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)


-> 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 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


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


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)

More information

Published205 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date205 days ago
Tags3D, blocks, Destruction, low-poly, Minimalist, Tactical, Third Person, War
Average sessionA few minutes
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 52 MB
ancient-warfare-2-osx-universal-stable-update6.zip 67 MB
ancient-warfare-2-linux-universal-stable-update6.zip 67 MB
ancient-warfare-2-win-64bit-experimental.zip 53 MB
ancient-warfare-2-win-32bit-experimental.zip 52 MB
ancient-warfare-2-osx-universal-experimental.zip 67 MB
ancient-warfare-2-linux-universal-experimental.zip 67 MB


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Great game had a lot of fun with it! My only hope is that its a little easier to control in future updates.

some things don't work.it starts at 999 units and parts don't work.i extracted the zip file,and it still didn't work.

Which version do you use? I have downloaded the windows files and all was working fine....

I'm using the top one.

It is fully working... How do you extract the game? With winrar? Windows explorer?

One question: My generate random castle thing doesnt work, is it implemented in the game or is my game glitching? Other than that its a great game, keep up the great work!

It is implemented and should work. I will test it.

This game is great just looking forward a few more additions to it :)

Thanks for sharing your video!

I love what you have done with the game I cant wait to see the modern update I really hope you add tanks lol

does anyone else have a problem where you start the game and go to custon battle and theres no castle blocks in the editor

You have to extract the game before starting it. This bug is caused by running the game out of the archieve

Having a lot of fun for the first time try with this game I look forward to see what else I can do into the game.

when i make my own troop i dont know how to exit

JNI, the easter update (update 6) has caused all kinds of bugs such as in the custom battle there automatically is 999 troops, and all the buildings are invisible in the builder screen. please take a look at the bugs, thank you

You have to extract the game! Allthose bugs are caused by running the game directly from the zip file

but i have the same problem and i tryed it it still doesn't work

and do i need winrar to extract it?

I would recommend winrar for the extraction.

im done.Ancient warfare is one of the best games i played on itch.io.Good Job.

im done.Ancient warfare is one of the best games i played on itch.io.Good Job.

im done.Ancient warfare is one of the best games i played on itch.io.Good Job.

In the Easter update I can't delete troops in custom battle editor! Plz help me!

jak se to stahuj



In this update6, Troop's are still walking through the wall's like a Ghost !

Experimental Version

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