.
Minimum specs: players are liable to experience issues with War for the Overworld and may experience crashes, significant frame drops or other undesirable experiences.[6]
Recommended specs: Computers that meet this spec should be able to play the game from start to finish with few if any issues. Performance may be impacted under certain gameplay conditions and FPS in strenuous conditions may drop below 30FPS. Some adjustment of graphics settings may be required.[6]
Optimum specs: A High-end specification that should be able to achieve stable FPS even at the highest graphics settings. Particularly strenuous scenes may cause the frame-rate to drop below 60FPS on 1440p displays.[6]

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.6.7[1]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References