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Please play Ancient Warfare 2 Beta instead of this prototype, it's much better! Ancient Warfare 2 Beta

Note: This is the prototype for my game in development.

You can follow the development on my twitter account:


You can read the devblogs of Ancient Warfare 2 on my website:

Ancient Warfare 2 weekly devblog

Thanks for playing!

Ancient Warfare

Ancient Warfare is a minimalistic low poly ancient war game for Ludumdare 36 "Ancient Technology".

You take control of a knight with sword and shield and try to kill all the red guys.

The game features 3 different game modes:


10 Levels to have some fun and kill red guys


3 different difficulty settings. Enemies spawn faster with the time and you have to kill as many as possible.

Custom Battle

You can place the enemies like you want and try to beat them.

There are currently 7 different enemy types in game:

Sword fighter

A simple guy with a normal blade, medium dangerous.

Mace fighter

This guy will try to kill you with a mace, in groups and behind you, they are very dangerous

Spear fighter

Tries to stay at range from the player, because his spear is long enough to hit him from away. This makes this troop quite difficult to handle.


As the name says, this guy has a bow and will try to sniper you from far distance. Better use your shield to protect from flying arrows.


This guy doesn't have any weapons and will just try to punch you. Large groups can make you lose the control.


This guy is like the player. He is equipped with a sword and a shield and has more hit points than the other units.

Spear thrower

This unit will throw his spear at you and after that, he will try to punch you.


WASD - Move

Left Mouse Button - Attack

Right Mouse Button - Shield

F12 - Screenshot

Further work

I created this game for a jam, so it hasn't much features.

If it gets good feedback, I might continue development or create a second part and replace animations through physics. I could also add friendly troops, so that you can let 2 teams fight against each other.

Anyway thanks for playing! If you want to do me a favor, vote on the ludumdare page or write a feedback here, please.


MAC OS build is untested!

Linux build is untested!

More information

Published57 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
Release date57 days ago
Tags3D, Action, Boss battle, ld36, Level Editor, low-poly, Ludum Dare 36, Medieval, Third Person, War
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

AncientWarfare_Win64bit.rar 14 MB
AncientWarfare_Win32bit.rar 13 MB
AncientWarfare_MACOSX_Universial.rar 24 MB
AncientWarfare_MACOSX_Universial_Zip.zip 29 MB
AncientWarfare_Linux_32&64bit.rar 24 MB


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I like the improvements you have made the progress is super fast man.

Thanks for playing and you feedback! Btw I released a beta patch to fix most of the bugs and add some new content (not all)

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Earlier than expected: Ancient Warfare 2 open Beta starts now!

Ancient Warfare 2 Beta


Finally!!!!!!!!! I love this game XD

Keep up the work and you shuld add some more people :)

-StexGamingWorld 10/10

Thank you for your words, this is what keeps me developing!


Can you add to the player a bow? XD JNI is my fav creator on the list..

-StexGamingWorld 2016 10/10

Yep, it's on my list ;)


Hilarious game! I love this!

I really think you need to add a moving camera and maybe a better handswinging motion.

But apart from that it was GREAT! i loved it! :) Here is my little video :P

P.S. You can actually run around all the enemy's and just finish the levels without attacking anyone.

Thanks for playing and your constructive feedback!

My pleasure!

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This is awesome game and i had lots of fun playing it! Can't wait for Ancient Warfare 2 to come out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8JjC2xFX6Q&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for playing! 5th october will the a beta.


I definitely had way too much fun with this. Great game, would love a more polished version, but this is really funny.

Thanks for playing! A polished version is on the way (5th October)


This game is really fun i really had good time! this game has a lot of potential if you ask me ! Keep on going guys ! look foward Ancient Warfare 2 Open Beta ! but if you guys enjoy some game-play footage ! check out my video on it, i do all sort of Indie games and many more ! so if u like it please hit the like and subscribe button !

Thanks for playing! Your voice is really nice :D

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Ancient Warfare 2 open beta will start on 5th October 2016!



I love this game, can't wait to finish it! https://youtu.be/P2T0h9-84F0

Good to hear, enjoy it!


Haven't finished it yet but here is the first episode:

I'm having a lot of fun in it so far

Awesome! Thanks for playing.


Check out my gameplay video its basically a custom battle generator it would be cool to add some other stuffe that they can shoot like pellets.

Haha way to much troops :D

the zip dosent work so i cant play the game :(

how do you unpack it?

what do you open the rar file with?

You can unpack rar files with any extracting software of your choise and the mac os file explorer should be able to extract zip files.

Just google for mac os rar extractor or mac os open zip file. I'm sure you will solve it.

how do you unpack it? and i dont have a mac

Oh, I though so because you said .zip. The windows download is a .rar file. You can use freeware like 7zip to extract rar files. Or winrar, but it's a shareware

For such a basic game (in its current state), this was definitely fun and has a ton of potential! Excited to keep up with it :)


Thanks for playing it and for your good words!

No worries bud :)


Really enjoyed this game.

Thanks for playing!


Could you please add an alternative download? It seems that the 64 bit.rar wont work for me, or any of the downloads for that matter. It may just be a problem on my side, so could you please add it?

Sorry, but it's not possible, because I don't have a high bandwidth and all large uploads will fail after a few megabytes.

I can only upload files from somewhere else (not at home). The next possible date to upload something is 27th September.

Do you use the itch.io app or browser? If browser, which one do you use?


I had a lot of fun playing this game!


Yeah, really nice video :D

thank you :)

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Awesome game! When I played it, I filled up half the battle field with unarmeds! Here is the video!

And me editing/making it!

Does it update automatically?

No, it will be a complete different game. I started a redevelopment and it will be called 'Ancient Warfare 2'.

I mean things like regular patch updates, etc

This prototype won't be updated, patched or anything else. It will stay like it is. This prototype was created to test out an idea.

The main game, will get automatic updates and patches after it's finished.

Btw, I'm planning to release a beta, if the game mechanics will work fine. I hope this is what you wanted to know.

thx man! Is the beta free? Is the full game going to cost anything? If it costs something, is it going to be free for people who tested it?

Question 1: The beta fill be free for all.

Question 2: Not sure about this... I think it will cost a bit, but not much, because it's not easy to develop without income.

Question 3: Yes, a few people will get a free copy to test, write reviews or make a youtube video.


Add put up with catapults, perhaps one or two bots to join you against enemies, this game has great potential to be a success, so, I wish you luck with this great game :D

(Translated by Google Translator xD)

Thanks for your words, I'm planning to add friendly units to support you and large battles with catapults and other siege equipment. There will be a siege mode for that.

Lol I was just about to suggest that (siege weapons)

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