A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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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)

REDOWNLOAD THE GAME TO ACCESS ALL NEW FEATURES

-> 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)

REDOWNLOAD THE GAME TO ACCESS ALL NEW FEATURES

-> 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


Controls

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


You want to support development?

You can donate a dollar or give me some feedback to support the development.

Anyways, thanks for playing and enjoy!

Ancient Warfare 2 is now on steam greenlight!

Please vote for it, if you like it: Steam Greenlight


Contact

You can follow the development here(Weekly devblogs): Devblogs

If you prefer social media, here is my twitter account: Twitter

Or you can write me an email: janniknickel.info@gmail.com


Youtube

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!


Troubleshooting

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.


News

-> 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)

More information

Published 297 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 297 days ago
Rating
(172)
AuthorJNI
GenreAction
Tags3D, blocks, Destruction, low-poly, Minimalist, Tactical, Third Person, War
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ancient-warfare-2-win-64bit-stable-update6.zip 53 MB
ancient-warfare-2-win-32bit-stable-update6.zip 51 MB
ancient-warfare-2-osx-universal-stable-update6.zip 68 MB
ancient-warfare-2-linux-universal-stable-update6.zip 72 MB

Development log

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hey JNI please answer this comment after the spinoff's release. 







PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ TELL US HOW WE GET ANCIENT WARFARE 3

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Hello, this a fun little video I made about  the destruction I found in Ancient Warfare 2. Also I regret making this video cause it takes to much storage space.

I Tried Downloading The Level Bundle, BUT IT'S NOT LETTING ME DOWNLOAD IT

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How do I get bundles/campaigns? When I press "get more" it says that I already have all the bundles. But I don't have any?

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I'm running osx, clean install from today.

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ancient warfare 3 closed alpha 

I sleep

Ancient warfare 3 open alpha coming in 5 months 

Real s**t 

Ancient warfare 3 open alpha coming tomorrow 

A C E N D E D

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It will be released on 1st August 2017. There are some more preparations to do, but that's the date.

real s**t

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loook here man it's almost the date. 

That means. 

Semi-ACENDED

Would definitely recommend all to play this game, here are some videos of mine playing the game, I hope you enjoy watching :)

Really fun game! The only things I'd  like to mention are  : 

1. It's hard to tell when you hit enemies or get hit

2. Ranged weapons are far better than melee.

Other than that though, extremely fun game!

._. Remember that you can throw melee. And they are the best weapon since they deal like insta kill to most units. 

Armor helps u survive projectiles I think

Really Fun! Some issues with the camera though.

shawn

how do I play it

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how do you play it

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G'day lads.

It's been quite a while since I hopped back in to do a video of AW2, so I was pretty excited to try out AW3 earlier today. Needless to say, it's more of the same fun that we know and love but now with a whole slew of guns (and lightsabers) at our disposal.

I know it's not going to be publicly available for a while yet, so I thought I'd share it with those of you that are still waiting for the alpha build to come out on Itch.

Cheers :)

jni just 1 complaint when a map has trees it takes a while to load the map even in lowest graphics settings will that be fixed in ancient warfare 3?

Yes, the whole map loading process will be very fast

so is ancient warfare 2 gonna be completely scrapped and you will focus on ancient warfare 3?

no ancient wafare 3 is a spinoff

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where is ancient warfare 3?

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It hasn't been released yet

when is a beta or a early test for the public?
ive seen YT videos but I cant find a link.

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I will release an alpha version in a few weeks.

can't wait to play it!

JNI does armor do anything? A nail bat still kills me in 4 shots if I remeber

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JNI in the devblog when you explained about guns fire does what does "repeating" mean? There is a auto so I guess it's something else And if you seen this a late time click here

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Repeating means that you have to do something woth the weapon between two shots. For instance heavy snipers with cylinder locks.

you spelled with wrong. und sorry für die Grammatik Person. Sie übersetzt diese JNI

When I turn around the people I kill die again, and my computer cannot handle massive piles of people dying at once and it makes it impossible to play gladiator arena. Other than that this game is great, and I think it is really fun!

i wish there a lake somewhere to attack or planes with drop mortars

can you add dual wielding :D

I saw people died again when I look back.

Could you fix this bug?

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Where is Ancient Warfare 1?

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on his page jni.itch.io

where the updates at tho

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sadly this game is brocken and wont work but is a great game

Could you give players the option to make guys not destroy towers/walls/ect? Most of the things i like to make would rely on this


(2nd time I asked this)

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I really enjoyed this! There's something satisfying about mashing a bunch of AI's against eachother. My only real bit of feedback is that I feel like it would feel better if the animations started in a snappier way, but that's just me.

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even if there is room for improvement (which i know you are addressing in ancient warfare 3) you have made an amazing game which has more content then many games that actually cost money!

I think you shouldn't call  Ancient Warfare 3 "Ancient" because there are modern weapons

The focus will still stay on the ancient times. There will be much more content for ancient eras than for today.

Hi JNI! Can you give us a  planned release date for AncientWarfare 3? Thank You!

There is no planned release date at the moment. I will publish a release date when I finished the basic functionality.

Oh, thank you for the reply

Hello! I was very happy that you had a linux version but I can't make it work - it crashes without comments when it tries to open the window. Anyone is making it run on linux?

When do you plan on version 7?

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Nothing. I've started to redevelop the game from scratch.

wow, really? it's very cool! hope there will be better combat system and better ai :)

There will be better combat:

https://www.jni-games.de/devbl...

https://www.jni-games.de/devbl...

The first devblog is about the combat and the second about the new terrain generation.

JNI, are you allowed to tell me what apps and programs you used to create the game as I would like to know?

Unity engine, Monodevelop for c#, Visual Studio for c++ and xml, Blender for modelling, Paint.NET for icons, GIMP for Textures, Audacity for sound, Trello for planning

thanks, would you ever make like a Napoleonic/ww1 version of game

There will be content from stone age to today

cool, I cant wait

This game is really, really awesome! Hope you don't mind that I made a video on it. And just a thought, for the creation section. Try making the User interface a little more noob friendly, with big flashing buttons and such. This game is very intimidating to start when you really don't know anything that is happening on the screen. And in case you want to check out my video. Keep up the solid work though. This game is amazing!

Suggestion)

Many of my levels are either dungeons/labyrinths. The only problem is If I want to add archers they will end up destroying the walls. Can you somehow make an option so that A.I units can't break down walls/towers?

Keep running into a problem. When ever i try starting a game mode other than the create your own battle, it will load part way and then crash. pls help, this game looks like a lot of fun.

Please follow the troubleshooting guide above the comment section in order to get help. Especially the last point with the output log.

Any ides on release date of new game?

Not at the moment. It's far away from release, but I'm working all day and sometimes at night.

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If I can give a little advice :
- Improve ocean batlle (It´s really good) :
- Moving from ship to other ship (swimming, bridges or ropes)
- Better animations and 1st person view (I can´t see to front of player)
- Terrain editing (hills and others)
- Map - half water, half terrain

Thanks, with this improvement will be your game excellent :D

1st person view is already in the game

how do I go in 1st person

Press c

Suggestion) I was wondering if there could be a map where half of it is land and the other half is water so you could have ships vs. castle.

Also, I was wondering how to use the unit spawner as I can't seem to get it to work. When I leave it out on the battle field nothing spawns. If you could just tell me how it works that would be great.

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To the unit spawner:

1. Place a unit spawner

2. Drag select the spawner(Click and hold the left mouse button and drag the rectangle above the spawner, then release the mouse button)

3. A window should pop up.

4. Click the green "+"-Button and select a unit.

5. Add more units or play around with the settings of the window


The game series is not finished yet and maybe I will add ocean/land battles in the future.

Pls Make it able to play on Windows 10 I was very happy when I got the game, then it says my compuiter is wrong version... Plz I really wanna play this game its just awesome! :(

Can you give me a few more details about the message please? Maybe with a screenshot. (Email: janniknickel.info@gmail.com)

I'm testing and developing the game on windows 10 and all is working fine.

Sorry, My computer cannot screenshot, but it writes just writes that to me:This application is unusable on your softver anymore.

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