War of Conquest returns!
War of Conquest is finally back, and it’s better than ever. One of the first free MMO strategy games, the original War of Conquest had a successful run from 2002 through 2011. The new game, in development for three years, builds on the essence of the original while featuring updated graphics and a far greater variety of tactical possibilities!
Thanks to our many generous backers, our Kickstarter campaign was a success! We’ve raised the funds needed both to make War of Conquest look and sound fantastic, and to relaunch it in today’s ultra-competitive gaming market. After months of beta testing, War of Conquest has launched on Steam Early Access! After finishing and polishing the game based on player feedback, final release is expected in 2019 for Windows, Android, iOS and Linux. Download War of Conquest here or on Steam to start playing right now!
What is War of Conquest?
a single vast game world with thousands of other players. This is not one of those games where your kingdom sits alone on its own map. In War of Conquest your nation is deep in the fray, carving out a place for itself and fending off usurpers. Forge alliances with other nations to share crucial resources. Develop your nation on your own, enlist a team of friends to build your nation with you, or join forces with another player’s nation.
an ingenious system of defenses by combining dozens of different kinds of barriers, weapons and traps. Master strategies for defending the land and resources that your nation captures, and for neutralizing the strategies of your enemies. Your nation may be invaded over and over, but each time you’ll rebuild stronger and more adeptly than ever.
the lands you’ll need to support your nation, and capture and defend resources that will give your nation an edge in battle. Scattered throughout the landscape are Orbs, mysterious ancient relics that promise to imbue your nation with great power if you can manage to take possession of one and secure it from your rivals. As your nation advances you’ll make your way toward the harsher climes of the east, where greater rewards await… and where you may one day set eyes upon the mythical Orb of Fire.
Over three years of work have gone into the new War of Conquest so far. By leveraging the Unity game engine, we’re able to focus on developing and implementing a kick-ass game design while leaving the technicalities of 3D rendering, multi-platform compatibility and TCP/IP protocol to Unity. Programming is now mostly completed, and the Kickstarter campaign was a success. Over the last few months before release we’ve been working to complete the art, sound, music, and other aspects such as language localization. The final phase involves play testing, debugging and game balance.
- Design & Content 98%
- Programming 96%
- Art 95%
- Sound and Music 100%
- Web and Marketing 60%
Development screenshots from the new War of Conquest
War of Conquest started out in 2002 as a Flash game. While its graphics were primitive, it was an innovative game in several ways. It was among the first massively multiplayer strategy games, and one of the first free-to-play games to utilize microtransactions and in-game currency. It also offered cash prizes to those players who were able to capture and hold the enigmatic Orbs of Power that dotted its virtual landscape.
Despite its outdated visuals, War of Conquest attracted a sizable following who found its gameplay addictive and valued the camaraderie they shared with its community of players. Five years after the servers shut down, War of Conquest players still have a presence on social media, where they’ve been clamoring for the game to make a comeback!
Screenshots from the original War of Conquest
The new War of Conquest is built using the Unity game engine, and features vastly improved graphics as well as many more strategic possibilities. Players are able to build a diverse array of defensive structures that can be combined in novel ways to protect the land, resources and orbs that their nation has captured from its rivals. The new game does not offer cash prizes as the original did — instead, the reward for capturing and holding the game world’s various orbs will be the earning of in-game currency, called credits, which may be used to buy resources, customizations, and special technologies that increase a nation’s power. As before, players will also be able to purchase credits to expedite their nation’s achievements.
At its heart, War of Conquest retains the spirit of the original. The game continues to be about exploration, advancement, capturing and defending the land and resources needed to give your nation the edge in battle, and working both with and against other players to get ahead. The ultimate goal of the game is once again the pursuit of the game world’s rare and coveted Orbs of Power — the nations who can hold these Orbs gain in both power and the respect of their fellows.
One year after the Kickstarter campaign began, and eight months into beta testing, War of Conquest will be coming to Steam Early Access next Thursday, September 20th! The Steam store page can be found here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/767300/War_of_Conquest/ If...read more
Tonight beta testing has begun, and War of Conquest is now open to all! You're invited to log in anytime, see how the game's development is progressing, and maybe run into some familiar friends (and rivals) from the original! You can download the game client here:...read more
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Just a quick note to let everyone know that Tuesday (9/26) at 2pm EST I'll be doing an AMA ("ask me anything") on reddit. This will be a perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the new War of Conquest (game mechanics, the Kickstarter, timeline,...read more
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