A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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What is Ancient Warfare?

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 the campaign with 60 levels.
Much more content and features are on the way!

Update 2 is here(07.01.17)


-Castle building system
-New building parts
-Elephant/horse riding
-37 new units
-King vs. king mode
-Quick battle mode
-Procedural battles
-Performance improvements
-2 new biomes
-Editor improvements
-Faster AI



-AI sometimes won't rotate in close range
-Player could not start with an armored horse
-Some trees were flying in the forest biome
-Removed campaign images to reduce the game size


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 .

More information

Published111 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date111 days ago
Tags3D, blocks, Destruction, low-poly, Minimalist, Tactical, 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:

AncientWarfare2_Win64bit_U2b.zip 46 MB
AncientWarfare2_Win32bit_U2b.zip 44 MB
AncientWarfare2_MacOSUniversal_U2b.zip 59 MB
AncientWarfare2_LinuxUniversal_U2b.zip 60 MB


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hey JNI add chariots they are cool in a lot of ways

he said he was going to add chariots

dinoatak you gave me a idea

JNI you put evry thing that was real and in the past but you forgot the chariot thats the only thing missing

he said he would add chariots in one of the updates

theres a problem in the campaign on level 28 the catapult on the right is a ally in the back.

pro are theres camels????

oh nvm

The game is pretty good. However the combat is really clunky and sometimes hits don't register. Aside from that it's a good game. It could use a combat overhaul and maybe some more weapons though

hey JNI Tropicanwars say somthing about camels did you put camels on the game????

I have a idea I just thought of:

a horse with no rider (so like its a horse that just stands there and does nothing until the player gets on it)

a elephant with no rider (same thing as the horse but is a elephant)

a camel with no rider (same thing as horse but is a camel)

so kinda like decoration but the player can get on it and ride it and the animal can still die so you could make like a stable looking building and houses and stuff like that so in a castle you could put the stuff down and it would look like a real castle instead of nothing in it or towers as houses.and you could put units in houses.

bro just spawn a horse and kill the rider with a bow and take his horse and his weapon easy

are theres camels????

yeah in the next update there will be camels look at the devblog

ok thx

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For modern stuff, there will be a separate spin-off soon.

But I think it's not realistic to bring this game on mobile platforms, because the dismemberment and all other stuff is to heavy for mobile devices.

JNI thats cool new picture :3 idk if you will remember me but np and thx for the cool game

4 more days and then the next update is here!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately not, I had to delay it by 3 days. The update will be released on the 28th January, 11am UTC.

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oh come on i am mad now and how dare you not let us know that it was going to chage

The only things I don't really like about this game is the clunky combat. With most melee weapons, you need to go straight into the enemies face to even use it. Plus, Pikes are overpowered. They have a long range for a melee weapon and they deal a lot of damage.

I don't like the combat, too, but I want to improve it in the next updates.

Super fun. :D Cute graphics. Please feedback something from my colelction, thanks!

Small question, how far into time will you go, like nothing past musket weapons, or will you at one point go into a WW1 type of units. Just wondering, thanks


hes going to have a spin-off that will have WW1,WW2,modern,and maybe future

Tropicanwars is right. I'm working alone on the game and in this one won't be modern content.

hello again, i found a 2 bugs: first, when im in spectate, and im moving the speed% to zero to 200% quickly and alot of times, the dead bodies, and the wapeons are flying. and secend, in the end of a battle, if the speed is on 200%, the dead bodeis get up and then fly.

There are some physical issues in the engine if you change the time scale very often, but I will try to find a solution.




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where are you from? (I'm from USA so I don't know what 15:00 would be for me also I'm on east coast)

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I'm from germany(UTC+1). I should add the time zone in the next update. So the update won't be released at the same time in your time zone

Can't believe how strong this unit is! SO MUCH FUN to mess around with :) Can't wait for the update on the 25th! Continued good luck/wishes with Greenlight :)

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Thanks for sharing your video! Greenlight is running good(Rank 9)

That's awesome to hear! I leave the link in my newer AW2 videos and try to remember to reference it, so hopefully I can send a little more traffic to it :)

Even though I didn't get very far lol I had a ton of fun with this game, hope you all enjoy the video I made :) Can't wait for more updates to this game, it has a ton of potential.

Thank you for sharing your video, there will be more updates ;)

The forks do no damege when i use them when the enemy does they do damege

Only the metal part of the fork will do damage. But the damage is really low. (25)


hello. i have some suggiestions if you want(that are inspired by the roman empire): first, legioners, they have an helmet that is not like the useol helmat,have heavy armor and boots and all of the armor and an spata(an sword that is roman). secend, centrion: have an red feather helmat, an armored horse (and all of the armor) and have a new waepon( that you hopely put) the spata(its like an sword). if you dont listion to me, then atleast thank you for seeing this.(im sorry for my writing mistakes, im not naiteve english.)

also, i have that bug all the time that when i put like more then 100 units in total, its not letting me put anything else, i cant save, or start the battle

There is no limit. Maybe your computer is too weak?

no way... if it can hold 3 battlefields AND still have plenty of storage i think its VERY strong

Thank you for your suggestions, we will see what I will add from it.

thank you, but the helmat that i speak about is very good


add village buildings or tents


That's on my list. Just a question: How do you want to use them? What functionality would they have?

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they are like buildings that you could walk in

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