A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Ancient Warfare is a low poly third/first person game.

You take control of a small blue unit and fight against the large red empire or you can watch battles of blue vs. red!

You can use different melee weapons and shields to kill your enemies and cut them into pieces.

Create custom battles with the new custom battle editor, choose terrain, conditions, place enemy and allied troops and get ready for heavy battles!

And if you don't want to prepare a battle, let the game create a battle for you!

Play conquest, king of the hill, siege a castle/towers to kill a king or play level bundles.
Much more content and features are on the way!

Update 6 is here(14.04.17)


-> Unit spawner
-> Create custom units
-> Play as a red guy
-> New biomes (Beach, Testing biome, Easter world)
-> Easter units + biome
-> Many bug fixes
-> Performance improvements
-> Torches + campfires
-> Pathfinding improvements

Update 5 is here(24.03.17)


-> Heavy performance improvements
-> Graphics enhancements
-> Procedural castles
-> Ocean battles
-> New unit behaviour settings
-> Patrol mode
-> Pathfinding
-> Pirate faction
-> Conquest/King of the hill improvements
-> Advanced game settings


In the latest update, the controls can be adjusted in the settings. You can have a look there, to see information about it.


You can use this game to create lets plays and other videos.

But please add the link to the game to support it, this is the only condition.

I would like to see your videos!


You have problems with the game, like crashes or graphical issues?

No problem, here is a small checklist to fix your problems:

  1. Make sure that you extracted the zip file
    1. If you run the game directly in the zip file, it won't work correctly
  2. Make sure that you operating system is supporting the game
    1. You need at least: Windows XP SP2+, Mac OS X 10.8+ or Ubuntu 12.04+
  3. Make sure that your graphic card is supported
    1. Requirements: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
    2. If you are unsure about that, you can write me an email with your graphic card model and I will check the compatibility for your.
  4. Make sure that you have installed a valid version of direct x on your computer.
  5. Make sure that your graphic driver is up to date

You still need help?

Please write me an email(janniknickel.info@gmail.com) with the output_log.txt, which is in the AncientWarfare2_Data folder, attached to it. I really need the output log to help you with hardware or software compatibilities.


-> Experimental version updated (25.03.17)

-> This will fix some unit problems on boats

-> Update 5 released! (24.03.17)

-> Update 6 released! (14.04.17)

-> Update 6 Hotfix released! (14.04.17)

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Oct 03, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(245 total ratings)
Tags3D, blocks, Destruction, Low-poly, Minimalist, Tactical, Third Person, War
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Steam Greenlight


ancient-warfare-2-win-64bit-stable-update6.zip 53 MB
Version 7 May 16, 2017
ancient-warfare-2-win-32bit-stable-update6.zip 51 MB
Version 7 May 16, 2017
ancient-warfare-2-osx-universal-stable-update6.zip 68 MB
Version 7 May 16, 2017
ancient-warfare-2-linux-universal-stable-update6.zip 72 MB
Version 7 May 16, 2017

Install instructions

Extract the zip-file and enjoy!

Thanks for playing and please leave some feedback to help developing this game.

Please donate a small amount of money for the game to support it's future development! Game development is very hard and needs a lot of time.

If you don't know how to extract the game, here is a good tutorial about it:


Development log


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Gave this game a try, and its just like other free-to-play games but after a bit of messing around I noticed an apple notification saying "Ancient Warfare 2 would like to have access to all keystrokes on any app" which was quite concerning

it is full version ?

bro, create a YouTube, make a dev log, idk if anyone else would watch but i would

He created a youtube channel called Jni games with information on aw3 updates


the game is good but I have a problem after trying gladiator the game crashed and after this my character will always move forward even the camera too I deleted the game and redownloaded it but it steal dose not work can any one help me with this please


looks like tabs

i cant moev my camera without trowing my wepon but apart from that its good

good game. I tried it while on class and it's already mind blowing

i like this it's just that the camera's a bit annoying but that's ok

I can't download, but i forgot that my wifi is trash right now
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this is amazing. essentially low-poly TABS.


Please add first person!


Very nice game 9/10 :)


Only 9/10?





Unable to understand the controls. Attacks happening on left click but unable to get any feedback on whether it is hitting the enemy or not. And feels like everything is very slow. I have RX 580 8GB playing on 1080p.

cool 10000000.000000/10

cool 9 out of 10 

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Nice. 9.9/10

add more sounds

yea like a sound when i hit a mans balls



Very cool. I love this game and addicted

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being addicted to anything is bad

(its a joke)

if someone says they are addicted to a game thats just called being a gamer lol

how do you control a unit?

awesom 9.8/10


Can u put Ancient Wrfare 3 pls i want

i dont nkow how to join the game


 It crashes But good game tho


good geam am not joking i like i


lol 99% of people: "I CANT PLAY LET ME PLAY!" everyone else: "Wow great game!" somebody else : "This is a knock off of tabs."

honestly they were inspired to make a game if you cant play the game:
1. please stop caps/use a keyboard properly

2.tell them politely that something does not work

3.look up what is going wrong

and for the people who like the game: you are not doing anything wrong

but you knock off person: just stop if I could ban you from every single game in existence I would.





big respec





this wont work 




this is a spinoff of tabs

and every battle royale is a spinoff of Fortnut


mine man was frist


reeeeeeeeeee files break


Nice game 8/10




click do not working properly we can't play o-o


Clicks are not working! can't play ! help!


how do i play?!?!?




i cant get?


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